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Day of Practice

Saturday, April 16th

Learning from the Wisdom of
Thich Nhat Hanh

with Kaira Jewel Lingo

7-10am PT / 10am-1pm ET / 3-6pm BST / 4-7pm CEST

Take a closer look at the revolutionary life and teachings of beloved Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, through the eyes of one of his devoted students.

In this Day of Practice, we will learn more about the incredible life of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (or Thay as his students call him, meaning teacher in Vietnamese), who was a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, revered around the world for his teachings on mindfulness, universal ethics, and peace. We will learn through the experiences of a devoted student, Kaira Jewel Lingo, who lived and practiced with Thay for 15 years as a nun.

Kaira Jewel will be sharing precious, personal stories of practicing Thay’s transformational teachings, and how she learned to touch true happiness and heal suffering because of them. Our day will be grounded in practices that can help us to transform suffering and live with more ease and joy. Practices will include Thich Nhat Hanh’s unique style of guided meditation, including pebble meditation, walking mindfully, singing, Deep Relaxation, the Ten Mindful Movements, a Tai-Chi inspired practice which he taught, and Q&A with Kaira Jewel.

This session will offer:

  • Essential teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Personal stories of living, practicing and working with Thich Nhat Hanh from a close student
  • Time and space to come home to yourself, to touch and nourish the teacher within, so we can all continue Thay in our own lives

What is Day of Practice?

Sangha Live’s 3-hour, LIVE Day of Practice allows for you to drop in deeper, develop your meditation skills, and reset your intentions through sustained sitting.

Days of Practice includes longer periods of meditation, interspersed with wise teachings, an interactive Q&A with our teacher, and more.

Replay access is available to all registrants, in case you are unable to join us live or would like to re-watch.

How is Day of Practice different from Sangha Live’s Daily/Sunday classes?

Our shorter Daily Meditation (60 mins) and Sunday Sangha (90 mins) programs emphasize dharma teachings, while our longer Days of Practice (3 hours) emphasize development of meditation practice.

Daily practice is crucial for watering seeds of mindfulness, but extended periods of deep attention such as these, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, can be uniquely fruitful.

How can I prepare?

We recommend preparing a space to sit comfortably and quietly for this three-hour duration.

Our program will be hosted on Zoom. Please download Zoom in advance/ensure that you have the latest version of Zoom downloaded for optimal experience.

Your Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration, and we’ll send you a reminder email 1-hour prior to the event.


Day of Practice is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a suggested rate of $35. There will also be an opportunity to provide dana (generosity) during the event. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Your generosity supports the teacher and their transmission of the Dharma, as well as the accessibility of Sangha Live programming.


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About Kaira Jewel Lingo

Kaira Jewel Lingo

Kaira Jewel Lingo is a Dharma teacher who has a lifelong interest in blending spirituality and meditation with social justice. 

Having grown up in an ecumenical Christian community where families practiced a new kind of monasticism and worked with the poor, at the age of twenty-five she entered a Buddhist monastery in the Plum Village tradition and spent fifteen years living as a nun under the guidance of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. She received Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh and became a Zen teacher in 2007, and is also a teacher in the Vipassana Insight lineage through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. 

Today she sees her work as a continuation of the Engaged Buddhism developed by Thich Nhat Hanh as well as the work of her parents, inspired by their stories and her dad’s work with Martin Luther King Jr. on desegregating the South. In addition to writing We Were Made for These Times: Skilfully Moving through Change, Loss and Disruption,she is also the editor of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children

Now based in New York, she teaches and leads retreats internationally, provides spiritual mentoring, and interweaves art, play, nature, racial and earth justice, and embodied mindfulness practice in her teaching. She especially feels called to share the Dharma with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as activists, educators, youth, artists, and families. 

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