Online interactive Miksang Masterclass 

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

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Each Masterclass focusses on aspects of the basics of Miksang Photography
Every Miksang Masterclass you will have at least 4 successful Miksang 'equivalents'
To inspire yourself to actually go out practicing Miksang can be challenging when do you not have access to a nearby Miksang group. Or you miss a Miksang buddy and you cannot come to a live Miksang Masterclass day, or join a Miksang Retreat abroad.


Give yourself the continuity to practice Miksang Photography starting right at home,  with your online Miksang buddies.

Explore your pure perceptions, visual richness and genuine photographic expression in your familiar surroundings, or wherever you are.

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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

In this personal, live and interactive way you can rekindle your Miksang spark, practice awake looking and fresh seeing, and deepen your Miksang Photography.

Experience shows that every form of mindfulness-meditation practice needs practice and continual effort. Just thinking about it or postponing it doesn't make practice. It is common that at times you don't feel like practicing Miksang photography, as life or a lot of thinking and doing simply takes over.

What to do? Reconnect!

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.

With 2 Zoom sessions per day

In the morning an introduction to a specific aspect of the Miksang practice, a visual exercise, and off you gowith your Miksang assignment/intention. After lunch you select your pictures and in the 2nd Zoom session experiences are shared and all pictures are reviewed.

Participants about the online Miksang Masterclass

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

1. Your State of Seeing - about pure perception, looking and seeing

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

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

4. The Miksang Method - practice coming to a full stop, standing still, allowing, letting it in, looking deeply, applying the visual discernment, slowing down and giving genuine photographic 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 your Miksang practice at home with the online support of Miksang friends

NEW! Yearly 12 Miksang Masterclasses

🇬🇧 In English

2 live online sessions per class

Min. 4 - max. 10 participants 

Online review of everyone's selection Miksang pictures

🎬 Recordings available - with talks, exercises & reviews

Are you ready for more Miksang in your life? 

Optional: 10x recordings from €100 for €45

€ 650-
€470
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Valid: 2 years

Opt: 4x recordings from €40 for €20

€ 260
€200
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Valid: 1 year

1x Masterclasss

Opt: 1x recording for €10

€ 65
€60
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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 2023

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14

JAN

09:30

Online Masterclass 

Topic: THATNESS, boredom & equanimity

2 of 10 places available

Yes! Email Hèlen
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11

FEB

09:30

Online Masterclass 

Flashing on being available & seeing fresh

3 of 10 places available

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18

MARCH

09:30

Online Masterclass 

Special: Object arrangement, still life & THAT
6 of 10 places available
Yes! Email Hèlen
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15

APRIL
09:30

Online Masterclass 

Discipline: freeing your mind

4 of 10 places available

Yes! Email Hèlen
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20

MAY

09:30

Online Masterclass 

The delightful power of intention

9 of 10 places available

Yes! Email Hèlen
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17

JUNE

09:30

Online Masterclass 

The 3 stages of Miksang
9 of 10 places available
Yes! Email Hèlen
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15

JULY

09:30

Online Masterclass 

Colourfulness

10 of 10 places available

Yes! Email Hèlen
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19

AUG

09:30

Online Masterclass

Moments & moments in space
10 of 10 places available
Yes! Email Hèlen
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16

SEPT

09:30

Online Masterclass

Embracing Infinite Perceptions
10 of 10 places available

Yes! Email Hèlen

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10

OCT

09:30

Online Masterclass 

Simplicity, Thatness, Moments
10 of 10 places available

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18

NOV

09:30

Online Masterclass 

Interactive online

10 of 10 places available

Yes! Email Hèlen

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9

DEC

09:30

Online Masterclass 

Interactive online

10 of 10 places available

Yes! Email Hèlen
  • 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
                   

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.