May Program Night - Miksang Contemplative Photography

Miksang, or “good eye” in Tibetan, is a process of learning to synchronize mind and body, allowing one to open to the world without labeling or evaluation. The first level of training in Miksang contemplative photography purifies our visual perception by working directly with the elements of the visual field: color, light, form, and space.  No previous photographic experience is necessary. Meet certified Miksang trainer, Denise Bossarte and see what this discipline is all about.


Born in 1967 in the US Midwest, Denise has spent her life pursuing two loves - science and art. Denise has several advanced degrees in science: B.A. in Chemistry, Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, and M.S. in Computer Science. Although science provides for a degree of creativity, Denise always found a need for deeper expression of her way of relating to and seeing the word through poetry, short stories, and most particularly photography. As a photographer, Denise has a passion for finding beauty in unique and unusual places and uses her photography to share those experiences with others. Denise’s abstract photographs are ones discovered in the world as created by nature rather than by her design. Denise is a Certified Miksang Contemplative Photography teacher and has been teaching Miksang in Houston since her arrrival in TX in 2012.

Meet after the program at
La Madeline
10001 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas

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  • Denise B.

    Thank you for the opportunity to share the Miksang Contemplative Photography practice with everyone. I appreciate the chance to share what my teachers have taught me!
    If anyone is interested in a workshop the last two Saturdays in June, 22nd and 29th, please shoot me a message through the meetup group.

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Orlando L. M.

    It was very good! I always enjoy a different perspective and be able to observe another photographer's view. Afterwards enjoyed visiting with the spokesperson and Michael Sanders.

    May 15, 2013

  • Lesley S.

    A well prepared and very interesting presentation. Thank you Denise, for sharing your expertise. As with all forms of art, discipline is required, and the way Miksang teaches that is intriguing to me. I suspect many of us have been attempting to use use Miksang elements in our photography without knowing about Miksang.

    May 15, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Thanks for the introduction. I feel that the elements of Miksang Photography overlap a lot with those of many good photos. It seems that Miksang is an efficient and systematic way to learn the essence of good photos. However, photos with lots of drama, emotion may not fall into the Mikang style although I have not learned about the higher levels of Miksang.

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Good information on an interesting topic. Presenter was well organized and prepared.

    May 14, 2013

  • Daniel

    is this event free of charge?

    May 1, 2013

    • Houston Photographic S.

      This event is free of charge for paid members of HPS. The annual dues are $35/year which includes our monthly programs, annual portfolio review, annual print competition, and monthly print critiques by professional photographers. You can pay your dues online herehttp://form.jotform.u...­, or you can bring your dues to the next meeting.

      May 2, 2013

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