"Our eye and mind can actually be unified in each moment. Then, as we take in the visual world, it can be unobstructed, clear, and fresh. It is just as it is: free of filters and obscurations. We may see a simple dot of color or the totality of our environment—it does not really matter. We might start with the smallest fleck of dust floating through the sunlight or see the whole room from wall to wall." ~ 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

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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.


Miksang in Kyoto


Course Descriptions

Miksang Workshops

2016 Summer Intensive

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.

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Miksang Videos, Books, Blogs

Videos, Books, Blogs

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Videos and Interviews

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