Victoria Cary has been practicing Insight Meditation and studying the Dharma since 2006. In 2017 She completed Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader program and went on to become a fully empowered Dharma Teacher. In 2016 she co-founded the San Francisco People of Color Insight Sangha and continues as one of the core teachers. She is a San Francisco Bay Area Native. She left her workplace of 20 years in 2017 to deepen into the Dharma. Since then she has spent time in and out of intensive silent meditation practice, including a 3 month retreat at IMS, 6 week & 3 month retreats at Panditarama Monastery (in Lumbini, Nepal, birthplace of the Buddha) and a month long retreat at Spirit Rock. Victoria is particularly interested in the integration of the Mindfulness in everyday life. Victoria is (among other things) a bi-racial (black identified), queer, cis-gender woman, nature lover, and vegetarian.