Mindfulness in Nature

Awareness, Wisdom & Love

Through Nature-based Meditation

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Our mission is to inspire all people worldwide to connect with the earth through mindfulness-based practice and meditation as a support for awakening, and deepening love and care for the earth and all species.

What We Do

Awake in the Wild exists to bring people together to develop awareness and love for the earth and all species through nature-based meditation practice. Teachings are offered online and via in-person nature meditation classes, courses, and retreats that are open to everyone. Our programs are led by Mark Coleman and Awake in the Wild certified teachers.

Awake in the Wild is committed to helping you:

  • Deepen your mindfulness-based meditation practice
  • Connect to community, no matter where you are
  • Bring deeper insight and compassion into how we relate to the earth and all beings. 
  • Draw on Buddhist, indigenous, and wisdom traditions that inspire greater awareness, kindness and understanding.
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AitW Teacher Training

The Awake in the Wild Teacher Training is an in-depth facilitator training in nature meditation. The training is inspired by Mark Coleman’s nature meditation wilderness retreats that he has been leading internationally for over twenty years. It also draws on his first book Awake in the Wild which lays out the path of nature immersive practice. Mark has been leading wilderness retreats for mindful nature enthusiasts across the Americas since 2003 and has trained and inspired 90+ AitW teachers from around the world.
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Daily Nature Meditation

An Online Community

Sit with our community of nature-loving meditators for our nature-based meditation sessions. These 45-minute meditation sits are led Monday – Friday, and now on Sunday evening, by AitW founder Mark Coleman or by a rotation of AitW-trained guest teachers from around the world. Whether you are a nature lover with no meditation experience, or you are a past AitW retreatant looking to stay connected, you are warmly invited to join us.

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A Field Guide to Nature Meditation

52 Mindfulness Practices for Joy, Wisdom, and Wonder

NEW RELEASE! Through 52 engaging practices, you will learn to meditate in a variety of settings, in different landscapes, and in all kinds of weather with confidence and clarity. The book is divided into sections, each of which orient you to different kinds of meditations. There are practices that you can do sitting in stillness, those that involve walking and movement, and meditations that allow for an intimate, direct connection with the rich facets of the natural world.

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Mutual Generosity

We honor the Buddhist principle of dana, or mutual generosity. Our teachers generously offer their teachings to our community. In return, our community is invited to generously donate to help support the teachers and Awake in the Wild to continue their offerings.

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Community & Inclusion

Awake in the Wild exists to serve everyone by creating a supportive environment in which to explore meditation and nature. We welcome everyone: all ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, abilities, cultures, and religions.