Absolute Eye Contemplative Photography: From Orderly Chaos to Found Modern Art (Online)

with John McQuade

March 23rd—April 20th

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  • $185.00 Program Price
  • $215.00 Patron Price
  • Pay What You Can

“Chaos should be regarded as extremely good news”

~ Chogyam Trungpa


  This online exploration engages direct perception without reference points. Not even the reference point of contemplative art.  It is a free flowing perception orderly chaos. The images are energetic and vivid. They are Found Modern Art.

   The Nalanda Miksang path and pedagogy orients from Chogyam Trungpa’s  Dharma Art teaching: The Three Levels of Perception. These three levels parallel the Buddhist three levels:  Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. This contemplative art perception engagement is the “Tantric” level. You will learn to “let go,” enter a  “visual gap” and let the visual world manifest in its own orderly chaos way.

   The aesthetic of these artistic images resonates with certain paintings of Modern American Art. This course includes a cultural studies aspect. We will consider the Assemblage School of American Modern Art which includes artists such as Robert Rauschenberg as well as some Pop Artists.

   One of the intentions of this online course is to produce brilliant found modern art images. You will become absolute photo eye artists.

  The course will include contemplation of Dharma Art and Modern Art texts, teachings, image assignments and image reviews.  No photographic experience necessary. You need a digital camera. (a smart phone is workable).