David Nichtern – CSM Podcast – Ep. 47 – We Were Made for These Times with Kaira Jewel Lingo

Mindfulness teacher, Kaira Jewel Lingo, chats with David Nichtern about the power of spiritual community and self-assessment.

“Guru and student are not separate. Buddha and disciple are not separate. We all have awakened nature, we all can transform. The community is the Buddha. The community is the teacher. We, together, create this force field that is so powerful because we are not operating as individuals.” – Kaira Jewel Lingo

In this episode, David and Kaira discuss:
  • The practice of sharing appreciations and regrets
  • Community support within nunneries and monasteries
  • Co-regulating the nervous system to mitigate conflict
  • Social change and recognizing our shared humanity
  • Doing the inner work to have a bigger impact on the world
  • Living simply and being aligned with our purpose
  • Using resources to build a better future
  • Neuroscience & Buddhism
  • Kaira’s upcoming books and events

“There needs to be inner work for outer work to really have an impact.” – Kaira Jewel Lingo

About Kaira Jewel Lingo:

Kaira is a mindfulness meditation teacher, author, and mentor who guides people to transform and heal through embodied presence, stillness, and play. She is a Buddhist teacher who has spent decades weaving mindfulness and meditation with social justice. Check out her new book,We Were Made for These Times, to learn about navigating change. You can keep up with Kaira on her website.

Don’t miss out on Kaira’s upcoming retreat at Spirit Rock on December 9th. This online experience will teach attendees about engaged Spirituality from Buddhist and Christian Saints and Bodhisattvas. Register or learn more HERE.
Listen to more from David:
David sits down with psychologist and author Daniel Goleman for conversation around the intersection of awareness, creativity and business, inCSM Ep. 1.
Krishna Das joins David for chanting and chatting about transforming negative karmas, the path of surrender, & the connections between Hinduism and Buddhism, in CSM Ep. 13
David speaks with his longtime friend, Jamie Lee Curtis, about her meditation practice, the bhav of creativity, and playing to your strongest suits in life, in CSM Ep. 2
Emmy-winning composer Sean Callery and David discuss true fearlessness, how Trungpa Rinpoche heard music, and the symphony of impermanence –  Composing Dharma