OM103 – Filmmaker Sanjay Rawal On Meditation, Running, and Self Transcendence

Running, Meditation, Self Transcendence

On this episode, filmmaker Sanjay Rawal and I discover our shared expertise with Sri Chimnoy (my first non secular instructor) and uncover–to our shared shock–that we joined Sri Chimnoy’s neighborhood across the similar time and attended among the similar occasions.

We discover the inspiring work of Sri Chimnoy and his extraordinary and massively influential instructor, Sri Aurobindo.

Then we dive into Sanjay’s film concerning the outstanding 3100 miles extremely marathon that his non secular neighborhood hosts every year.

Sanjay’s movie is a meditation on the ability of working as a automobile for self transcendence. The footage is wonderful, immersive, and hypnotic.

If you happen to’re fascinated by working and meditation and pushing your personal limits, that is important watching. If you happen to’re a devoted runner or meditator, you’ll get rather a lot out of this movie since Sanjay explores the intersection of those two disciplines in our dialog and within the film.

I loved this dialog immensely. Sanjay is a fount of data about all issues meditation and working.


Sanjay Rawal labored within the human rights and worldwide growth sectors for 15 years in over 40 nations earlier than focusing his love for pictures and storytelling onto filmmaking.

His first characteristic, Meals Chains (2014), premiered on the 2014 Berlinale and screened at Tribeca earlier than securing home distribution from Display Media. The movie was produced by Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser and narrated by Forest Whitaker.  It went on to display in 1,100 extra theaters throughout its theatrical, semi-theatrical & neighborhood screening tour.

A lifelong runner, Sanjay was pleased to lose the kilos he gained consuming Mexican meals in farmworker cities and tackle a undertaking about working. His newest movie, 3100: Run and Turn into, opened in theaters in fall 2018.


Sanjay Rawal walks his speak. He’s had a each day meditation observe for 27 years, was a middle-distance runner in high-school and school, and runs a mean of fifty miles per week. He pulled off filming 3100 the place nobody else may as a result of non secular practitioners all over the world acknowledged that Sanjay embodied a stage of self-discipline akin to theirs.

He realized his meditation observe on the ft of non secular grasp.


Watch the Official Trailer for 3100 right here.

Go to the 3100: Run And Turn into homepage to study extra & discover a screening in your space.

Occasion: The Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

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