Contemplative Photography 08

29 04 2012

See my previous posts on my Contemplative Photography page

Miksang – The Art of Contemplative Photography
Miksang is an art form centred on Contemplative Photography. Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as “Good Eye” and is based on the Shambala and Dharma art teaching of the late meditation master, artist and scholoar Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.According to the Miksang Institute for Contemplative Photography, miksang “is (at its most basic level) photography concerned with uncovering the truth of pure perception. We see something vivid and penetrating, and in that moment we can express our perception without making anything up – nothing added, nothing missing. Totally honest about what we see – straight shooting.

My weekly Monday Miksang Offering to you:
There are no nouns in the physical world. There are no separate things in physical world, either. The physical world is wiggly. Clouds, mountains, trees, people, are all wiggly. And only when human beings get to working on things – they build buildings in straight lines and try to make out that the world isn’t really wiggly. But here we are, sitting in this room all built out of straight lines, but each one of us is as wiggly as all get-out.” – Alan Watts – The Nature of Consciousness

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4 responses

29 04 2012
Dezra Despain

I really love these simple, contemplative photos. I remember looking into Miksang a while ago and loved the concept. You capture beautiful, simple images. Thank you for sharing them.

30 04 2012

Hi Dezra, yes I’m enjoying being free from a lot of photography rules that got a bit overwhelming. Now I shoot much more with my eye, in the moment and I’m enjoying the results. I’m glad they resonate.

30 04 2012
Cee Neuner

These are way cool!

30 04 2012

Thanks Cee – glad you like them 😉

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