Tao of Photography Workshop with Harold Davis at Green Dragon Temple (Soryu-ji)

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 $995.00

Green Gulch Farm & Zen Center

1601 Shoreline Hwy · Muir beach, CA

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Please join Harold Davis for three days of inspirational photography at Green Gulch Farm (http://www.sfzc.org/ggf/default.asp).

This workshop runs from 5PM Friday August 3, 2012 through 10AM Monday August 6, 2012, and includes three nights of accommodations in the peaceful Lindisfarne guest house, a two-story Japanese-style retreat house that will be exclusively used by the workshop. Wholesome and tasty vegetarian meals each day are included in the price of the workshop.

We expect this unique and unusual workshop to fill quickly, so don't delay!

Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, also known as Green Dragon Temple (Soryu-ji), is a Buddhist practice center in the Japanese Soto Zen tradition offering training in Zen meditation and ordinary work.

Green Gulch Farm Conference and Retreat Center is located in a beautiful coastal valley just a short drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge, in Marin County, CA. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of National Parkland and the spectacular heart of the Marin Headlands, its organic farm and gardens will provide a serene environment for our workshop. Muir Beach is just a 20-minute walk away, and the surrounding hills offer miles of trails up and down the coast and into nearby Muir Woods National Monument.

As a traditional Zen Buddhist practice center, Green Gulch also welcomes guests to take advantage of the peaceful feeling and natural rhythms of temple life to support their individual or group retreat. Workshop participants are welcome to join the Green Gulch community for morning and evening meditation, Sunday morning lectures, and in their daily work.

When you arrive at Green Gulch you will feel like you have entered an alternative, more tranquil universe. It is amazing that this Zen retreat is only a short drive away from downtown San Francisco! You can travel much further, but it is hard to find a more magical destination.

Harold writes in his bestselling book Creative Landscapes:
Digital Photography Tips & Techniques:

Tao (sometimes transliterated “Dao”), is a philosophy with ancient roots that refers to the primordial essence of things, the natural order of existence, and the fundamental aspects of the universe. Traditionally, it is difficult to define Tao or to express it in words, but it is possible to know Tao, and to feel it—and, when the force is with one, to express Tao in art.

One kind of art that has traditionally concerned itself with Tao is Chinese landscape painting, which was often practiced as a spiritual exercise. Mountains and wild scenery were very important in these landscape paintings, and symbolized closeness to raw nature, as well as embodying a source of spiritual energy and life.

This mystical sense of being in-synch with nature is a vital part of what landscape photography means to me, and why this kind of photography is so important to me.

In the Tao of Photography workshop we will use the majestic and mystical landscape of the Marin Headlands and the Green Gulch gardens to explore becoming more in touch with the sources of intuition and inspiration in our photography. Besides landscape and flower photography, the workshop will emphasize HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing as a means to create subtle and mystical photos.

This workshop runs from 5PM Friday August 3, 2012 through 10AM Monday August 6, 2012, and includes three nights of accommodations in the peaceful Lindisfarne guest house, a two-story Japanese-style retreat house that will be exclusively used by the workshop. Wholesome and tasty vegetarian meals each day are included in the price of the workshop.

Workshop has a minimum of ten and a maximum of eighteen participants.

Workshop tuition (includes three nights room and full board at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center)---per person---$995.00

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About Harold: Harold Davis (http://www.amazon.com/Harold-Davis/e/B001ILKDWA) is the author of more than 15 best-selling photography books, including Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0240820738/bearhomecom/) (Focal Press), The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations (http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-Darkroom-Creative-Digital-Transformations/dp/0240815319/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5) (Focal Press), and Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0470527129/bearhomecom/) (Wiley Publishing).