In the Tibetan language the word miksang means 'good eye';
Choegyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in teaching Tibetan Buddhism in the West, amongst many other skillful means as tools, also integrated arts into the practice.
Allowing the mind to settle into seeing things as they are, and not as we might think of labeling them; responding to life as it unfolds; not as we wished it had been or were now or would be in the future, but wasn't, isn't and won't be.
This collection is named "Miksang-inspired"; mainly because, although capturing the images is by a process of sudden perception and realization of the essence of what stimulated that perception, I do refine the final frame by possibly cropping and basic editing for colour, contrast, sharpness.
As well, I have, as yet, no formal training in miksang and thus would not wish to claim any of the images as 'being good true miksang photography'.
Yet, life certainly becomes simpler, easier even, in such a state of mind. One's creative process, thus, too, benefits and becomes more direct and immediate in the moment, and less cluttered with unnecessary detail, constructs, and intellectual discourse, all of which lead us astray from actual experience.
Can you feel what you photograph
© peter vernon quenter - crimsonbamboo