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Kaira Jewel Lingo teaches 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 based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, leading retreats internationally, offering mindfulness programs for educators and organizations as well as individual spiritual mentoring. She edited Thich Nhat Hanh’s, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children, as well as Together We Are One, Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings from the first people of color retreats. In addition to practicing in the Zen tradition, she practices and teaches in the Insight tradition and is a trainee in the 2020 Spirit Rock Teacher Training.