Yesterday I attended a speech about buddhistic meditation. I expected a hall with chairs, boring speaker. But instead the speaker sat on the floor, and so did most of the people listening to him, on these little sort of pillows. He is actually a former student from Lama Ole Nydahl
, the "founder" of the Diamond Way Buddhism in the western hemisphere. I hadn't really heard a lot about it, but it sounded interesting to me and my boyfriend wanted to go there.
The speaker was really entertaining, authentic, humorous. The things he said about the Diamond Way Buddhism, the way they think and try to be, it all sounded very interesting. Not to take oneself so serious. To experience every moment, at any second, as if it was the first time on earth, like a child in a big new room.
The evening ended with a short guided meditation. I have to admit that when all people said "omm" at the same time without warning in the middle of the meditation speech I had to suppress a laughter. It was just so unexpected and served all prejudices about meditation - people sitting on the floor saying "omm". When the next syllables "aah" and "hung" were pronounced I was a bit prepared...
But I have to say - the buddhistic way is not my way. A lot of the things the speaker mentioned weren't really new to me. I have been thinking a lot about my thoughts, the way I think, and why I think the way I do. And sometimes it works to look at me from a bird's perspective and not take everything I think so seriously. But sometimes not. I think a sort of meditation might be really helpful for me, to get my thoughts sorted out. But I can't identify myseld with the Lama or as a Buddha.