Carol Cano

Residential Retreat Teacher

Carol Cano, M.A., began her practice over 30 years ago at Wat Kow Tahm in Thailand and has actively engaged in building communities and teaching Dharma internationally. She is a graduate of the 2017-2020 Spirit Rock Meditation Center's Teacher Training program and a teacher at Spirit Rock often. She is a core teacher and a former board member of East Bay Meditation Center. Carol co-founded Philippine Insight Meditation Community in the Philippines. Her unique teachings are deeply grounded in Basque, Native American and Buddhist influences that braid the Dharma along indigenous wisdom and Earth-based practices. Her psychology background gives her a unique view into the human condition, which helps her hold community in a compassionate and confident manner. Carol reminds us to keep grounded in our hearts as we uphold spiritual ideals and encourages us to remain balanced within the demands of modern life.

"We are here to reset our mind, our attitude, and give the body some loving attention and rest. To be with ourselves, held in an attentive, loving way. When we are alert, relaxed, and receptive, our unattended wounds and emotions which have been dormant start to surface.

Mindfulness is a practice and a state of mind that is dedicated to staying present in the moment, turning in, and observing what is happening. That’s what we’re doing.

When we establish the anchor, the place of refuge with the alert mind, we cultivate stillness of the mind and body. And we allow the silence to touch us in such a way that we may awaken to parts of ourselves that we have not yet met."

Carol Cano, Mental States and Uncertainty

Dharma Library

Can't join us live online or on the land? Study and practice at your convenience with Carol Cano through our new library of recordings, articles, and self-paced online courses.