Learn how to bring the power of stillness into your running practice with meditations, guidance, and inspiration from a long-time runner and Zen practitioner.
VANESSA ZUISEI GODDARD Sensei is an author and lay Zen teacher in the Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO) of Zen Buddhism. In 2018 she received dharma transmission (authorization to teach) from Geoffrey Shugen Arnold Roshi, head of the MRO and abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery. For the last ten years, Zuisei has been leading retreats and workshops to teach running as a form of moving meditation and as a tool to increase focus, awareness, and presence. She can be found at vanessazuiseigoddard.org.
"During my peak ultrarunning years, I started to see the long hours on the trail as a practice of something deeper than solely logging miles. Running became my vehicle to explore the connection between body and mind, and ultimately a deeper sense of my being. In Still Running, Vanessa Zuisei Goddard vividly guides us on a journey of moving into stillness, escorting us on a path of transferring those road and trail miles to our daily lives."--Scott Jurek, ultramarathon champion, New York Times bestselling author of North and Eat and Run
"This is a lovely and unusual book, a book that speaks about the spiritual and meditative aspects of running. I enjoyed reading this book, which contains engaging mindfulness practices that can be applied not just to running but to seated meditation and many other activities in life. These practices will help the reader develop the most important aspect of spiritual practice, deep inner stillness, which becomes a reliable source of stability and ease in all aspects of life. The writing is fresh, succinct, inspiring, and laced with insights from the author's three decades of running and two decades of intensive Zen practice."--Jan Chozen Bays, author of Mindful Eating and Mindfulness on the Go "Zen teacher Goddard combines Buddhist teachings with the sport of running in her brisk, appealing debut. Goddard asks readers to investigate their intent, commitment, and discipline in regard to running, and how those same principles relate to other aspects of their lives. Buddhist runners will enjoy this accessible, conversational companion."--Publishers Weekly