Program Details

Running with the Mind of Meditation Workshop


with Greg Wolk
March 22 / 9:00 AM - March 22 / 4:00 PM

Distance running or walking is often the exercise of choice for reducing stress, bringing us greater perspective and connecting us directly to the wisdom of the body. The practice of sitting meditation offers similar benefits, helping us cultivate peace and nonjudgmental awareness. Uniting running with the practice of meditation profoundly enhances our running experience. When we are fully present, our running becomes a joyful expression of our humanness, a celebration of moving through life with power and grace.


“Running with the Mind of Meditation” will introduce us to the practices of sitting, walking, and running meditation. Specific instruction will be provided, and we will follow with short sessions of both practices. After working with our mind in stillness, we will learn how to bring our practice into our running using principles presented in Sakyong Mipham’s book Running with the Mind of Meditation. We will then try out what we’ve learned with one or more meditative runs. When we return we will share our experiences, and then conclude with suggestions for bringing your practice home.


This workshop is designed for runners and walkers of all levels. Prior meditation experience is not necessary.


Please be ready to run outside, rain or shine.


For more information about the book or the workshop, visit http://runningmind.org. For questions, please contact Matt at mkahle@gmail.com.


Greg Wolk has practiced meditation for ten years and recently traveled across the world for nearly three years as the senior attendant for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the spiritual leader of Shambhala International. During this time, Greg trained with the Sakyong, who ran two marathons and drafted his book Running with the Mind of Meditation. Greg currently teaches meditation and related classes at the Shambhala Center of Seattle and the Seattle downtown YMCA. He is a practicing attorney.


Please register online for this event, but you can also pay the day of the workshop by credit card, cash or check. As policy, noone is turned away due to financial constraints. Please consider offering the base amount of $75 to cover our expenses, but if you cannot please contact Matthew Kahle at mkahle@gmail.com to complete your registration. Thank you!

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