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Awake in the Wild Teacher Training

Awake in the Wild Teacher Training

Led by Mark Coleman and Lori Schwanbeck

On February 13 at 6 pm PT | 9 pm ET, Mark will be holding an informational question and answer Zoom session for those interested in applying to the training program. To register for the session, click here.

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.

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


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.

Make Peace with Your Mind


is a weekend workshop in Big Sur, CA that offers tried-and-tested methods for overcoming the challenges of self-judgment with compassion, humor, and forgiveness.

Meeting ADHD with Mindfulness


is a daylong, in-person retreat held at Spirit Rock in Woodacre, CA to help you use the practices of mindfulness to meet the challenges of ADHD with care and wisdom.

Awake in the wild 4-Month Nature Meditation Program


will immerse you in the beautiful landscapes of Spirit Rock while cultivating a receptive, embodied mindful attention over 4 daylong, in-person retreats and will open you to joy and peace.