Running with the Mind of Meditation
Cynthia MacKay, Michael Sandrock, Marty Kibiloski and Jenny Hannah
September 1–4, 2017
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 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. Designed for runners and walkers of all levels, as well as other athletes wishing to experience the joy of synchronizing mind and body.
Want to take it to the next level? Join us for the High Altitude Running Clinic Sept 4 – 5.
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.
Michael Sandrock is an award-winning journalist and author of Running with the Legends and Running Tough. He began running as a teenager in the forest preserves outside Chicago and went on to compete for the University of Colorado. After a stint making DNA as an organic chemist, he received his MBA and worked in a bank. It was a marathon in Yaounde, Cameroon, that spurred Sandrock to “follow his bliss,” a path that includes studying comparative mythology, running, yoga, and meditation, thanks to interviewing and writing about Sakyong Mipham.
Jenny Hannah is a yoga instructor, art therapist, and artist. She was first introduced to Shambhala in 2007. Having trained formally in the mind-body modalities of art, movement, and psychology, she weaves these arenas into a potent practice, which offers a holistic approach to well being. She is actively involved in the LA Shambhala community.