• Resources

Meditation Centers & Educational Resources

Spirit Rock Meditation Center Woodacre, CA 

Insight Meditation Society Barre, MA  

Vallecitos Mountain Ranch Tierra Amarillo, NM  

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Los Angeles, CA  

Dharmaseed, audio resource for dharma talks  

Awake in the Wild Teacher Training with Mark Coleman, begins May 2018!
The Awake in the Wild Teacher Training is an apprenticeship training in guiding contemplative nature practice, inspired by the wisdom teachings from the Buddhist tradition, by Mark Coleman’s book Awake in the Wild (AITW) and by the wilderness retreats led by Mark for more than a decade across the Americas. The Awake in the wild Teacher Training is for people who care deeply about the earth, who have a a strong Dharma / meditation practice and who take that contemplative presence into the outdoors. Equally important, it is for those who feel called to take people deep into nature with a spirit of reverence and contemplation. 

Mentors & Primary Teachers

Sylvia Boorstein
Donald Rothberg
Diana Winston

Photo with Sylvia, January 2018


Recommended Reading

  • Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden, Karen Maezen Miller, 2014
  • Fully Present; the Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness, Diana Winston and Susan Smalley, PhD, 2010
  • Real Happiness at Work; Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and PeaceSharon Salzberg, 2014
  • Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, Norman Fischer, 2013
  • Pay Attention, For Goodness' SakeSylvia Boorstein, 2002
  • The Engaged Spiritual Life, Donald Rothberg, 2006
  • Awake in the Wild, Mark Coleman, 2006
  • The Wise Heart, Jack Kornfield, 2008
  • Loving Kindness, Sharon Salzberg, 2002
  • Awakening Joy, James Baraz, 2010
  • The Dhammapada, Teachings of the Buddha, Translated by Gil Fronsdal, 2006


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