Seeing Space as Form, Form as Space, and Moments in Space
Balancing seeing, sensing, feeling and thinking, let in to what resonates visually
Deepening the Miksang Method
Letting in your direct perceptions, commit to genuine photographic expression
Relax in the here and now with awake eyes & your camera as mindfulness in action
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
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.
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.
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.
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'.
This Miksang Retreat is the next exploration of forms and figures, with the Miksang approach to photography after Moments and Visual Haiku. I have designed this Miksang program for you to further stabilise your confidence in the idea of infinite perceptions and pure perception and genuine photographic expression.
The ground of Miksang is the space of great awareness in which everything takes place; you, other, we, the world as it is as ordinary beauty. The challenge and exploration in space is to lean in not-knowing, enjoy your visual perceptions and commit fully to give expression to your unique 'fresh'. These days will give you the opportunity to develop your relationship with space properly so there is no hesitation, and you can further strengthen your confidence in seeing and expressing
The basic ground what we really are is open space, our most fundamental state of mind is basic openness, basic freedom, a spacious quality.
In this openness you have gained confidence in your inherent clarity and your ability for pure perception and clear seeing, and giving expression with your camera. After having settled in equanimity and the unmovingness of thatness, and delighting in the fleeting quality of moments you are ready for further ing this in visually seeing space.
Relaxing in this spacious quality brings inspiration to see outer space.
Seeing space as forms, and seeing forms as space and seeing moments in space. Of course space is not just bare space, for it has tremendous beautiful displays of color and energy.
Because it is spacious, it brings inspiration to dance about."
— Chogyam Trungpa
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.
“Fundamentally there is just open space, the basic ground, what we really are. Our most fundamental state of mind, before the creation of ego, is such that there is basic openness, basic freedom, a spacious quality; and we have now and have always had this openness.” — Chogyam Trungpa
“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
June 6, 13 & 20 - 2023