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Cara Lai 

Cara has spent most of her life in pursuit of meaning and happiness, which landed her in the meditative arts for most of her adult life. Throughout many mind-body adventures, she has explored the concentrated mind, chronic illness, the value of pleasure, the power of maternal energy, and connection to the earth. In the past, Cara worked as an artist, wilderness guide, social worker and psychotherapist. Now, after emerging from a year of solitude, she finds herself practicing in unconventional ways and using her intuition as her guide. She tries her best to teach from the most authentic and vulnerable place she can muster, and is still learning about the contentment of simply existing.

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December 11, 2022 - Practice for Average People

Being in the world is messy. It’s not controlled the way things are when you’re on retreat. In these environments where everything is very controlled, we can see deeply into the subtleties of human tendencies, and let go of patterns that aren’t serving us. But it’s a different kind of deep practice to be in the throes of life, to be in the middle of chaos. When we learn how to be flexible and malleable with our real lack of control, we’re faced with uncertainty and impermanence. And we learn to live with that in a major way.

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