Rupert Marques has practiced in the insight meditation tradition for over 25 years in Europe, America, and Asia. His teaching emphasizes the role of the Dharma in the movements for social justice and ecological sustainability. For three years, he lived and worked at Ecodharma, a contemplative retreat community in the Spanish Pyrenees dedicated to the embodiment of this exploration. Rupert leads retreats and wilderness journeys in outdoor contexts that explore ecopsychology and ecological identity. He trained and then guided with the School of Lost Borders (CA) in contemporary wilderness rites of passage and now offers this work internationally. He is passionate about supporting personal empowerment and ecological belonging in service of creating a more just and beneficial human presence on this Earth. For more information on Rupert, see https://www.handontheearth.org/.