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Opening to Joy, Awe, and Wonder in Nature

Rocky Mountain EcoDharma Retreat Center 8941 Overland Rd, Ward, CO, United States

During our time together, we will use immersion-in-nature to cultivate a receptive, embodied quality of attention where states of joy, awe, wonder, and love are easily accessible. The integration of awareness in nature will increase your capacity for well-being and inspired action, and deepen your connection with the web of life.

Loving Awareness: Meeting Reality with Wisdom and Kindness

Spirit Rock 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA, United States

Awareness and kindness are essential and beautiful qualities of an awakened life. In this silent retreat, we will discover how these qualities are intimately related and mutually supportive.

$250 – $2400

Awake in the Wild in the Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountain EcoDharma Retreat Center 8941 Overland Rd, Ward, CO, United States

This silent retreat is grounded in the practice of Mindfulness – the capacity to be present to ourselves and our environment. Participants will learn to bring this receptive presence to develop a contemplative relationship with nature. By cultivating an inner quiet and curious spirit we can learn from nature as a perennial teacher. The natural world reveals timeless Dharma teachings that support a natural letting go and a wise relationship to all experience.

A Field Guide to Nature Meditation Released on Amazon

Mark's new book, A Field Guide to Nature Meditation, is released as an ebook today on Amazon! 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.

Awake in the Wild: Exploring Awareness and Insight in Nature

Spirit Rock 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA, United States

This silent retreat is grounded in the practice of Mindfulness – the capacity to be present to ourselves and our environment. Participants will learn to bring this receptive presence to develop a contemplative relationship with nature. By cultivating an inner quiet and curious spirit we can learn from nature as a perennial teacher. The natural world reveals timeless Dharma teachings that support a natural letting go and a wise relationship to all experience.

Baja Kayak and Meditation Retreat

Sea of Cortez Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Come get away from winter cold and attend a silent kayaking mindfulness retreat in the pristine wilderness of the Sea of Cortez. The retreat will be mostly in silence to support the meditative process, and there will be several periods of meditation daily as well as time for discussion, talks on the themes of meditation in nature, talking circles and opportunities for one to one work with the Mark Coleman. There will also be free time to swim, snorkel and enjoy this spectacular setting.

Weekday Nature Meditations – Online

Online Only , United States

These online meditations will be a support for all those who like to be in nature and feel the support of the natural world for our practice and to help calm and relax our body, mind and heart.

Sunday Sangha with Sangha Live

Online Only , United States

When we turn our attention to the sensory, natural world around us, mindfulness practice can become easeful and expansive. Nature allures awareness through her beauty, and range of dynamic, enchanting experience. In this session we will practice cultivating attention to our sense experience, and discovering joy, peace and wonder in this very moment. Tune in from any peaceful environment outdoors with an internet connection, or indoors, ideally with a view of the outdoors.

Awake in the Wild One Day Hiking Retreat on Mount Tam

NOTE: This retreat is now full. To be added to the waitlist, please email Jen at jen@awakeinthewild.com and let her know which retreat you are interested in. In this contemplative one day hiking and meditation retreat on Mount Tamalpais, we will open to the joy, beauty and tranquility of the natural world. We will utilize various sensory awareness practices, and mindfulness based meditations to support us being present and awake to our direct experience and to the wonder and mystery of nature. This time will be one of deep nourishment, regeneration and connection. We will learn from nature’s perennial [...]

Living with Awareness: Exploring Mindfulness, Awareness, & Natural Freedom

Spirit Rock 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA, United States

In this silent meditation retreat we explore the innate quality of awareness: what it is, how to recognize it, and how to cultivate and abide within it. We investigate how continuity of mindfulness practice supports a depth and stability of awareness, and inquire into what interferes with fully stabilizing in awareness both in meditation and in ordinary activity. As mindfulness grows, we see how this capacity for awareness is available in every moment. The retreat includes periods of sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, inquiry, and discussion.

The Time Is Now: Showing Up for the Planet

with James Baraz, Rhonda Magee, Mark Coleman, and Kristin Barker This Earth Day gathering will be a time to connect with each other in community to share our love and care for the Earth, feel any grief or other strong responses to the climate situation, and learn how to move through stuck places into inspiring action.

The Nature Summit

Online Only , United States

What important lessons does nature have to teach us? How do we connect with the healing power of the natural world? How do we love the Earth, draw inspiration from its beauty and protect it in times of crisis? In response to these timely questions Mark Coleman of Awake in the Wild and Eric Forbis of Wisdom for Life are bringing you this inspiring conference on nature and our relationship to it.

Awake in the Wild Meditation Retreat at Esalen with Mark Coleman, Lori Schwanbeck, and Hakim Tafari

Esalen Institute 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, United States

Are you ready to enter into the beauty and serenity of nature at Esalen? In this mindfulness in nature workshop, you will spend the entire time meditating and opening the senses in the stunning natural beauty of the Big Sur coast. Developing a sensory, embodied attention in the outdoors will open you to beautiful states of joy, delight and wonder.

Monday Night Class – Online or In Person

In Person at Spirit Rock or Online via Zoom , United States

The Monday Night sitting group at Spirit Rock has been a welcoming refuge for the community to gather, hear the teachings of the Buddha and practice mindfulness meditation. During the pandemic, Spirit Rock is continuing to offer this group online via Livestream.

Living Dharma Program: Exploring and Integrating the Eight-Fold Path in Daily Life – Application Deadline

Online Only , United States

This program is to be held entirely online and designed for meditators and Buddhist practitioners wishing to engage wholeheartedly in a deep exploration and practice of Dharma through the study and teaching of the Buddha’s “Noble Eightfold Path.” Using the classic Buddhist teachings of sīla, samādhi, and pañña (ethics, meditation, and wisdom), we will look at how we cultivate mindfulness, kindness, and balance given the inner stresses of modern life, and the outer challenges of social inequity and the pressure of climate change.

Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness Practices for Cultivating Well-Being in Nature

Spirit Rock 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA, United States

This daylong retreat is grounded in ancient traditions that value the transformative power of nature. In the spirit of the Buddha and his followers meditating in the forest, this day of guided silent meditation will be spent entirely outside in beautiful meadows nestled up in the hills of Spirit Rock.

Awake in the Wild Apple Farm Meditation

Join me for an serene day of mindfulness and meditation amidst the exquisite beauty of Apple Farm in Sebastopol, CA. This in-person event promises to be a transformative experience. And you go home with a bag of organic, farmed apples from Sebastopol!

Weekday Nature Meditations – Online

Online Only , United States

These online meditations will be a support for all those who like to be in nature and feel the support of the natural world for our practice and to help calm and relax our body, mind and heart.

The Best Year of Your Life Summit

Online Only , United States

Do you ever feel like you’re setting New Year’s resolutions every year with the best of intentions? Only to see your big plans fall by the wayside within a few weeks? That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about an extraordinary online event called The Best Year of Your Life Summit, and I want to invite you to attend for FREE. Why is it called “The Best Year of Your Life” Summit? Because it’s designed to get rid of the blocks that have been holding you back so you can have the transformative 2024 you deserve.

Make Peace With Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Help Free You from the Inner Critic

Esalen Institute 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, United States

Have you noticed the painful effects of self-judgment? Do you feel tormented by negative critical self-talk and the harsh words of the inner critic?  Are you prone to judging everything you do as not good enough, not quite right, not living up to some impossibly high standard? Do you find yourself harshly judging your meditation, your practice or your other spiritual practices? If you wish to be more free from the influence of the inner critic, then this workshop offers tried and tested methods for overcoming the challenges of self-judgment.

Awake in the Wild One Day Retreat in Marin, CA

In this contemplative one day in southern Marin, we will open to the joy, beauty and tranquility of the natural world. We will utilize various sensory awareness practices, and mindfulness based meditations to support us being present and awake to our direct experience and to the wonder and mystery of nature. This time will be one of deep nourishment, regeneration and connection.

Your Brain Isn’t Broken: Meeting ADHD with Mindfulness, Wisdom, and Compassion Retreat

Spirit Rock 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA, United States

Do you have challenges with focus and time management or struggle with emotional hypersensitivity or frustration tolerance? Do you find it hard to follow through on tasks or commitments, or to be reliable and consistent? The good news is that with mindfulness, compassion, and with the application of skillful techniques, it is possible to understand and function more effectively with care and wisdom. On this daylong retreat we’ll explore navigating these challenges, how they interrupt our functioning, and how we can meet ourselves with compassion.

The Heart of Nature Summit 2024

The Heart of Nature Summit is a call to embrace the transformative power of the heart in healing ourselves and our world. It's an invitation to explore how living in harmony with nature and leading with the heart can usher in profound changes in our lives and the global community. Join me along with Jane Fonda, Marianne Williamson, Tara Brach, Paul Hawken, Louie Schwartzberg, Peter Coyote, "V" (Eve Ensler), Michael Yellow Bird, Lynne Twist, Nina Simons, Valerie Mason-John, Daniel Siegel and many more for this 7-day journey.

Finding Refuge, Finding Home: A Retreat in Nature

Spirit Rock 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA, United States

In the storms of our lives we need refuge, nourishment, and support—a place to replenish our tired bodies and troubled hearts. When the Buddha offered his teachings, his first instruction was to go meditate under a tree. Throughout this retreat, we will practice together in the age-old tradition of being outside in the company of the natural world. We will explore tapping into the natural stillness and dynamism that surrounds us and teaches us. As we integrate stillness and movement, we move toward being active participants in the world while maintaining balance and ease in our hearts and minds.

Weekday Nature Meditations – Online

Online Only , United States

These online meditations will be a support for all those who like to be in nature and feel the support of the natural world for our practice and to help calm and relax our body, mind and heart.

Awake in the Wild: Meditation in Nature at Esalen with Mark Coleman and Lori Schwanbeck

Esalen Institute 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, United States

Following ancient spiritual traditions that value the transformative power of nature, this experiential workshop will be spent meditating entirely outdoors among the natural beauty and mystery of Esalen. Whether under a blazing sunset or in the stillness of cypress trees, we will open to the profound serenity and wisdom of nature. We will cultivate mindfulness — being present to ourselves while developing a contemplative relationship with nature. This leads to beautiful states of joy, peace, wonder, love and connection with oneself, one another and the larger web of life.

Awake in the Wild in the Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountain EcoDharma Retreat Center 8941 Overland Rd, Ward, CO, United States

Like the Buddha, people for millennia have sought refuge, clarity, and wisdom in the natural world. On this silent mindfulness retreat in the serenity and beauty of nature, we will explore potent awareness and heart-based meditations that open the heart and mind to insight, interconnection with life, and a profound peace.

Awake in the Wild Nature Meditation Retreat in New Mexico

Vallecitos Mountain Ranch NM, United States

This silent retreat is grounded in the practice of Mindfulness – the capacity to be present to ourselves and our environment. On the retreat there will be guided nature-based meditations, mindful walks, Dharma talks on meditation and nature and group meetings with the teacher. There will be time to relish in the silence outdoors and to explore the wilderness of Vallecitos Mountain Ranch both in solitude and as part of the group.

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