Miksang Institute Newsletter Update
Volume 15: May 2014

New Miksang Website

We are happy to announce our newly rejuvenated website at We hope that you find it aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate. Our course descriptions have been updated to express the increasing simplicity of our understanding and teaching. This practice seems to be a process of finding essential simplicity, understanding and expressing the essence of what we see and our experience of that. 

Julie DuBose Has a New Blog

Finding Balance in a Contemplative Life –
Lessons Learned from Being Underwater

Please leave your comments or questions. They always benefit all of our readers. And please share it with your social media friends.
This is a good way to help people find us who are looking for a way to use photography to express the experience of direct visual perception. 

Effortless Beauty Wins Nautilus Gold Medal


Effortless Beauty: Photography as an Expression of Eye, Mind, and Heart, Julie DuBose's first book and the first book of MIksang Publications, has won the Gold Medal Award from Nautilus Book Awards for Art/Photography. Here is what
this particular competition is about:

The Nautilus Awards recognizes Books and Audio Books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living & positive social change, while at the same time they stimulate the "imagination" and offer the reader "new possibilities" for a better life and a better world.

Previous winners in their categories are: Desmond Tutu, Amy Goodman, Andrew Weil, Anna Lappé, Caroline Myss, Charles, Prince of Wales, David Suzuki, Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson,The Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh and many others.

The 2014 Miksang Summer Institute
Boulder, Colorado - June 15 - July 18

We would like to remind you that the Miksang Institute Summer Intensive is happening beginning June 14, and we still have openings. More information is available on If you haven't taken a Miksang course in a while, we encourage you to come refresh your eye and mind and discover all the new ways to experience these teachings that we have developed.

If you are a junior or senior high school teacher and have studied Miksang with us, Julie would be interested in hearing from you. We will be working to develop a specialized curriculum for high school teachers to present this practice to teenagers.

We hope to see you this summer! Julie DuBose and Michael Wood

Comments by participants at previous Summer Institute Workshops 

Miksang Institute Frequently Asked Questions 

Get acquainted with Miksang through interviews with Michael Wood 
and Julie DuBose, the Miksang Summer Institute Instructors


Twitter and Facebook

You can now follow Julie on Twitter and receive daily statements describing the process of direct perception. She is using this format to post reminders to pay attention to our world and stay open to receiving perceptions.
Michael and Julie post images regularly on The Miksang Institute For Contemplative Photography Facebook page. You can stay up to date with our newest offerings and enjoy the visual display.
Thank you so much for staying in contact through our Newsletter.

For Information on all Miksang Workshops visit

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