Rocky Mountain

Ecodharma Retreat Center

A Home for Meditation in Nature


Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman is an inner and outer explorer, who has devotedly studied mindfulness meditation practices for three decades and has taught mindfulness workshops and meditation retreats on six continents for the past twenty years.  Mark is a senior meditation teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and cofounder of the Mindfulness Training Institute.

Mark is an unabashed nature lover and, through his organization Awake in the Wild, he leads wilderness meditation retreats integrating meditation and nature. Based on his book, Awake in the Wild, Mark leads year-long meditation-in-nature teacher training programs in the US.

Mark also holds a MA in Clinical Psychology and draws on his extensive experience in working with people as a therapist and coach.

Mark 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. www.markcoleman.org

Events with Mark Coleman

Awake in the Wild – Meditation in Nature Retreat
September 12 - 19, 2022

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center is an ideal location for this nature meditation retreat. The center is extraordinarily beautiful, pristine and peaceful, with a wide variety of trails, wildflower-covered alpine meadows, creeks, and rocky crags. The mountains, forests and river naturally work to settle the mind, while living and practicing together creates personal connections and mutual support. Exploring the wisdom and insight teachings of Nature 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 at Eco Dharma center, we will explore potent awareness and heart based meditations that open the heart and mind to insight, interconnection with life and a profound peace During our time together, we will use immersion in nature to cultivate a receptive, embodied quality of attention. This awareness supports learning from nature’s teachings on impermanence, the illusion of our separateness and the inter-dependence of all life.  We will also explore how nature evokes not only profound insight and genuine transformation but also brings forth the capacity for inspired action in a changing ecological world There will be guided nature-based meditations, mindful walks, Dharma talks on meditation and nature and…

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