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#252: You Can't Meditate This Away (Race, Rage, and the Responsibilities of Meditators‪)‬ Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

    • Mental Health

There is fury in America's streets - and we, as meditators, have the opportunity to use our practice to do the hard work of seeing things clearly (including the ugliness in our own minds), and responding wisely. I'm incredibly grateful to my guest, meditation teacher Sebene Selassie, for agreeing to come on this show on short notice (like, two hours beforehand) to discuss such a painful subject. This episode is in response to the protests that have broken out nationwide in the wake of the case of George Floyd, a black man who died after nearly nine minutes with his neck under the knee of a white police officer in Minneapolis. Our conversation is personal and raw. Most of all, we hope it is useful.

Where to find Sebene online:
Website: https://www.sebeneselassie.com/
Instagram @sebeneselassie // https://www.instagram.com/sebeneselassie/

Other Resources Mentioned:
W. E. B. Du Bois // https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._E._B._Du_Bois
KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR L,A Times Op-ED // https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-05-30/dont-understand-the-protests-what-youre-seeing-is-people-pushed-to-the-edge
The 1619 Project by New York Times // https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html
Seeing White - Scene on Radio // https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/
Well Read Black Girl // https://www.wellreadblackgirl.com/

Additional Resources:
Ten Percent Happier Challenge: https://www.tenpercent.com/challenge
Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/live
Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
Free App access for Health Care Workers: https://tenpercent.com/care

Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/sebene-selassie-252

There is fury in America's streets - and we, as meditators, have the opportunity to use our practice to do the hard work of seeing things clearly (including the ugliness in our own minds), and responding wisely. I'm incredibly grateful to my guest, meditation teacher Sebene Selassie, for agreeing to come on this show on short notice (like, two hours beforehand) to discuss such a painful subject. This episode is in response to the protests that have broken out nationwide in the wake of the case of George Floyd, a black man who died after nearly nine minutes with his neck under the knee of a white police officer in Minneapolis. Our conversation is personal and raw. Most of all, we hope it is useful.

Where to find Sebene online:
Website: https://www.sebeneselassie.com/
Instagram @sebeneselassie // https://www.instagram.com/sebeneselassie/

Other Resources Mentioned:
W. E. B. Du Bois // https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._E._B._Du_Bois
KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR L,A Times Op-ED // https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-05-30/dont-understand-the-protests-what-youre-seeing-is-people-pushed-to-the-edge
The 1619 Project by New York Times // https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html
Seeing White - Scene on Radio // https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/
Well Read Black Girl // https://www.wellreadblackgirl.com/

Additional Resources:
Ten Percent Happier Challenge: https://www.tenpercent.com/challenge
Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/live
Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
Free App access for Health Care Workers: https://tenpercent.com/care

Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/sebene-selassie-252

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