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 the movement of walking and running. At this workshop you will be introduced to sitting meditation, then will be guided on a walk or run on the nearby footpaths with a new awareness.
The workshop is based on the book “Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training the Body and the Mind, written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
This workshop is led by Cynthia MacKay, who has traveled extensively to learn, teach, and to run marathons. People of all walking and running abilities are welcome. $25 includes lunch. Generousity 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 Psychiatryfound 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.