Charles Blackwell Contemplative Photography Course

Charles Blackwell will be offering a one day Contemplative Photography Course on November 18th from 9:15 to 4pm at the Halifax Shambala Centre at 1084 Tower Road.

This talk will address what are the obstacles to seeing clearly. And introduce a practice that cultivates a way into direct perception. This is a simple, available creative process that requires only a curious mind and a camera that can tune us into the magic of everyday life. How to use our lives to communicate without confusion the magical nature of what we see, hear and touch. This practise cultivates not only our ability to see but also to express the awakened nature of our heart and mind. For more information or to register

Charles Blackhall has been a photographer for the past 40 years. He has studied in Victoria at the West Coast Institute of the arts, and Simon Fraser University. His work has been shown in exhibits at the Secession Photography Gallery in Victoria, the Arts Alliance in Courtenay B.C. as well as Marin County, California. Charles has studied and trained with Michael Wood and others who developed the Contemplative photography curriculum as well as studying and teaching Shambhala Contemplative Arts, which is more about the creative process that may be applied to any art form. He and his wife Kerry Crofton are practising Buddhists involved with the Shambhala Centre in Halifax and internationally. They have taught Contemplative photography workshops on the east and west coasts of Canada and the U.S. as well as Hawaii. He considers himself a beginner and is passionate about art of life and how developing clear perception can open our hearts, minds and eyes to what is already there. No photography experience necessary.