Running with the Mind is inspired by the leader of Shambhala, Sakyong Mipham and his best selling book Running with the Mind of Meditation. He has found physical activity to be essential for spiritual well-being. Even though both activities can be complicated, the lessons here are simple and designed to show how the melding of internal practice with physical movement can be used by anyone – regardless of age, spiritual background, or ability – to benefit body and soul.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is a bestselling author, runner, husband, and father. He is the lineage holder of the Shambhala teachings, guiding thousands of students worldwide on the path of meditation. 

With a unique blend of Eastern and Western perspectives, his teachings focus on living a courageous life based on wisdom, kindness and compassion. Using everyday life as a means to ripen this spiritual potential, his teachings help us practice turning the mind toward others as a discipline that creates confidence and compassion.

Born in Bodh Gaya, India, in 1962, he is the eldest son of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Lady Könchok Palden. He is the incarnation of Mipham the Great, a renowned Nyingma scholar and meditation master. As part of the Mukpo clan of eastern Tibet, he is a descendant of the Tibetan warrior-king Gesar of Ling.

The Sakyong is a husband and father of three daughters. An avid runner, he has completed nine marathons. He is author of four books including the bestselling Turning the Mind into an Ally, and the forthcoming book The Lost Art of Good Conversation, which will be released on October 17, 2017 from Harmony Books. Through the Sakyong Foundation, he engages in supporting organizations and projects whose activities exemplify the Shambhala vision in Asia and the West.