Apr 24, 2012
The Sakyong’s book, Running with the Mind of Meditation, was successfully launched in Boulder, Colorado as part of Earth Day celebrations Sunday. See this article with photos in the Shambhala Times: http://shambhalatimes.org/2012/04/24/sakyongs-book-launch-and-earth-day-walkrun/
Nearly 700 people participated in the 10th Annual Earth Day 5K walk/run, almost a fivefold increase over the usual number, which organizers attributed to the focus on the theme of the Sakyong's new book. At 9:00 a.m. Shambhala trainers led about 100 participants in the meditative approach outlined by the Sakyong. At 10:00 a.m. the Sakyong took the bullhorn to preface the beginning of the race remarking, "Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to think not only about how this run can help our own life, but about how we can help the world."
And then the race was on. Both the Sakyong and the Sakyong Wangmo ran the course, along with a large contingency of Shambhalians of all ages.
For three hours in the afternoon, the Sakyong greeted a nonstop line of well-wishers, signing about 350 copies of the book at the Rembrandt Art Gallery in downtown Boulder. This event was followed by a private party at a nearby venue for those who have supported the Sakyong in his running efforts.
In the meantime, stories and reviews about the book have appeared in both The Guardian, UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/apr/17/meditation-better-runner and the Boulder, Colorado Daily Camera: http://www.dailycamera.com/recreation-columnists/ci_20410016/mike-sandrock-runner-meditator-sakyong-mipham-offers-message, http://runningmind.org/running-with-the-mind-of-meditation-review-when-a-run-is-more-than-just-running
The Youtube video: Sakyong Mipham on Running with the Mind of Meditation has been watched by thousands of viewers in 72 countries, and is available in nine languages: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRc3EKfpIDA
(This announcement was from the Shambhala News Service)