Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Friday, March 31, 2006

TWDD Meditation

Class photo day.

I like trying new things. New hamburger sandwiches, experimental drugs, you name it. Recently I tried a new form of meditation known as TWDD (Talismanic Wheel and Diamond Dharma) meditation.

This modern type of meditation was created by Master Hai Kong of China, specifically for our fast-paced lives. It is a modified version of meditation which originated from Tibetian Buddhists.

Our teacher, Wen, is one of only a few individuals given permission to teach this form of meditation. She has trained, personally, under Master Hai Kong.

I'll give you a second to get your mind out of the gutter.

Okay, ready? Wen taught the very first TWDD meditation class in Canada, in November 2005. The class consisted of only women. Some friends of ours found out about the class and asked us to try it. We did, but I had a difficult time doing it.

When Suz and I attended, I was the only man in the class, and only the second man ever to be taught this form of meditation in Canada. Which really means nothing, because my technique is quite rotten.

Although it is fun to chant the mantra, Om Mani Bei Mei Hung, learning to meditate is really hard work. Seriously. I had to fight the urge to take a Kit Kat break half-way through the two-hour session.

What I learned is that we must each find our own way of clearing our minds and calming down.

The easy way out would be a lobotomy. But I don't want to end up like the Kit Kat guy.


Blogger Princess Lo said...

lobotomy ha ha reminds me of one flew over the cukoo's nest

i love yoga, it is a good form of mediation too

11:42:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

So many people have told me I must try Yoga.... but I'm more of a Hank Hill kind of person. If you ever saw that episode, yeah, that's me.

12:02:00 PM

Blogger Rainypete said...

I find I meditate best following the chanting of the mantra Iiiii'd liike aaaa twooo fooour pleeeaase.

12:55:00 PM

Blogger redheaded said...

i have been trying new techniques and relaxation things, i find it quite difficult to get away from all the mental chatter....just to initially clear my head. and hard to remain focused and not think about what needs to be done with the house or dinner or whatever. i obviously need it....and to practice it....for we know practice makes perfect. nonetheless.....i could still go fora kit kat any ol' time, but not the man.

7:40:00 PM

Blogger ms. creek said...

what prank did you play on jodster last year at the office? email me!

7:25:00 PM

Blogger Princess Lo said...

where are you? meditating somewhere???

12:20:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

I'm here, don't fret.

Last year I didn't play a prank on Jodster. He played one on me!

12:36:00 PM


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