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Online Miksang Masterclass 

The ultimate practice day for every Miksang practitioner who needs heartfelt inspiration

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12 monthly Saturdays exploring in-depth your Miksang practice at home

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Each Masterclass focusses on one of the 8 basic aspects of Miksang Photography

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Every Miksang Masterclass you will have at least 4 successful Miksang 'equivalents'

Your Miksang practice at home

To inspire yourself to actually pick up your camera, go out and practice Miksang Photography for an hour or so, can be challenging when do you not have access to a nearby Miksang group. Or maybe you miss a Miksang buddy, or you  cannot come to a live Miksang Masterclass practice day, or join a Miksang Retreat.


Allow yourself the continuity of the practice of Miksang Photography. Starting right at home, with your online Miksang buddies.

Explore your pure perceptions, your unique visual richness giving genuine photographic expression. In your familiar surroundings or wherever you are. Appreciating your sense perception, receiving fresh perceptions coming from nowhere, now here.

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"When you’re photographing you’re not trying to push a point to explain something, to prove something. The first impression is central, the first glance is shock, surprise...it jumps at you. It comes by itself.


And poetry is the essence of everything."

Henri Cartier-Bresson

To keep your Miksang practice active & fully  alive

Rekindle your Miksang 'Good Eye' spark by practicing awake looking, fresh seeing and deepening your Miksang Photography.

Any form of mindfulness-meditation practice needs practice and continual effort to be most effective. Just thinking about it, postponing it or only smartphone photography doesn't make a full practice. It is common that at times you don't feel like practicing Miksang photography, as daily life and/or a lot of thinking and doing simply takes over.

Reconnect with a gentle heart and fresh eyes

In this interactive online class you have an actual full practice day wherein you connect with your European Miksang friends, make new Miksang friends and crystalise fresh seeing in your everyday life.

2 Zoom sessions & self-time to practice

The practice day contains a morning session and an afternoon session. In the morning I introduce to an aspect of the Miksang practice to discuss and dive onto, followed by a visual exercise, and off you go with your Miksang assignment/intention. For the afternoon session you select your 12 pictures and in the 2nd Zoom session all pictures are to be reviewed.

Participants about the online Miksang Masterclass

Full attention for the Miksang basics & myself

Every Masterclass we explore in-depth aspects of the 4 basics of the Miksang practice and your personal Miksang practice:

1. State of Seeing - about pure perception; looking, seeing, mind & heart aligned

2. The basics of being available and 'fresh' - about being awake, open in the here and now

3. The visual luminosity of everything - surrendering to the idea of infinite perceptions and visual poetry

4. The Miksang Method - practicing coming to a full stop, standing still, allowing, letting it in, looking deeply, applying the visual discernment, slowing down and giving genuine photographic expression

Pure Perception & Pure Expression

  • What obstacles are you bumping into?
  • Are you postponing your Miksang practice; leaving your camera at home or thinking "I will take a picture later, not now".
  • Have you lost your sense of freshness?
  • Do you have a hard time coming to a full stop, feeling restless or feeling bored?
  • You see fresh and you feel it but you notice that you often think "I don't have to take a picture of it" or " I have already taken a similar picture"?
  • Have you slipped back into conventional shooting?
  • Do you regularly think something like ''I will shoot when there is more light", or "when it is not so cold", or "when it is less rainy...".
  • Has your Miksang practice slipped away and would you like to restart?
  • Is Miksang Photography primarily an outdoor activity for you? How do you also inspire yourself indoors at home, at your office, in your street?
  • What do you need to feel the fun. like you had with Miksang Photography in the very beginning?

Immerse yourself in Miksang practice at home with the online support of your European Miksang friends

Slow Photography

The emphasis in Miksang Photography is on the process of (visual) perception. Like an Enso - a Japanese way of drawing a circle in one stroke - you start with an open mind, recognising your experience of a fresh perception one percdption at a time, allowing it in, fully understanding your perception before taking a picture. Actually giving photographic expression is crucial.

As a meditation-in-action you embody fresh seeing, embracing the infinite playground of discovering everyday beauty and cultivating equanimity and evenness about what you see. 

Pausing and being precise before pressing the release button, is deeply satisfying.  Stabilising the joy and elegance of Miksang Photography. And poetry is the essence.

Online Miksang Masterclass
Yearly 12 Miksang Masterclasses

🇬🇧 In English

2 live online sessions per class

Min. 3 - max. 10 participants 

Online review of everyone's selection Miksang pictures

🎬 Recordings available - with talks, exercises & reviews

Are you up for more Miksang in your life? 

10x Masterclass

Optional: 10x recordings from €100 for €45

€ 690-
€480
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Valid: 2 years

4x  Masterclass

Opt: 4x recordings from €40 for €20

€ 276
€220
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Valid: 1 year

1x  Masterclass

Opt: 1x recording for €10

€ 69
€65
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Valid: 1 time
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“Thanks for the class on last Saturday. I feel something shifted and the necessity to apply some discipline in order to achieve a regular practice really resonates with me. To support myself I decided to start with a Miksang Diary, posting a daily foto on Facebook and Instagram. I am very happy and grateful for the inspiration!”
Anjali Korf, Portugal

Calendar 2024

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13

JAN

10:00

(AMT)

Online Masterclass 

Simplicity, Thatness & Moments
8 of 10 places available

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17

FEB

10:00

(AMT)

Online Masterclass 

On Slow Photography

6 of 10 places available

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9

MARCH

10:00

(AMT)

Online Masterclass 

On 'Motive' Part 1

7 of 10 places available

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6

APRIL

10:00 (AMT)

Online Masterclass 

On Slow Photography
8 of 10 places available

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18

MAY

10:00

(AMT)

Online Masterclass 

On 'Motive' Part 2

8 of 10 places available

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22

JUNE

10:00

(AMT)

Online Masterclass 

Fresh

8 of 10 places available

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20

JULY

10:00 (AMT)

Online Masterclass 

Moments

10 of 10 places available

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10

AUG

10:00 (AMT)

Online Masterclass

Moments in space
10 of 10 places available
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14

SEPT

10:00 (AMT)

Online Masterclass

Embracing Infinite Perceptions
10 of 10 places available
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19

OCT

10:00 (AMT)

Online Masterclass 

Interactive online
10 of 10 places available

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9

NOV

10:00

(AMT)

Online Masterclass 

Interactive online

10 of 10 places available

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7

DEC

10:00

(AMT)

Online Masterclass 

Interactive online

10 of 10 places available

What can I expect from a Miksang Masterclass?

  • Every Masterclass you explore in-depth an aspect of the Miksang practice
  • Stabilizing the heart of Miksang practice
  • Crystalizing your intention & no-intention in your Miksang photography
  • Bringing your heart, mind and eyes on the same axis
  • Discovering more of the everyday beauty in your familiair surroundings
  • Embracing the richness of the everyday and ordinary beauty 
  • Embodying the simplicity of looking, seeing and photographic expression aligned
  • The joy of mental noise-free strolling, settling in not-knowing what you will see
  • The balance of non-suppressing and discomfort within reference-free receptivity
  • The freshness of stepping out of shyness or overthinking - dissolving the obstacle of not shooting
  • Letting go of artistic/photographic ambition, shifting  your loyalty to authentic expression
  • Gathering with your Miksang buddies for lively inspiration
  • Slowing down with relaxation-in-action, meditation-in-action
  • Remembering the delight and satisfaction when practicing Miksang!
  • Stabilizing your confidence in your Miksang practice
  • Developing confidence in your camera
  • Learning to select your Miksang photos; go for 'fresh'
  • Always successful Miksang photos! (even if you think it's not...)
  • Ultimate kindness to yourself, befriending yourself
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"Just like that, something strikes you, out of nowhere, unexpectedly and suddenly.

Every jolt, every flash of perception - small or slightly larger - is your feast!

Your heart speaks directly, vividly and whispers in the language of pure visual poetry.

Come to a full stop, calm and still, look deeper.

Act photographically, genuinely, confidently and shaky.

As an equivalent says more than a 1000 words"

Hèlen Vink
                   

Questions about the online Miksang Masterclass

What if I haven't practiced Miksang Photography for a long time? Can I join?

Yes, then especially you should join! Once you have been introduced to your fresh seeing, and practiced several assignments: the experience of fresh seeing will never leave your 'system'. However, to bring your experience of fresh into photographing is what needs to be practiced and that is what these Miksang Masterclass days are also for.

What equipment do I need?

You need a digital camera with charged batteries, either a compact or hybrid or reflex camera. You need access to internet for the online sessions, and a computer or laptop so you can join the morning session and the afternoon session.

When and at what time are the online sessions?

You can find the dates above this section. The Miksang Masterclass starts at 10am in the morning until +/- 11.30am. Then you go out and about with the Miksang assignment. We meet again online at 4.30pm in the afternoon. Then you have also selected your Miksang pictures.

What if I have to miss a Miksang Masterclass day?

That is unfortunate of course, because we would love to have you in the class, but it is not a problem at all because you can join the next Masterclass.

Do I need to follow all the scheduled dates?

No. Check if the already scheduled dates for the Miksang Masterclass fit in your schedule and put the dates that work for you in your calendar!

I am not familiar with an online class, how do I join?

Don't worry. Once you have booked a Miksang Masterclass you receive automatically a link and you just need to follow the steps. Make sure that for the first time you join the Miksang Masterclass, you have set up your computer with the software/system of Webinargeek a few days before or latest the day before.

Is the Miksang Masterclass live? Or can I follow it later?

The Miksang Masterclass is live and your attendance is required in the morning and in the afternoon. In between you practice the Miksang assignment and select your pictures. Also, you can purchase the recording of the day so you can follow it later in your own time. This means you have to buy a Masterclass day or use 1 of the 4 you already have purchased.

Do I need to be good with technical stuff?

Don't worry. You just need to follow the steps for Webinargeek to join the online Miksang Masterclass. In the afternoon you send your selection of pictures either with wetransfer.com to me or you show them online on your own computer during the review. I will guide you through these steps.

How long do I have access to the Miksang Masterclasses?

You can use your one day Masterclass for the first upcoming date, and you can use the 4 Masterclass days (3+1 for free) within 2 years. You can always purchase 1 or 4 new Masterclasses.