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Julie DuBose
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.

Entries by Julie DuBose

4 Reasons Why You Aren't Happy With Your Photographs and How to Change That

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2014 | 3:34 PM


Most of us are familiar with the disappointment and acceptance of our photographic images being less than we had hoped for. Here are some common frustrations we have with what comes out of our camera.

1. Our photos don't express what we...

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Finding Balance in a Contemplative Life: Lessons Learned From Being Underwater

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 8:24 AM

During the past two weeks I had the great pleasure of returning to Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C. with Michael Wood to teach Opening the Good Eye and Making Contact, the first two courses in our contemplative photography curriculum. We felt very welcome and cared for, and the university...

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Creating Art from Direct Experience

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 11:59 AM


It could and has been said that there are two types of artists, those who conceptualize what they experience and want to express, and those who express the experience of feeling deeply connected to their world. By its nature, the second kind of...

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How Contemplative Photography Will Change Your Life by Changing How You See

(7) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 2:57 PM

Sometimes in our lives we have to stop and take stock. We feel that we have gotten off-track, that we are just going through the motions. We are caught up in a big swirling web that seems to have a life of its own, holding us firmly within its grip....

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