–by Julie Einstein

One of my grade school/high school friends that I reconnected with on Facebook has been posting a lot of photos in recent months. Many of these pictures have a particular style—usually a close-up of one an object or part of an object. The photos look like they are a small piece of a larger picture. Really they’re not. Julie Einstein has been practicing Miksang photography. According to Miksang.org:

Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as “good eye.”

This school of contemplative photography brings together the art of photography, the discipline of meditation and the Dharma Art teachings of the meditation master and scholar Chögyam Trungpa.

Some of Julie’s examples of Miksang photography:

–by Julie Einstein

–by Julie Einstein

To see more of Julie’s photography, click here.

An important note Julie adds on her site:

When practicing Miksang one very important rule to note is that no manipulation is allowed while taking a photo or during the printing process. Cropping, photoshopping, and editing of any kind does not enter into this practice. Remember, we are appreciating things as they are.