#10: Sebene Selassie

Ten Percent Happier
March 27, 2020

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. Her work has taken her everywhere from the Tenderloin in San Francisco to refugee camps in Guinea, West Africa. A strong believer in the power of arts-based learning, she has planned, coordinated, and taught a variety of creative programs including intergenerational photography, digital storytelling, and youth media.
Sebene is a three-time cancer survivor of Stage III and IV cancer.

You can learn more about Sebene at https://www.sebeneselassie.com/.


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