A unique fitness program from a highly respected spiritual leader that blends physical and spiritual practice for everyone - regardless of age, spiritual background, or ability - to great benefits for both body and soul. As a Tibetan lama and leader of Shambhala (an international community of 165 meditation centers), Sakyong Mipham has found physical activity to be essential for spiritual well-being. He's been trained in horsemanship and martial arts but has a special love for running. Here he incorporates his spiritual practice with running, presenting basic meditation instruction and fundamental principles he has developed. Even though both activities can be complicated, the lessons here are simple and designed to show how the melding of internal practice with physical movement can be used by anyone - regardless of age, spiritual background, or ability - to benefit body and soul.
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Sakyong Mipham is the leader of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and is spiritual director of Shambhala International, a network of meditation and retreat centers. He writes a regular column in the Shambhala Sun, he is the author of the best-selling Turning the Mind into an Ally, and he regularly offers retreats and workshops throughout the world. Sakyong Mipham is the eldest son of Chogyam Trungpa, who was instrumental in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. He is also an avid marathon runner and golfer, and he has been named one of the thirty global visionaries of our time by Planet magazine.
There is much wisdom to be found in this brilliant yet simple book. The lessons offered by Sakyong Mipham are like spiritual vitamins that will nourish the runner's soul. –Jerry Lynch, Ph.D, author with Al Huang of Spirit of the Dancing Warrior and the best-seller, Thinking Body, Dancing Mind
Running With the Mind of Meditation is a delightful and welcome addition to contemplative literature. We often forget that movement is a natural complement to meditative practice, and helps us avoid what has been called the 'stone Buddha' syndrome. This book is a profound guide to the integration of mind and body."
-Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words: the Power of Premonitions and The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things