Juneteenth Webinar: Emancipation: Honoring Juneteenth and its meaning today

This webinar was held Sunday, June 16th, 2019

You can watch the recording here: https://zoom.us/recording/play/vBuV6gJ0U9t3VtR7jiw04kyXWKZ73zLzeMrade6lStBoLcppghwVp_pY5zfr4ukE?startTime=1560697296000

Join Kaira Jewel Lingo and Sr. Hai An in this two-hour, online Zoom event to mindfully celebrate Juneteenth—the historical moment when Union soldiers announced the end of slavery in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. We will learn about the history of Juneteenth and the facilitators--a woman of color and a white woman--will offer their reflections on the meaning of this day for our mindfulness practice. Through guided meditation and discussion, we will explore how we can apply mindfulness in the service of healing our ancestors and ourselves and in support of emancipation for all of us. We welcome people of all racial identities to explore together how this historical legacy of slavery and it's transformation impacts all of us and how we can practice together to create greater justice and racial healing.

There is no fee for this event. You are invited to offer a donation to support the teachers/facilitators via PayPal or Venmo (@Kaira-Lingo). Please indicate that your donation is for the Juneteenth webinar.


With gratitude, Kaira Jewel and Sister HaiAn


Speaking Out against Injustice with Loving Speech and Deep Listening

On Sunday June 3, I offered an online webinar on Speaking Out Against Injustice with Deep Listening and Loving Speech. It begins with a 30 min guided meditation, on Breathing Through, taking in the suffering of the world and breathing it back out, from Joanna Macy. Then a 30 min talk followed by 30 min Q&A. It was organized by World Wide Insight. You can watch the talk here: https://www.worldwideinsight.org/recorded-classes/

Scroll down to: June 3rd, 2018 – Kaira Jewel Lingo

Cultivating Happiness

This video was put together by freelance designer Stuart Hodgson (http://www.stuart-hodgson.com) for the Network of Wellbeing. It is being shared as part of a special series of blogs and videos for International Day of Happiness: http://www.networkofwellbeing.org/index.php/blog/category/international-day-of-happiness The words were sampled from a talk by Kaira Jewel Lingo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AScXR...

Building Community in our Shared Endeavours

Earth Talk at Schumacher College, UK, 2015.

Sister Jewel was Scholar in Residence at Schumacher College’s new Elmhirst Centre for 4 months in 2015. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh ordained her as a Buddhist nun in 1999 and a Dharma Teacher in 2007. Sister Jewel will explore how we can build community in our organisations and enterprises, and how this links to the practice of mindfulness. Thich Nhat Hanh has said that while the 20th century was a time of individualism, the 21st century needs to be the era of community.

Sister Jewel asks how we can support each other by cultivating our relationships in our places of work, learning to flow like a river rather than living as isolated drops of water. The Earth Talk includes experiential practice such as mindfulness exercises.