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Schedule

Nature Retreats

In Praise of the Earth
A Day of Meditation and Song in Nature
with Mark Coleman and Jennifer Berezan (musician)
April 22, 2018
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA

In this tranquil and rejuvenating day, we will explore how meditation is supported by the stillness of nature as we spend the day in sitting and walking meditation in the hills and meadows of Spirit Rock. Throughout the day we will interweave sessions of chant and song designed to open the heart and awaken states of well being and insight.

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Awake in the Wild Teacher Training
with Mark Coleman
May 6, 2018 – May 11, 2019

The Awake in the Wild Meditation in Nature Teacher Training is an apprenticeship training in guiding contemplative nature practice, inspired by the 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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Awake in the Wild: Summer Solstice Meditation in Nature Retreat
June 15 – 21, 2018
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.

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Awake in the Wild: “Embracing Change” Meditation in Nature Retreat
October 14 – 19, 2018
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.

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Baja Kayaking and Meditation Retreat
with Mark Coleman
March 2019
Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Come get away from winter cold and attend a silent mindfulness retreat in the pristine wilderness of the Sea of Cortez. This is the 11th year that Mark Coleman has led this silent kayaking meditation retreat. 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.

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Mindfulness Classes and Retreats

Monday Night Class at Spirit Rock
April 23, 2018
In-Person or Live Streaming
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA

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Insight Meditation
The Path of Understanding, Wisdom, and Freedom
with Mark Coleman
June 8, 2018
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA

Insight Meditation or Vipassana is a profoundly liberating practice and path to genuine well-being, happiness, and freedom. Grounded in the foundational practice of mindfulness, Insight Meditation enables you to see clearly the truth of your inner and outer experience, providing insight into the ways you create your own suffering and how you can be free of pain and stress.

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Loving Awareness
Opening the Heart, Freeing the Mind
with Mark Coleman
July 21, 2018
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA

Mindful awareness and love are beautiful qualities of an awakened life. Awareness leads to clarity, insight and freedom. A loving heart responds with care to our own struggles and to the pain in the world, intimately connecting us with life.

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Mindfulness Teacher Training in U.S.
with Mark Coleman & Martin Aylward
U.S. Training Runs September 2018 – August 2019

This unique comprehensive year long teacher training combines transformational cultivation of your own mindfulness practice and systematic development of your teaching capacity. You will learn to integrate the depth of mindfulness meditation from its ancient origins with latest research and neuroscience findings on mindfulness and its applications This course will enable you to teach a wide variety of mindfulness programs with confidence and clarity.

This training will be offered in the U.K. in 2019.

For more information, visit: MindfulnessTrainingInstitute.com

 

Mindfulness as a Path of Awakening
with Mark Coleman
November 26 – December 2, 2018
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA

Mindful awareness is the foundation for living with wisdom and compassion and is the seed from which springs much joy and peace. Through this retreat you will learn skilful methods to establish and refine mindful presence that develops self-awareness, clarity and insight.

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