Miksang Photography offers creative opportunities to live more fully. If you lose yourself less in thinking about challenging things and events and the stress you inevitably encounter in your life, you experience more inner space. Stillness, calmness and clear vividness are the essence of our inner space, wherefrom we can look with an open mind and see fresh. Joy and gentleness naturally arises from the experience of fresh seeing.
Our endless thinking is like the nature of clouds covering the sun. Clouds come and go, that's what clouds do. The sun in the blue sky is always present; regardless of the clouds it has never left.
"You are the sky. Everything else - it's just the weather." Pema Chödrön
We do not need to recreate the sun or the sky. It is simply about dissolving the clouds, ungluing ourselves from the clouds. Miksang Mindfulness Photography is an art form that also helps you to appreciate the nature of clouds and the sun as well the dissolving of clouds and enjoying the sunlight, our inner light of clear seeing.
In the Miksang Introduction Module you will learn to look mindful in the present moment. You look and start noticing what you feel that strikes you. Miksang is a process and training in gentle attentiveness, mindful looking and genuine expression with your camera. It has its foundations in relaxing our active reasoning mind and coming into action from our inherent awake state of being and a calm mind, open heart and awake eyes in alignment. The purpose of Miksang Photography is multifold and aims to really feel what you see, learn to trust what you feel, to fully understand your perception and express these vivid experiences in a natural poetic way with our cameras. You wil receive tools that help you take distance - at least 1.5 meters ;-) - from your seemingly ongoing thinking and develop inner peace wherein you release the stress created by repetitive stubborn thoughts. You become more in tune with the everyday beauty around you, which is always and already present. With the Miksang Method™ you are introduced in a stepwise process to improve your pictures, easy and practical.