Miksang Contemplative Photography Workshop

with John McQuade

September 16th—September 17th (2017)

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  • $95
  • Or pay what you can afford

This introductory contemplative photography workshop requires no photography experience. You need only some kind of digital camera or smartphone and a willingness to explore the visual world.

Miksang Contemplative Photography

Miksang is a contemplative photography approach that is simple and brilliant. We learn how to synchronize our mind and eye so that we can produce incredible images almost effortlessly. Miksang is a Tibetan word that means “good eye” and originates from dharma art teachings by Chögyam Trungpa. These teachings guide us to see things as they are with clarity and experience insight and joy.

Miksang Level One Workshop—Looking: The Phenomenal World

The introductory workshop includes periods of visual instruction, review, and photography shoots in the local area. Foundational Miksang elements are introduced:

  • We explore the “flash of perception”—a way for us to tune into the magic-like quality of the ordinary visual word we inhabit everyday.
  • We practice making a photographic equivalent of what we see and explore a method to review how precisely we have captured perceptions of the visual world. 
  • We are introduced to the foundational elements of the visual field—color, light, and the forms of texture, pattern and figure-and-ground.


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