Miksang Photography 1 Class B

with Miriam Hall & Nicole Lionnet

April 9th—June 18th

Date details +
  • $150.00 Program Price
  • $200.00 Patron Price
  • $75.00 Other Price
  • Or pay what you can afford. Please write in the amount.
Room: Online Program
Program Registration is Closed.

Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as “good eye”. The Nalanda Miksang school of contemplative photography brings together the art of photography, the discipline of meditation and the Dharma Art teachings of Chogyam Trungpa.

When eye and mind are in the same place one sees clearly and the visual world manifests directly. At ease and joyful, there is no struggle in making images that are strong and vivid.

This introductory training includes instruction, assignments and image reviews. No previous photography experience is necessary and you can use your phone camera or digital camera. 

The program will be co-facilitated by senior Nalanda Miksang Teacher, Miriam Hall from Madison, Wisconsin and Nicole Lionnet from Adelaide, South Australia.

About the Teachers

Miriam Hall is co-director of Nalanda Miksang International and co-author with John McQuade of Looking and Seeing and Heart of Photography. You can find her online at herspiral.com, and on social media in most places as herspiral.

Nicole Lionnet lives in Adelaide, South Australia, where she enjoys a daily practice of aimless wandering with the camera. Nicole has been a member of the Adelaide Shambhala Group for 12 years and engaged in Nalanda Miksang practice for the past 5 years. She recently completed Nalanda Miksang teacher training (level 1) and is looking forward to this opportunity to join California folk in playing with perception.

If you have any questions, contact Nicole Lionnet at nmvlionnet [at] gmail [dot] com

Program Price: $150
Patron Price: $200
Other (seniors, students, limited income): $75
Or Pay what you can afford (write in the amount) 

Please register and pay in advance to reserve your spot. 

This program will take place on the zoom platform. 

About Zoom
This program will be presented on the Zoom platform. It is available for computers, smart phones, and tablets. You will need to download the free app on your device before joining the session. Once it is loaded, click the link and follow the prompts to join the session.

It is best to join 5 minutes in advance so that you are set up when the session begins.

And, make certain that your mic is muted when you join to avoid background noises which are multiplied with many participants.

Learn more about Zoom here: https://zoom.us

You can find is a list of Zoom FAQs at this link



Program Policy
Our program policy has changed to reflect the current situation with online programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please register and pay online in advance of the program to make certain you receive all communications including the link for the program. Our online payment system is set up to accept payment through PayPal.

Generosity Policy
The Berkeley Shambhala Center is funded solely by your membership and program donations. Thank you for your generosity as you consider what you can pay for each program at our Center. We strive to price our programs in a way that accurately reflects the financial need of our Center and the cost to us of producing the program.

We are committed to offering our programs to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. Most programs include a base program price as well as a sliding scale.

If you need to reach a member of the Shambhala Center Staff, email manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org with your inquiry.

What is the Patron Price?
The other aspect of our Generosity Policy is our Patron Price. Those who are able to offer more than the regular program price can select the Patron Price option. By selecting this option, your generosity is helping to cover the costs of those who may not be able to pay the full price of the program. Thank you for your consideration, and for helping all to receive the treasure of the Shambhala Dharma.

We appreciate you registering and paying online. This helps us not only to plan for the program, but speeds up the registration line on the day of the program.

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We depend on volunteers to make all of our programs happen. If you are interested in offering your support in this way, please contact manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org. We would be very grateful. Please note that we have limited work-study options for online programs.

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If you are unable to attend a program for which you have pre-registered and paid, and contact us to cancel participation at least one week (7 calendar days) prior to the start of the program, you are entitled to either receive a refund less the cost of processing the payment, or you can apply the full payment amount to the cost of an upcoming program of your choice.

If you cancel your participation within the week prior to the program, you can apply those funds to another upcoming program of your choice.

No refunds will be given for cancellations after a program has begun.

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