A Field Guide To Nature By mark coleman

A Field Guide to Nature Meditation

52 Mindfulness Practices for Joy, Wisdom, and Wonder

by Mark Coleman

Have you ever wanted to take your meditation practice outdoors? Wondered how your time in nature can be a support for well-being, joy, and peace? Or, do you already meditate in nature and wish to deepen your practice?

Whether you are new to meditation or have extensive experience, insight meditation teacher and wilderness guide Mark Coleman has created a clear and easy-to-use field guide that shows you step-by-step how to develop a nature-based meditation practice. Learn accessible mindfulness practices that deepen your awareness of the natural world, open you to states of wonder and love, and help bring connection, clarity, and focus to your daily life. With meditations for every week of the year, you’ll be able to practice in different seasons, various terrains, and whatever the weather. Follow these simple, yet profound meditations and you’ll discover immediate ways to relieve stress and access peace, joy and beauty anywhere you are.

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2025 Yearlong Community

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Based on the Field Guide | 52 weeks – 52 meditations

Through 52 engaging weekly practices, you will (learn to) meditate in a variety of nature landscapes 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. Mark will provide guidance by email each month as to which weekly meditations we will be practicing throughout that month. We will focus on practicing one of the 52 meditations each week, as presented in this Field Guide, as an integral part of the yearlong commitment to nature meditation.

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A Field Guide to Nature Meditation is a wonderful book. Drawing on a decades-long experience of meditation in a wide variety of natural settings, Mark Coleman invites us to join him in this joyous exploration of nature’s beauty and wisdom. From the simplest feeling of a gentle breeze to the great mysteries of life and death, Mark guides us into an ever-deepening appreciation and understanding of the world around us. He is a rare example of someone who has integrated the depth of his meditation practices with the sensitivity of a naturalist marveling at what is always right before us. A jewel of a book, and highly recommended.

~ Joseph Goldstein
Author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening

Mark Coleman offers you beautiful ways to attend to life and mystery. If you do the practices here, they will open your heart, sensitize your awareness, connect you with all that breathes and lives, and revitalize your spirit.

~ Jack Kornfield
Author of A Path With Heart

Coleman’s book prompts readers to lean into the mysteriousness of life, to evoke curiosity, to feel into the awe that nature bestows, and to accept the gift of living existence. Both a meditation guide and a call-to-action to ‘complete the cycle of love,’ we are reminded to offer our love back to our planet, for the generosity and wisdom that it has shown us unconditionally.

~ Sharon Salzberg,
Author of Lovingkindness and Real Change

A Field Guide to Nature Meditation inspires us to get away from our screens, get outside and experience our beautiful, impermanent, living & dying world—a refuge that soothes our mind, strengthens our heart, and helps us remember our interconnection with all of life.

~ Tara Brach,
Author of Radical Acceptance and Trusting the Gold

Mark Coleman’s field guide is the real deal, a lucid compendium of practices for the craft of awakening—simple skills for opening awareness, through the whole of one’s body, to the animate earth in all its many-voiced wonder and strangeness.

~ David Abram
Author of Becoming Animal and The Spell of the Sensuous

For those called to let ‘the more than human world’ be their meditation teacher, this book is your guide. Let it open doorways of awareness your ancestors knew, and you are remembering. A beautifully written, comprehensive, and timely guide for this moment on Earth.

~ Micah Mortali
Author of Rewilding: Meditations, Practices and Skills for Awakening in Nature

Most of what ails the world today is rooted in our alienation.Beautifully written, this simple yet profound book will bring you back to our true home in nature. From its author’s calm and kind heart, the gentle, powerful practices in it offer many wonderful ways to enjoy and learn from the natural world. This is an effective guide for anyone looking for more delight, more awe, and greater inner peace.

~ Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
Author of Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness

I delighted in reading Mark Coleman’s A Field Guide To Nature Meditation, which offers our senses 52 rich portals for experiencing our interconnected wholeness with the natural world around us. Mark offers us a seminal work of simple and elegant meditations that can be integrated into our daily lives for all who wish to embrace a natural path for awakening deeply and intimately to who they truly are.

~ Richard Miller, PhD
Author of iRest Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Resiliency, and Well-Being and Yoga Nidra: The iRest Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing

A marvelous book, so rich with the spirit of practice and the soul of nature.

~ Roshi Joan Halifax
Abbot, Upaya Zen Center