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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. 

For more information, visit www.markcoleman.org

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Featured Dharma Seed Talk
Dec 01, 2018 - Love and Compassion - Essence of Practice

Two facets of empathy are important to notice. One is when we’re with someone who’s suffering: we feel with, we resonate with, we literally sense the other person’s experience. And then there’s a cognitive layer: we’re able to put ourselves in their shoes, because we know suffering in our own experience. Then we are able to feel the aspiration, the impulse of the heart to help in whatever way alleviates the suffering. We all have this capacity innate within us. Someone falls down in front of you, and you don’t even think about whether you should pick them up. You’re just there.

 

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