Discover a Deeper Way of Living Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center offers a retreat for almost everyone. Our schedule carries a...
  • $35.00 to $250.00 – Pay what you can
  • $270.00 – Base
  • $435.00 – Sustaining
  • $705.00 – Pay-it-forward (support another practitioner to participate)

Date & Time Details: June 18-21, 9:30-5pm MST

Location: On-Line

Price: We offer a sliding scale structure. Prices for this retreat range from $35-$705. This is a fee based offering, not a Dana based offering. The fees you pay will go to support the teachers.

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Awake in the Wild – A Meditation in Nature Retreat At Home

With Mark Coleman

June 18 - 21, 2020

Given the Covid-19 restrictions on gathering, on this nature retreat you will receive teachings and guided nature meditation practices delivered throughout the days from Mark Coleman and Christine Lustik, via the platform Zoom.

On this retreat you could be meditating in your garden, on your deck or in a safe space in nature, in the woods, by a stream, pond or ocean, (wherever you can get signal on your phone or computer, practicing of course, social distancing. We will learn that we can practice meditation in nature anywhere, even while looking out a window at skies, clouds, birds and sunlight and receive the power of nature’s blessing.

As we practice alone, but together, we will explore potent contemplative nature practices that open the heart and mind to insight, intimacy, and interconnection with all life. We will learn from nature’s wisdom that illuminate Dharma teachings of transience, interdependence, and letting go. We will also see how nature evokes profound peace and calm as well as beautiful qualities of joy, wonder, and love – qualities so essential in these stressful pandemic times.

This retreat will weave together periods of guided sitting and walking meditation, talks, discussion, mindful movement and ways to practice in nature near your home.

10.00      Sit / Talk
11.00      Walk
11.45      Sit  / Q&A
12.30      Lunch
2.30        Sit
3.00        Walk
3.30        Talk / Q&A
4.30        End

*First day only starts at 9.30 am Mountain. We welcome partial attendance for those who cannot make all the dates/times.


Mark Coleman
Mark is a life-long nature lover and is passionate about guiding people into the beauty of meditation and nature. He has led wilderness nature retreats for over 20 years worldwide. Through his organization Awake in the Wild Mark leads yearlong nature meditation teacher trainings in the US and Europe. Mark has trained extensively in the Buddhist tradition, both in the Insight Meditation and in the Dzogchen traditions. He is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and has taught insight meditation retreats since 1997. Co-founder of the Mindfulness Training Institute, Mark also leads yearlong professional mindfulness teacher trainings in Europe…
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