Opening the Good Eye: An Introduction to Miksang Photography

Michael Wood and Julie DuBose

September 11–14, 2014

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.

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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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.

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. 



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