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Run and Become - On running, spirituality, Sri Chimnoy, film making and more with Sanjay Rawal - The Big Run - Episode 129

The Big Run

Welcome back to The Big Run...Today, we are joined by, Sanjay Rawal. Sanjay is an accomplished filmmaker, runner and proponent of meditation, spirituality and the teachings of Sri Chinmoy. In this conversation, we discuss how he discovered meditation, its benefits, and how it has helped him in his spiritual journey and his running. We also share some tips on how to get started with meditation and how to make it a regular practice as well as talk about Sri Chinmoy. Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) was an Indian spiritual teacher, philosopher, and musician who emigrated to the United States in 1964. He founded the Sri Chinmoy Centre, an international organization that promotes meditation and self-development through spiritual practices, athletics and the arts. He wrote over 1,500 books on spiritual and philosophical topics and composed over 22,000 songs. Chinmoy was also a prolific artist and poet. He was a proponent of self-transcendence, the idea that individuals can transcend their own limitations through spiritual practice and service to others. He also promoted the idea of inner peace as the foundation for world peace and held events to promote peace such as peace meditations, peace concerts and peace runs.One of his most famous events is the 3100 aka the longest race in the world and the subject of Sanjay's documentary of the same name.The 3100 Race is a self-transcendence ultramarathon race held annually in New York City. The race is organized by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team and is considered one of the longest-certified footraces in the world. The race starts on June 17th and runs for 52 days until August 7th, participants run as many miles as they can within this time frame.The 3100 Race is unique in that it is not a traditional race with a set distance or course. Instead, participants are given the opportunity to run as many miles as they can within the 52-day time frame. The goal of the race is for participants to push their own limits and "transcend" their previous personal bests.the documentary is available for streaming on the following platforms: Vimeo on Demand (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/3100) Amazon Prime Video (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QZJ9XRV) Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/movies/details?id=B07QZJ9XRV) Apple TV (https://tv.apple.com/us/movie/3100-run-and-become/umc.cmc.2mq8hgqwqcq3f6mqkj6q8zp9r)It's also possible to rent or buy the film on other platforms such as YouTube and Microsoft Store. It's worth checking the availability on streaming platforms in your country as they might have regional restrictions.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thebigrunpodcast/message


21 Jan 2023

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#082 Sanjay Rawal | The Beauty & Joy Found In Suffering | 3100 Mile Transcendence Run

To Be Human

Hello Beautiful People!CONNECT WITH JENNAH-LOUISEWork With Me | https://www.jennahlouise.com.auInstagram | https://www.instagram.com/jennah_louiseCONNECT WITH SANJAYInstagram | https://www.instagram.com/mrsanjayr Documentary: 3100: Run and Become | https://3100film.com On today’s podcast we have Sanjay Rawal. Sanjay spent 15 years working on grassroots peace-building campaigns under the direction of his teacher Sri Chinmoy. He is also the film director of the documentaries ‘Food Chains’, ‘Gather’ and ‘3100: Run and Become’ which features several Indigenous cultures in their quest for peace through long-distance running. What I love about this conversation is the enrichment, full of depth, passion and love. This is genuinely one of my all time favourite conversations from the To Be Human podcast, and it’s one personally I will be listening back to more than once. I want you to go on your own journey in this one, so I won’t share too much of what is inside. I will share that we do derive a lot of our conversation on the lessons learnt from filming 55 days of the 3100 Self-Transcendence Run; a 3,100 mile run around less than 1km block in Queens, New York. We discuss the beautiful relationships between endurance and growth, the beauty and joy that can be found in suffering, and the mindset of those who finish this phenomenal feat. There is also a special contribution to my dear Australian friend Stephen Redfern at the end; he has just arrived in New York to experience his own path of self-transcendence. Stephen I will preface this now with saying, the beautiful Native American Navajo People believe that, ‘Mother Earth is also under the sidewalk.’ I am excited to further share this with you and with all. #jennahlouise #tobehumanpodcast

1hr 11mins

3 Sep 2022

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Running Reunion: Sanjay Rawal - Ep. 4

The Running for Real Podcast

Have you ever wondered what a podcast guest has been up to since you heard them interviewed?  We have, and so Running Reunion was born.   Tina last interviewed filmmaker Sanjay Rawal in 2019, after the release of  3100: Run and Become, a documentary about the world’s longest running race, the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. You can learn more about the race in Running for Real episode 277 with Harita Davies, who has completed it three times.  Since then, he’s released Gather, about Native American food systems, looked at through the eyes of an Apache chef from Arizona. It’s also, Sanjay says, about “resilience. People who value their relationship with the land, whose people have had histories with particular pieces of land or areas of the world, in their words, ‘since time immemorial,’ and what it means to be a steward, rather than a consumer.”   Living through Covid for the past couple of years has reminded Sanjay of something he was told by a Hopi elder, that “the point of running and life is to find the joy in the exertion.” Sanjay volunteers at a little natural foods store in Jamaica, Queens, and has found “a little pocket of joy” by being of service to others during the pandemic. He also runs every day, and would “like to remind people that we've got the biggest blessing in the world to be able to go outdoors, regardless of our capacity, to take a few moments on our own. To take a deep breath, to connect to the sky, to connect to the earth, and feel not only what that means to us, but to really every other human being that's out there on earth today.” You can find Sanjay at Guru Health Foods, or on Instagram.  To hear his original episode from December 2019, you can go here. Thank you to UCAN for sponsoring RUNNING REUNION! UCAN uses a one-of-a-kind carbohydrate to provide a steady release of glucose over several hours that’s easy on your stomach and doesn’t cause a sugar crash. It comes in powders, bars, and gels, and they actually taste good! Their gel, UCAN Edge, was voted by Runner’s World as one of the best foods to eat during a run. Tina has been a fan of UCAN for years and uses it exclusively for fueling when she’s training and racing.  Go here and use code TINAUCAN for 20% off your order!   Thanks for listening! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen Running Reunion.  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that the topic will resonate with them.  Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram If you are struggling through something a guest mentions, chances are others are too, and you will help them feel less alone.  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. "Thank you" to Sanjay.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.


27 Apr 2022

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311. "Gather" with A-dae Romero-Briones and Sanjay Rawal (Live at SXSW)

Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg (by Food Tank)

In partnership with Huston-Tillotson University and Driscoll’s, Food Tank kicked off the “Nourishing America” tour at SXSW 2022 in Austin, Texas, with a screening of “Gather,” a new film documenting the journey among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty. Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg sat down with A-dae Romero-Briones (Cochiti/Kiowa) of the First Nations Development Institute and the film’s James Beard Award-winning Director Sanjay Rawal to discuss producing the film in partnership. While you’re listening, subscribe, rate, and review the show; it would mean the world to us to have your feedback. You can listen to “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” wherever you consume your podcasts.


22 Mar 2022

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Sanjay Rawal: Run and Become, Slow Discipline & Gather

MEP Podcast

On the latest episode of the podcast I have Sanjay Rawal back on, disciple of Sri Chinmoy, runner and film maker. We dive into Sri's concept of 'Run and Become' which coincides with my new Reigning Champ collection using the same name, and how running can be an invitation for personal growth and self-transcendence and an unlimited amount of joy and lessons to learn. Sanjay also shares a recent DNP experience at a marathon PR attempt and what he's been learning from this potent race turned lesson, and how it's tested his internal world. Finally we speak about his latest film, Gather, "intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide." It's a beautiful and inspiring film, like Sanjay's other work and it was a joy to speak to him again and feel the light and energy he brings to the world.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mindufulenduranceprogram/support

1hr 17mins

9 Feb 2022

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Gather Directed by Sanjay Rawal


Make it past our weird (as usual) intro and you’ll hear how how much we were blown away by this documentary. We learned a lot and definitely think you will love this documentary. Please check out Gather on Netflix. Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. Gather follows Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona), opening an indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic; Elsie Dubray, a young scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota), conducting landmark studies on bison; and the Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), trying to save the Klamath river. To learn more/ support the people who shared their stories on this documentary:https://gather.film/stories/ Thank you for listening! Support Podumentary by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/podumentary


6 Jan 2022

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Re-run with Sanjay Rawal

the morning shakeout podcast

“It’s really inspiring to see someone push themselves and challenge themselves…Bringing out the achievements of people who are fighting the odds, and really putting into context today’s race, even for a pro, because even a pro is overcoming something tremendous each race they do—it’s never rosy. And understanding that hardship, I think, will give people context into the meaning of a particular race for a particular runner, whether they’re an amateur or the world’s best.” Sanjay Rawal is a New York City-based runner and filmmaker. At the time of this conversation in 2018 he had just released a film called 3100: Run and Become, which takes an intimate look at one of the most unique foot races on the planet, The Sri Chinmoy 3100-Mile Self-Transcendence Race. That race—which is the longest certified road race in the world—is actually going on right now in Queens, New York. Participants are attempting to complete 3100 miles in 52 days (or less) around the same half-mile block of concrete in the city. In this re-run episode, we talked about the 3100 film, of course, but also about the idea of running as a spiritual practice throughout history, the connection between competition and spirituality, running as a cultural connector, and a lot more. Whether you’re a competitive athlete or recreational runner, a miler or an ultramarathoner, this conversation will change the way you look at running and the role it plays in your life.This episode is brought to you by:— New Balance. The Fresh Foam 1080 v11 is an absolute workhorse and it’s been my go-to trainer for most of my non-workout runs in 2021. It’s got great cushioning underfoot that’s protective but not too soft, providing a responsive ride that I really enjoy and appreciate. Check it out at newbalance.com and consider adding a pair to your rotation today.— Precision Hydration. I’ve been a devotee to PH products for the past 4 years and my last few marathons wouldn’t have gone as well without them. Go to precisionhydration.com and take their free online Sweat Test or use the Carb Calculator to get a personalized hydration and nutrition strategy to test in training. As a listener of the show you can get 15% off your first order by using the code TMS15 when checking out.Complete show notes: https://themorningshakeout.com/podcast-re-run-with-sanjay-rawal/Sign up here to get the morning shakeout email newsletter delivered to your inbox every Tuesday morning: www.themorningshakeout.com/subscribe/Support the morning shakeout on Patreon: www.patreon.com/themorningshakeout Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


20 Sep 2021

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Catching Up with Sanjay Rawal + the Importance of “Running Easy”

Off The Couch

Sanjay Rawal is back on the podcast to discuss his latest film project about the American runner, Patti Catalano Dillon; how being coached by Patti has caused him to completely overhaul how he trains; and why we all might benefit by remembering to “run easy.”TOPICS & TIMES:The Reception of the film, Gather (1:44)Sanjays' own running & latest project (8:37)Training & the signs of a "happy" runner (16:39)Running easy (36:27)RELATED LINKS:Filmmaker, Sanjay Rawal, on the World’s Longest Race (Ep.2)Sanjay Rawal on Running Dumb, Training Slow, & Finding Joy through Exertion (Ep.33)Food Sovereignty, Indigenous Rights, & the Film, Gather (Blister Podcast Ep.131)Camping in Gunnison & Crested Butte Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


22 Jul 2021

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Gather.film charts rebirth of indigenous cultures through food sovereignty, with Sanjay Rawal

Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley

Sanjay Rawal is my guest on Episode 84 of Inside Ideas. Sanjay is a James Beard Award-winning filmmaker, Sanjay made FOOD CHAINS (EP Eva Longoria, Eric Schlosser) which chronicled the battle of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a small group of Oaxacan and Chiapan indigenous farmworkers in Florida, against the largest agribusiness conglomerates in the world. The film was released theatrically in a number of countries (Screen Media in the US) and won numerous awards - including citations from the US Conference of Mayors, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the White House. The film was also a Winner (shared) of the 2016 BritDoc Impact award and several festival prizes. Sanjay’s last film 3100: RUN AND BECOME won several festival prizes, had a robust theatrical release in the US in 2018, and is opening in traditional theatrical engagements across Europe and Australia in 2020 and 2021. https://gather.film/

1hr 25mins

7 Apr 2021

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#129 - From Food Chains to Food Sovereignty: A Reframing of the Food System with Sanjay Rawal

Eat For The Planet with Nil Zacharias

Sanjay Rawal is an Indian-American documentary film director who has made films like Food Chains (produced by Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser with narration by Forest Whitaker), 3100:Run and Become, and Gather (produced by Jason Momoa). This conversation illustrates the complexities involved in our food system through a broad lens.Show Page: https://eftp.co/sanjay-rawalNewsletter signup: https://eftp.co/newsletterFollow us on InstagramFollow Nil Zacharias on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 8mins

27 Feb 2021