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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 mind.

©2012 Mipham J. Mukpo (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A straight-ahead, sober, and thoughtful dual guide to the joys of running and Buddhist meditation." ( Library Journal)

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  • R. Moore
  • Springfield, IL United States
  • 09-18-16

Principle based but very approachable

The running part of this book was not as extensive as the meditation part but that was okay for me. The author avoided cookie cutter approach and went into the principles of what meditation is and how it combines with running and really any active sport. When we are running we are just tiring the mind out so we can control it but that does not give us true control. I would recommend this book to runners that are more about understanding their mind rather than those looking for a recipe type approach

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I Actually Ran While Listening To The Book

Sakyong's story is quite amazing, and Neil's narration work really well, especially for running. It felt like he was running along beside me describing his lifelong practice of running.

I highly recommend this book, especially if you love running and all things running.

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Not a Runner Yet. Loved it Anyway

Where does Running with the Mind of Meditation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audio book ranks high among the audiobooks I have listened to so far. I listened to Running with the Mind of Meditation 3 times as I wanted to fully grasp the concepts.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Running with the Mind of Meditation?

Memorable moments in the book? I cannot recall just one; however, the overall ideas stuck with me for months. The concepts and theories of the power and importance of meditation, running (or exercise); and mindfulness all are with me now in a way I can no longer forget.

Any additional comments?

I am not much of a runner yet this book did encourage me regarding exercise and meditation.

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Inspiring

I always run with my headset and listen to an audiobook to take my mind off the fact that I'm running. Now, I can see how my running can be SO much more meaningful. Thank you!!

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Can be life changing

Divulges the secret(s) to happiness! The narrator's style is unique, but worth getting used to!

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