Program Details

Miksang Contemplative Photography: Basic Goodness and Good Eye

with John McQuade
March 20 / 12:00 AM - March 22 / 12:00 AM

Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as "Good Eye". The Miksang Society presents a form of contemplative photography that brings together the art of photography, the discipline of meditation and the Dharma Art teachings of the meditation master and scholar Chögyam Trungpa.

When eye and mind are in the same place one sees clearly and the visual world manifests directly. At ease and joyful, there is no struggle in making images that are strong and vivid. Taught by John McQuade, this workshop will offer an intensive version of a new Nalanda Miksang program: " Basic Goodness and Good Eye: Shambhala Meditation and Contemplative Photography.  This program will directly present and embody Chogyam Trungpa's teachings on Drala: the union of perception and enlightenment energy.  In other words, Drala is the elemental presence of the world that is available to us through sense perceptions. It is a total "perception based" exploration of "nowness".


In addition to meditation and Miksang there are several other perception exercises. No previous meditation or photography experience necessary, but you will need to bring your own digital camera. 


The program begins at 7:30pm on March 20th and ends around 4pm on March 22nd.

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