Awake in the Wild Experience

Mindfulness, nature and art


The Awake in the Wild Experience (AWE) is a mindfulness in nature art installation and outdoor happening.  AWE invites participants to cultivate a deeper connection to the natural world in their cities and neighborhoods. Conceived of by artist Sara Overton, AWE is inspired by the book Awake in the Wild by mindfulness teacher and wilderness guide Mark Coleman.

Visitors will use the nature meditations adapted from Awake in the Wild to engage all senses with nature, inviting a deeper connection with the natural world.  For Los Angeles, Venice landscape architect Pamela Palmer is developing the garden for AWE.  In New York City, Brooklyn landscape architect Tricia Martin and WE Design will create the AWE garden.

Nature Meditations by Mark Coleman on The New York Times Virtual Reality App

Mark Coleman, author of Awake in the Wild, has created four virtual reality nature meditations with The New York Times team. Each one features the spectacular natural settings of Northern California with a meditation on the tranquil sights and sounds of nature in each location. The 360-degree experience is best viewed on a smartphone with a Google Cardboard viewer. 



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