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Miksang Master - Infinite Unfolding

4-day Miksang Master Retreat

Meditation in Action

Balancing sensing, feeling and thinking, being open to what resonates visually

The Art of Miksang

Be available to infinite perceptions, commit to genuine photographic expression

Mindfulness in Action

In the here and now with looking & seeing with your camera as mindfulness in action

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Looking and seeing

Mastering uninhibited looking and fresh seeing in the midst of your ongoing daily life. Having stabilised your openness at all times and embodied the Miksang Method

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Seeing from the Heart

The purpose of Miksang 'Good Eye' is looking and seeing with awake eyes, open heart and a still mind aligned. The meaning is to be open & enjoying the phenomenal world. 

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Slowing Down

Slowing down begins with standing still and coming to a full stop. You abandon grasping for 'nice pictures' allowing yourself to look deeper in an ever changing world. 
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Be confident

Feeling your way through your day to day world with the art of Miksang Photography, being confident about what visually resonates and genuine expression with your camera.

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Embracing Simplexity

Combining the simplicity and the complexity of the your visual world, acknowledging the unfolding of your flashes of perception in the full visual spectrum surrounding you.

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Infinite Unfolding

What-Is shows itself as the infinite unfolding of your everyday beauty, always and already present. When dissolving photographic ambition you make room for 'fresh'.

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The end is the beginning

This Miksang Master is the logical and natural unfolding of all your previous Miksang programs. I have designed this Miksang Master program for you to stabilize your confidence in the idea of infinite perceptions. Fully surrendering to this idea makes up half of your Miksang practice!

This is where your Miksang journey ends and begins, at the same time.

The ground of Miksang is the space of great awareness in which everything takes place; you, we, the world as it is and your unique expressions of 'fresh'.

The ground is also that you have already inherent clarity, pure perception and clear seeing which makes it possible to be open and ready to engage in the always and already present presence of the richness of the visual world.

The path is noticing what resonates and allowing to let in what you see heartfelt in all of its simplicity and its complexity. Letting go when it becomes complicated. It is your personal journey of balancing slowing down with confidence in seeing something fresh and vividly. The photographic action is inspired by the natural need to express this confidence in a creative way. Feeling, discerning and committing fully to  your unique perception, as this moment of your heartfelt seeing has never happened before in the universe!

The fruition is to let yourself fall in love with your world as it is, appreciating your world as it, and expressing one moment at a time with your camera. The actual photographic expression is where you bring your unique perception and full understanding into action. 

You dissolve your Miksang database you, knowingly and unknowingly, have been collecting

After all the courses you have taken and having practiced Miksang yourself, you also have developed some Miksang habits and Miksang ideas about Miksang pictures.

 Let 'fresh' be your prime directive. In an ever changing phenomenal world, no matter what the circumstances, no matter your busy thinking, no matter your emotional state of being; there is always room to look freely, uninhibited, with gentle eyes, noticing what resonates, letting in what resonates visually. You become a Master in noticing what resonates uniquely for you, a Master in trusting the seemingly random perceptions, a Master in acknowledging your experience of moments of fresh seeing, vivd and joyful and letting it in, a Master in allowing yourself to come to a full stop and express it photographically. 

Your Miksang Master graduation

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€ 590,-
€ 490,-

4-day Miksang Master Retreat | May 26-29

4-day Miksang Master in Zandvoort aan Zee, Netherlands

Exploring in-depth the visual richness of the ordinary world with layers, paste-ups, juxtapositions and reflections, and graduating as a Miksang Master. This 'end' is the beginning of your Miksang Journey.

 

Without restrictions, free from being against or for something, no other reference than being open and available -being aware of your openness and hesitations at the same time. With your camera as a medium and the Miksang Method as a guideline to form an equivalent for further crystalizing clear being, clear seeing and embodying being receptive and giving joyful genuine creative expression.

The Miksang Program

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Miksang Master - Day 1

We start with reflecting on our Miksang Journey so far

What is the foundation of Miksang Photography? This day is on refreshing the base, core and practice of Miksang Photography, which never changes: your inherent ability for clarity and clear seeing, and the external world is as it is, reflecting infinite beauty. The Miksang practice is to be available for noticing what you feel what visually resonates as  'fresh' and committing to give genuine photographic expression.

This first day you will have the time to get into the groove of Miksang Photography, and refresh yourself. Being available, curious, free of dividing the world in 'I like it', 'I do not like it' or 'not interesting', free of preconceived ideas what you want to see and photograph and dissolving photographic ambition. This is the time to refresh the Miksang Method of 5 + 1 steps. A joy-based day of waking up to your direct surroundings, exploring the richness of the phenomenal world, one step at a time.

Aligning your eyes, mind and heart, letting in what visually resonates, taking your time to discern what's part and what's not part of your perception while not being hesitant. From your inner space of openness you go out and about with Miksang and your camera.

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Miksang Master - Day 2

Discerning complexity from complicated 

A further introduction into infinite unfolding. Taking your time and not being hesitant comes from trusting your perception and fully enjoying the unexpected. Each time you feel a flash of perception is a direct experience of seeing from your heart, as well punching gentle holes in the veil of thoughts, letting in the brilliance of the already and always present ordinary beauty of the visual world. On the beach, on the streets, as you have lunch, resting on a bench or waiting on the couch.

You balance the view of inherent clear seeing and your unique moments of 'fresh' with experiencing boredom; an obstacle that always shows up, mostly in a subtle way as in 'I have seen this before, I have already taken pictures of this, or someone else did'. You recognize it, let it simply dissolve and return to openness.

Part of mastering simplicity within complexity is discerning visual complexity from when it becomes complicated. This will help you stabilize letting go and committing to the process of perception and photographic expression! On this day we will explore layers and juxtaposition.

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Miksang Master - Day 3

On day 3 we visit Central Station Amsterdam and it's surrounding area. This busy place offers a tremendous richness of forms and figures as reflections, paste-ups, juxtapositions and all kinds of visual layers, with room to find quiet places as well.

Now, the invitation is to practice Miksang from the moment you wake up in the morning and open your eyes until it is too dark to take pictures. Basically as you live your daily life. There is simply an ongoing awakeness and your availability to perceive the vivid moments that strike you and you choose to let it in. You let yourself be interrupted from daydreaming, busy begin practical and the seemingly continuous thinking and your joyful-based willingness to engage with your surrounding world, curious exploring and giving a photographic expression.

From a place of heartcentredness, resting in greater awareness and stillness you align your eyes and mind looking. Keeping your Miksang seat in the midst of complexity, and balancing this with what you feel resonating to stroll around; busy area, less busy area, going back and forth as you let your strolling naturally unfold as well.

"When you are undistracted on a busy market place, you are well-trained"

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Miksang Master - Day 4

Bringing it all together into totality

There isn't really such a thing as Miksang Photography. There is just the state of being open, receptive, awake, curious, gentle, experiencing direct fresh perceptions, connecting with ordinary beauty and the joy of giving creative expression with your camera. With full confidence and genuinely, one moment at a time. 

"See clearly, know what is, be decisive"

You are not looking at details, moments and space as form anymore as such as an assignment; you dissolve your Miksang database. You choose to shift to the joy of experiencing fresh perceptions, noticing, letting it in, appreciating, not shying away, having abandoned photographic ambition and fully surrendering to the idea of the infinite unfolding of perceptions and life itself.

We end this day with your Miksang Master graduation in a celebratory manner.

“See clearly, know what is, and act decisively”

“It’s a question of paying more attention to the space that exists around us. In doing so, we develop a sense of confidence, confidence that space exists in front of our eyes and that it is not demanding anything. It’s a free world, a truly free world. Obviously, in handling our life, questions and hesitations come up constantly. They are like the blank sheet of paper, the canvas. Out of those hesitations, we begin to make a move.” — Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

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May 26-29, 2022

09.30 hrs. - 17.30 hrs.

4-day Miksang Master Retreat Infinite Unfolding

Location: Zandvoort, Netherlands & 1 day at CS Amsterdam
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