The Awake in the Wild Teacher Training is an apprenticeship training in contemplative nature practice, inspired by 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. Our community has grown to 50+ AitW trained teachers around the world.
When we bring awareness, inquiry, and meditation into the outdoors, we cultivate a deeper connection to ourselves, each other, and our planet. Mark is passionate about sharing this cherished work with dedicated practitioners so that they can continue to pass on these profound tools and practices. This training is for those who care deeply about the Earth, who have a strong Dharma/meditation practice, and who want to share contemplative presence with others in the outdoors.