Kaira Jewel Lingo headshot. Kaira Jewel has curly dark brown hair and is smiling. She is wearing a green scarf wrapped close to her face and wire-rim glasses. Kaira Jewel Lingo

Kaira Jewel Lingo is a Dharma teacher who began practicing mindfulness in 1997 and teaches Buddhist meditation, secular mindfulness, and compassion internationally.

Kaira Jewel Lingo is a Dharma teacher who began practicing mindfulness in 1997 and teaches Buddhist meditation, secular mindfulness, and compassion internationally. After living as an ordained nun for 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastic community, Kaira Jewel now teaches in the Zen lineage and the Vipassana tradition, at the intersection of racial, climate and social justice with a focus on activists, Black, Indigenous, 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 from Parallax Press.

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