• Catching up
  • Cold
  • Away
  • But how slow?
  • Take a look at an Engine
  • “Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought” – T.S Elliot
  • Waiting for the bus
  • Spring
  • Inhabitated
  • Opportunity
  • Coming home
  • Colors of wisdom
  • By myself
  • Loneliness
  • Red Cloth
  • Come Sit On My Wall
  • A Tree’s Orchestra
  • On happy days
  • The Abandoned
  • Boatmen in Varanasi
  • 58
  • Prayer flag in the river with leaves
  • Being different
  • There you are

About Us

July 31st, 2009

The aim of this blog is not to produce professional photographers, but instead to provide inspiration for people to explore and connect with the innate stillness and clarity of  mind. Through this process, we become open to the uniqueness of simple, everyday experiences and so develop a direct and raw relationship with our environment.

“We have to be honest, real, and very earthy; and we need to really appreciate things as they are. They are so beautiful and wonderful already, but in order to appreciate that, it takes time and discipline- so much discipline.. ” Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Anyone who wishes to contribute to this blog  can send their photographs  to this address: deerparkphotographs@gmail.com (pixel width should not exceed 800 or be less than 640). If there is a story behind the photograph, please attach it as background info adds character and interest to an image (see this contribution as an example:  http://www.deerparkthimphu.org/photo/2009/08/taste-of-water/) After submitting, it may take some time for your comments to appear. Please be patient.  There is no need to submit a second time.

To open the comment section and to enlarge an image, click on a specific photograph. Please note that comments should reflect the raw and direct spirit of the blog, and so only those that offer constructive and specific  advice that is relevant to the quality of the image will be uploaded. In this way, we can develop a precise and helpful comments section.

More information on contemplative photography

Ian Mogilner – a professional photographer and close friend of Deer Park answers your questions on photography: photo@wakeupstudio.com

Wake Up Studio – contemplative photography of Ian Mogilner: http://www.wakeupstudio.com

Miksang – based on the Dharma Art Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche: http://miksang.com/miksang.html

Eye of the Dharma – Photographs by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche: http://www.shambhalashop.com/archives/eod/index.html


Dharma Art – a compilation of teachings given on meditation and art by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

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