Running with the Mind of Meditation
Cynthia MacKay, Marty Kibiloski and Tara Michelle
August 29–September 1, 2014
This popular retreat is based on Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s best-selling 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 contemplate our motivation in both our sitting and running meditations. We feel our way into the mindfulness of the Tiger, discover the pure appreciation and joy of the Lion, and see our basic goodness in the strength and gentleness of Windhorse. The same steady basic goodness 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 eight marathons of her own, from Casablanca to San Francisco. She lives in Los Angeles where she teaches meditation at the Shambhala Center, the Men’s Central Jail, and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.
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.
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.