Friday, August 17, 2012

Ag déanamh macnamh

Bíonn an radharc seo nuair ag bhí mé suí deireanach i dtí Dhonáill. Thóg mé grianghraf a amharc sin. Tá mé ábalta bhreatnaigh amach ar lár na gCathair na hÁingeal.

Anois agus ansin, dul mé anseo. Éistim go Donál ag plé faoi déanamh macnamh. Tá dream beag eile fréisin ann.

Roinnean siad a dtaithí déanamh macnamh meabhrú leis an muintear, Donál. Treoirann sé le comhrá de réir an seisiún ag suí roimh. Tá an modh sé deartha chun feasacht a mhéadú a bhí gcéist cad.

Ní féidir liom a liopóid féin níos mó. Ach, is maith liom an modh a fás leis mo feasacht istigh. Tá mé ag iarraidh é ag oscailt.

Laistigh den radharc, bíonn ospidéil d'aois leis fuinneogaí beag bídeachaí go leor agus baillaí arda ar bharr an chnoic go díreach ar aghaidh. Is cuimhne liom go raibh an mainistir na Himíleach. Measaim faoi nasc go minic nuair a lorg amach ansuid an fuinneog seo ina Loch ar Airgead.


This is the view when I was last sitting at Dan's house. I took a photograph of that vista. I'm able to look out over the center of the City of the Angels.

Now and then, I go here. I listen to Dan discussing about meditation. There's a small group there also.

They share their experiences meditating with the teacher, Dan. He directs a conversation about the matter of the session sitting before. This method is designed to increase awareness of what was contemplated.

I don't label myself anymore. But, I like this method to grow with my inner awareness. I'm open to trying it. 

Within this view, there's an old hospital with many tiny windows and high walls at the top of the hill straight ahead. It reminds me of a monastery in the Himalayas. I mull over this connection often when looking out beyond this window in Silver Lake.


Vilges Suola said...

I keep on practising my breath-counting (my last blog was about meditation) but I can never see the meditation session as anything other than a chore. I wonder if some of us are not really cut out for it.

Fionnchú said...

VS, the mentor of these sittings teaches a method that's a non-method! Check out this review of "Unlearning Meditation" and its embedded links to the Skillful Meditation Project. It may help! The point is not to feel guilty if one approach insisted upon by someone else, some tradition, some adept does not "work" for you. The alternative is to "let go" and do what seems better for you to benefit from meditation. This may not ease the boredom, the wall against which most of us push or stare down, but it can ease the blame we place on ourselves for not entering the supposed blah-blah bliss others purportedly report. I find nothing much "happens" at all.