Sebene Selassie

sebene selassie teaching mindfulness of the four elements

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Mindfulness of the Four Elements: Reconnecting with the World

In the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha taught practitioners to contemplate the four elements—earth, fire, water, and air—as a foundation of mindfulness practice. Our Meditation Month teacher, Sebene Selassie, shows how this oft-overlooked practice of examining the elements as basic metaphors for experience can help us see our inherent connections to nature.

By Sebene Selassie
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