Sesshin (Retreat)

BIPOC One-Day In-Person Sit with Kaira Jewel Lingo

February 25, 2024

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Boundless Mind Temple
326 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Dharma teacher Kaira Jewel Lingo will lead a one-day sit featuring longer periods of sitting meditation and a dharma talk. The sit is open to all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) practitioners. This is the perfect opportunity for newer practitioners to try longer sitting and to build BIPOC sangha (community), as well as for long-term practitioners to recommit to their practice.

Lunch will not be served. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch or go out for lunch (there will be an ample break in the middle of the day.)

COVID Protocol: We ask that all participants be fully vaccinated and boosted. Masks are optional. Please see the BZC Covid Protocol for more information.

Our Location: Boundless Mind Temple is located in the Parish House of Christ Church Cobble Hill, next to 326 Clinton Street. Enter the driveway on Clinton, go past the scaffolding, and through the double doors. There are two flights of stairs leading to the center, located on the second floor. The closest subway stop is the F/G at Bergen Street.

Equitable Pricing Model

BZC is committed to offering classes, workshops, and retreats on a sliding scale in an aspiration to move towards equity within our sangha. To that end, we offer an equitable pricing model as a mindfulness practice and a mirror of our relations to histories of wealth. Please see the Equitable Pricing Model to determine your registration rate level.

No one is turned away for lack of funds. Please use this form if the pricing model doesn’t work for you.

The registration deadline is February 22.


Kaira Jewel Lingo is a Dharma teacher with a lifelong interest in spirituality and social justice. Her work continues the Engaged Buddhism developed by Thich Nhat Hanh, and she draws inspiration from her parents’ lives of service and her dad’s work with Martin Luther King, Jr. After living as an ordained nun for 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastic community, Kaira Jewel now teaches internationally in the Zen lineage and the Vipassana tradition, as well as in secular mindfulness, at the intersection of racial, climate and social justice with a focus on activists, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, artists, educators, families, and youth. Based in New York, she offers spiritual mentoring to groups and is author of "We Were Made for These Times: Ten Lessons in Moving through Change, Loss and Disruption" and co-author of the forthcoming, "Healing Our Way Home: Black Buddhist Teachings on Ancestors, Joy and Liberation" (Feb 2024) from Parallax Press. Her teachings and writings can be found at


To request a refund for this program you must notify BZC in writing at least two days before the beginning of the program. This supports the organizing effort involved in managing registrations and cancellations. To request a refund for this offering, please write to

We are in an historical building which is not wheelchair accessible. There are two flights of stairs leading to the center, located on the second floor. Chairs, benches, and extra support cushions are available. If you have any additional questions about accessibility, please contact us at
BIPOC One-Day In-Person Sit with Kaira Jewel Lingo