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August 19, 2020

The Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary Health – Sebene Selassie and Jonathan F.P. Rose

On Wednesday, August 19 at 2:00pm EDT, we continue The Garrison Institute Forum Series on Pathways to Planetary Health with a conversation between Meditation Teacher and Author Sebene Selassie and Jonathan F.P. Rose, Co-Founder of the Garrison Institute. Sebene will speak about her new book, You Belong, that offers a compelling case for resisting the forces that separate and reclaiming the connection—and belonging—that have been ours all along. These interactive Forum sessions aim to expand our understanding around how each of us can play a role in supporting a regenerative, just and prosperous world, nurturing the health and wellbeing of all of life.

This live webinar will be conducted on Zoom at 2pm EDT on Wednesday August 19th. The webinar link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of your registration. Registration for this live webinar closes at 1pm EDT on August 19th. Please note that participation in the live webinar on Zoom is limited to the first 1,000 attendees. We will also be live-streaming this program on our Youtube.

Your support matters. Our vision for a more just, compassionate world has never felt more urgent. While we cannot share physical space together, we remain committed to a shared practice of social and spiritual care. We are thankful for the opportunity to create a virtual sanctuary during this time of physical distancing. If you feel called to support our work, we welcome your tax-deductible contribution toward our efforts. If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at events@garrisoninstitute.org.


Sebene Selassie has studied Buddhism for over thirty years. She received a BA from McGill University in religious and women’s studies and an MA from the New School, where she focused on cultural studies and race. For over twenty 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. She has been teaching meditation workshops, courses, and retreats for over a decade and is one of the most popular teachers on the Ten Percent Happier app. Her first book, “You Belong: A Call for Connection” will be published by HarperOne in August. Sebene lives on unceded Lenape Territory in Brooklyn, NY. 

Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy, and not-for-profit work focus on creating a more environmentally, socially, and economically responsible world. Jonathan and his wife Diana Calthorpe Rose are the co-founders of the Garrison Institute. He serves on its Board and leads its Pathways to Planetary Health program.

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