Opening the Good Eye: An Introduction to Miksang Photography
Julie DuBose and Michael Wood
September 11–14, 2014
This retreat 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 and having 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. Please go to miksang.com for course details.
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.
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.