9 – 11 March: Mindful Photography Course

IMG_0078The coast and hills of the Coromandel Peninsula are the perfect setting for nature and landscape photography. This course will explore both the skills of photography as well as the concept of mindfulness in the creative process and everyday life. We’ll have time for shooting in the lovely beaches and hills, group instruction and discussion about composition and editing, and opportunities for individual tutoring. You’ll be challenged with creative assignments to try new ways of shooting. In addition, we’ll have opportunities for mindfulness meditation and to explore the benefits of developing mindfulness as a practice while doing photography and other activities.

This is a very supportive course and aimed at amateur and beginner photographers – bring any digital camera, a laptop for editing, a way to transfer your photos to USB, and, if you have any, additional equipment like tripods. Good tramping shoes a must!

At 1:30pm on Monday we’ll have a reception with a slideshow of photography from the weekend to showcase all the participant’s favourite photos.

To see samples photos of the students and some of their favourite shots from the 2017 course, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/MahamudraCentre/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1558735894220513

sarah-nz-headshotLed by Sarah Brooks, who holds a BA cum laude in Art and has a professional landscape photography business, Sarah Brooks Photography. She is also the Spiritual Programme Coordinator at Mahamudra Centre so regularly leads meditation sessions and courses.

Pre-registration essential by 4 March. Course begins at 7:30pm on Friday and runs through 2:30pm Monday. $150 includes course facility and materials fee and homemade vegetarian meals from breakfast Saturday through lunch on Sunday. Accommodation available – see the cabin and room or camping options and prices.

To register and enquire about accommodation, please fill out our online booking form or call us at (0)7 866 6851.

If you are arriving outside of our office hours (9:30am – 5:00pm) please tell us your plans so we can make arrangements to check you in. If you’re coming from out of town, we find guests have the best experience when arriving before dark. Arrivals on Friday evening can pre-order dinner, served at 6:00pm, for an additional $7.50 (please give at least 24 hours notice).