Awake in the Wild – A Meditation in Nature Retreat At Home
With Mark Coleman and Christine Lustik
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.
11.30 SIT / Q&A
3.30 QI GONG
4.00 TALK / Q&A
*First day only starts at 9.00 am Mountain
Mark Coleman is a Spirit Rock meditation teacher and has taught Insight Meditation since 1997. He is founder of the Mindfulness Institute and leads mindfulness teacher trainings in companies and organizations worldwide. He leads wilderness retreats internationally. Mark is an author of the books Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery and Make Peace with your Mind, and a CD titled Poems from the Wild. Mark lives in Northern California and enjoys spending his free time hiking, biking and kayaking. www.mindfulnessintheworld.com
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Christine Lustik, PhD is owner of Mindfulness in Organizations, LLC. After spending 14 years in leadership and higher education, Christine transitioned to a role of helping people thrive in their own lives both professionally and personally. Christine trains individuals and organizations to practice Mindfulness with the goal of decreasing stress and chaos and increasing focus and resiliency. Christine is based in Missoula, Montana and, whenever possible, she prefers to teach outside, allowing nature to be the conduit for connection and awareness. Christine is trained by the Mindfulness Training Institute in San Francisco and the Awake in the Wild Mindfulness program.
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