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Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    It is very an intresting author's point of view. And I agree wit

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    Gentle, Accessible, Attainable

    For those who think of their aerobic workouts as all the meditation they might need, this is a most gentle and readable way into distinguishing one from the other, all the while emphasizing their complementary natures. The Sakyong's writing is clear, the constancy of encouragement is gentle and like other writers rooted in the Shambhala lineage of Buddhist thought (Pema Chodron), he makes what many think of as esoteric or faddish particularly accessible and appealing as authentically sensible to "western" minds. The connections between exercise, mindful awareness, kindness to yourself and generosity to others may sound like a stretch but it becomes more and more clear as you read that it is something you may be very ready to become curious about. If you are inclined to leave the Great Mother of Money and Schedules in the dust for a time each day, this is one of the maps that will clearly point you in the right direction. But don't be fooled by it's splendid "simplicity." It's a book to get you started... the road is one "you make by running." (or walking, biking, swimming, or simply taking the stairs.)

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  • Posted June 23, 2012

    Great for finding motivation

    Great for finding motivation and patience to both meditate and manage long distance runs. Some parts get redundant, but the lessons nevertheless are worthwhile to learn, and applicable to more than just running and meditating.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

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    A really enjoyable book on combining meditative awareness with p

    A really enjoyable book on combining meditative awareness with physical exercise. Even though 'running' is in the title, much of the material applies to any physical exercise where one can practice being present and awake. Sakyong Mipham takes the ready on a journey through basic breath awareness all the way to exploring how mindful running can allow one to be of benefit to the world. Very inspiring!

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