Nalanda Miksang is a course of study that uses Shambhala Buddhist teachings to discover our already-existing connection with our world. Way of Seeing is an introductory manual for Nalanda Miksang.
A combination of a philosophical treatise and a playful exploration of our visual world, this first volume of three starts the journey. Through studying Looking and Seeing, Flash of Perception, Synchronization, we explore structured assignments to free the eyes and mind in photography.
“Contemplative photography is a method for learning to look deeply into the phenomenal world—beyond all projections and concepts about what you are looking at—to see things as they truly are. It is also a method for communicating what you see photographically. You learn to make photographs that express the inexpressible.
This book, Looking and Seeing, is a guide for such a journey. John McQuade and Miriam Hall present a distinctive, quirky, unique approach to this practice.”
—Andy Karr, co-author of The Practice of Contemplative Photography
Looking and Seeing by John McQuade and Miriam Hall is a first-class how-to book for learning contemplative photography. It is about more than just taking better pictures, which you will, but a means to tune into the visual world in a profound way. In contemplative photography, in the moment we capture an image, the world is revealed to us, along with the very nature of our state of mind.
—Steven Saitzyk, author of Place Your Thoughts Here: Meditation for the Creative Mind