About the Author

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Sakyong Mipham is the leader of Shambhala, a global community of meditation retreat centers grounded in realizing basic goodness and enlightened society through daily life. He is also an avid runner who has completed nine marathons. Planet Magazine has called him a “global visionary.” He is author of the bestselling Turning the Mind into an Ally, the award-winning Ruling Your World, and The Shambhala PrincipleSakyong Mipham teaches all over the world, using his unique blend of Eastern and Western perspectives to the benefit of his students in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

I began to run simply as a way to get some exercise. Soon enough, however, I found myself applying certain principles I have learned in a lifetime of meditating.

 – Excerpt from Running With the Mind of Meditation


A short video Biography of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche