SAKYONG MIPHAM is the leader of Shambhala, a global community of meditation and retreat centers. He's also an avid marathon runner who frequently retreats to study at a Tibetan monastery in India, and he writes a regular column in the Shambhala Sun.

The author of the bestselling titles "Ruling Your World" and "Turning the Mind Into an Ally," Sakyong Mipham was named one of the 30 global visionaries of our time by Planet magazine. He spends his time teaching all over the world, using his unique blend of Eastern and Western perspectives to the benefit of his students in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit: http://runningmind.org/