Opening the Good Eye: Miksang Photography
Michael Wood and Julie DuBose
March 28–31, 2013
Drawing from the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, we will explore the discipline and delight of Miksang (Tibetan for “good eye”), or direct seeing – perception-based photography. This program will help us develop the ability to synchronize the mind and eye so that habitual patterns of seeing and labeling dissolve in a moment of stunning, vivid perception. Through visual exercises and assignments, we will cultivate the confidence to directly connect with what we see and then precisely express that experience with our cameras. Please bring a digital camera and a portable flash drive.
Click here to take a look at some Miksang Photos featured in our recent blog post as well as a fascinating interview with Julie Dubose on “Photography as an Expression of Eye, Mind and Heart.”
Michael Wood, an award-winning photographer, developed the Miksang curriculum by combining his photographic work and meditation training with the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He co-authored The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes.
Julie DuBose has studied and practiced Miksang Contemplative Photography since 1998, and is a principal Miksang instructor. She has been a student of Chögyam Trungpa since 1975.
Financial aid is available for this program.