Originally from northern England, Mark Coleman has been engaged in meditation practice since 1982, primarily within the Insight meditation/Vipassana tradition, with influences of Advaita Vedanta and Dzogchen teachings. He's led Insight Meditation retreats since 1997, both at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California, where he's based, and throughout the United States, Europe, and India. Mark is passionate about his work facilitating meditation retreats in nature, which take place in the Sierras, the Southwest, Alaska, Mexico, and beyond. He also teaches contemplative retreats for environmental leaders. Mark has a mindfulness-based counseling practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he integrates his studies of psychotherapy and meditative work. He is currently developing a wilderness counseling program and a yearlong training in wilderness meditation work. He can be reached at www.awakeinthewild.com.