This past Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 – Earth Day, The Sakyong’s latest book, Running with the Mind of Meditation, was successfully launched in Boulder Colorado.
Nearly 800 people participated in the 10th Annual Earth Day 5K walk/run, nearly three times the annual registration, which organizers attributed to the focus on the theme of the Sakyong’s new book. At 9:00 a.m. Shambhala trainers led about 100 participants in a guided movement meditation. At 10:00 a.m. the Sakyong took the bullhorn to preface the beginning of the race remarking, “Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to think not only about how this run can help our own life, but about how we can help the world.”
And then the race was on. Both the Sakyong and the Sakyong Wangmo ran the course, along with a large contingency of Shambhalians of all ages.
Then for three hours in the afternoon, the Sakyong greeted a nonstop line of well-wishers, signing about 350 copies of the book at the Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery in downtown Boulder.