Welcome to Nalanda Miksang

A path of perceptions and contemplative photography

Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as “good eye.” Nalanda Miksang teachings and courses connect, through clear seeing and sacred vision, with what Chögyam Trungpa’s teachings call “basic goodness,” which is a primordial harmony. 

Based on this pure vision, we makes images that are simple, strong and vivid.

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Check what our students say about Miksang

Thank you for a wonderful workshop. I learned from both of you, and from the other participants.

I feel that my eyes have been freshened, and I learned some very useful techniques to help me continue to do that! 

Caron Smith

Thank you so much for this course! I thought you'd appreciate seeing a photograph that presented itself to me the other day as I was prepping dinner.

I am not only seeing differently because of this course but also trusting and valuing that when I do, I should make the image.

What a gift!   Thank you!


...Having spent 50 years in the field of photojournalism and documentation, this course literally opened my eyes, my mind, and my heart to a totally different world of photography and a creative mindful experience. An exciting and interesting field Miksang is. ...

Dr. L. Darryl Armstrong

Our blog

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