COACHING

As a teacher of mine says:

I am not here to help you, I am here to know you.

 

But I will also help you…

I believe coaching is about deep listening, profound understanding, and integrated processing. My coaching will help you see yourself better and understand what blocks your transformation. With my help, you will uncover and develop unseen possibilities. I will help you connect to your deepest longing and inspiration so you can make space for all of you.

I currently offer two different short–term coaching options. With each, you will be given a personal development plan designed for your specific growth and it will include practices, reflections, and resources that will require your time and effort. The number of sessions depends on the coaching option you choose.

I work by Skype, offer free 20–minute introductory consults, and provide payment plans. There are limited sliding–scale spots (for the Make Space for Inspiration program only).

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One–on–One Coaching Programs

Make Space for Inspiration

Intake + Development Plan: $800

Before we meet, you will fill out a detailed intake form and take online tests that help me understand your coaching issue and how it relates to different areas of your life. I will carefully review this material.

Your first meeting is a 90—105 minute intake where I gather more information about you and your coaching issue. I will ask many questions based on your forms/tests to help me better understand the skills/competencies you’ll need to develop in order to successfully address your issue.

After the intake, I will take all the information gathered and identify purpose and outcomes for you as well as a structure for your self-coaching process.

I will present your detailed development plan to you in a 60 minute meeting where you can ask questions and dialogue about how to implement the plan. The plan is a program I will design specifically for you with practices, reflections, and resources. It is creative and holistic and it will give you a new way of approaching your coaching issue that allows for possibilities and promise. 

There is one 30 minute checkin call after 2 weeks and I am available for email support for one month.

Some people choose to continue with sessions to address their issue in more depth.

Make Space for Transformation

Intake + Development Plan + 3 Sessions: $1,500

 

Intake

Before we meet, you will fill out a detailed intake form and take online tests that help me understand your coaching issue and how it relates to different areas of your life. I will carefully review this material.

Your first meeting is a 90—105 minute intake where I gather more information about you and your coaching issue. I will ask many questions based on your forms/tests to help me better understand the skills/competencies you’ll need to develop in order to successfully address your issue.

Development Plan

Between the intake and the next meeting, I will take all the information and identify purpose and outcomes for you as well as a structure for our coaching process. 

At the second meeting I will present your development plan to you – this is a program I will design specifically for you. It is creative and holistic and it will give you a new way of approaching your coaching issue that allows for possibilities and promise. The plan will include self-reflections and practices that you will take on over the course of the coaching process.

Coaching Sessions (3 Sessions)

Subsequent meetings will be 45 minutes each and will allow us to check-in about your plan, identify and adjust for any breakdowns or challenges, and work through your progress.

I am available by email between meetings for questions.

Completion/Continuation

We will complete the coaching process with an assessment and plan for your continued development.

TEACHING

“Curiosity is an expression of wisdom.”

— Sayadaw U Tejaniya

August 14, 2017
  • People of Color Sangha

    Date: August 14, 2017August 14, 2017
    Time: 7:00 pm9:00 pm

    Location: New York Insight, 10, 28 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, United States
    Description:

    This sitting group provides instruction in insight meditation and fosters mutual support and understanding among the growing community of people of color who find nourishment and inspiration in the practice.

    Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.

September 11, 2017
  • M N D F L: Race, Unconscious Bias & Mindfulness

    Date: September 11, 2017September 11, 2017
    Time: 7:00 pm9:00 pm

    Location: M N D F L, 10 E 8th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Description:

    We're going to talk about a sensitive topic, and we're very fortunate to have a safe space in which to do that. Race is both a construct of pseudoscience and a lived social reality that leads to great inequities and injustices. While conscious racism is less accepted by many of us, unconscious bias is less easy to see and understand. Join Sebene Selassie for guided meditation and an exploration of how mindfulness can help us bring awareness and clarity to the constructs & biases around race that exist in society and within each of us (either as external racism or as internalized oppression), so that we can live with more love, wisdom and compassion. This is a powerful time to cultivate more love and less hate.

    Register Here

October 13, 2017
  • IMCW Fall Retreat

    Date: October 13, 2017October 20, 2017
    Time: 12:00 am11:59 pm

    Location: Pearlstone Retreat Center, 5425 Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown, MD, United States
    Description:

    Pat Coffey, Jonathan Foust, La Sarmiento and Sebene Selassie

    The focus of this retreat is to enhance intimacy with ourselves and the world. In order to help participants discover a sense of stillness and deep listening, silence will be maintained throughout the retreat except during question/answer periods and interviews with the teachers. In addition to sitting and walking meditation practice, there will be sessions of mindful movement led each day by Jonathan Foust.

    This is a silent meditation retreat held in noble silence; it is not an interactive workshop.

    Register Here

November 4, 2017
  • From the Four Truths to the Four Bodhisattva Vows

    Date: November 4, 2017November 4, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am5:00 pm

    Location: New York Insight Meditation Center, 28 West 27th Street, 10th Fl, New York, NY 10001, USA
    Description:

    Thanissara & Sebene Selassie

    As the personal and the collective intersect, shaping ourselves and society, how does the depth and breadth of Dharma teachings support us as we face runaway destruction of our ecosystems and the drastic assault on the hard won rights of the last hundred years?

    How does the process of personal awakening inform our collective journey? A journey that moves from initiation, through dismemberment of dysfunctional self-structures to the reclamation of authentic heart, internally informed ethics, and the ongoing application of wise intuitive insight infused by the passion to protect the earth, her species, and each other?

    We will explore these themes through Dharma talks, meditative process, collective sharing, inquiry, an exploration of radical passion, creativity, and use of ceremony.

    Register Here

November 5, 2017
  • The Journey of Dismemberment to Reclamation

    Date: November 5, 2017November 5, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am5:00 pm

    Location: New York Insight Meditation Center, 28 West 27th Street, 10th Fl, New York, NY 10001, USA
    Description:

    Thanissara & Sebene Selassie

    As the personal and the collective intersect, shaping ourselves and society, how does the depth and breadth of Dharma teachings support us as we face runaway destruction of our ecosystems and the drastic assault on the hard won rights of the last hundred years?

    How does the process of personal awakening inform our collective journey? A journey that moves from initiation, through dismemberment of dysfunctional self-structures to the reclamation of authentic heart, internally informed ethics, and the ongoing application of wise intuitive insight infused by the passion to protect the earth, her species, and each other?

    We will explore these themes through Dharma talks, meditative process, collective sharing, inquiry, an exploration of radical passion, creativity, and use of ceremony.

    Register Here

November 11, 2017
  • Fresh-ish Off The Boat: A Mindfulness Daylong for Immigrant and First Generation People of Color

    Date: November 11, 2017November 11, 2017
    Time: 9:30 am5:00 pm

    Location: IMCW at Crossings Center for Healing Traditions, (8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 300, Silver Spring, MD, 20910)
    Description:

    La Sarmiento & Sebene Selassie

    As immigrant and first generation people of color, our sense of belonging is often split between two worlds as we honor and respect where we’ve come from as well as navigate a new life and culture in the US. The Buddhadharma can offer us a way to come home to ourselves with compassion and understanding for the complexities of our lives.

    This daylong is an opportunity for reflection, practice, and dialogue around what it means to be an immigrant or first generation person of color awakening through teachings and practices rooted in ancient wisdom traditions. The day will include time for guided mindfulness and heart meditations, movement, relational practices, and community building.

    Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome!

    Register Here

November 17, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat

    Date: November 17, 2017November 26, 2017
    Time: 12:00 am11:59 pm

    Location: Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Box 169, Woodacre, CA 94973, USA
    Description:

    Teacher(s): Thanissara, Kittisaro, Jaya Rudgard
    Assistants: Sebene Selassie, Yong Oh, and Jeanie Daskais

    Join us at this special time of year to reflect on the deeper truths that support our lives, personally and collectively. Thanksgiving retreat at Spirit Rock is a special opportunity to spend the holiday in the company of a like-minded community, surrounded by the peace and silence of the land. We will spend our days in noble silence with the sitting and walking practices of Calming and Insight Meditation. Supported in this sacred container, we will explore how the teachings of the Buddha point us to directly touch and understand our experience, opening us to compassion and wisdom.

    Register Here

 

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