About Dharma Eye
Dharma Eye is a collective of Buddhist practitioning photographers putting their art in support of beneficial dharma causes.
25% of all proceeds from fine art print sales and image licensing through Dharma Eye – from our site, publications, and exhibits- are donated to our featured cause of a given month or event.
The Dharma Eye Story
The intent behind forming Dharma Eye came to photographer Michael Ash during a pilgrimage to Mount Kailash in the company of the Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche in 2007.
This was to create a base where Buddhist practitioning photographers and visual artists working in modern mediums – contemporary artistic sangha – could come together in mutual benefit, where both the artistic sangha could find focus and support while putting the compassionately motivated art to direct support of causes that support the dharma and instigate positive change in the world with genuine benefit in mind.
To this end, Dharma Eye was formed in the summer of 2012, with this intent integrated in its core.
For two years the project was incubated, and now after two years fully dedicated to the development and growth of The Yogini Project …
In the first months of 2014, Dharma Eye was brought to the forefront by:
Drawing in vital new talent into the collective; meeting with Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche in Kathmandu around Losar 2014 for blessings and guidance; developing potential exhibits in Asia, Europe, and the Americas; and initiating development of several exciting book projects with prominent Buddhist publishers.
Our recent alliances and ongoing collaborations are with Wisdom Publications, in the US, and Buddhistdoor Global, based in Hong Kong. Our work is being featured in publications, articles, and other media in Europe, the US, and Asia.
For more on who we support with our work, please visit our Who We Support pages for more on the organizations that 25% of our proceeds go directly to.
The Dharma Eye Team
Beyond our collective of wild eyed and kind photographers…
All operations of the Dharma Eye are conducted by two heart based individuals:
founder / creative director
media, events, and organizational platform
web design and social media