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Shambhala Launches its First Mobile App!

RMM AppHive Digital – the global digital platform developer – has just launched the Running with the Mind of Meditation app! The CFO at Hive (the biggest game developer in Brazil) is a leading member of the Shambhala community there.

Charles Betito Filho, of the São Paulo Shambhala Center, was the inspiration, brains, and motivation behind the 18-month (mais ou menos) project.

Drawing directly from the Sakyong’s book Running With the Mind of Meditation, Charles has shown us exactly what we might be capable of by applying the teachings to our daily lives with exertion and skill.

“This project was something that President Richard Reoch first began to investigate with me while in Chile for the Kalapa Governance Gathering, in 2011,” says Charles. “The main idea was to bring the concepts from the book, Running With the Mind of Meditation, to everyday life so that people can expand that experience.”

It is interesting that the first Shambhala-inspired app – Shambhala’s latest venture into the world of social technology – should be based on running meditation, rather than a traditional meditation timer, practice calendar, or daily contemplation application. However, as we know from the Sakyong’s continued encouragement and emphasis on “embodiment,” sports-as-mind-training is quickly growing in popularity and significance in this modern age. Perhaps it will become a method that Shambhala can harness to connect to greater numbers, and in greater depth.

“I believe that we can use the internet and especially mobile platforms to transform the world,” says Charles. “Through this, we bring people together to share their wisdom and mindful experiences. Through community-based mindfulness Apps, we discover that we are not alone – we all want to change the world and make it a better and more gentle place.”

To read more about the Running With the Mind of Meditation App, please visit the Appstore.

Charles Betito Filho

Charles Betito Filho

Please note that all earnings from this app will go to Shambhala International and to a fund that will be used to build the android version.

“Hive is a Brazilian based digital platform developer. Responsible for several major clients around the world, the company is also the biggest game developer in Brazil and one of the leading digital marketing studios in Latin America.”

Hive’s website in portuguese, visit: corp.hive.com.br

Click here to access the Hive Facebook page

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6 responses to “ Shambhala Launches its First Mobile App! ”
  1. Pawel_Molenda
    Apr 25, 2013
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    Fabulous. I believe this is our future. Thank you for your effort and sharing the teachings with others.

  2. This is exciting news! Will there be an app for the Android platform? It is a platform with more use than iOS; an app for both platforms will allow for more people to use this fantastic program!

  3. This app is awesome! I used it during a run (actually mostly a walk) yesterday and it was so cool to have the Sakyong cut into the music every few minutes and present some insight or wisdom teaching. It really is special! Thanks HIVE, Shambhala and Shambhala Sao Paulo!

  4. Thank you for your comment Kevin. My idea is to listen to all comments and suggestions of people, so we can release a good app update and then we can start doing the android version. It is certainly on our to do schedule. :-)

  5. Very nice. How would we send suggestions or any issues that we may find? The App Support link goes to the company site (http://www.hive.com.br/ ) Is there a page there that we should use?

  6. Great idea but I was not able to create profile without linking to either twitter or facebook. As I do not use any of them I am unable to finish the setup and to use the app. Any solution to that?


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