Sacred Earth Sangha in Greenwood Cemetery

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Sacred Earth Sangha in Greenwood Cemetery (Brooklyn)
 
with Sebene Selassie and Lin Wang Gordon
 
Saturday, July 24th, 2021 | 2:00pm–5:00pm
 
Since its beginning, every session of SES has begun with three honorings: honoring native land, honoring Asian lineages, & honoring ancestors. For the past few months, we have been exploring these three honorings as foundations for sacred earth awakening. In April, we explored honoring the Asian lineages of our practice. In May, we gathered in Central Park to explore honoring Native Land.

What does it mean to honor ancestors? Join us in July as we cultivate relationships with our personal genealogical ancestors as well as practice reflections and meditations that touch the truth of the whole of nature as “all my relations.”

For planning and health purposes, please register in advance as we need you to fill out your travel history and a health declaration form in advance, and manage a potential waitlist.

Note on travel: If you have travelled outside the countries or states where you are required to quarantine for 14 days after your return, and you have not completed this quarantine period by the day of the event, please abstain from attending the event. This will help lower the risk of exposure of COVID-19 to the community.

We look forward to exploring our inner and outer world together with you in nature.

Location:
Greenwood Cemetery Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street, Brooklyn
Meet at 1:45 pm – we will leave the entrance promptly at 2 pm.
Subway: Take the R train to the 25th Street station in Brooklyn. Walk east/uphill one block to our Main Entrance.

Free parking is available within Green-Wood. Please park all vehicles on the right-hand side of the road. Parking on the grass is prohibited.

Additional info: https://www.green-wood.com/visit/

Logistics:
We will remain 6 feet apart in gathering and will wear masks.
Please cancel and request a refund if you have any symptoms listed by the CDC as COVID symptoms. At the event, you will be requested to sign a health declaration form and a waiver.

Maximum participants: 25 people

Cancellation:
Since we have a waitlist, if you don’t plan to attend the event, you must cancel at least 72 hours in advance (by Wednesday, 7/21) so others on the waitlist can have a chance to be notified and attend the event.   We encourage you to be thoughtful of your intention to register and please respect others’ opportunities to practice together.

Please bring:
-Mask
-Water
-Your favorite snacks
-Sitting prop if needed (bench, yoga mat, etc.)
Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15

Donations:

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Teacher(s)

Lin Wang Gordon


Lin has studied insight meditation under the guidance of Jonathan Foust and Mark Coleman in the past decade. In stillness and silence, she discovers the transformative power of mindfulness practices to help live a life of flow, joy, grace and gratitude.

In the last few years, Lin was particularly moved by the power of nature meditation to connect with a deep sense of well-being, love, wonder, resilience, and interconnection with all beings. Our human-centric worldview dissolves, and we realize we are but a small part of a greater intelligence. Lin was inspired to share nature meditation as a doorway for personal transformation as well as a form of environmental activism.

She graduated from Mark Coleman’s Awake in the Wild Nature Meditation Teacher Training in 2017 and has taught at New York Insight Meditation Center and around the country. She is enrolled in the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program (CDL6).

Sebene Selassie

Sebene Selassie

Sebene Selassie is a teacher, author and speaker who explores the themes of belonging and identity through meditation, creativity and spirituality. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Washington DC, Sebene began studying Buddhism 30 years ago as an undergraduate at McGill University where she majored in Comparative Religious Studies. She has an MA from the New School where she focused on race and cultural studies. For over 20 years Sebene worked with children, youth, and families nationally and internationally for small and large not-for-profits. She has been teaching classes, workshops and retreats for the past decade. Sebene is a three-time cancer survivor of Stage III and IV breast cancer. Her first book is You Belong: A Call for Connection (HarperOne).

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