Attracting Awareness: The Motif in Miksang Available Now!

In Attracting Awareness: The Motif in Miksang, Michael Wood introduces us to a way to pay attention and photograph our world as it changes moment to moment, hour by hour, day by day. Michael describes how the motif manifested organically from his own practice of seeing and photographing and gives instruction for how we can find our own motifs from places and scenes that repeatedly magnetize our awareness. His examples give us what we need to tune in to our own environment and discover our own motifs. This is a wonderful contribution to all practitioners of contemplative photography and is easily accessible to all.

Miksang Contemplative Photography

What is Miksang?

Miksang was originally inspired by the teachings on perception and expression of the Tibetan Meditation Master and Artist, Chögyam Trungpa. With our eye, mind, and heart fully unified and engaged in the present moment, we can see the world as it manifests to us and express the experience of seeing in this way with our camera.


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Learn Miksang

The entire course of study involved in Miksang is simply to take a natural situation, which is to see clearly, which is inherent to everyone, and to experience it as already basically pure and clean. We then apply discipline to keep it that way. That’s all there is.

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Who We Are

The Miksang Institute for Contemplative Photography® has been established to present the Miksang Training curriculum and the expression of direct, non-conceptual visual experience through various related disciplines.

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Miksang Videos, Books, Blogs

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Click on the links below to see interviews with Miksang Teachers and Students, Films made about Michael Wood and Miksang, Julie DuBose’ Miksang Life Blog, and Miksang Books

Attracting Awareness Book

Opening the Good Eye Book

Effortless Beauty Book

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