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 is the original developer and teacher of Miksang. He has been teaching Miksang internationally since 1983, has co-authored The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes, published by Shambhala, April, 2011. Michael resides in Toronto, Canada and is currently acting as a Management Consultant and Curriculum Development Advisor to the Miksang Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
Julie began her study of Miksang with Michael Wood in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1998. She has been traveling and teaching with Michael since 2000 and is a teacher of all Miksang levels. She founded the Miksang Institute for Contemplative Photography in 2009 in Boulder, Colorado and Miksang Publications in 2012. Julie lives in Lafayette, Colorado.
Financial aid is available for this program.