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Coming Home to Ourselves in the New Year, a 1/2 Day of Mindfulness for People of Color

  • Urban Sanctuary 2745 Welton Street Denver, CO, 80205 United States (map)

In this Half-Day of Mindfulness, we will gather in community in order to deeply nourish ourselves in this moment of uncertainty and fear in our world.  The program will include group music-making, deep slow yoga forms, a Dharma Talk, Sitting and Walking Meditation, Mindful Sharing, and other playful somatic expression. Come and nourish your joy and sacredness as precious human beings negotiating multiple worlds, languages, systems and uncertainties.  All levels of practice and self-identifications as POC (including mixed race) are welcome.  Sliding scale registration $40 - $60.  Limit 20 people.  UPDATE: Kaira will now not be able to be present physically due to a glitch in our schedules.  We will watch a recording of her Dharma Talk and she will join us via Skype for Q &A if there are no delays in her flight schedule that day.  Please stay connected and engaged in your local community friends!  We need to gather and heal.

Urban Sanctuary, 2745 Welton St, Denver, CO

Kaira Jewel Lingo teaches Buddhist meditation, mindfulness, and compassion internationally, with a focus on activists, people of color, artists, educators, families, and youth. She began practicing mindfulness in 1997 and was a nun for 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s community. She is now a lay Dharma teacher based in Washington, D.C., leading retreats internationally and offering mindfulness in schools. She explores the interweaving of art, play, ecology and spiritual practice and is a certified yoga teacher and InterPlay leader. She contributed a chapter to the forthcoming book, Real World Mindfulness for Beginners, from Callisto Press. Visit to learn more.

 Gurupriya Beth has been sharing yoga since 2001, and her style has been described as Mindful Hatha/Vinyasa with anatomical depth, nourishing adjustments, contemplative support and invitations to sing, sigh, and giggle.   Her classes are deeply inspired by her core teachers, Engaged Buddhism Founder, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Ayurvedic Doctor, Alakananda Ma. Tias Little and countless others inspire her understanding of yoga asana, dharma, and related practices.



If you are registering now and paying with credit card, fill out the pop-up form for each person you want to register & pay for, then go to your cart in the upper right hand corner to pay. If you want to pay with cash or check, contact Beth.


Earlier Event: December 9
Ayurvedic Early New Year Feast