Saturday, February 11, 2012


A friend commenting on the bog post of other day mentioned the word Miksang and went on to give me an idea of what it was. "Miksang is a Tibetan word meaning “good eye” that refers to an eye trained to see what it naturally already notices but often overlooks, an eye that can now notice the good in everything." I did a bit of research, thank-you Wikipedia, and this is what it said . "Miksang represents a form of contemplative photography based on the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa, in which the eye is in synchronisation with the contemplative mind. The result of this particular perception of the world, combined with photography, produces a peculiar and open way of seeing the world. Miksang pictures tend to bring the observer back into the original contemplation state of the author of the picture. The pictures can bring one back to a purer perception of reality that is often neglected. Miksang involves nothing fancy, no special setup; only a visual capture, in the proper state of mind, of everyday's reality." That sounds right to me. So here is the shadow of a luxo lamp cast by the early morning sun 

Circle emerging, 2012


  1. What a lovely idea...and a perfect photo to capture the sentiment. Thank You.

  2. Thanks Jan, I have a friend that describes this idea as getting at the "thingness'. Love that. So glad you enjoyed.


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