A Field Guide to Nature Meditation: 52 Mindfulness Practices for Joy, Wisdom and Wonder (Paperback)
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"... a lucid compendium of practices for the craft of awakening."
-David Abram, author of The Spell of the Sensuous
Have you ever wanted to take your meditation practice outdoors? Or wondered how your time in nature can be a support for well-being, joy and peace? If so, this book may be just what you're looking for.
In this clear and methodical field guide, author Mark Coleman shows you step-by-step how to develop a nature-based meditation practice every week of the year. Through systematic cultivation of mindfulness techniques, he'll teach you how to attune to your senses and connect with the richness of the sensory world.
Through 52 engaging practices, you will learn to meditate in a variety of settings, in different landscapes, and in all kinds of weather with confidence and clarity. The book is divided into sections, each of which orient you to different kinds of meditations. There are practices that you can do sitting in stillness, those that involve walking and movement, and meditations that allow for an intimate, direct connection with the rich facets of the natural world. Some techniques will engage your curiosity while others lead to expansive states of joy, wonder, and awe. Through it all, you will discover just how simple and joyful meditation outdoors can be.
This book is meant to be a guide that you carry with you; simply open to a meditation that fits where you are outdoors or turn to a quality you wish to cultivate. Or, you can read the book from start to finish, systematically going through each practice. Whatever adventure you choose, you will learn to develop and deepen a nature-based meditation practice that will serve you for the rest of your life.
This book is for those new to meditation and for those who have extensive experience. It is for anyone who wishes to take the contemplative awareness that comes from meditation into the outdoors.
So what are you waiting for? Grab a copy of this guide, practice the meditations within, and be prepared for the unexpected joy, wisdom and wonder that inevitably follow.