Miksang is Tibetan for “Good Eye.” Miksang photography is a practice based on perception, how we see and ultimately experience the world. It is a practice based on awareness. Miksang photography is considered one of the contemplative practices specifically identified by Choegyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
In the beginning we practice Miksang photography and it trains us to synchronize our eye. Continued practice will eventually lead to synchronizing our eye, mind and heart with the world. When this happens a certain harmonization occurs.
Harmonization here refers to ‘without struggle’. We begin to relax and stop overthinking. When we stop overthinking we experience space. And space brings clarity. The end result is that we exit from our habitual routine of ‘not noticing’. We refocus and see in a fresh way.
Our camera serves as a tool to open to this space, to the world. Once we begin to start tuning into the world, or environment, and begin the practice of synchronizing our eye and mind it will come with ease. This practice of synchronization with the world is referred to as a “Flash of Perception” (FoP).
Join me, Anna Hergert (Certified Nalanda Miksang Instructor) in exploring the phenomenal world while developing your “Good Eye”.
One, two- and multiple day workshops exploring Nalanda Miksang Levels 1 and 2 are now available. Contact <firstname.lastname@example.org> for details. I am based in south central Saskatchewan but am open to travel to your location. Groups from 4 to 12 participants will we accommodated.
Fee Structure (based on the honorarium recommendations set by Nalanda Miksang):
1 day (9 am – 4 pm or 10 am till 5 pm) $ 150 plus travel expenses
2 days (times as listed above) $ 300 plus travel expenses + accommodation
For a more intensive multi-day workshop please contact me for a quote.
I am excited about the Nalanda Miksang path and look forward to sharing it with you,
Here is a link to my Miksang & Haiku Blog featuring an image a day and a haiku a day. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Here is a post that goes into my personal journey into Nalanda Miksang.