Miksang Retreats in the Netherlands, France & Spain

Discover the everyday beauty with your Good Eye & camera and learn how to easily improve your pictures

9+

Days emerging in heartfelt looking seeing & photography in France

5+

Days for advanced Miksang learning in Tarifa, the Bolonia dunes & white villages
1001+
New experiences of seeing from the heart in the here and now, every now-moment
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Start your Miksang Photography experience with this 4-day Miksang Retreat. Experience yourself how learning Miksang Photography changes your view on the everyday world and outlook on life itself, and how you can wake up to your everyday world with fresh eyes. While opening up and stabilising your refreshed seeing you discover the beauty of the ordinary world. Learn how to photography in a simple manner with your camera and the Miksang basics. Every day with talks, visual exercises, new photographic assignments, Q&A and each day ends with the image reviews.


Step-by-step you will be introduced to the Miksang basics, with a series of exercises and deep looking. From the open space within you set out each day with a new photographic Miksang assignment. You will discover how photography, waking up and fresh seeing come together as mindfulness-meditation-in-action, connecting truly, seeing things as they are, while it provides a doorway to improve your pictures. 


• 1x 4-day Miksang Introduction Module


Dates: March 30- April 2, 2023

Pre-requisite: Online introductory talk

Location: Zandvoort, Netherlands

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Start your Miksang Photography with 2 consecutive 4-day Miksang Modules in which you will be introduced into all basic principles of Miksang Photography, the process of pure perception and the mechanics of looking and seeing. Followed by the second part wherein you will deepen your Miksang experience and crystalize a solid Miksang foundation within yourself.

Take a deep dive in unbiased looking, fresh seeing, pure poetic photography and genuine confident expression. Discover the everyday beauty by seeing from your heart and fully familiarising yourself with the step-by-step Miksang Method, which also makes improving your pictures surprisingly easy.


Learn to integrate the Miksang approach to contemplative photography in your everyday life, as well in your existing photography. Allow yourself a deepening of connection within yourself and with your immediate surroundings by embracing the freshness of each now-moment into your daily activities. Wherever you are, in whatever outer and inner circumstances.


• 1x 4-day Miksang Introduction Module

• 1 day off/rest day

• 1x 4-day Miksang Fundamentals Module


Dates: New dates! August 31-September 8, 2023

Pre-requisite: Online introductory talk

In-house retreat: Retreat Center Dechen Chöling, Le Mas Marvent, France

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For advanced Miksang students. With the ancient principles of Heaven, Earth and Man and the overlap with Space, Moments and visual Haiku you will be able to look deeper. This is in in-depth exploration of your personal magic and the poetry of forms and figures with Miksang Photography. We will visit the walking dunes of Bolonia, the city of Tarifa and the whitest town of Andalusia, Vejer de la Frontera.


Allow yourself to let really go of what you already know, and surrender yourself fully to the idea of infinite perceptions, wherein you explore this beautiful area with your camera and crystalizing the faith of seeing from your heart. Experience the delight of combining being a tourist and practicing Miksang Photography, deeply embodying fresh moments and your unique 'first thought, best thought' expression.


All-in-all a truly wonderful off-grid experience and this Spanish Miksang Journey!

Every day with talks, new exercises and in-depth Miksang photographic assignments.


Dates: November 11-14, 2023 (To be confirmed)

Prerequisite: On invitation

Lodging: Dar Cilla Guesthouse, Tarifa, Spain

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