Running with the Mind of Meditation by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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11 Critic Reviews

The writing is clear, the advice simple and direct, using examples from his own runs and competitions.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

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.


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About Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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SAKYONG MIPHAM is the leader of Shambhala, a worldwide network of meditation and retreat centers. He's also an avid marathon runner and golfer, he frequently retreats to study at a Tibetan monastery in India, and he writes a regular column in the Shambhala Sun. The author of the bestselling titles Ruling Your World and Turning the Mind Into an Ally, Sakyong Mipham was named one of the thirty global visionaries of our time by Planet magazine. He spends his time teaching all over the world, using his unique blend of Eastern and Western perspectives to the benefit of his students in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by Harmony. 210 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction
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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Chris Cox on Apr 17 2012

The Sakyong artfully takes concepts from running and uses them to explain meditation.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Reid Boates on Mar 19 2012

The writing is clear, the advice simple and direct, using examples from his own runs and competitions.

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Huffington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Lodo Rinzler on Apr 18 2012

In it I found the same kindness, consideration, and humor that I have come to expect from the Sakyong.

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Daily Camera

Excellent
Reviewed by Mike Sandrock on Apr 19 2012

The book is smooth and easy to read, full of basic information, yet interesting enough that longtime runners and meditators will find much that is valuable in it.

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Seven Days

Excellent
Reviewed by Sarah Tuff on May 23 2012

Removing my ear buds, my Skrillex mixes and carefully cultivated playlists? I wasn’t so sure. That is, until I went for a run while traveling in London recently, and left my Nano in the hotel room.

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Shambhala Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Acharya Dale on Apr 08 2012

This book has inspired me to look deeply and ask myself a penetrating question: How synchronized am I, really?

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Trail and Ultra Running

Excellent
Reviewed by smzrunner on May 07 2012

As a trail runner I enjoyed reading about the inner weaving of meditation and running. There seems to be a natural connection between the two.

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BQ by 40

Good
Reviewed by Terzah on May 11 2012

I did a lot of underlining and starring the margins while reading. There was true compassion in this book.

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Women's Endurance Gear

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Reviewed by Womens Endurance on May 10 2012

Prior to reading Running With the Mind of Meditation, by Sakyong Mipham, when I thought about meditating, I pictured someone sitting quietly on a cushion.

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Midwest Multisport Life

Good
Reviewed by Kovas Palubinskas on May 10 2012

This book simply and eloquently presents simple steps to adding meditation both to your personal life as well as your endurance efforts.

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The Buddga Diaries

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Reviewed by Luka Yves on May 05 2012

I would have been happy to have come across Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind twenty years ago, before my lower back and my hips and knees started telling me that enough was enough.

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