Happiness is possible for us and our students. The potential for joy, peace and understanding exist in each of us and we can nurture these qualities in ourselves and in our students every day. We can transform our very human ‘negativity bias’ and make a habit of happiness. In this workshop, we will learn practices that can restore ease and well-being in ourselves and our students, nurture gratitude and deepen joy. We will also learn ways to understand and mindfully care for our difficulties and painful emotions and how well-being and challenges are not mutually exclusive, but can co-exist. We will explore how we can engage in authentic communication with ourselves, our colleagues and students and create a culture of compassion and connection throughout the school community.

Kaira Jewel Lingo teaches Buddhist meditation and mindfulness internationally, with a focus on activists, people of color, artists, educators, families, and youth. She began practicing mindfulness in 1997. An ordained nun of 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, she is now a mindfulness and meditation teacher based in Washington, D.C., leading retreats in the U.S. and internationally, and offering mindfulness programs for educators and youth in schools.  She edited Thich Nhat Hanh’s, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children and helped to start and develop Wake Up Schools, cultivating mindfulness in education. She has articles and chapters published in numerous magazines and books, including Real World Mindfulness for Beginners; Together we are One;  and Dharma, Color and Culture. Visit kairajewel.com to learn more.

Please indicate your top three workshop choices on your registration form. You will be attending two 90-minute workshops in the afternoon as part of the Mindfulness in Education Symposium.

Super Early Bird: $125 (Before Feb. 22)
Early Bird: $175 (Feb. 23 – Feb. 28)
Regular: $250 (March 1 – March 9)


March 17 @ 13:00
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm (1h 30′)

Workshop Room

Kaira Jewel Lingo