THE CLASS > The Teacher

Jorge L. Torres is a certified meditation teacher with New Century Foundation International (NCF). He conducts private workshops and retreats in photography, breath work, healing and meditation in US, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Bali and Spain. He has been teaching Photo Tao as part of New Century Foundation’s programs alongside NCF’s founder Yuan Miao.

Mr. Torres has been personally trained in meditation teachings by Yuan Miao, a Chinese Tibetan enlightened master whose profound esoteric teachings are an invaluable contribution to humanity.  He has also worked and lived in India with different inspiring yogis  that have passed their wisdom and energy transmissions to him, including Swami Atmachaithanya and Swami Nithyananda.

Mr. Torres has worked as a professional photographer for over two decades, since earning a BA in Photography from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California in 1991. He has served as an assignment still photographer for National Geographic TravelerGEOFocusSternLos Angeles Times, and Cosmopolitan, among others. He’s served as director of photography, field producer and camera operator for the many television networks, including Discovery Networks, The Learning Channel, AXN, ABC Networks, TVE, Fox Networks, BBC, Animal Planet, The History Channel, and Paramount Television (UPN). He received a World Press Photo Award in the Arts in 1994.

Among his many assignments, he has covered: the world’s deepest cavern, in Mexico; Hurricane Mitch in the Southern Caribbean; the Turkish earthquakes of 1999 and their aftermath; the Indian religious festival of Maha Kumba Mela; the Gujarat Earthquake in India; silky sharks in Saudi Arabia; great white sharks in South Africa; WWII Japanese warships undersea in Micronesia; giant mantas in Mozambique; contamination of sugar cane plantation workers in Nicaragua; the deadly effects of lobster diving among Miskito Indians in Honduras; and humpback whales in Tonga.

"I did not choose this vision."

− Jorge L. Torres

"It chose me. It’s bred into my own nature."

− Jorge L. Torres

"I feel I’m just a vehicle, through which a certain type of perception gets recorded. "

− Jorge L. Torres

"All that is required is to let go. "

− Jorge L. Torres