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Day of Practice

Saturday, May 6th

Fresh, Solid, Calm, Free:
4 Practices for Embodying
Aliveness and Interbeing

with Kaira Jewel Lingo

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

Explore four powerful practices of claiming your belonging and intimacy with all of life, as offered by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Tapping into our earth and animal bodies, we allow the four elements and the natural world to be our teachers as we cultivate – both in our meditation and in daily life – the power of freshness, awe, playfulness and wonder; the solidity and strength of the mountain; the calmness and tranquility of the still, clear lake; and the freedom of the open, spacious sky.

Each of these practices supports us in personal and collective transformation, so that we can touch true happiness and heal our suffering. Join Zen and Vipassana teacher Kaira Jewel Lingo – who studied directly under Thich Nhat Hanh for 15 years – for this Day of Practice to learn techniques for cultivating freshness, solidity, calmness, and freedom in your daily life.

This 3-hour live session will be grounded in practices that help us to transform suffering and live with more ease and joy: guided meditation, walking mindfully, singing, lying down practice, the Ten Mindful Movements (a Tai-Chi inspired practice), journaling, and time for group sharing and questions.

This profound practice is also offered to children in a simple and practical way – using four pebbles – and is known as pebble meditation. If there are children in your life who might like to join us, you are welcome to include them about 30 minutes before the close of the day to learn this practice that those of any age can enjoy (which will last 10-15 minutes).

Join us to explore:

  • Taking refuge in the natural world as teacher and seeing ourselves as kin with all of life
  • The power of visualization to open our minds and free our hearts
  • Embodying the four elements to come home to ourselves and experience interbeing
  • A meditation technique that children can enjoy

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 will be available to all registrants within 48 hours of the live session.

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.


Day of Practice is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a suggested rate of $35. We wholeheartedly welcome all to practice with us; no one turned away for lack of funds.


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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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