· How do we stay engaged and not burn out? We will draw inspiration from spiritual practitioners who continue to speak out against injustice and create the world we want now
· How can we come home to touch our inner stillness and wisdom as the foundation of our action?
· We will explore the role of deepening our joy and looking for the good as strategies of resilience
With Kaira Jewel Lingo and guest presenter, Gullu Singh
Gulwinder “Gullu” Singh is a corporate real estate attorney who regularly teaches both secular and Buddhist classes and groups at InsightLA and at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, has taught mindfulness at the University of Southern California and has been a guest lecturer on mindfulness at UCLA Law School. Although he was exposed to meditation as a child, he found his own practice when he started his legal career, working at firms where the mindsets where insane and as a result, the job was extremely stressful.
Gullu is deeply inspired to share meditation as an antidote to stress, a way to cope more effectively with the challenges of work and live and to inject more sanity, compassion and wisdom into this world. lambsr.com
Kaira Jewel Lingo is a Dharma teacher and ordained nun of 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, and is now based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She provides individual spiritual mentoring and leads retreats internationally, offering mindfulness programs for educators, parents and youth in schools, in addition to activists, people of color, artists and families. She teaches regularly at Schumacher College, was lead teacher for Mindful Schools’ year long training for educators, and is a guiding teacher for One Earth Sangha. She explores the interweaving of art, play, ecology and embodied mindfulness practice and is an InterPlay leader.
Each monthly webinar is on a Sunday beginning at 6pm Italian time, 12pm EST in the USA, and 9am West Coast USA, and will last 2 hours.
Host and Language
The series is bilingual, in English and Italian. It is hosted by Avalokita Centre, an Italian mindfulness practice center in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh (www.avalokita.it), in cooperation with Andrea Carbone and Anita Constantini, who will provide live, consecutive Italian translation at every webinar (after a few sentences in English, there will be Italian translation). Non-Italian speakers are also warmly invited to participate, a precious opportunity for an international community of practitioners to explore and support each other in engaged practice across continents (and an occasion for non-Italian speakers to enjoy hearing the Italian language!). Priority will be given to Italian participants in the Q&A section of each webinar.
To confirm your participation in the first webinar, please register in advance (link is coming). Once you have registered we will email you the zoom link for the webinar.
Attendance is open to everyone. You can register for all four webinars or attend single sessions.