Program Details

Contemplative Photography

with Miriam Hall
July 5 / 7:00 PM - July 7 / 5:00 PM

The Way of Nature is a special offering - a weekend retreat that combines Nalanda Miksang Contemplative Photography and the ancient short poetry practice of Haiku.

The weekend consists of instruction in both Miksang and Haiku, periods of solo, quiet practice in nature, group sharing and review.

We will explore the history of Haiku through examples from writers as varied as Richard Wright and Basho. We will explore the forms of Miksang through painting and photography examples, and by photographing Landscape and Intimate Landscape, Visual Haiku and Flowers and Weeds, amongst other topics.

No prior experience in either Haiku or Miksang is required, though Miksang Level I is suggested, if possible. Participants need a digital camera (point and shoot is fine) and to dress for outdoor activities.

Miriam Hall is a senior Nalanda Miksang Contemplative Photography, Contemplative Writing and Shambhala Art instructor. She teaches in North America and Europe, and frequently publishes articles related to her teaching online at elephant journal.

She can be found online at and More on Nalanda Miksang at and on Shambhala Art at

Course fee: £150, Friday evening taster: £20, concessions are available on application

Timings: Friday 7pm registration. Saturday/ Sunday 9.30am-5.30pm

To register: If you are based in the UK, you can make a cheque deposit payment of £50 to:

London Shambhala Mediation Centre
27 Belmont Close

Please write " Contemplative Photography" on the back of the cheque and enclose your address and e-mail.

For further information, accommodation and concessions please email:

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