Level I Nalanda Miksang - August 2015

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Date: Monday, August 31, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
Teacher : Miriam Hall
Price per person: $175
Patron Price: $200

Explore your phenomenal world through photography! This first-time offering exclusive to Shambhala Online offers you a chance to practice Miksang Photography with senior teacher Miriam Hall. Each week you'll have a different lesson, chances to post your images for feedback on social media of your choice, and live meetings with the teacher to discuss any questions that are arising.

This engaging, social, incredible practice has only been offered online in limited or non-live ways in the past. Here's your chance to study with a senior teacher and build community online with photography and mindfulness.

About the Teacher

Miriam Hall teaches contemplative arts full time, and has been an instructor in Shambhala for the last seven years. Her main focus is Contemplative Writing and Nalanda Miksang Contemplative Photography. She lives in Madison, WI, and teaches across North America and Europe.

Required book:
Looking and Seeing by John McQuade and Miriam Hall

Class structure:

  • August 31 - October 12 (6 weeks)
  • Each week has one shooting assignment (should leave at least an hour to shoot in your schedule).
  • Strongly suggested reading from required book ahead of time or during class.
  • Students post their photos to social media (Facebook and Flickr preferred, but Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram also work) for comments from Miriam and students.
  • Live one hour meeting once a week to discuss. Mondays, 12 to 1pm Central (1-2pm Eastern, 2-3pm Atlantic). August 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12.

Suggested commitment: 3 hours a week - one hour to read/contemplate, one hour to shoot, one hour to post/comment.

For further information, see www.miksangwayofseeing.com, www.herspiral.com or email Miriam Hall, [email protected].

About Our Courses

Our courses feature senior Shambhala teachers, an online community of participants, and facilitation by an experienced course leader. Over 6 to 8 weeks, course participants view recorded teachings, then gather in the online learning environment to discuss, contemplate and engage in exercises aimed at deepening their understanding.

When Does the Class Meet?

This course includes six live sessions. 

How Much Time Does it Take?

Most participants spend 2 to 3 hours per week on the course. The talks average 45 minutes in length. Allow yourself time to do the readings, meditation practices and other assignments. It’s a good idea to schedule the time on your calendar as you would for a face-to-face class.

Registration Options

1) Early Bird Discount. The Early Bird course rate of $150 is available until 2 weeks before the course begins (unless otherwise stated). To take the discount at Registration, select Other Amount and enter $150.

2) Regular Amount. The regular course rate of $175 applies 2 weeks prior to the start date (unless otherwise stated). Registration closes 3 days prior to the start.

3) Patron. The Patron rate of $200 supports our efforts to connect teachers and learners through online programs. In particular, it helps us offer the generosity policy to those in need.

4) Generosity Policy. Contact [email protected] to request financial support through a partial scholarship. We want to make the teachings available to all and will work with you to ensure your participation.

Click here for our Refund Policy.


PLEASE NOTE: Prices are in US Dollars . Request a discount before you register to allow for exchange rates or other discounts.

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