Awake in the Wild: Meditation in Nature
2021-05-28 - 2021-05-30
May 28, 2021
 - 
May 30, 2021
Mark Coleman
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Are you longing to be in the beauty of the outdoors and relish in the wonder of nature? After a long year spent looking at too many screens, step outside and meditate, serenaded by the lulling sounds of the ocean, cradled by rolling hills, and uplifted by exquisite gardens.

Following ancient spiritual traditions that value the transformative power of nature, this experiential workshop will be spent meditating entirely outdoors among the natural beauty and mystery of Esalen. Whether under a blazing sunset or in the stillness of cypress trees, we will open to the profound serenity and wisdom of nature. We will cultivate mindfulness — being present to ourselves while developing a contemplative relationship with nature. This leads to beautiful states of joy, peace, wonder, love and connection with oneself, one another and the larger web of life.

During our time together, there will be 

  • Nature-based meditations 
  • Sitting and walking mindfulness techniques
  • Individual and group practice
  • Talks on meditation and nature 
  • Silent time to sense the wonder of nature
  • Discussion on the art of meditation in nature 

This workshop is appropriate for beginning and experienced meditators who are curious about meditation, mindfulness, and how to deepen our connection with the beauty and mystery of the natural world. Be prepared for unexpected rapture, delight, mystery. and stillness.

Recommended reading: Mark Coleman, Awake in the Wild

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman is a Buddhist meditation teacher and has been teaching insight meditation for 20 years. He is author of Awake in the Wild, From Suffering to Peace, and Make Peace with Your Mind. and leads nature-based meditation retreats and mindfulness teacher trainings in the U.S. and Europe.

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All-inclusive Pricing

Standard Single Occupancy : $1610.00

Standard Room : $2510.00

Standard Room Two Beds : $2510.00

Premium Room : $2735.00

Premium Plus Room : $3710.00

Point House Suite : $4910.00

Point House Plus Suite : $5510.00