Distinguishing Between Perception and Concept. ~ Linda Lewis

Via Linda Lewis
on May 31, 2011
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The Practice of Contemplative Photography by Andy Karr and Michael Wood.

The subtitle says it all—“Seeing the World with Fresh eyes”.  This beautiful 8 ½ by 10” book full of color photographs is about perception as much as it is about photography.

Through distinguishing between perception and concept, Karr and Wood reveal the richness of ordinary life, which we so often miss because of not being open and awake to our ever-changing surroundings.

The book includes exercises influenced by Buddhist mindfulness practice as well as photographic assignments.

Shambhala, 2011. Paperback US $26.95; Canada $31.00


About Linda Lewis

Linda Lewis met the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1972 and, following Rinpoche’s invitation, immediately moved to Boulder, Colorado to be a part of his young and vital sangha. The predominant themes in her life have been teaching in contemplative schools–Vidya, Naropa, and the Shambhala School in Halifax, Nova Scotia–and studying, practicing, or teaching his Shambhala Buddhadharma wherever she finds herself.


3 Responses to “Distinguishing Between Perception and Concept. ~ Linda Lewis”

  1. artisart says:

    i read the book i thought it was nice. but it is nothing new nor Buddhist. This is what photography (art) is and as always been about. What i find is that many new comers into the world of art are coming at it with the point of view of money. Where some one who is passionate about art will see it for what it is. And no book nor religion can truthfully teach this gift.

  2. JohnM says:

    specially for money. with this contemplative style (miksang) photography is really all about.