Mark Coleman


Freeing Yourself from the Inner Critic

A Daylong Workshop

with Mark Coleman

Sunday March 16

9:30am – 4:30pm
Santa Monica



Do you experience the painful negative effects of self-judgment? Do you judge yourself or others as never good enough, not quite right, always falling short of some high standard? Do you find yourself judging your meditation practice? If you would you like to learn how to be freer from the torment of the inner critic then this daylong retreat is for you.


Buddhist teachings provide clear instructions how to bring mindfulness and investigation to the causes of suffering. Given how much pain self judgment and judging others causes, it is essential we bring our Dharma practice to understand and liberate this pattern.


On this daylong you will learn to mindfully


  • Deal effectively with self-judgment / and inner critic attacks
  • Distinguish between judgment and discernment.
  • See the role of a healthy conscience versus reliance on the inner critic.
  • Develop greater self- acceptance, self-compassion and metta, loving kindness, as an antidote to the self-judgment.
  • Cultivate forgiveness as a support for working with judgement.



This day will be a combination of talks, and interactive exercises, mindfulness and loving kindness techniques. This will be a practical and experiential course taught with lightness, compassion and humor and the need to not take ourselves too seriously!


Cost: Sliding Scale of $40-$70 plus dana for the instructor. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and those who have less.



$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no cost. Please Click Here for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.
Some scholarships and work-study are available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Mark Coleman has been engaged in Buddhist meditation since 1984 and has studied in many traditions. A teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, he has taught Insight meditation retreats since 1997. Author of Awake in the Wild – Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery.he leads wilderness meditation retreats in the US and Mexico. Founder of the Mindfulness Institute Mark teaches mindfulness in corporations, leads mindfulness teacher trainings and is a coach and therapist in San Francisco. 


This daylong will be held at 1001a Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA. Click HERE for info about the Santa Monica Center.