Miksang Open House: Exploring the Principles of Miksang Photography
Join Michael Wood and Julie DuBose, the two principle instructors of Miksang Photography, as they talk about what makes Miksang Contemplative Photography so special. It is not just about taking photographs, it is about the experience of seeing and expressing what we see clearly and precisely through the medium of photography.
In the case of Miksang, it means to see our world in a fresh way, as though every moment is the only moment there is, and everything we see is as if for the first time. We can bring our eye, mind, and heart together to see and experience our world so that it is fresh experience, not just the current version of what we have always seen. We can drink deeply from the well of clear, uncontaminated seeing, free of our personal preferences, our desires and dislikes, our accumulated lifetime of personal history. Our living can be full of surprise, discovery, and deep pleasure in our world manifesting itself as it is, not as we want it to be, or wish it were. Our photographs can become intimate sharing of this experience with our friends and loved ones. The practice of Miksang is the journey of uncovering the brilliance of our “Good Eye”.
Join Michael and Julie in their upcoming courses Miksang: Opening the Good Eye - an Introduction to Contemplative Photography (April 22-26) and Miksang: Making Contact - Discovering THAT (April 28-May 1).
Contact Continuing Studies at 250.391.2513 for more information and to register.
Photo credit: from our Miksang 2014 class