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How to See Freshly: Exploring Perception through Mindful Photography

  • HOME @ The Westergasfabriek Villa Haarlemmerweg 4I Amsterdam, NH, 1014 BE Netherlands (map)

Rediscover the freshness of the present moment.

Find beauty in your everyday experience.

Change the way you see the world.

In this special one-day workshop, led by Kimberly Poppe, meditation teacher and photographer, we will explore how we see, experience and relate to ourselves & the world. Plus, you’ll leave with some beautiful photographs in the process!

Seeing and thinking are very different. Thinking relates to the world through ideas and mental images. Seeing perceives things directly, just as they are. We usually navigate our lives by thinking about where we are going, where we have been, what we are doing, what we hope for, and what we fear. This inner monologue overshadows most of our experience. Every now and then there are gaps in the flow of discursiveness where fresh perceptions shine through, but generally we gloss over them quite quickly. Learning to recognize and value these moments of fresh sense perception is what we will explore together in this workshop.*

The day will begin with a grounding in the practice of meditation, suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. After exploring the difference between seeing (perception) and thinking (conception) through meditation, we will head out into the world to integrate this into our everyday experience with and without our cameras. The day will also include plenty of time for clarification and sharing both of our experiences and our photographs.


Through this workshop you will discover:

•     a quiet mind

•     a different way of seeing the world

•     your creative self

•     instant joy

•     how to be more present in your everyday life and live more in the moment


What people have said about previous workshops:

"The workshop was a wonderful way to perceive the world in a different way. The way you are guided in the workshop is very inspiring. Beautiful meditation and exercises."

"A real mind opener on how to look around you and capture what you experience in the present moment."

"A beautiful experience, bringing fresh inspiration how to see, thank you for your heart-warming way of sharing your knowledge!"


No prior experience in meditation or photography is necessary, just an interest, curiosity and a digital camera (or camera phone)!


Space is limited to 12 people to ensure personal attention.


Price: 75 euros