Julie DuBose has been practitioner of Miksang Contemplative Photography since 1998. She studied with Michael Wood, the founder of the Miksang Training course of study and practice, and began teaching courses with him in 2005. Together they have developed the current Miksang Training curriculum and have taught in North America and Europe.

In 2009, Julie co-founded The Miksang Institute for Contemplative Photography in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to courses held in various locations in the U.S. and Canada, each summer The Miksang Institute hosts a three week intensive course of study on the principles and practice of contemplative photography.

Miksang Publications was founded in 2010 to produce print and digital books on the practice of Miksang Contemplative Photography and related art forms. In 2013 Julie published her first book Effortless Beauty: Photography as an Expression of Eye, Mind, and Heart. Effortless Beauty received the Gold Medal for Art/Photography from the Nautilus Book Awards, 2014.