Kaira J Lingo

Kaira Jewel Lingo is a much-loved Dharma teacher who has been practicing mindfulness since 1997. She lived as an ordained nun for 15 years, during which time she trained closely with her teacher, Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. Speaking five languages, she shares Buddhist meditation, secular mindfulness​,​ and compassion ​practice ​internationally, providing spiritual mentoring to individuals and communities working at the intersection of racial, climate, and social justice. ​Her teaching focuses on activists, educators, artists, ​youth and ​families, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and includes the interweaving of art, play, nature, ecology, and embodied mindfulness practice. Kaira Jewel teaches in the Plum Village Zen tradition ​​and in the Vipassana tradition. She lives in New York.