Contemplative Haiku: A brief introduction

with John McQuade

February 27th—March 13th

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  • $90 Program Price
  • $100 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford
Room: Online

When we draw down power and vastness into a single perception we are discovering and invoking magic

- Chogyam Trungpa

Haiku is a short poetic form – three lines.  It expresses the ordinary occasion of the “now moment”.  Contemplative Haiku explores the power and vastness of that single perception moment.

The course introduces the basic form and practice of contemplative haiku.  It proceeds through haiku practice.  Each person will have personal feedback for their haiku submissions (via email)  and during the class we will collectively share our haiku.

No writing experience necessary.

This course is a prerequisite for  The Way and the ways/ Daoism and the Contemplative Arts.

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About John McQuade

John McQuade is a Shambhala Training teacher and meditation instructor. He is a founder of Miksang contemplative photography and co-director of Nalanda Miksang. He is also the founder of AbsoluteEye photography.

John is co-authour of two books on contemplative photography: Looking and Seeing and Heart of Photography.

John is practicing Qigong. Part of his PhD studies was with  Dr. Jay Goulding, one of the leading Western Scholars in Daoism.

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