NEW PROGRAM! Deepen your meditation practice in this yearlong immersion program. Through 52 engaging practices, you will meditate in various settings, in different landscapes, and in all kinds of weather with confidence and clarity. This yearlong meditation practice is supported by Mark Coleman’s A Field Guide to Nature Meditation which will serve as our “guide-book” for the practice. All are welcome!
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Our mission is to inspire all people worldwide to connect with the earth through mindfulness-based practice and meditation as a support for awakening, and deepening love and care for the earth and all species.
What We Do
Awake in the Wild exists to bring people together to develop awareness and love for the earth and all species through nature-based meditation practice. Teachings are offered online and via in-person nature meditation classes, courses, and retreats that are open to everyone. Our programs are led by Mark Coleman and Awake in the Wild certified teachers.
Awake in the Wild is committed to helping you:
- Deepen your mindfulness-based meditation practice
- Connect to community, no matter where you are
- Bring deeper insight and compassion into how we relate to the earth and all beings.
- Draw on Buddhist, indigenous, and wisdom traditions that inspire greater awareness, kindness and understanding.
Daily Nature Meditation
An Online Community
Sit with our community of nature-loving meditators for this morning nature-based meditation sessions. This 45-minute guided meditation is led each weekday by AitW founder Mark Coleman or by a rotation of AitW-trained guest teachers from around the world. This communal meditation sit is held every weekday morning online ( 7:30 am Pacific Time), and is open to all!
AitW Teacher Training
The Awake in the Wild Teacher Training is an apprenticeship training in contemplative nature practice, inspired by contemporary mindfulness practice, traditional Buddhist wisdom, and by Mark Coleman’s 2006 book Awake in the Wild. Mark has been leading wilderness retreats for mindful nature lovers across the Americas since 2003 and has trained and inspired 65+ AitW teachers from around the world.
A Field Guide to Nature Meditation
52 Mindfulness Practices for Joy, Wisdom, and Wonder
NEW RELEASE! Through 52 engaging practices, you will learn to meditate in a variety of settings, in different landscapes, and in all kinds of weather with confidence and clarity. The book is divided into sections, each of which orient you to different kinds of meditations. There are practices that you can do sitting in stillness, those that involve walking and movement, and meditations that allow for an intimate, direct connection with the rich facets of the natural world.
We honor the Buddhist principle of dana, or mutual generosity. Our teachers generously offer their teachings to our community. In return, our community is invited to generously donate to help support the teachers and Awake in the Wild to continue their offerings.
Community & Inclusion
Awake in the Wild exists to serve everyone by creating a supportive environment in which to explore meditation and nature. We welcome everyone: all ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, abilities, cultures, and religions.