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Fullness and Letting Go

Meditating in Autumn


As the northern hemisphere moves deeper into the autumn season, we offer this practice from Mark Coleman, beloved guiding teacher and friend of One Earth Sangha. It is featured in Mark’s new book, A Field Guide to Nature Meditation: 52 Mindfulness Practices for Joy, Wisdom and Wonder.

Note that we’ve provided a means for you to download the audio file as well as a transcript. Take either or both with you into the wilds!

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From the Practice

It is a poignant time where we leave the exuberance of summer and head into a more melancholic season, tinged with a sadness for the loss of that fullness, where life begins its slow release into the fallow winter.

Notice the mood that autumn can bring. Is it one of melancholy, poignancy, tenderness, peace, sadness, joy, contemplation?

What is being asked of you to shed, to release, to let go, relinquishing what no longer serves you, releasing habits, patterns, activities that interfere with your wellbeing or the wellbeing of others?

This is a meditation featured in Mark Coleman’s new book, A Field Guide to Nature Meditation: 52 Mindfulness Practices for Joy, Wisdom and Wonder.


Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman

Mark is an inner and outer explorer, who has devotedly studied mindfulness meditation practices for three decades. 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. Mark is a senior meditation teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and has taught there since 2000. Through his organization Awake in the Wild, he shares his passion for integrating meditation and nature.
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