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AbsoluteEye : From Orderly Chaos to Found Modern Art – ONLINE

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - April 20 @ 2:00 pm

AbsoluteEye - Nalanda Miksang Contemplative Photography - copyright - John McQuade


This page is to register for Saturday afternoons

Registration is through Toronto Shambhala Center, see the link below.


“ Chaos should be regarded as extremely good news”

Chogyam Trungpa


This Zoom exploration engages direct perception without reference points. Not even the reference point of contemplative
art. It is a free flowing perception orderly chaos. The images are energetic and vivid. They are Found Modern Art.

The Nalanda Miksang path and pedagogy orients from Chogyam Trungpa’s Dharma Art teaching: The Three Levels of Perception.
These three levels parallel the Buddhist three levels: Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. This contemplative art perception
engagement is the “Tantric” level. You will learn to “let go,” enter a “visual gap” and let the visual world manifest in its own order chaos way.

The aesthetic of these artistic images resonates with certain paintings of Modern American Art. This course includes a cultural
studies aspect. We will consider the Assemblage School of American Modern Art which includes artists such as Robert Rauschenberg as well as some Pop Artists.

One of the intentions of this course is to produce brilliant found modern art images. You will become absolute photo eye artists.

The course will include contemplation of Dharma Art and Modern Art texts, teachings, image assignments and image reviews.

No photographic experience necessary. You need a digital camera. (a smart phone is workable).