Meditation is a discipline of the mind and spirit. Running is the modern day stress reliever – a purely physical release from the day-to-day. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche suggests that these two don’t have to be so separate. In fact, combining them could be a way to deepen not only your daily routine, but your entire life!
Claire Trageser, second-generation buddhist and long-time runner, writes for Runner’s World on her personal journey through the weekend program, Running With the Mind of Meditation and Yoga. The article, Transcendental Steps (or How I Learned to Love Running Without an iPod), brings to light the trials of relating to the meditative and physical challenges presented by the path of Running with the Mind of Meditation.