Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1984. He is on the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, and has been teaching Insight Meditation retreats since 1997. He also leads wilderness meditation retreats from Alaska to Peru, integrating mindfulness meditation with nature.

Mark is a psychotherapist, life-coach, and mindfulness consultant to corporations. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and passionate about combining the forces of meditation, silence, and nature.

Mark's books include Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery and Make Peace with your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic and From Suffering to Peace: The True Promise of Mindfulness. 

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Featured Dharma Seed Talk
May 22, 2019 - Dharma As Alchemy - Transforming Obstacles - Spirit Rock Insight Retreat

When we see the very things that are stressful and problematic, these visiting tendencies, it’s by shining the light of awareness on them that we can come to know them, come to understand them—how they arise, how they release. Often that light brings up all kinds of stuff that was outside of our peripheral vision, so to speak. That’s partly what we wrestle and work with. But it is in that working, in the seeing and revealing, that we actually can transform.


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