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Movement with the Mind of Meditation

November 4 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$25

Spend a morning learning about the nexus of meditation and movement, beginning with walking or running.  At this workshop you will be introduced to sitting meditation, then guided on a walk or run with a contemplation to bring you back to richness of the present moment.

This practice is based on the book  “Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training the Body and the Mind, written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Led by Cynthia MacKay, who has traveled extensively to learn, teach, and run marathons, the morning will be both insightful and delightful!  People  of all walking and running abilities are welcome.  $25 includes lunch. Generosity Policy available.  Space limited.

“Running,…, is rarely ever just running. Or perhaps conversely it is just running, and that simplicity is why it helps diffuse all of those stressors. That is what links running to meditation, especially in terms of mental benefits.

It turns out that running combined with meditation can potentially make both your running, and your mind, stronger. A 2016 study published in Translational Psychiatry found that combining directed meditation with running or walking reduced symptoms of depression by 40 percent for depressed participants, and more research is ongoing.”  https://www.runnersworld.com/health-injuries/a20838122/why-you-should-try-meditating-while-running-and-how-to-do-it/

To support the work of Open Sky, we suggest a contribution to help cover program expenses, rent and overall maintenance and are happy to accept an offering in any amount that you can afford, either above or below the suggested level. Your financial contribution is not necessary in order to participate in programs, classes or public meditation sessions. Open Sky is 100% volunteer operated and all donations, payments and fees are used to pay center expenses.

Details

Date:
November 4
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$25
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Website:
https://eugene.shambhala.org/programs/program-details/?id=371998

Organizer

Open Sky Shambhala
Phone:
458-215-0141
Email:
eugene.shambhala@gmail.com
Website:
https://eugene.shambhala.org/

Venue

783 Grant St Open Sky Shambhala
783 Grant Street
Eugene, 97402
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Phone:
458-215-0141
Website:
https://eugene.shambhala.org/