Program Details

Miksang Contemplative Photography Level 1

with Jessie Jacobs & Martha Teall
May 11 / 9:00 AM - May 12 / 5:00 PM

The Miksang Path of Perception and Photography

Although the experience of clear seeing is available to everyone, people come to contemplative photography with different motivations. Some want to give expression to what they experience through the discipline of meditation. Some have recognized some direct and vivid quality of perception in their own experience and want to explore and express that potential. Others have trained in photography or other arts and are curious about the contemplative approach. The common element is an interest in clear seeing.

The three levels of training, based on Chögyam Trungpa's teaching on the three levels of perception, follow a traditional contemplative path of transforming confusion into wisdom. Often it seems that our inherent capacity for insight is obscured by preconceptions and habitual patterns. Each level and each class presents teachings and exercises which work through the obstacles to clear seeing by cultivating the purifying power our natural sychronization and wisdom.

Level I: Looking: The Phenomenal World

The first level of training purifies our visual perception by working directly with the elements or forms of the visual field: color, light and form (texture, lines and patterns). In this level we also attend to the "flash of perception" which discloses a direct presentation of the phenomenal world.

To participate in this program please bring a digital camera.

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