Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Awake in the Wild Experience
Mark Coleman, Sara Overton, Tenzin Choegyal
Offered by donation; no pre-registration required
October 27, 2015
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Tenzin will offer musical meditations with his transcendent vocals and exquisite lute solos. Mark will talk about meditation in nature and how the natural world is a great support for the cultivating awareness, connection and insight as well as opening the heart to wonder, awe and love. He’ll lead practices that invite us to connect with the nature in the midst of the city. Sara will share the vision of the Awake in the Wild Experience to bring the mindfulness in nature practices to every borough of the city and beyond.
Mark will be leading the practices in Central Park at noon on October 27. More information is here.
Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.
There will not be an Integrated Beginners' Session on this date.
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Mark Coleman leads wilderness meditation retreats from Alaska to Peru, integrating mindfulness meditation with hiking, kayaking, and rafting in nature. Coleman is author of Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery, and is also a poet. Based in Mill Valley, California, he is a teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and has been leading insight meditation retreats worldwide since 1997. Founder of The Mindfulness Institute, Coleman has taught mindfulness at Google, Facebook, Proctor & Gamble, Gap Inc., and leads mindfulness teacher trainings in Europe and the US. Coleman is an avid outdoor enthusiast and passionate about combining the forces of meditation, silence, and nature. www.awakeinthewild.com
Sara Overton originated the concept for the Awake in the Wild Experience. An artist living in New York City, she has a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and previously worked in journalism. Her art projects and work often have to do with the nature. www.awakeinthewildexperience.org
Born to a nomad family in Tibet, Tenzin Choegyal grew up in the refugee community in northern India after his family fled intolerable repression in Tibet in the early 1970s. Tenzin feels a particular connection to the music of the wandering people of his homeland and recalls his father’s mastery of the Lingbu (bamboo flute) and his mother’s beautiful singing voice. He attributes much of his musical passion to those early influences. As a composer, Tenzin draws on his extraordinary soaring vocals and his skills on the Dranyen (Tibetan lute) and Lingbu to create original compositions that reflect his cultural lineage. A noted collaborator with diverse musicians both locally and abroad, he has also released five albums, most recently the highly-anticipated Heart Strings in January 2015. www.tenzinchoegyal.com