Contemplative Photography

Registration Form

Recognize that seeing and thinking are different through the lens of photography.

Taught by Koru Trainer Tim Auman. Open to all Koru students and teachers.

Thinking relates to the world through ideas and mental images. Seeing perceives things directly, just as they are. Participants practice giving themselves and their mind a break.

Contemplative photography is a discipline that trains participants to allow things to be as they really are, which can be incredibly useful training as a Koru teacher/student. It also holds up a mirror to our concepts and judgments that are often hidden from us. Because the camera is objective, it literally illustrates through the photos we take how different our perceptions and concepts can be. When the camera shows us something very different from what we thought we saw, we know we were seeing with our judgments and not our eyes.  Becoming more aware of our hidden likes and dislikes in small things is a great beginning in trying to minimize the harm we can create in the world arising from our unconscious biases.

Participants will be assigned photographic explorations each week and will submit their images to be shared with the group.

  • Open to Koru teachers & students!
  • Maximum enrollment: 15
  • Registration deadline: July 3

Dates and Time

Mon., July 10 PT: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ET: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mon., July 17 PT: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ET: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mon., July 24 PT: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ET: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


About the Facilitator

Koru Trainer Tim Auman

Tim Auman

Koru Mindfulness Trainer

Timothy L. Auman became the University Chaplain to Wake Forest in August 2003. Tim has over two decades of experience in ministry in higher education, pastoral care, and work with religious, secular, and spiritual identity. At Wake Forest, Tim aims to build relationships amidst difference, and to cultivate healthy contemplative and mindful practices for the transformation of self and world. He previously served as the United Methodist Ecumenical Campus Minister at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and as a pastor of two United Methodist congregations.

Tim believes that when you’re teaching with joyfulness and playfulness, you’re not just talking mindfulness…you’re living mindfulness.