The founders of the The Miksang Institute for Contemplative Photography have produced numerous publications to provide guidance and inspiration to students and practitioners of Miksang. Proceeds from these books are used to support the work of the Institute and the development of additional tools for those who wish to practice Miksang.
Opening the Good Eye: A Path to True Seeing
Opening the Good Eye is a compilation of key instructions, guidance, and photographic examples that Miksang founder, Michael Wood, has provided to students and practitioners over the last thirty-two years. It contains the overview and foundational principles of Miksang Practice and is essential reading before participating in the first Miksang course, “Opening the Good Eye:The Mechanics of Seeing”. Opening the Good Eye is accessible to all, regardless of previous photographic experience.
PDF Book 129 pages with photographs
Opening the Good Eye Book Companion
This companion for Opening the Good Eye: A Path to True Seeing book offers students and practitioners of Miksang Contemplative Photography (and anyone) additional guidance and understanding of key aspects of the actual practice of Miksang. Many photographic examples are included.
PDF Book with 78 Pages
Effortless Beauty: Photography as an Expression of Eye, Mind, and Heart
Winner of the Nautilus Book Award, Effortless Beauty: Photography as an Expression of Eye, Mind, and Heart by Julie DuBose brings a new perspective to photography, providing the reader with a fresh way to experience our visual world and express our perceptions through our photographs.
This book is a roadmap for taking a different kind of photograph which might lead to a different kind of living; direct living through direct seeing.
“This is our world. It has a heart beat and our blood runs through it, like a river of life and feeling, with qualities of hard, soft, wet, smooth, full, empty, lovely, and joyful. We can express the experience of direct living with our camera. We may not be sure what our expressions mean, but they will be real, the genuine article. The photograph will carry within it our heart, our mind-the blood of our experience.” Julie DuBose
PDF Book 228 Pages with photographs
Attracting Awareness: The Motif in Miksang
This book introduces a new way to pay attention to how our world changes, moment by moment, hour by hour, day by day. It inspires the reader to pay attention to our world in a deeper way, to discover how it changes constantly in a myriad of delightful ways.
PDF Book 53 Pages with Photographs
Miksang Life with Julie DuBose – VOLUME 1: 2009-2015
These 23 short pieces were written in response to student questions and to clarify different aspects of Miksang practice. As a fellow student as well as teacher, she shares her personal perspective and inspiration from her own experiences during her twenty five year journey practicing and teaching Miksang.
PDF Book 113 pages with photographs.
The Seven Insights In Miksang Photography:
Developing Visual Awareness By Julie DuBose
This book is a presentation of the Seven Key Insights and discoveries that arise as a result of the study and practice of Miksang. It is a description of the essential aspects of this practice and how they change how we are and how we see. Each insight is a mark on our Miksang Journey, a discovery that opens a door into further depth and expansion of visual awareness.
PDF Book 50 pages with photographs