Victoria Cary has been practicing Insight Meditation and studying 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 cofounded 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 dharma. Since then she has spent time in and out of intensive silent meditation practice, including a three-month retreat at Insight Meditation Society, six-week and three-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 mindfulness in everyday life. Victoria is (among other things) a biracial (Black-identified), queer, cisgender woman, nature lover, and vegetarian.