On-Land Retreat

Mindfulness, Awareness, and Non-Duality

It is possible to live with a relaxed and natural awareness in everything you do. The Buddha stated that sati - mindfulness or awareness - is a complete path to liberation. Mindful awareness cultivates the ability to be present with all experience with clarity, insight, and freedom. It is the foundation for wisdom, compassion, and awakening. In this silent daylong retreat, we will explore the innate quality of awareness: what it is, how to recognize it, and how to cultivate and abide within it. We investigate how continuity of mindfulness practice supports a depth and stability of awareness, and inquire into what interferes with fully stabilizing in awareness both in meditation and in ordinary activity. As mindfulness grows, we see how this capacity for awareness is available in every moment. The day includes periods of sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, inquiry, and discussion.

Teaching Team

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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