Returning to Our True Home: Skilfully Moving through Change, Loss and Disruption

Online evening of practice with Kaira Jewel Lingo

Monday, 20 June 2022, 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm


This evening is open to all, including beginners and those with experience. Please join us.


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, KairaJewel 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. Now based in New York, she offers spiritual mentoring to groups and is author of the just released We Were Made for These Times: Skilfully Moving through Change, Loss and Disruption from Parallax Press. Visit to learn more.


Retreat description

In this evening of practice you’ll learn powerful ways to meet times of transition and challenge with wisdom, resilience, and balance.

We will explore:

  • How to cultivate our true home inside of us and how we can find our way back to it
  • How to take care of this moment as the best way to care for future

In this period of unprecedented uncertainty and stress, many of us feel like the ground is being pulled out from under us. Perhaps we are at a crossroads, needing to make a huge decision, and we don’t know which way to go. We may be experiencing personal loss or hardship, or we may be touching the immensity of our collective disruption and polarization.

Kaira Jewel Lingo will offer teachings and practices based on her new book, We Were Made for These Times: Ten Lessons in Moving Through Change, Loss and Disruption, drawing from her own experience with seasons of change and challenge, to support you in difficult times.

Time-honored teachings will help you develop ease, trust in life, presence, and self-compassion, so you can meet the individual and collective pain of these times with an open heart and clear mind.

Format and Schedule

All times shown are in British Summer Time (GMT+1)

Our evening will unfold with a guided meditation, talk and the opportunity to ask questions.

7.30 pm – 9.00 pm

Please note this event will not be recorded.

Using Zoom

This online retreat will use the Zoom platform. For support with learning how to use Zoom, please click here to read the guidance we’ve put together on our website. Please read the first section, ‘Using Zoom’, before registering.


If you have any questions regarding the retreat, you can send an email to


None of your registration fee goes to the teacher. Gaia House teachers rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood. There will be an opportunity to make a dana offering to Kaira at the end of the evening.

Click here to read more about the practice of dana.

Dana can be offered to Kaira via the Gaia House website by clicking here. Please click on Teacher and then specify that your donation is for ‘Kaira Jewel Lingo’ in the notes section on the checkout page.

Dana can also be offered to Gaia House’s residential service team via our website here:  This team is responding to email and telephone enquiries for both our online and residential retreats, alongside supporting our retreatants during their stay at Gaia House.

With deep appreciation for your generosity.


Well-being guidelines - please click here to read before booking

Before you book, please read these guidelines about mental well-being and silent retreats:

Meditation retreats can be very nourishing; however, as they require sustained meditation practice, they also need some stability of psychological health. If you have recently (within the past year or so) experienced significant trauma or psychiatric illness, or if you are currently experiencing acute emotional distress such as serious depression or anxiety, it may not be the best time for you to participate in a retreat. The teachers might not be able to give you the kind of individual psychological care you need at this time. A setting with more opportunities for interpersonal engagement may be more appropriate.

  • If you are currently under the care of a mental health professional, please discuss your attendance with them. You should be in a relatively stable period of mental well-being and have adequate psychological resilience.
  • If you have any questions about this, please contact Susanne using the email address,


Online: Returning to Our True Home: Skillfully moving through change, loss and disruption

To register for this meditation evening:
  1. Please look at the rates listed below and enter the amount appropriate to you in the amount box.
  2. Then complete the registration form.
  3. Please read our Booking & cancellation conditions before completing your booking.

Registration is on a sliding-scale starting at £0. Please consider paying at the highest rate that you are able to. Your generosity is vital in supporting Gaia House to sustain its Dharma offerings for the benefit of all.

We are committed to ensuring that our programme is available to everyone who wishes to participate. If our suggested registration band is too high for you, you can enter the amount you are able to pay.

Registration:         £5 — £15 (if this amount is too high, please feel welcome to pay what is appropriate for your current circumstances)

Dānanandi Sangha:       £0     As a regular donor to Gaia House you are contributing already. Thank you.

A note on dana/generosity
None of your registration fee goes to the teacher(s). Gaia House teachers rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood. There will be an opportunity to make a dana offering to your teacher(s) at the end of the event.

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