For our March program, Denise Bossarte will give a presentation on Miksang Contemplative Photography. Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as “Good Eye.”
In contemplative photography, we learn to synchronize the eye and the mind, to be mindful of the present moment without judging, reflecting or thinking. When the eye and the mind are in the same place, the photographer is simply observing the moment in which they find themselves
and they can discover and capture the ordinary magic of the phenomenal world.
In Miksang, we are working to “re-image” the way that you think, talk about, and practice photography. This practice encourages you to look at your world in a new way. No previous photography experience needed!
Miksang helps to make you more aware of the visual richness of ordinary objects and scenes, to help overcome biases and judgments about what is worth looking at and photographing. You will work to heighten your awareness to the world around you and you will begin to select and abstract from the visual richness of your surroundings.
With Miksang, you learn to experience the process of photography as a discipline and a source of insight.