Miksang 3 : Moments & Visual Haiku

In the midst of always changing impermanence we begin to journey from ‘Thatness’ to ‘Moment’. Experiencing one moment at a time in the ever-changingness of our day-to-day world from a state of stillness, awakeness and appreciation. |

3-day deepening workshop

We begin to appreciate the moments which come together in a unigue manner this one time, and never again like this. We are there, we connect fully and express this experience with our cameras!

  • We begin to appreciate our experience of impermanence and the ongoing change of the subtleties of our everyday world.
  • We dissolve being familiar with our day-to-day world, the biggest obstacle to clear seeing.
  • We appreciate the very nature of something arising(out of nowhere), abiding(for as long as it lasts) and ceasing(inevitably).
  • As we connect fully from a state of appreciation and inner stillness, naturally joy and cheerfulness arises.

Awake, available, aware
We know how look in an awake available state of being so we are fully aware present on the spot – beyond what we think. And if we lose it – we come back to awakeness and the overflowing abundance of perceptions around us and in ourselves.

Each day we explore different aspects of ‘moments’ expressing this joyfully and buoyantly with our cameras and our words/writing. We tune in to what comes, abides and dissolves.

Playing with the principle of Haiku poetry we explore and journey from ‘Thatness, Unchanging Presence’ to ‘Moments, Ongoing Impermanence’. Experiencing one moment at a time.

About Haiku
Haiku is a special literary art born in Japan and is one of the most important form of traditional Japanese poetry. Haiku is, today, a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Haiku is more than a type of poem; it is a way of looking at the very nature of existence.

The main purpose is to express a direct experience of our daily world and sitautions. In both Haiku and Miksang, ‘fresh eyes’ allow us to maintain a sense of excitement, wonder and freshness, expressing nowness.

Haiku is perhaps more about carefully observing the world around us than composing poem, the ability to observe both the subtle and grand wonders continuously in front of us but which we often overlook in our hectic lives.

By Haiku Master Matsuo Basho (1644 – 1694)

The old pond,

A frog jumps in:



The first soft snow!

Enough to bend the leaves

Of the jonquil low.

Workshop details:

  • First evening at 19.30 hrs introductory talk and photo presentation.
  • Next three days take place from 09.15 – 18.00 hrs with visual exercises, sensing exercises, photographic assignments, talks and reviews.

Program price: €390,-

  • Shambhala Members: €315,-
  • Repeating: €290,-
  • Mininum 4 participants – maximum 8

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