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Kaira Jewel Lingo

Kaira Jewel LingoKaira Jewel Lingo is a Dharma Teacher who 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, at the intersection of racial, climate and social justice with a focus on activists, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, artists, educators, families, and youth. Based in New York, she offers spiritual mentoring to groups and is author of We Were Made for These Times: Ten Lessons in Moving through Change, Loss and Disruption from Parallax Press.

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Jan 15, 2022 - Justice is What Love Looks Like in Public: Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy of Love

Justice is what love looks like in public. (Cornel West)

How do we show what love looks like in public? The first element is that caring for ourselves is caring for others, and caring for others is caring for ourselves. These are completely interconnected parts of our lives: we aren’t separate from others, and others aren’t separate from us. I think of it as an infinity symbol. There’s a continuous movement in and out of each because it’s one continuum. We’re just at different points on it at different points in time. 

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