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"Miksang experience is from the sky down. It is based on space - being open and available - rather than on the hard work of creation. From that point of view, creativity means being available, open, unfixed, inspired, curious, and passionate. In Miksang, we are not passionate about believing—we are passionate about being. When we are fully being, and when we see and experience fully, there just is not anything better." ~ Michael Wood. From "Opening the Good Eye: A Path to True Seeing"

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.


The Training Process

Image Galleries


Learn Miksang

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.

2017 Miksang Summer Institute

Miksang in Kyoto, Japan

Miksang Workshops

Course Descriptions


Miksang Europe

Student Comments

Miksang Teachers

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.

The Miksang Institute

Meet Our Teachers

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Miksang Videos, Books, Blogs

Videos, Books, Blogs

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, Miksang Books as well as Limited Edition Prints

Limited Edition Prints

Opening the Good Eye Book

Effortless Beauty Book

Videos and Interviews

Miksang Life Blog

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