Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis: Sakyong Mipham on Running with the Mind of Meditation.

Via on Apr 3, 2012

“Many of us are slaves to our minds. Our own mind is our worst enemy. We try to focus, and our mind wanders off. We try to keep stress at bay, but anxiety keeps us awake at night. We try to be good to the people we love, but then we forget them and put ourselves first. And when we want to change our life, we dive into spiritual practice and expect quick results, only to lose focus after the honeymoon has worn off. We return to our state of bewilderment. We’re left feeling helpless and discouraged. It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our minds?” ~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Last week, Waylon was honored to speak with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, an avid marathon runner, leader of the international Shambhala community and meditation master. His new book, Running with the Mind of Meditation, is now available.

Click here for the bonus footage—the entire interview was 40 minutes.

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12 Responses to “Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis: Sakyong Mipham on Running with the Mind of Meditation.”

  1. randolphr says:

    that was cool …

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  5. Linda Lewis Linda V Lewis says:

    I've turned the staff here at the Halifax Shambhala Centre onto this interview and they all loved it. Bravo!

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