Kaira Jewel Lingo

Kaira Jewel Lingo

Kaira Jewel Lingo teaches Buddhist meditation, secular mindfulness, and compassion internationally. She spent fifteen years as a nun in Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastic community and is now a lay dharma teacher in both the Zen and Vipassana traditions, with a focus on racial, climate, and social justice. Her book, We Were Made for These Times: Skillfully Moving through Change, Loss, and Disruption (Parallax), is scheduled for release in October. Stay in touch with her at kairajewel.com

Recent Articles

The Mind-Heart of the Buddha

At the core of Mahayana Buddhism, explains Kaira Jewel Lingo, is bodhichitta, the bodhisattvas’ enlightened aspiration to save all sentient beings.

Come Home to Yourself

Your true home is this body. This mind. This moment. There, says Kaira Jewel Lingo, you’ll find peace and freedom.

Cómo la ecuanimidad empodera al amor

La verdadera ecuanimidad, dice Kaira Jewel Lingo, de ninguna forma es indiferente o descuidada -es inclusiva y amorosa-, y es la base de la valentía espiritual.

How Equanimity Powers Love

True equanimity, says Kaira Jewel Lingo, is not in any way detached or uncaring—it's inclusive, and loving, and the foundation for spiritual courage.

In Times of Crisis, Draw Upon the Strength of Peace

When we are called upon to help in a crisis, says Kaira Jewel Lingo, we must respond. But the way we do is crucial.