A Field Guide to Nature Meditation

A Field Guide to Nature Meditation

52 Mindfulness Practices for Joy, Wisdom, and Wonder
by Mark Coleman

Whether you are new to meditation or have extensive experience, insight meditation teacher and wilderness guide Mark Coleman has created a clear and easy-to-use field guide that shows you step-by-step how to develop a nature-based meditation practice. Learn accessible mindfulness practices that deepen your awareness of the natural world, open you to states of wonder and love, and help bring connection, clarity, and focus to your daily life. With meditations for every week of the year, you’ll be able to practice in different seasons, various terrains, and whatever the weather. Follow these simple, yet profound meditations and you’ll discover immediate ways to relieve stress and access peace, joy and beauty anywhere you are.

Awake in the WildAwake in the Wild

Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self Discovery
by Mark Coleman
Introduction by Jack Kornfield

“Nature deficit disorder” has become an increasingly challenging problem in our hyper modern world. In Awake in the Wild, Mark Coleman shows seekers how to remedy this widespread malady by reconnecting with nature through Buddhism. Each short (two to three pages) chapter includes a concrete nature meditation. Incorporating anecdotes from Mark’s many nature retreats, Buddhist wisdom and teachings, important nature writings by others, and nature itself, the book invites readers to participate in, not just observe, nature; develop a loving connection with the earth as a form of environmental activism; decrease urban alienation through experiencing nature; embody nature’s peaceful presence; and connect with ancient spiritual wisdom through nature meditations.

From Suffering to PeaceFrom Suffering to Peace

The True Promise of Mindfulness
by Mark Coleman

Like yoga before it, mindfulness is now flourishing in every sector of society. It is a buzzword in everything from medicine to the military. Mark Coleman, who has studied and taught mindfulness meditation for decades, draws on his knowledge to not only clarify what mindfulness truly means but also reveal the depth and potential of this ancient discipline. Weaving together contemporary applications with practices in use for millennia, his approach empowers us to engage with and transform the inevitable stress and pain of life, so we can discover genuine peace — in the body, heart, mind, and wider world. While profound and multilayered, the mindfulness teachings Coleman shares have proved effective in a wide variety of settings. From Suffering to Peace will help readers of all kinds access and benefit from the “true promise of mindfulness.”

Make Peace with Your MindMake Peace with Your Mind

How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic
by Mark Coleman
foreward by Tara Brach

The inner critic is the voice inside our heads reminding us that we are never “good enough.” It’s behind the insidious thoughts that can make us second-guess our every action and doubt our own value. The inner critic might feel overpowering, but it can be managed effectively. Meditation teacher and therapist Mark Coleman helps readers understand and free themselves from the inner critic using the tools of mindfulness and compassion. Each chapter offers constructive insights into what creates, drives, and disarms the critic; real people’s journeys to inspire and guide readers; and simple practices anyone can use to live a free, happy, and flourishing life.

“Wonderful, delightful, deeply touching.”

Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness on Make Peace with Your Mind

Make Peace with Your Mind can change your life.”

Chip Conley, head of global hospitality and strategy at Airbnb

“Beautiful, soulful, enormously useful.”

Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Buddha’s Brain on Make Peace with Your Mind

“The benefits of these practices are real and wide-ranging.”

Congressman Tim Ryan, on Make Peace with Your Mind

“Wonderful and important.”

James Baraz, coauthor of Awakening Joy on Make Peace with Your Mind

“Gifts of wisdom and many practical tools to work with your own mind and heart.”

Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart on Make Peace with Your Mind