Runner’s World Article!

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.


  1. When I was a teenager I was big into running. My specialty was the mile. Though not a star athlete, I won my share of races and remember very well the experience of mind body synchronization I experienced both during my training and practice running as well as during a race itself.

    I hadn’t considered that what I had naturally discovered was a meditative approach to running but I still remember it well. Breathing was the key and in step with my feet hitting the ground as I ran…one breath in and one breath out for each two steps of running. That was I got into my “groove”. At first I would take one breath in for every three steps and out for each two steps. A three/ two timing turning into a two/two timing.

    After a while I could really settle in and just enjoy the seemingly effortless flow. It was quite exhilarating. I don’t run anymore. The knees won’t take it but I do walk daily. Incidentally you can still do the breathing synchronization while walking but of course the timing is different, as is the feeling.

    All the best with this new website. I’m sure it will be a huge success.
    Dan Keating
    Fredericton Centre

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  4. Not true. There are great Tibetan meditation martess that are able to maintain very subtle consciousness in the body during the death process all processes (heart beat, breathing, all activity ceases yet the body does not smell, lose color, or lose it’s posture until the consciousness finally leaves. In southern India, it’s really hot. In a very short time after death, the ordinary body starts to give off a very foul odor. These martess actually give off a pleasant smell.

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