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.

Weekday Nature Meditation

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These one-hour 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.

Running weekdays at 7:30 am Pacific Time / 10:30 am Eastern Time. To view the calendar of scheduled weekday leaders, click here. There will not be meditations on the weekends.

This class is offered freely.

If, however, you wish to offer a donation to Mark, click here.

If you wish to offer a donation to the other Awake in the Wild teachers, click here.

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Awake in the Wild Teacher Training

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.

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Upcoming Nature Retreats

Opening to Joy, Awe, and Wonder in Nature
June 13-19, 2022
Rocky Mountain Eco-Dharma Retreat Center, Ward, Colorado

In the spirit of the Buddha meditating in the forest, this serene retreat will be spent entirely outside in beautiful meadows, forests, and mountains of Rocky Mountain Eco Dharma Center.

Meditating outdoors helps awaken our sensitivity to the beauty of the natural world, opens our appreciation of nature as profound teacher, and invites a wakefulness in every moment. Opening the senses, the heart, and the mind to the wonder of nature revitalizes and reconnects us to our aliveness.

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RMERC Lodge

Exploring the Wisdom and Insight Teachings of Nature
September 12-19, 2022
Rocky Mountain Eco-Dharma Retreat Center, Ward, Colorado

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.

During our time together, we will use immersion-in-nature to cultivate a receptive, embodied quality of attention. This awareness supports learning from nature’s teachings on impermanence, the illusion of our separateness, and the inter-dependence of all life. We will also explore how nature evokes not only profound insight and genuine transformation but also brings forth the capacity for inspired action in a changing ecological world.

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Awake in the Wild: The Book

Awake in the Wild

Awake in the Wild

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.

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“In nature we can feel a living connection with life all around us. Being outdoors we can taste how we are held and nourished exquisitely by the intricate web of life that is supporting us in every moment, every breath. It helps us to discover our place in the scheme of things and, perhaps, to realize we are already whole. Intimacy with nature can both heal us and teach us to be in harmony and at peace with ourselves and the world.”

~Mark Coleman, from Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery