Miksang Life Blog with Julie DuBose

Most Asked Questions about Contemplative Photography Continued

Submitted by Kim Manley Ort to Julie DuBose: In one section of the book you speak of resonance – “when we feel our heart touched by something we see.” How is resonance different from filters or judgments – likes, dislikes, interesting, exciting?  When we think, we objectify our experience, we step outside of it, and so are unable to experience …

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Working with Our Minds in Contemplative Photography


  My friend Kim Manley Ort wrote me with four questions that she hears from contemplative photography students. They are great questions! This week I will talk about the first one. I will answer the next three over the next three weeks. Kim: A common comment I hear about contemplative photography is that we can never be completely free of …

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Leaves: The Universal Language of Form in Space. An Ode to Leafness


Why, as explorers of our visual world, do leaves become such a deeply pleasurable and resonant aspect of our experience of seeing? Because we are curious enough to want to see, and gentle enough to appreciate the simple manifesting of the world around us, we can witness relationships of random, exquisitely tentative self-existing leaf-ness. There is no more pervasive and …

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