This popular retreat is based on Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s book, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training the Body and the Mind. Geared for runners, walkers and other athletes, the book offers fresh insights into the activities of meditation and movement, and the ways our running experience can be dramatically enhanced by working with the principles of meditation.
Our retreat will bring these teachings to life through direct instructions in the practices of sitting, walking and running meditation, yoga and discussion groups. We will move through the book together, lightly exploring each section. How does it feel to move with the mindfulness of the Tiger and the pride of the Lion? With spontaneity we will soar beyond our hopes and fears like the Garuda while we connect with our powerful Dragon’s breath. With the strength and gentleness of Windhorse we will discover our basic goodness. The same steady basic goodness that exists whether we are sitting, running, walking, swimming or struggling with injury.
The program is designed for runners and walkers of all levels, as well as other athletes wishing to experience the joy of synchronizing mind and body.
Cynthia MacKay has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for over 20 years. Inspired by her teacher’s running, Cynthia has completed six marathons of her own, from Paris to San Francisco. She lives in Los Angeles where she teaches at the Shambhala Center as well as teaching meditation at Men’s Central Jail and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in Malibu.
Marty Kibiloski is an Ironman veteran. Through meditation and yoga, he has discovered a deeper sense of richness that brings fullness to all aspects of his life.