Miksang Institute Newsletter
Volume 19: February 2015

Ignite Your Passion for Seeing
Enjoy an Intimate Relationship with Your Visual World

Opening the Good Eye at Shambhala Mountain Center
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado  April 2 - 5, 2015

Julie DuBose and Michael Wood will be leading this workshop on how to have direct perceptions and photograph them with your camera. Miksang has been called "meditation with a camera". It is joyful, illuminating, and can change your life by changing how you see. 

Julie DuBose is the author of 'Effortless Beauty: Photography as an Expression of Eye, Mind and Heart.' and is the Founder of the Miksang Institute for Contemplative Photography. Michael Wood is the co-author of 'The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes'


Opening the Good Eye in Washington, D.C.   April 9-12, 2015
With Miksang Instructor, Brian Sano

© Brian Sano

Opening the Good Eye in Chicago, Illinois  June 11-14, 2015
With Miksang Instructor, April Siegfried

© April Siegfried

Two Workshops at Royal Roads University

Michael Wood and Julie DuBose will be teaching the Opening the Good Eye and Making Contact courses once again back to back at Royal Roads. Our Opening the Good Eye course in April 2015 at Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C. is now accredited towards of the Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate being offered through Royal Roads and the University of Toronto.

Miksang Institute 2015 Summer Intensive

The Miksang Institute Summer Intensive will take place from August 6 - August 25, 2015 and will present the first three courses in the curriculum. We hope that everyone will sign up early and secure their housing. This is a popular summer vacation spot in the US, and August is the most popular time of year here. For more details and to register click on the link above.

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