April 2020

11Apr(Apr 11)9:30 AM12(Apr 12)5:00 PMAwake in the Wild: Insight and Peace Through Meditation in Nature -- ONLINE ONLY AND BY DONATION9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (12) Online Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: April 11 – April 12, 2020; 9:30am – 5:00pm.
Sliding Scale:
$0 – 200. Code MC1M20.
Note: The average cost per person, per day to Spirit Rock to offer a program is $160.

Online Only: We are now offering this program online only, via Zoom so you may join us remotely. Once registered, you will receive instructions and a Zoom link. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we navigate the unfolding of the Coronavirus situation. We are continuing to respond by evolving our practices and policies to keep everyone safe and supported, while still serving as a place of refuge and honoring our community’s commitment to the Dharma and sangha.

On this retreat, you could be meditating in your garden, on your deck or in a safe space in nature, 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 practices that open the heart and mind to insight, intimacy, and interconnection with all life. We will learn from nature’s wisdom 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.

Given COVID-19 restrictions on gathering, on this nature retreat, you will receive teachings and guided nature meditation practices via periodic instructions delivered throughout the 2 days from Mark via the platform Zoom (accessible via phone or laptop).

PLEASE NOTE: Spirit Rock’s campus in Woodacre is temporarily closed to the public. We encourage you to find the appropriate and safe setting for this retreat while respecting social distancing and park visitation guidelines in your area.

Please note, CE Credits are no longer available for this program. If you paid for CE credits you may receive a refund, an open credit for a future program, or donate the CE credit fee portion. Please email us at eventsregistrar@spiritrock.org.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.


Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.


Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@spiritrock.org.


Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.


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