Mark ColemanPersonal MissionTo help people discover the beauty, sacred and mystery in nature through developing a contemplative, receptive meditative awareness in the outdoors.Other PassionsI have a passion to help us live with more love and care for the earth and find ways as a society to live with more sustainability.Websitehttp://www.awakeinthewild.com/
Mark Coleman is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and has been teaching Insight meditation retreats worldwide since 1997. He leads wilderness retreats from Alaska to Peru, integrating mindfulness meditation with hiking, kayaking and being in nature. He is author of Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery, and Poems from the Wild (CD, as well as The Art of Mindfulness Meditation CD and Awakening the Heart Meditation CD.
As founder of The Mindfulness Institute, Mark offers mindfulness consulting, coaching and trainings in companies and has a particular interest in bringing mindfulness and compassion training into health care settings. He has offered mindfulness trainings at Google, Facebook, Gap, US Bank, Proctor & Gamble and others. Mark is a trainer for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute developed at Google.
As part of his aspiration to train qualified teachers in mindfulness he co-leads year-long professional mindfulness teacher trainings in Europe and San Francisco.
Mark is also a poet, an avid outdoor enthusiast and passionate about combining the forces of meditation, silence and nature. He lives in the woods of Marin County and can be found hiking and biking in the open space there and kayaking on the San Francisco Bay.READ FULL BIO
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BA, Sociology, Guildhall University, 1988
MA, Clinical Psychology, San Francisco State University, 2000
Awake in the Wild, Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self Discovery, 2006