Contemplative Photography by Andy Karr

Frosty Window by Andy KarrAn exhibition of contemplative photography by Andy Karr is currently on display in the Garrison Institute ambulatory. Andy Karr is a writer, photographer, longtime meditator and Buddhist teacher. He trained intensively with two of the great founding teachers of Western Buddhism: Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, author of Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and other classics. Andy’s most recent book, The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes (written with Michael Wood; published by Shambhala in 2011), teaches the most essential photographic skill – clear seeing. As he says, “The term contemplative photography might be misunderstood. It is not an approach to producing a particular type of imagery. Contemplative photography is a method for working with mind and eye. It is training that helps you to know things directly, and make images without contrivance.” Click here to get a sense of Andy’s work. Visitors are welcome to drop in any weekday, 9-5. The show will be up until March 31, 2012.

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