On-Land Retreat

Natural Radiance: Exploring the Freedom of Awareness

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman

Awareness is a beautiful, hidden jewel that is innate in everyone. Awareness illuminates experience, which supports clarity, understanding, and insight. It is the foundation for wisdom, compassion, and awakening. In this silent meditation retreat, we will explore this quality of awareness—what it is, and how to cultivate and abide in awakened presence. We will investigate how mindfulness supports a depth of awareness through various meditation practices, and we will look at what obscures the clarity of awareness both in meditation and in everyday life. As our mindfulness grows, we discover how this capacity for awareness is available in every moment. Together, we will also explore the fusion of love and awareness and how developing awareness allows a natural opening of the heart, which fosters a kind and compassionate awareness to ourselves, others, and to all experience. Suggested prerequisite: one silent mindfulness retreat.

Affinity Group

Open to all

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman

Teacher

Mark has trained extensively in the Buddhist tradition. He is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock, an author and has taught insight meditation since 1997.

Mark has led wilderness nature retreats worldwide for two twenty decades and leads leads year long nature meditation teacher trainings in the US and Europe.

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