Opening the Good Eye: An Introduction to Miksang

Julie DuBose and Michael Wood

October 10–14, 2013

Tuition $375.00 + 4 nights

We’re sorry but this program has been cancelled. It will be offered again in the Spring, dates TBA. Please look for our spring listings soon. 



Opening the Good Eye is an introduction to the practice of Miksang Contemplative Photography as developed by Michael Wood and Julie DuBose. If you would like to be able to express your full and complete experience of seeing through your camera, this course is for you. Through visual exercises, assignments, discussion, and sharing of images, we learn how to recognize our experience of direct visual perception. Direct in this case means without the filters of our habitual ways of seeing and experiencing our world. This is not purely a photography course. It is about developing the ability to see our world in a fresh way so that we have an experience that we are passionate about expressing with our camera. This is the beginning of a journey through our world with our eyes, mind, and heart united in the experience of communion with our visual world and the expression of that through our camera.

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Click here to read the Shambhala Times interview excerpt with Julie DuBose and Dan Hessey about Julie’s new book, Effortless Beauty: Photography as an Expression of Eye, Mind, and Heart.

Julie DuBose

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.

Her first book,  Effortless Beauty: Photography as an Expression of Eye, Mind, and Heart, was released in March 2013. 



Michael Wood

Michael Wood is the original developer and teacher of Miksang, and co-author of The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes. Michael resides in Canada and is currently acting as a Management Consultant and Curriculum Development Advisor to the Miksang Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

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