Looking and Seeing: Introduction to Contemplative Photography

with John McQuade

May 13th—May 18th (2017)

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  • $120 Program Price
  • $150 Patron Price
Room: Main Shrine Room
photo by Nick Kenrick (cc)

This workshop introduces the practice of contemplative photography.  Based on Chogyam Trungpa's Dharma Art teachings, this training provides a way to connect with true or clear perception.  On the basis of direct perception one can make pure, simple and vivid images. Direct perception also connects with the heart sensibility of Basic Goodness and can enhance the depth of one's meditation path.  This workshop will benefit photographers, contemplatives, spiritual seekers and meditators.
The workshop works through teachings, image assignments and image reviews.  Beyond the workshop, through the week, there will be evening sessions where one can present images for review and commentary.  No photographic experience is necessary but you need a digital camera.  A "point and shoot" camera is fine.
Please Note: the next workshop in the series, Orderly Chaos and AbsoluteEye is being held on the following weekend of May 20th & 21st.  There will also be a public talk on contemplative photography and meditation on Thursday, May 11th at 7PM. For more information on Miksang visit www.miksang.org and miksangwayofseeing.com
John McQuade is one of the founders of Miksang contemplative photography and is the founder of Nalanda Miksang and AbsoluteEye photography.  He is also co-author of Looking and Seeing: An introduction to Nalanda Miksang.  He is a long-time practitioner in Shambhala and was twice the Director of the Toronto Shambhala Center, a Shambhala Training teacher and a Maitri Five Wisdom's teacher.
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