“Photography and Buddhism share essential interests: both are concerned with clear seeing.” – Andy Karr & Michael Wood
We’re joined this week by Buddhist teacher and photography Andy Karr. We explore some of the principles and practices behind the practice of contemplative photography, a unique method developed by Michael Wood. We also look into the overlaps between Buddhism and photography, with a special emphasis on the distinction of perception vs. conception.
Finally we discuss the broader topic of art and creativity, exploring some of the ways that Chogyam Trunpa taught on this subject, the differences between Western and Eastern art, and the way that “basic nature” serves as the very source of creativity.
The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes ( http://amzn.to/fPJWQc )
Contemplating Reality for the 21st Century ( http://contemplatingreality.blogspot.com )
The Miksang Institute for Contemplative Photography ( http://www.miksang.com )