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Back to Life: A Mindful Retreat in Nature

Camp Earnest Twain Harte, CA, United States

This last year, the pandemic has forced us to focus more and more on URL's and less on IRL (in real life). As the world starts to open up again, we're all feeling a little depleted, emerging from our online lives with a longing to reawaken a connection with life and with each other.  Come join us for a vibrant weekend of nourishment, nature and community. Together we will explore the beauty of the wilderness, rekindle the art of human connection, and cultivate mindfulness through meditation and sensory awareness practice outdoors.

US $525 – US $725

Awake in the Wild in Big Sur, CA

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.

Awakening Joy and Wonder: A Mindfulness in Nature Retreat

Esalen Institute 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, United States

In these volatile and uncertain times, where so much of our lives are lived virtually, it is vital we stay connected to our own bodies and the body of the earth to access wisdom and perspective. Opening the senses, the heart, and the mind to the wonder of nature revitalizes and reconnects us to our aliveness. During our time together, we will use nature to cultivate a receptive, embodied quality of attention where states of joy, awe, and wonder will increase your capacity for well-being and inspired action.

Awake in the Wild Half Day Retreat in Marin, CA

In this contemplative half 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.

USD $95

Exploring the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Online Only , United States

The Buddha taught that there is a direct way for alleviating suffering and discovering peace, wisdom, and happiness through cultivating the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. In this weekend retreat, we will explore in depth these beautiful, liberating, and accessible practices that form the basis of Insight Meditation practice.

Awake in the Wild Half Day Retreat in Marin, CA

Led by Mark Coleman and Lori Schwanbeck In this contemplative half 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.

US $95.00

Living with Awareness Retreat

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

In this silent mindfulness meditation retreat, we will explore the innate quality of awareness as the foundation for cultivating clarity, understanding, and insight into human experience. We will investigate how through mindfulness practice we can develop insight into the causes of stress and the causes of genuine happiness. We will examine what it means to abide with kindness and awareness in the midst of any experience, whether in meditation or in life, so we can live with a genuine non-reactive freedom wherever we are.

USD$150 – USD$1440

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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