Running with the Mind of Meditation
Cynthia MacKay, Marty Kibiloski and Tara Michelle
August 30–September 2, 2013
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.
Read Cynthia McKay’s recent blog post, “The Lady Who Runs.”
Cynthia MacKay has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for over 25 years. She is the Deputy Minister of the Pillar of Government of Shambhala, guiding and supporting Shambhala Leaders in the Americas. Cynthia has traveled extensively around our globe with a backpack and her running shoes, gathering teachings and running marathons. She is a teacher in Shambhala as well as a Motorcycle Safety Instructor for the California Motorcycle Safety Program.
Tarah Michelle is a naturopath, Anasura Yoga instructor, Lomi Lomi practioner and wellness educator. She has run 13 marathons and received All-American honors in track events. Her personal practice, Island Girls Naturals, is located on Maui, Hawaii.