Don’t Push Away Difficult Emotions | Bonus Meditation with Sebene Selassie

Don’t Push Away Difficult Emotions | Bonus Meditation with Sebene Selassie

By Ten Percent Happier

In this gentle meditation, Sebene offers support for grief. She guides you through a practice of kindness and compassion for yourself.

About Sebene Selassie:

Growing up, Sebene felt like a big weirdo. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and raised in white neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., she was a tomboy Black girl who loved Monty Python and UB40. She never believed she belonged. Thirty years ago, she began studying Buddhism as an undergraduate at McGill University where she majored in Comparative Religious Studies. Now, Sebene is a teacher, author, and speaker who teaches that meditation can help us remember our inherent sense of belonging, that our individual freedom affects absolutely everyone and everything, and that our collective freedom depends on each and every one of us. Sebene is a three-time cancer survivor of Stage III and IV cancer.

To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “Working with Grief.” 

You can hear Sebene, along with teacher Jeff Warren, on the Meditation Party episodes:

#553. Meditation Party: The Sh*t Is Fertilizer Edition

#601: Meditation Party: Psychedelics, ADHD, Waking Up from Distraction, and Singing Without Being Self-Conscious

More info on the upcoming Omega Institute Retreat (available in-person and virtually) with Dan, Sebene, and Jeff is here.

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