Running With the Mind of Meditation Workshop (Westside)

with Cynthia MacKay

August 11th (2012)

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    Price:
  • $15.00 Program Price
  • $10.00 Patron Price
Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066

Using principles and teachings from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's new book, Running with the Mind of Meditation, this workshop will provide participants with tools to develop a peaceful, yet strong mind through the practices of sitting and walking meditation.  Then we apply that mind to running, using mindfulness and awareness to come into the "now", where body and mind are synchronized.  The result is more relaxed and joyful running, with greater efficiency, ease and confidence.

The workshop will include instruction and practice in sitting meditation, walking meditation, and then running meditation. In addition to doing a meditative run, there will be time for questions and discussion.  Runners and walkers of all abilities are warmly invited to attend.

Cynthia MacKay has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for over 20 years. She has traveled extensively through Asia receiving teachings from many other renowned Buddhist teachers, including the 17th Karmapa. Cynthia is now following in her teacher’s footsteps by running marathons. She is enjoying working with runners now that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s new book has come out, “Running With the Mind of Meditation”.

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The Shambhala Center remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our members and program participants, and one of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one should be prevented from participating in programs for lack of funds. At the same time, the Center relies on the revenue from program participants to cover the cost of each program and of keeping our doors open. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please offer as much of the program price as you can. The suggested minimum, based on the Center’s costs, is 50% of the program price. You may type in the amount on the registration page and pay accordingly. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price of the program, and provides support to the Shambhala Center. If you have any questions, please email la@shambhala.org.

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