LIVE Guided Practice and Q&A: Kaira Jewel Lingo

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Kaira Jewel Lingo

Holding The Moment We Are In: A Guided Practice to Work With Difficult Emotions

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About Kaira Jewel Lingo

Kaira Jewel Lingo 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. She teaches at the intersection of racial, climate and social justice with a focus on activists, Black/Indigenous/People of Color, artists, educators, families, and youth. Now based in New York, she offers spiritual mentoring to individuals and groups.

You can learn more about her upcoming events and join her mailing list by visiting her website. You can also pre-order her new book coming out October 2021: We Were Made for These Times: Skillfully Moving through Change, Loss and Disruption.

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  1. Shani May 8, 2021 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Hi, I’m joining from Israel. Thanks so much!

  2. Neeta Kavishvar May 9, 2021 at 7:00 am - Reply

    hi I am joining from India

  3. Irina May 9, 2021 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Hey! I’m from Russia, Moscow district

  4. Marjan Sepers May 9, 2021 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Hi, I am joining from The Hague, The Netherlands.

  5. Vilma Linares May 9, 2021 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Beautiful. Very much needed. Kira exudes peace and calm. An inspiration

  6. Tine May 9, 2021 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Hi from Copenhagen, Denmark. I just heard Kaira Jewel Lingo, THANK YOU.

  7. Joana Santos May 9, 2021 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Joana from Portugal! Cheers!

  8. Daniel May 9, 2021 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Thank you Kaira. I’m very grateful for this teaching you shared. Very helpful 🙏

  9. Jey May 9, 2021 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Peace from Denver, CO

  10. Luisa Castro May 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Hello from Colombia dear friends, I would like to share a poem. Thanks to meditation, I have been able to open my heart to recognize and transform my painful emotions, such as sadness or fear. Because “pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.”

    Since I started my practice, I fully live my crises and embrace the pain I feel for the problems of the world, as a mother take care her child. Meditation has given me the peace that belongs to me since I was born, even though I was born and grew up in a suffering world.

    This is the poem:

    “The pain that I feel”

    My mornings have become a source of tears
    I wake up and listen to the funereal silence of the ardor of my country
    A path of pain has been created from my throat to my chest, which with the passing of the minutes expands through my body

    As I cry, I place my hands on my chest to contain myself and not drown in the sea of ​​pain that invades me
    As I cry, I take a deep breath and feel the relief of releasing a pain that we think is foreign
    Not so alien when we realize our true reality

    I don’t see them, but I do feel them
    The deep sadness of the mother who has lost her child
    The despair of families drowned in the uncertainty of disappearance
    I don’t see them, but I do feel them
    Silhouettes of anguish that bounce incessantly,
    Thunderous screams that yearn for freedom.

    I free myself feeling, I free myself healing
    I free myself by forgiving and abolishing the wars that are in me
    I am reunited with the peace that belongs to me since I was born.

    I close my eyes, contact with the infinite strength that lies within me.
    I listen to the voice of my heart, soft and sweet, that reminds me of the peace that I am.

    Let’s feel, heal, let’s let it go
    To make way for the light that appears when we break
    Let’s feel, heal, let’s let it go
    And we will remember by looking into each other’s eyes, that we are humanity.

    With empathy and hope,


    Hola desde Colombia queridos amigos, quisiera compartir un poema. Gracias a la meditación, he podido abrir mi corazón para reconocer y transformar mis emociones dolorosas, como la tristeza o el miedo. Porque el “dolor es inevitable, pero el sufrimiento es opcional”.

    Desde que empecé mi práctica vivo con plenitud mis crisis y abrazo como una madre a su hijo, el dolor que siento por los problemas del mundo. La meditación me ha devuelto la paz que me pertenece desde que nací, aún así haya nacido y crecido en un mundo con sufrimiento.

    Este es el poema:

    “El dolor que siento”

    Mis mañanas se han vuelto una fuente de lágrimas
    despierto y escucho el silencio fúnebre del ardor de mi país
    Se ha creado un camino de dolor desde mi garganta hasta mi pecho, que con el paso de los minutos se expande por mi cuerpo

    Mientras lloro, ubico mis manos en mi pecho para contenerme y no ahogarme en el mar de dolor que me invade
    Mientras lloro, respiro profundo y siento el alivio de soltar un dolor que creemos ajeno
    No tan ajeno cuando nos damos cuenta de nuestra verdadera realidad

    No los veo, pero sí los siento
    La tristeza profunda de la madre que ha perdido a su hijo
    El desespero de las familias ahogadas en la incertidumbre de la desaparición
    No los veo, pero sí los siento
    Siluetas de angustia que rebolotean sin cesar,
    Estruendosos gritos que añoran libertad.

    Me libero sintiendo, me libero sanando
    me libero perdonando y aboliendo las guerras que hay en mí
    Me reencuentro con la paz que me pertenece desde que nací.

    Cierro los ojos, contacto con la fortaleza infinita que yace en mi interior.
    Escucho la voz de mi corazón, tenue y dulce, que me recuerda la paz que soy.

    Sintamos, sanemos, soltemos
    Para darle paso a la luz que aparece cuando nos rompemos
    Sintamos, sanemos, soltemos
    Y recordaremos al mirarnos a los ojos, que somos humanidad.

    Con empatía y esperanza,

    • DANIA QUIROLA May 10, 2021 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      Hermoso Luisa y muy pertinente para la situación actual en Colombia. Tenemos un grupo sobre diálogo que junta a personas integras que comparten tu sentir. Sería lindo tenerte en estos diálogos. Nos juntaremos Dialogantes Rebeldes – diseño espacio de diálogo
      Miércoles, 12 de mayo · 12:00 – 2:00pm
      Información para unirse a Google Meet
      Enlace a la videollamada:

      Confirma por favor para presentarte al grupo

  11. Carol May 9, 2021 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Perfect program after an unprecedented year!!

    New York City

  12. Iris Ilona Lieber May 9, 2021 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Very practical approach how to deal with our emotions. Thank you very much.

  13. Tenzin May 9, 2021 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    Watching from Sera Monastery. South India

  14. Tenzin May 10, 2021 at 1:11 am - Reply

    Wonderful and meaningful sessions.

  15. Ginny McFarlane May 10, 2021 at 5:13 am - Reply

    Thank you for these offerings. I’ve been joining in from Toronto Canada.

  16. Maya Bélanger May 10, 2021 at 9:29 am - Reply

    I’m from the province of Québec in Canada. I’m a Buddhist chaplain working for the correctional service of Canada and I can say that inmates are having such a difficult time. I’m so happy that I can teach them Buddhist meditation. Thanks for the teaching and for everything you are doing. We need it in our society.

  17. Ariel Waisburd May 10, 2021 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Muchas gracias!!!
    Me encantó la práctica y la comunicación tan amorosa!

  18. Anita McDermott May 10, 2021 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Hello all, I’m tuning in from Halifax in UK.

    I’ve struggled emotionally throughout 2020 as I lost my mum and its been made even harder to manage and process as her last wishes and feelings in her Will are being contested of which I find hard to accept or understand how this can be allowed.

    I seek to deal with my emotional pain in any way I can.

    Thank you for this opportunity. I am truly grateful 🙏

  19. Lesley Croome May 11, 2021 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for opening a practice of which I have a deep need without having realised sufficiently, so much from the past which I have “buried’ and not acknowledged! How I have needed this which has narrowed my world!

  20. Cecilia Custidiano May 17, 2021 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Hola. mil gracias Kaira, desde Corrientes, Argentina, feliz de este regalo de la meditación para encontrar la aceptación de las emociones difíciles,

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