Cara Lai is a meditation teacher, and this is her website.
Cara spent most of her life trying to figure out how to be happy, or at least avoid total misery, which landed her on a cushion for the majority of her adulthood. Throughout many consciousness adventures including a few mind-bendingly long meditation retreats, she has explored the wilderness of the mind, chronic illness, the importance of pleasure, and lots of other things that sound too risqué to mention here.
In the past, Cara has worked as an artist, wilderness guide, social worker and psychotherapist, but at this point she’s given up on being an adult in exchange for an all-out mindfulness rampage. Her teaching is relatable, authentic, funny and sometimes crass, and is accessible for many people. She teaches adults and teens in various contexts including Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Society, and Ten Percent Happier; ultimately hoping to get woke enough to bend spoons with her mind in front of large audiences. And to help people be happier.
This fall, I am delighted to be co-teaching a 14-week in-person semester program for young adults. It will be a deep dive into Buddhist practice, study, nature connection, and living in community.
With incredible teachers such as Jessica Morey, Victoria Cary, Shea Reister, Zac Ispa-Landa, and Khalila Gillett; and guest appearances by Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Kaira Jewel Lingo.
This ragtag team - Jon Roberts, Jessica Morey, and Cara Lai - has come together to make a ridiculously funny, but also fairly profound, podcast for parents who attempt to make meditation a part of their lives.
Check out this T-shirt and Hoodie, designed by Cara Lai for Inward Bound Mindfulness Education
Teaming up with the great Pat Wendler, Cara designed these Brahma Vihara and Parami Buttons.
for sale now at inButtons.com