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August 11, 2020

Webinar: “Surrendering to Uncertainty: Embracing the Mud” with Kaira Jewel Lingo


“Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud.”
 ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering

This workshop is an invitation to come home to the island within us that very much needs our care, so that we can meet the uncertainty of our times with resilience and tenderness. We will practice to strengthen and deepen mindfulness, so that we can embrace “the mud” of difficulty in ourselves, in our relationships, workplaces, communities and in the world. We will learn how to nourish healing and wholesome mind-states, so that we can maintain inner balance and care for our painful emotions, both at an individual and collective level, especially in these times of painful division and profound change. 

This live webinar will be conducted on Zoom at 10am EDT on Tuesday, August 11th. The webinar link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of your registration. Registration for this live webinar closes at 9am EDT on August 11. Please note that participation in the live webinar on Zoom is limited to the first 1,000 attendees. We will also be live-streaming this program on our Youtube.

Your support matters. Our vision for a more just, compassionate world has never felt more urgent. While we cannot share physical space together, we remain committed to a shared practice of social and spiritual care. We are thankful for the opportunity to create a virtual sanctuary during this time of physical distancing. If you feel called to support our work, we welcome your tax-deductible contribution toward our efforts.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at events@garrisoninstitute.org.

Teacher:

Kaira Jewel Lingo 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 or Insight tradition. She teaches at the intersection of racial, climate and social justice with a focus on activists, Black/Indigenous/People of Color, artists, educators, families, and youth. Now based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, she offers spiritual mentoring to individuals and groups. Read her recent article, In Times of Crisis Call Upon the Strength of Peace, published in Lion’s Roar magazine. 

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