In 2006 Hèlen Vink coordinated the first Miksang workshop in Europe and as a new participant she fell in love instantly! Hèlen immediately understood how all of her experiences of photography, mindfulness meditation, the teachings on Dharma Art and Buddhism came together in an accessible and poetic way.
She brought Miksang Photography to the Netherlands, worked closely with Michael Wood - founder of The Miksang Institute - and is a certified Miksang instructor.
Since 2009, Hèlen has been teaching Miksang trainings, retreats and Masterclass days offline and online. She organizes an annual Miksang Retreat in France and in the Netherlands, again in 2023.
This Miksang approach to photography is about the joy of vivid, direct perception, and understanding fully what you see fresh before you take a picture. When you dare to stand still, come to a full stop and stabilizing a calm mind and open heart you can really let in what you see unexpectedly, suddenly, as vivid mini lightning bolts.
The goal is to discover the ordinary beauty in your everyday life, let in what resonates, connect, and express your unique experience of seeing from the heart with your camera, genuinely and elegantly. One moment at a time, free & joyful.