Samanera Karano grew up in Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac in Quebec. He studied and worked both as a welder and a wildlife technician. He was introduced to Buddhist teachings and practices while attending a Goenka style retreat in 2016. In 2019, following his interest in monasticism, he came to stay at Tisarana. The next 3 years were spent serving the community as a steward. Karano asked for the going forth as a samanera on August 26th 2022.