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A Buddhist Approach to Photography at the C. G. Jung Center

Not a new brand of yogurt or probiotic snack food, Miksang has to do with photography. “Has to do” because it is called “contemplative photography,” an approach to seeing with perception unfettered by informed context, without bias, filters, or formulas. Based on the Shambhala and Dharma Art teachings of the late meditation master, artist, and scholar Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Miksang is a Tibetan word translated as “good eye,” meaning the mind is uncluttered by preoccupation, relaxed and open, clear, brilliant, precise.

The Good, the Bad, the Beautiful at the Science Museum

The Body Worlds exhibit currently at the Science Museum is about as good a presentation of human anatomy and physiology as you’re going to get short of maybe enrolling in medical school and dissecting a body.

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