Mark Coleman has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1984. He is on the Spirit Rock Teachers Council and has been teaching Insight Meditation retreats since 1997. Mark is a psychotherapist, life coach, and mindfulness consultant to corporations. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and passionate about combining the forces of meditation, silence, and nature. Mark 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. He is an unabashed nature lover and through his organization Awake in the Wild, Mark likes nothing more than sharing his passion for integrating meditation and nature. He has led wilderness meditation retreats from Alaska to Peru, taking people on inner and outdoor adventures. Mark lives in Marin County, California and enjoys spending his free time hiking, biking and kayaking.