Cynthia MacKay

Cynthia MacKay has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for over 20 years. Inspired by her teacher’s running, Cynthia took her meditation practice to the trails. She has now completed 13 marathons around the world, and one ultra marathon. She lives in Los Angeles where she teaches motorcycle safety and both sitting and running meditation.

Upcoming Programs by Cynthia MacKay

Running with the Legends: Running, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat

Also Marty Kibiloski and Michael Sandrock

June 9–11, 2017

  Many of us “overtrain” in running and in life. Why so much work? Why so much running? Why so much anxiety and unhappiness? This retreat, led by 2:23:25 and 2:24:30 marathoners Marty Kibiloski and Michael Sandrock and ultramarathon runner and meditation instructor Cynthia MacKay, will explain why, leaving you surprised and, perhaps, awakened. You […]

Running with the Mind of Meditation

Also 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 […]