Yukai Shimizu is the head priest of a Buddhist temple in the mountains near Nagano, Japan. His job, he explains, is to aid those who are suffering. Yukai, monk though he is, suffers too. Trail running, in addition to his practice, helps clear his head—helps clear everyone’s head. This beautiful film follows Yukai as he runs and explains how running helps him follow the path of the Buddha. It’s impossible not to begin lacing up your own runners after watching.


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