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Dana Based Sitting Groups

Join our dedicated community of nature-based mindfulness meditators. We have two Primary sitting groups you can join! The Daily Nature Meditation group meets every weekday morning and starts off with a brief 10 – 12 minute nature inspired talk followed by a guided meditation. We also have a similar format for our Sunday Evening Meditation group. Click the buttons below to view the schedules.

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World Oceans Day

A Mindfulness Celebration

With Ashley Dahl

Saturday, June 08, 2024

Join us for a special community event celebrating World Oceans Day with a focus on the water element, mindfulness, and meditation.This unique gathering will take place online, offering an opportunity for people to come together from around the world…

Details and Registration

Daily Nature Meditation

With AitW Teachers

Daily: Monday – Friday (Online)

Morning meditation can help us to wake up and begin the day on the right foot, feeling more centered, focused, and uplifted, and the natural world can inspire our practice. The series is led by Awake in the Wild (AitW) founder Mark Coleman along with skilled AitW teachers from around the world.

Upcoming Schedule

Awake in the Wild Teacher Training

A Yearlong Apprenticeship Training

Next USA Training: Oct 2024 – July 2025

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.

Details & Application

A Sensual Journey in Nature Connection

Mount Tamalpais, Rock Spring Picnic Area

with Kyyio Cecil Raditz

Jun 8, 2024 | 10:30 – 3:30 Pacific Time

Join us for “A Sensual Journey in Nature Connection,” where we blend playful discovery, exploration, yoga, and nature meditations to awaken your senses and deepen your connection with the natural world. Immerse yourself in the earth’s rhythms and vibrations through mindfulness practices, allowing profound states of joy, peace, and connection to emerge… (Continued)

Details & Registration

Click the “Retreats” Tab Above For Longer Programs

World Oceans Day

A Mindfulness Celebration

With Ashley Dahl

Saturday, June 08, 2024

Join us for a special community event celebrating World Oceans Day with a focus on the water element, mindfulness, and meditation.This unique gathering will take place online, offering an opportunity for people to come together from around the world…

Details and Registration

2025 Yearlong Community

Nature Meditation For Joy, Wisdom and Wonder

52 weeks – 52 meditations

Registration Opens: December, 2024

Through 52 engaging weekly practices, you will (learn to) meditate in a variety of natural 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…

Registration & Details

Click the “Sitting Groups” Tab Above For Online Meditation Groups

Awake in the Wild in the Colorado Rockies

Rocky Mountain EcoDharma Retreat Center

With Mark Coleman

May 26 – June 02, 2024

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.

Registration & Details

Awake in the Wild – New Mexico

Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center

With Mark Coleman

June 03 – 10, 2024

This silent retreat is grounded in the practice of Mindfulness – the capacity to be present to ourselves and our environment. On the retreat there will be guided nature-based meditations, mindful walks, Dharma talks on meditation and nature and group meetings with the teacher. There will be time to relish in the silence outdoors and to explore the wilderness of Vallecitos Mountain Ranch both in solitude and as part of the group.

Registration & Details

Healing Ourselves, Healing Nature

Monteverde, Costa Rica

With Alex Julie

June 06 – 15, 2024

Tucked in the ethereal mountains and misty forests of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Healing Ourselves, Healing Nature is a 10-day, 9-night adventure in reconciling and deepening our relationship with Mother Earth. Along our journey, we build community, practice mindfulness meditation techniques, explore embodiment practices and ecstatic dance, ceremony, enjoy tea ritual and expressive arts, engage in vibrant discussion, and rest. The living land is our central teacher.

Registration & Details

Renewal – The Way Out is In

Italy, Piemont, Ostana (Cuneo) at Monviso Institute

With Mirjam Luthe

July 09 -14, 2024

Cultivate Mindful Self-Compassion & Resilience in Nature to thrive together in a changing world. A time to befriend yourself in community and deepen your connection to Planet Earth and your relation to the IDGs (Inner Development Goals). Hosted in a unique location in an Alpine Piemontese village in revival by a Living Systems’ Lab – a project at the cutting edge of research and education on sustainability transitions and regenerative design, connected to ETH Zurich and the DRRS learning series.

Registration & Details

Awake in the Wild – New Mexico

Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center

With Mark Coleman

September 23 – 30, 2024

This silent retreat is grounded in the practice of Mindfulness – the capacity to be present to ourselves and our environment. Participants will learn to bring this receptive presence to develop a contemplative relationship with nature. By cultivating an inner quiet and curious spirit we can learn from nature as a perennial teacher. The natural world reveals timeless Dharma teachings that support a natural letting go and a wise relationship to all experience.

Registration & Details

Baja Kayaking and Meditation Retreat

Sea of Cortez Loreto, Baja California Sur Mexico

With Mark Coleman

November 03 – 08, 2024

This is an insight meditation and sea kayaking silent retreat in the pristine wilderness of the Sea of Cortez. Cultivate mindful awareness through sitting, walking, and movement meditations. Mark will guide practices each day to deepen a contemplative relationship to nature.

Registration & Details

Natural Radiance

The Freedom of Awareness

Spirit Rock Meditation Center, CA

With Mark Coleman

November 15 – 21, 2024

In this silent meditation retreat, we will explore this innate quality of awareness – what it is, how to recognize it, and how to cultivate and nurture it. We will investigate how moment-to-moment continuity of mindfulness builds concentration, which in turn supports a depth of awareness.

Registration & Details

Thanksgiving Exclusive:

Exploring Wisdom of Gratitude & Teachings of Nature

Baja, Mexico

With Mark Coleman, Lori Schwanbeck, and Teddi Dean

November 25 – 30, 2024

Through connection to our bodies, community, and nature we will experience how gratitude, awe, and beauty uplift the heart, expand the mind, and connect us to a sense of vitality and wisdom. This optimal state enriches possibility and helps clarify a deeper sense of purpose… (Continued)

Registration & Details

Daily Nature Meditation

With AitW Teachers

Daily: Monday – Friday (Online)

Morning meditation can help us to wake up and begin the day on the right foot, feeling more centered, focused, and uplifted, and the natural world can inspire our practice. The series is led by Awake in the Wild (AitW) founder Mark Coleman along with skilled AitW teachers from around the world.

Upcoming Schedule

Sunday Evening Meditation

With AitW Teachers

Weekly: Every Sunday (Online)

Join us on Zoom every Sunday evening for a 45-minute nature-oriented session that includes a short talk and guided meditation. The series is led by skilled Awake in the Wild (AitW) teachers from around the world. Sessions include a short 10 – 15 minute talk on a theme and a 30-minute guided meditation. Tune in from any peaceful environment with an internet connection, ideally immersed in nature or at the very least with a view of the outdoors. All are welcome!

Upcoming Schedule
Featured

World Oceans Day

A Mindfulness Celebration

With Ashley Dahl

Saturday, June 08, 2024

Join us for a special community event celebrating World Oceans Day with a focus on the water element, mindfulness, and meditation.This unique gathering will take place online, offering an opportunity for people to come together from around the world…

Details and Registration

Daily Nature Meditation

With AitW Teachers

Daily: Monday – Friday (Online)

Morning meditation can help us to wake up and begin the day on the right foot, feeling more centered, focused, and uplifted, and the natural world can inspire our practice. The series is led by Awake in the Wild (AitW) founder Mark Coleman along with skilled AitW teachers from around the world.

Upcoming Schedule
Teacher Training

Awake in the Wild Teacher Training

A Yearlong Apprenticeship Training

Next USA Training: Oct 2024 – July 2025

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.

Details & Application
In-Person

A Sensual Journey in Nature Connection

Mount Tamalpais, Rock Spring Picnic Area

with Kyyio Cecil Raditz

Jun 8, 2024 | 10:30 – 3:30 Pacific Time

Join us for “A Sensual Journey in Nature Connection,” where we blend playful discovery, exploration, yoga, and nature meditations to awaken your senses and deepen your connection with the natural world. Immerse yourself in the earth’s rhythms and vibrations through mindfulness practices, allowing profound states of joy, peace, and connection to emerge… (Continued)

Details & Registration

Click the “Retreats” Tab Above For Longer Programs

Online

World Oceans Day

A Mindfulness Celebration

With Ashley Dahl

Saturday, June 08, 2024

Join us for a special community event celebrating World Oceans Day with a focus on the water element, mindfulness, and meditation.This unique gathering will take place online, offering an opportunity for people to come together from around the world…

Details and Registration

2025 Yearlong Community

Nature Meditation For Joy, Wisdom and Wonder

52 weeks – 52 meditations

Registration Opens: December, 2024

Through 52 engaging weekly practices, you will (learn to) meditate in a variety of natural 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…

Registration & Details

Click the “Sitting Groups” Tab Above For Online Meditation Groups

Retreats

Awake in the Wild in the Colorado Rockies

Rocky Mountain EcoDharma Retreat Center

With Mark Coleman

May 26 – June 02, 2024

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.

Registration & Details

Awake in the Wild – New Mexico

Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center

With Mark Coleman

June 03 – 10, 2024

This silent retreat is grounded in the practice of Mindfulness – the capacity to be present to ourselves and our environment. On the retreat there will be guided nature-based meditations, mindful walks, Dharma talks on meditation and nature and group meetings with the teacher. There will be time to relish in the silence outdoors and to explore the wilderness of Vallecitos Mountain Ranch both in solitude and as part of the group.

Registration & Details

Healing Ourselves, Healing Nature

Monteverde, Costa Rica

With Alex Julie

June 06 – 15, 2024

Tucked in the ethereal mountains and misty forests of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Healing Ourselves, Healing Nature is a 10-day, 9-night adventure in reconciling and deepening our relationship with Mother Earth. Along our journey, we build community, practice mindfulness meditation techniques, explore embodiment practices and ecstatic dance, ceremony, enjoy tea ritual and expressive arts, engage in vibrant discussion, and rest. The living land is our central teacher.

Registration & Details

Renewal – The Way Out is In

Italy, Piemont, Ostana (Cuneo) at Monviso Institute

With Mirjam Luthe

July 09 -14, 2024

Cultivate Mindful Self-Compassion & Resilience in Nature to thrive together in a changing world. A time to befriend yourself in community and deepen your connection to Planet Earth and your relation to the IDGs (Inner Development Goals). Hosted in a unique location in an Alpine Piemontese village in revival by a Living Systems’ Lab – a project at the cutting edge of research and education on sustainability transitions and regenerative design, connected to ETH Zurich and the DRRS learning series.

Registration & Details

Awake in the Wild – New Mexico

Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center

With Mark Coleman

September 23 – 30, 2024

This silent retreat is grounded in the practice of Mindfulness – the capacity to be present to ourselves and our environment. Participants will learn to bring this receptive presence to develop a contemplative relationship with nature. By cultivating an inner quiet and curious spirit we can learn from nature as a perennial teacher. The natural world reveals timeless Dharma teachings that support a natural letting go and a wise relationship to all experience.

Registration & Details

Baja Kayaking and Meditation Retreat

Sea of Cortez Loreto, Baja California Sur Mexico

With Mark Coleman

November 03 – 08, 2024

This is an insight meditation and sea kayaking silent retreat in the pristine wilderness of the Sea of Cortez. Cultivate mindful awareness through sitting, walking, and movement meditations. Mark will guide practices each day to deepen a contemplative relationship to nature.

Registration & Details

Natural Radiance

The Freedom of Awareness

Spirit Rock Meditation Center, CA

With Mark Coleman

November 15 – 21, 2024

In this silent meditation retreat, we will explore this innate quality of awareness – what it is, how to recognize it, and how to cultivate and nurture it. We will investigate how moment-to-moment continuity of mindfulness builds concentration, which in turn supports a depth of awareness.

Registration & Details

Thanksgiving Exclusive:

Exploring Wisdom of Gratitude & Teachings of Nature

Baja, Mexico

With Mark Coleman, Lori Schwanbeck, and Teddi Dean

November 25 – 30, 2024

Through connection to our bodies, community, and nature we will experience how gratitude, awe, and beauty uplift the heart, expand the mind, and connect us to a sense of vitality and wisdom. This optimal state enriches possibility and helps clarify a deeper sense of purpose… (Continued)

Registration & Details
Sitting Groups

Daily Nature Meditation

With AitW Teachers

Daily: Monday – Friday (Online)

Morning meditation can help us to wake up and begin the day on the right foot, feeling more centered, focused, and uplifted, and the natural world can inspire our practice. The series is led by Awake in the Wild (AitW) founder Mark Coleman along with skilled AitW teachers from around the world.

Upcoming Schedule

Sunday Evening Meditation

With AitW Teachers

Weekly: Every Sunday (Online)

Join us on Zoom every Sunday evening for a 45-minute nature-oriented session that includes a short talk and guided meditation. The series is led by skilled Awake in the Wild (AitW) teachers from around the world. Sessions include a short 10 – 15 minute talk on a theme and a 30-minute guided meditation. Tune in from any peaceful environment with an internet connection, ideally immersed in nature or at the very least with a view of the outdoors. All are welcome!

Upcoming Schedule