How to connect to ordinary beauty?
Before Hèlen Vink started teaching Miksang Photography she created contemporary art using the medium of photography educated at the Art Academy and gradually mastering her own style. Conceptual art was the zeitgeist of the nineties and each project started with a preconceived idea, arranging as many details as possible and working out the idea into a planned end result. The process of creative photography was a mixture of searching and lucky spontaneous hunches. For a while she enjoyed this however in the longer term it became exhausting
Hèlen instantly fell in love with Miksang Photography. She immediately understood how her experiences of photography, mindfulness meditation, the Dharma Art teachings and Buddhism came together in an accessible and poetic way.
Since 2009 Hèlen Vink is a certified Miksang instructor, has brought Miksang Photography to the Netherlands and teaches Miksang training courses and Miksang Masterclasses in the Netherlands and Europe.
After the online introductory talk you will learn more about what Miksang Photography is and what it is not. Starting with the specifics of looking and seeing: the different ways of looking, awake seeing, vivid direct visual resonance and relaxing in pure perception. How do you discover the magic of the everyday beauty, which is always already present? Learn to truly connect to what you see fresh, and let these poetic Miksang images come to you instead of searching for 'great pictures'.
Getting started begins with the view of contemplative photography followed by practical visual exercises to align your eyes, mind and heart. You relax and from this open space you go playfully out and about with photographic Miksang assignments.