About the author:

Rupantar has been the race director of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team since 1985, having been asked by Sri Chinmoy to serve in that capacity. As well as working on the big races the US Marathon Team organise each year - the 3100 Mile Race and the Six and 10 Day Race - he also spends a considerable amount of time archiving the Marathon Team's 40 year history on this website.

Brett Wilkins from DigitalJournal.com profiles Marathon Team founder Sri Chinmoy:

screen_shot_2015-09-02_at_3.24.15_pm.png"Meditation has long been associated with spiritual awakening and deep relaxation, but we uncover the roots of a particular mode of meditation launched by Sri Chinmoy, an Indian spiritual guru whose meditative theories extended into the athletic world....These days, there is a lot of buzz around meditation and how it can improve a practitioner's quality of life. As mindfulness and other meditation-based practices have gone mainstream throughout the Western world, the meditative arts have crossed over from the realm of spirituality into countless other areas, including sports and physical fitness."

Read the full article on digitaljournal.com »

Cross-posted from 3100.srichinmoyraces.org