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Faculty: John McQuade

John McQuade is a founder of Miksang Contemplative Photography and the founder and co-director of Nalanda Miksang International ( Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as "good eye". Miksang is a discipline of perception that connects with clear seeing and delivers equivalent images that are simple, brilliant and heartfelt. It is an art of contemplative experience and contemplative images. John is a long-time meditation practitioner in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition ( and is certified as a meditation instructor and Shambhala teacher. Through Nalanda Miksang he has established Miksang teachers throughout North America and Europe. John has been a liberal arts teacher in various community colleges and universities and is currently completing a PhD on the great modernist photographer Edward Weston. He has published two books - Looking and Seeing and The Heart of Photography. .

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