May 17-27, 2022, Methana Greece
We are thrilled to announce this workshop in the beautiful and inviting village of Methana, Greece. We really love coming back and explore its wilderness and beauty with a Miksang Class.
The Miksang Intensive 2022 will include the curriculum of two workshops: ‚Making Contact‘ and ‚The Heart of Perception‘ Between there will be two days off with the opportunity for self organised day trips to Hydra or Mykene or a hike on the beautiful peninsula of Methana.
May 17, 7 pm – 27, 7 pm, 2022
Methana, Greece, Hotel Saronis, close to the sea.
May 17 = Day 1: Traveling Day and Introductory Talk ‘Making Contact’ 7-9 pm
May 18-21 = Day 2,3,4,5: Workshop ‚Making Contact
May 22, 23 = Day 6,7 two days off
May 24 – 27 = Day 8,9,10,11 Workshop ‚Heart of Perception‘
May 28 = Traveling Day
Through visual exercises and photographic assignments, we develop confidence in our ability to make direct contact with what we see. We linger with our perception, understand its quality and express this experience precisely with the camera. We all have the talent to experience these waking moments. Direct visual perception is fresh, alive, joyful and in the moment.
We will provide talks and slideshows, perception training, visual exercises, photo tasks and photo reviews as part of the process.
There will be time for relaxation or swimming.
Workshop: Making Contact: Relaxing This, Discovering THAT
May 17-21, 2022
Pre-Requisites: Reading Material ,Opening the Good Eye, and you should consider taking the Online Class “Opening the Good Eye” in February.
We learn to trust in our ability to be still and to not get swept away by labels and overviews, we can see and appreciate things as they are.
In Making Contact we’re not trying to simplify how we see by focusing upon individual elements of form. Our eyes just land where they land. We are not looking or hunting for anything. And by allowing ourselves to simply and clearly see what we see, we can actually connect to the essence, the essential manifestation of our perception.
We begin to discover the qualities of visual experience. We can photograph perception that has the “taste of fresh”, as we call it. We recognize direct perception because we train to recognize the qualities of our visual experience. Photography becomes a deeply intimate, intuitive, and joyful experience.
Workshop: The Heart of Perception: Feeling the Moment
May 24-27, 2022
Pre-Requisites: Making Contact: Relaxing This, Discovering THAT
Heart of Perception is a natural evolution from Making Contact. Once we start to feel like we are finding our sea legs, and we’re starting to feel okay with the fact that we don’t have to know what everything is, then we can be out in the world, appreciate it, and relax with that. It feels very joyful and provocative and so we relax further. As we relax further our awareness goes out further from the central reference point of me and what I think about everything. And when that happens, we start to experience living, breathing moments. We are able to recognize the visual qualities of our world changing and feel the delicate visual formations around us.
Methana is a beautiful peninsula in the Saronic Gulf. It is worth exploring the surrounding. Beaches, a hot spring, wonderful hikes, the volcano, little villages, archeological sites. Epidaurus is about 50 km away. Please do this before, between or after the workshop. We expect that you are really there and available as part of the group during the workshop.
Pricing for the Workshop
There are people taking part from very various countries with different income. So we have different prices and we trust you in choosing the price which is affordable for you. We will send out an invoice after your registration. You can pay in one or more steps. The first payment will not be necessary before January 2022.
800 € for income above 2.000 €
or 650 € for income less than 2.000 €
or 350 € for students and unemployed
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For registering for the workshops please send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org Tell me in a few sentences about your motivation. I am curious! Please include your address. And if you have any question don’t hesitate asking them.
In case we cannot travel to Greece due to the pandemic, we will think about an online class using the same dates.
The registration for the accommodation goes directly at the hotel. We will send you the link to the hotel when we are confirming the workshop.
Single room (35 €) Double room (45 €) without breakfast. A small breakfast is 5 € each. Would you like to share a room with another participant (maybe even with someone you don’t know yet?) You should mention this in your registration. Of course it is also possible to extend your stay.
We will have a mostly vegetarian lunch at the Hotel and we will organize that, when we are there. For dinner you have plenty of options around in the Tavernas.
Bus: Arriving by plane in Athens you can take a bus directly from the Airport to Piraeus.
The Ferry Piraeus – Methana takes about 2,5 hours. You do not need to make a reservation. You just get the tickets at Piraeus Harbour. The price should be around 20 € one way. Please make sure that you are arriving in Piraeus not later than 4.30 pm
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Is the Miksang Intensive a preparation for getting a Miksang Teacher?
No. We are deeply convinced that it requires extensive practice and reflection, also in terms of time. This a Miksang Intensive does not provide.