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Awake in the Wild Teacher Training

Awake in the Wild Teacher Training

Led by Mark Coleman and Lori Schwanbeck

The Awake in the Wild Teacher Training is an apprenticeship training in guiding contemplative nature practice, inspired by wisdom teachings from the Buddhist tradition, by Mark’s book Awake in the Wild (AITW) and by the wilderness retreats led by Mark and Lori for more than two decades across the Americas.

The Awake in the Wild Teacher Training is for people who care deeply about the earth, who have a strong Dharma / meditation practice and who take that contemplative presence into the outdoors. Equally important, it is for those who feel called to take people deep into nature with a spirit of reverence and contemplation.

The 2024-2025 training program will be held in North America.

Mark offers one-on-one online mentoring, coaching, and meditation guidance. Reach out to him with the link below to start a conversation on what may be possible for you.

Resilience and Nature

is a 6-week self-guided online course designed to lead you through meditation practices that will fortify you with resilience during life’s trying times.

Baja Kayaking and Meditation Retreat

is a Vipassana meditation retreat and sea kayaking trip in the pristine wilderness of the Sea of Cortez, around Baja, Mexico.

is a Thanksgiving holiday retreat in Baja will be an invitation to unplug, reset and realign as we connect to ourselves, others and nature.

Upcoming Nature / Online Practices

A Field Guide to Nature Meditation Released as Print Book on Amazon

A Field Guide to Nature Meditation: Available in Print, Audio & Kindle

“From the simplest feeling of a gentle breeze to the great mysteries of life and death, Mark Coleman guides us into an ever-deepening appreciation and understanding of the world around us. A jewel of a book, and highly recommended.”
—Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening