Embodied Sacred Activism
Sundays 8:30-10pm EDT/5:30-7pm PDT
August 9, 16, 23, 30 • Online via Zoom
All Ages with a Youth Focus
Mindfulness and Social Justice
A Contemplative 4-week Course for All Ages
Shelly lives in Minneapolis and both practices and is primarily rooted at Common Ground Meditation Center, where they practice, teach, and serve as the center’s Associate Director. Having benefited greatly from the depth of understanding that is cultivated on retreat or other extended practice opportunities, they are interested in supporting others in their own sincere explorations. Equally, Shelly is interested in learning to use our entire lives as ground for practice and is particularly interested in exploring socially engaged practice through the intersections of race and gender.
Kaira Jewel Lingo
Kaira Jewel Lingo teaches Buddhist meditation, mindfulness, and compassion internationally, with a focus on children, families, and young people. She began practicing mindfulness in 1997. She was an ordained nun of 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, and now leads retreats in the U.S. and internationally, offering mindfulness programs for educators and youth in schools. She also leads retreats for people of color, activists and artists. In addition to teaching in the Zen tradition and secular mindfulness, she is Spirit Rock-trained teacher in the Vipassana lineage. She explores the interweaving of art, play, ecology and spiritual practice and is a certified yoga teacher and InterPlay leader. She teaches and mentors regularly with Schumacher College, Sangha Live, iBme, the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, the Power of Awareness online course, and is a guiding teacher for One Earth Sangha, and formerly with Mindful Schools. She edited Thich Nhat Hanh’s Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children. She loves teaching and practicing with teens and young people and has been teaching with iBme since 2015.
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Cost and Accessibility
The sliding scale for this 4-class Contemplative course is $40 – $150.
If your family earns $75,000 or more per year, then we request that you pay the full price. If your family earns less than $75,000/year, you may self-select an amount to pay. If you are in true economic hardship (e.g, recently lost job, health situation, etc.) we are offering the discounted rate of $40. If you cannot afford the discounted fee please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make it work for you. No teen will be turned away for lack of funds.
August 2, 12pm ET/9am PT
$150 suggested tuition for families making over $75,000 a year • $40 – $150 sliding scale
90-minute sessions, 4 times
All ages welcome. We will be centering this course around youth voices