Exploring the Power of the Feminine: A Daylong Workshop for Women

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Exploring the Power of the Feminine: A Daylong Workshop for Women
 
with Tracy Cochran and Sebene Selassie
 
Saturday, March 28th, 2020 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
 

 
What is feminine power? Is it something to be acquired? Or uncovered and reclaimed? Join us for a day of meditation, writing exercises, and group sharing aimed at exploring these rich questions. What are true feminine values? And how can we have true impact and affect change in the world guided by these values?

We will explore in practice: making space for the unknown, for darkness, for receptivity and generosity. And we will explore off the cushion, remembering memories or connection to the feminine–in nature, in relationships, and within ourselves. Together we will open to a presence, a capacity for connection and the sacred that cannot be the property of any one tradition.

We will also touch our separation, making space for our cultural and social differences. Together we will explore the work we might undertake to better support and befriend one another as women. There will be time for affinity groups where people of color and white people can explore and investigate their particular experiences.

The workshop is open to all who identify as women.

Registration:

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Registration Fees include Teacher Support

New York Insight Meditation Center has streamlined the registration fee levels. Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.

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**Sustaining Level: This level reflects the actual costs to support this program. Circle of Friends members eligible for 20% discount with code. Click here to join.

***Subsidized Base: Made possible by the generosity of Benefactor Level above and other donations to ensure participation by those requiring financial assistance.
 
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If you are unable to pay the Subsidized Base Fee, you can learn about volunteering to offer work exchange and letting us know how much you are able to pay for this program by emailing registration@nyimc.org.

 

Teacher(s)

Tracy Cochran

Tracy CochranTracy Cochran is an editor of Parabola magazine. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Boston Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, New York Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Psychology Today, and other publications. Her stories have been included in anthologies including The Best Spiritual Writing series; Writing for Their Lives; and Sacred Voices: Essential Women’s Wisdom Through the Ages. In addition to working in publishing and in the film industry, she is certified as a Community Dharma Leader by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, teaching mindfulness meditation and mindful writing retreats in the greater New York area.

“All conditioned things are impermanent’ — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.” The Buddha

Sebene Selassie

Sebene Selassie

Sebene Selassie is a dharma teacher and transformational coach. She began studying Buddhism over 25 years ago at McGill University where she received a BA in Comparative Religious Studies and Women’s Studies. She has an MA from the New School where she focused on cultural and race studies. ​ Sebene is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader (CDL4) program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. ​​She is the former Executive Director of New York Insight and serves on the board of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. She continues training with her primary teachers, Thanissara and Kittisaro and serves on the Leadership Council for their Sacred Mountain Sangha. ​​Sebene is a three–time cancer survivor.