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Standing in Solidarity

Part 3: Kaira Jewel Lingo


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This talk was a part of our Standing in Solidarity gathering on October 10, 2021. In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day and support of the protests at the White House in Washington, DC October 11 through 15, One Earth Sangha hosted this online exploration of what it means to stand in solidarity with life. Roshi Joan Halifax, Thanissara, and Kaira Jewel Lingo offered compassionate, galvanizing Dharma offerings and invitations to go further and deeper on our collective path of engaged practice.

Part 1 (Roshi Joan Halifax) | Part 2 (Thanissara) | Part 3 (Kaira Jewel Lingo)

Kaira Jewel Lingo

Kaira Jewel Lingo

Kaira Jewel Lingo is a Dharma teacher with a lifelong interest in spirituality, ecology and social justice. Her work continues the Engaged Buddhism developed by Thích Nhất Hạnh, and includes the interweaving of nature, ecology, embodied mindfulness practice, art and play. She has extensive experience offering nature and earth-based retreats with environmental and climate activists, children and families, and mindful hiking retreats. She draws inspiration from her parents’ lives of service and her dad’s work with Martin Luther King, Jr. After living as an ordained nun for 15 years in Thích Nhất Hạnh’s monastic community, Kaira Jewel now teaches internationally in the Zen lineage and the Vipassana tradition, as well as in secular mindfulness, at the intersection of racial, climate and social justice with a focus on activists, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, artists, educators, families, and youth. Based in New York, she offers spiritual mentoring to groups and is author of We Were Made for These Times: Ten Lessons in Moving through Change, Loss and Disruption and co-author of the forthcoming, Healing Our Way Home: Black Buddhist Teachings on Ancestors, Joy and Liberation (Feb 2024).
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