A Personal Invitation to the May 19-22 Mindfulness & Meditation Summit From Your Hosts, Deborah Eden Tull and Kaira Jewel Lingo


Our first Mindfulness & Meditation Summit, hosted by Zen teacher Deborah Eden Hull, the founder of Mindful Living Revolution… and mindfulness teacher Kaira Jewel Lingo, takes place May 19-22.

During this timely FREE summit, you’ll receive teachings from a diverse assembly of speakers representing the numerous paths and traditions under the large umbrella of mindfulness and meditation.

They’ll be sharing ways that mindfulness and meditation can vastly impact your mental and emotional wellbeing, increase your ability to stay centered and at peace, and bolster your innate resources for navigating disturbing or difficult experiences.

To register for free, click here.


Eden: Welcome. I'm Deborah Eden Tull.

Kaira Jewel:  And I’m Kaira Jewel Lingo.

Eden: We invite you to join us for the Shift Network Mindfulness & Meditation Summit: Cultivate Courage, Self-Compassion, and Inner Peace As a Daily Practice. As co-hosts for this summit, which will run May 19 to 22, we want to first acknowledge what an extraordinary time this is for humanity. Extraordinary challenge and extraordinary opportunity. Meditation and mindfulness offer tools for us to cultivate a balanced mind and open heart in order to create in ourselves and our world more resilience, more kindness, more courage and compassionate action. This summit is not just about sitting meditation. It's about bringing meditation into every aspect of our lives. 

Kaira Jewel: Our heart's intention is for you to come away from the summit more resilient, more grounded, and in touch with your vibrant aliveness — and prepared to face the uncertainty and upheaval that is all around us. This summit is completely free and we sincerely hope you'll join us. We have over 25 incredible leaders in the field who offer concrete and powerful ways to integrate this practice of resilience, kindness, and compassion into our relationships, into our personal lives, our work, our friendships, and into our society.

Eden: The teachings in this summit range from the resilience revolution, unconditional kindness, cultivating forgiveness, healing rage... practices for connecting more deeply with the natural world, for navigating illness... practices for nocturnal meditation and the realm of dreams... and practices for relational mindfulness and connecting more deeply with our relational intelligence. 

Kaira Jewel: Part of what really excites us is the diversity represented in this group. Our list of speakers range from Buddhist teachers to secular mindfulness teachers, activists and change-makers, healers, researchers, and musicians. Our speakers also represent diversity in race, age, sexual orientation, gender, and life experience. Each of our speakers brings mindfulness meditation into their own lives and into the world in unique and powerful ways. We know that hearing their wisdom and their stories will support each of us to touch joy, balance, self-awareness, kindness, and courage in our daily lives in deeper and deeper ways.

Eden: Kaira Jewel and I have given our hearts to having deep, down-to-earth and transformative conversations with each of the speakers who are part of this summit. We've had an incredible time creating this summit and we hope that you will join us.

Kaira Jewel: We want to emphasize that this summit is offered for free — and whether you're new to mindfulness or you've been practicing devotedly for decades, this summit will support and inspire you to go deeper. Please join us.

Deborah Eden Tull, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, is a Zen meditation and engaged mindfulness teacher, author, activist, deep ecologist, and sustainability educator. She teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. Eden spent seven years training as a Buddhist monk at a silent Zen monastery, and has been teaching dharma for 20 years. Eden has also been living in, and teaching about, sustainable communities and the essential wisdom of nature for over 25 years. 

Eden draws upon her own experience and embodiment of teachings from the natural world, shamanism, deep ecology, and wisdom from diverse spiritual traditions. She walks her talk as a practitioner and teacher, and emphasizes the joy and responsibility of daily practice. Eden brings relational mindfulness, conscious movement, and gentle yet fierce compassion into all that she teaches.


A dharma teacher and ordained nun of 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, Kaira Jewel Lingo now leads retreats internationally, offering mindfulness programs for educators, parents, and youth in schools, and for activists, people of color, artists, and families, in addition to individual spiritual mentoring. In addition to teaching in the Zen tradition and secular mindfulness, she's a Spirit Rock-trained teacher in the Vipassana lineage. 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.. She explores the interweaving of art, play, ecology, and embodied mindfulness practice, and is a certified yoga teacher and InterPlay leader. She edited Thich Nhat Hanh’s Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children and has been published in numerous books and magazines. 

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This article appears in: 2020 Catalyst, Issue 11: Mindfulness & Meditation Summit