Awake in the Wild Nature Meditation
Awake in the Wild Nature Meditation is a unique way to be in nature. It is the art of being outdoors with a contemplative presence. Through the power of mindfulness people can cultivate a receptive, open quality of awareness that allows a rich sensitivity and connection to the natural world.
Unlike being indoors, meditating in the wild allows you to utilize all of your senses and the sensory environment as a support for being present. From that intimate connection, you can develop insight, clarity and a visceral understanding of knowing one’s place in the web of life. By doing so, the wisdom of nature is easily revealed.
Utilizing various mindfulness practices outdoors allows you to touch a sense of joy, wonder, love and connection. It is a way to wake up to the preciousness of this moment and the beauty of the earth we all share. Out of that connection can arise a deep care for the planet and a desire to live in greater harmony and sustainability.
Awake in the Wild Teacher Training
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 Coleman’s book Awake in the Wild (AITW) and by the wilderness retreats led by Mark for more than a decade across the Americas. Nature meditation brings mindful awareness practices into the outdoors as a support for presence, connection, and insight. Mark is excited to share this cherished work with a group of dedicated nature meditation practitioners that will give them tools to begin to share similar practices with others.
Nature Meditation Retreats: Kayaking in Baja
8 DAYS ON KAYAKS
Mark offers a nature meditation sea kayaking retreat in the pristine wilderness of the Sea of Cortez. The trip organizer is Sea Trek and all registration for it is done through their website.
The retreat will be 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 and opportunities for one-to-one work with the Mark Coleman. There will also be free time to paddle, swim, snorkel and enjoy this spectacular setting.
Nature Meditation Retreats: Vallecitos Mountain Ranch in Taos, NM
Summer Solstice Meditation in Nature Retreat
July 14 – 20, 2019
Vallecitos, Taos, NM
Following ancient traditions of celebrating the Summer Solstice, this retreat will be spent meditating outdoors in the natural beauty and mystery here at Vallecitos Mountain Ranch. Whether it is during sunset meditations, listening to the soothing sounds of the river, or sitting graced in the stillness of the aspen trees, we will open to the profound serenity and wisdom of nature.
“Embracing Change” Meditation in Nature Retreat
September 26 – October 2, 2019
Vallecitos, Taos, NM
On this silent retreat we will meditate outdoors in the natural beauty and mystery at Vallecitos Mountain Ranch. Whether it is during sunset meditations, listening to the soothing sounds of the river, or sitting graced in the stillness of the aspen trees, we will open to the profound serenity and wisdom of nature.
Awake in the Wild: The Book
by Mark Coleman
Introduction by Jack Kornfield
Many of us have forgotten how to listen, feel, and sense the natural world and why it’s vital to our own humanity. We can turn the tide by engaging in regular contact with nature while cultivating the simple yet profound quality of mindful attention. Awake in the Wild is a guide to using Buddhist meditative techniques in the natural world as a way to access nature’s gifts, blessings, and guidance.
~Mark Coleman, from Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery
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