Mark Coleman

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher; Author, Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery

Mark Coleman has studied mindfulness for three decades with some of the leading figures in the field. As a mindfulness consultant, executive coach and meditation teacher, Coleman specializes in mindfulness consulting and training for executives. He is passionate about sharing the power of meditation and has taught mindfulness workshops and meditation retreats in six continents for the past twenty years.

Coleman is a senior meditation teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and has taught there since 2000. He likes to share the fruits of meditation to wider audiences, leading him to found The Mindfulness Institute, where he has brought mindfulness training programs to companies and the nonprofit sector across North America and Europe. He is a trainer for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, developed at Google, is an unabashed nature lover, and through his organization Awake in the Wild, he shares his passion for integrating meditation and nature. 

Coleman is the author of From Suffering to Peace: The True Promise of Mindfulness, Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Help Free You from the Inner Critic and Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery. A resident of Marin County, California Coleman enjoys spending his free time hiking, biking and kayaking. He holds a MA in Clinical Psychology and draws on extensive experience as a therapist and coach. 

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

Heavy Weather: Balancing Joy and Despair

Can we still find happiness in our daily lives without ignoring the dark reality of climate chaos? Author and meditation teacher Mark Coleman recalls experiencing just that juxtaposition of joy and sadness working on an article on a ridgetop north of San Francisco during the wildfires of late 2018.

“It was just such a poignant moment of going into nature for refuge and solace and at the same time being reminded of the fires and the climate crisis,” Coleman says, noting the irony that he the article he’d been asked to write was about meditation and nature.