Julie DuBose is a principal teacher of Miksang Contemplative Photography and has been travelling throughout North America and Europe teaching hundreds of students since 2000. Through Miksang courses and films made about this movement in modern photography, Miksang has become the focal point for what has been called "perception based photography", which makes direct perception and its expression the central objective. In 2009 Julie founded The Miksang Institute for Contemplative Photography in Boulder, Colorado. In 2012 she founded Miksang Publications as a publishing arm of the Miksang Institute. Effortless Beauty is her first book. It has received the 2014 Gold Medal for Art/Photography from the Nautilus Book Awards.