A Field Guide to Nature Meditation — with Mark Coleman
IMS Book Club
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm ET
Open to all.
In this clear and methodical field guide, Mark Coleman shows readers step-by-step how to develop a nature-based meditation practice every week of the year. Through systematic cultivation of mindfulness techniques, he teaches readers how to attune to their senses and connect with the richness of the sensory world.
Through 52 engaging practices, Coleman demonstrates how to meditate in a variety of settings, in different landscapes, and in all kinds of weather with confidence and clarity. The book is divided into sections, each of which is oriented to different kinds of meditations. There are practices that one can do sitting in stillness, those that involve walking and movement, and meditations that allow for an intimate, direct connection with the rich facets of the natural world. Some techniques will engage the curiosity while others lead to expansive states of joy, wonder, and awe. Through it all, readers discover just how simple and joyful meditation outdoors can be, learning to develop and deepen a nature-based meditation practice that will serve one throughout life.
This book is for those new to meditation and for those who have extensive experience. It is for anyone who wishes to take the contemplative awareness that comes from meditation into the outdoors.
"... a lucid compendium of practices for the craft of awakening."
—David Abram, author of The Spell of the Sensuous
“Coleman’s book prompts readers to lean into the mysteriousness of life, to evoke curiosity, to feel into the awe that nature bestows, and to accept the gift of living existence.”—Sharon Salzberg
This program will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the live sessions. On-demand videos will be available to registered participants for 90 days.