Contemplative Photography

Archway

Archway

I recently attended a presentation on Miksang Photography by Michael Wood. He describes Miksang as being “at its most basic level, concerned with uncovering the truth of pure perception. We see something vivid and penetrating, and in that moment we can express our perception without making anything up—nothing added, nothing missing. Totally honest about what we see—straight shooting.”

I also bought The Practice of Contemplative Photography which I’m reading.  I find contemplative and wabi sabi photography complement my Buddhist practice.

This image is my first contemplative photograph shot inside my home a few days ago.

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Contemplative Photography

    • @Ches. Thanks for your note. I’m still around and enjoying my semi-retirement. Still busy with my Hospice Life Stories work but more time now to indulge my writing and photography interests.

  1. A great shot, Dan! And thanks for turning me on to this: it’s really had me reflecting on how noisy the self can get when taking a photo.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s