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Contemplative Photography (Miksang)


with Julie Einstein & Lennie Birkett
June 29 / 9:00 AM - June 30 / 5:00 PM

Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as “Good Eye”.  This school of contemplative photography brings together the art of photography, the discipline of meditation and the Dharma Art teachings of the meditation master and scholar Chogyam Trungpa.


In contemplative photography we work with the synchronization of eye and mind.  When eye and mid are in the same place the moment by moment vidness of the visual world manifests and is appreciated fully.  This manifestation is spontaneous – a flash of perception – the ordinary magic of the phenomenal world.  When one connects with pure perception there is no struggle in making a heartfelt and brilliant photographic image that one can share with others.


This introductory training includes instruction, assignments, photo reviews and supervised field trips.  No previous photography experience necessary but you will need a digital camera. 

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