Opening the Good Eye: Miksang Photography

Michael Wood and Julie DuBose

April 2–5, 2015

Tuition $300 + 3 nights
Michael Wood

Michael Wood

Julie DuBose

Julie DuBose

Discover how to see the world in a fresh way and express your full and complete experience through your camera. This retreat is an introduction to the practice of Miksang Contemplative Photography as developed by Michael Wood and Julie DuBose. Through visual exercises, assignments, discussion, and sharing of images, learn how to recognize the experience of direct visual perception. Direct in this case means without the filters of our habitual ways of seeing and experiencing. This is not purely a photography course. This is the beginning of a journey through our world with our eyes, mind, and heart united. Seeing in this way brings a freshness to our lives and through our images, we can share the joy of our experience. Please visit to learn more about this profound practice.

***SPECIAL CANCELLATION POLICY*** Refunds and program credit are only available for cancellations made more than 14 days prior to the program start date. (Refunds are given per our normal policy: less a 5% credit card processing fee.)


Course Requirements:

  • A good working knowledge of your camera
  • A laptop computer
  • The ability to transfer your images to your computer
  • A USB stick for transferring images from your computer
  • Any model of digital camera, iPhone (minimum iPhone 4s) or an iPad for taking pictures, as long as your device will connect to your laptop for editing


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Program Details

Registration takes place from 2:00–5:00 p.m. on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5:00 p.m. to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5:30 p.m. after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. This program ends at 5 p.m. on the final day. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.

Please note that this program has a special cancellation policy. Refunds and program credit are only available for cancellations made more than 14 days prior to the program start date.