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Natural Radiance: The Freedom of Awareness

Awareness is the secret jewel innate in everyone. Awareness illuminates experience that supports clarity, understanding and insight. It is the foundation for wisdom, compassion and awakening.

In this silent meditation retreat we will explore this innate quality of awareness—what it is and how to cultivate and abide in that serene awake presence. We will investigate how mindfulness supports a depth of awareness through various meditation practices, and look at what obscures the clarity of awareness both in meditation and in life. As mindfulness grows we discover how this capacity for awareness is available in every moment.

We will also explore the fusion of love and awareness and how developing awareness allows a natural opening of the heart, which fosters a kind and compassionate awareness to ourselves, to others and to all experience.

Ideally participants will have already attended one silent mindfulness retreat prior to this retreat. The general daily retreat day will be from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. all 5 days.

All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email


Feb 18 2021 - Feb 22 2021


Pacific Time
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost in $ (USD)

US $225 - 1500
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  • Mark Coleman
    Mark Coleman

    Mark is an unabashed nature lover and, through his organization Awake in the Wild, he shares his passion for integrating meditation and nature. He leads wilderness meditation retreats from Alaska to Peru, taking people on inner and outdoor adventures. Through Awake in the Wild, Mark also leads year-long meditation-in-nature teacher trainings in the US. He is the author of From Suffering to Peace: The True Promise of Mindfulness, Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Help Free You from the Inner Critic and Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery.

    Mark is an inner and outer explorer, who has devotedly studied mindfulness meditation practices for three decades. He is passionate about sharing the power of meditation and has taught mindfulness workshops and meditation retreats in six continents for the past twenty years. Mark is a senior meditation teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and has taught there since 2000. He holds a MA in Clinical Psychology and draws on his extensive experience in working with people as a therapist and coach. Mark lives in Marin County, California and enjoys spending his free time hiking, biking and kayaking.