Video: After Boston, Sakyong Mipham leads us through a compassion and loving-kindness meditation

In response to Monday’s bombings at the Boston marathon, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has recorded this video, offering messages of support for those affected by the explosions and guiding viewers through a compassion and loving-kindness meditation.

Sakyong Mipham, the spiritual leader of the Shambhala Buddhist community, is himself a marathon runner, having run the Boston Marathon in 2005. He wrote about how meditation and running go hand in hand in “Running into Meditation,” from the Shambhala Sun archives. Click here to read it.


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