Wednesday, March 17, 2010

bad karma meets good karma...

we took a late lunch with our friend actor/model R at the local eatery. on the way back to the workshop, R told us that he used to go to the buddhist temple in azusa for meditation. meditation? here in azusa? we never seen nor heard of the buddhist temple around here. but R said that the street we were on looked very familiar to him. so we wandered around a little bit and somehow got to this marvelous place located very near our workshop.

友達のRと遅いランチを近くの食堂で食べた帰り道、昔よくこの近くのお寺に瞑想しに来たんだとRが言い出した。お寺なんて見たことも聞いたこともないよ、この辺で。けれどもRはこの景色チョー覚えてる!などと言うので少し近所をさまよってみたら、見事に異国情緒漂う瞑想センターにたどり着いた。チャボから10分もかからない所。やや怪しさが溢れる。

it was dhammakaya meditation center 
and theravada buddhist school

そこはお寺じゃなくてスリランカ、タイ、ミャンマー、ラオス、カンボジア
などで一般的な仏教の学校と瞑想センター。

felt like we were in southeast asia.
R said it supposed to be packed with people
on the weekends but the place was empty and quiet.
shinya said he didn't need meditation,
just walking around in the woods
was great enough for him.

東南アジアに旅行中のような気分になった。
でもここはアズサ。ズカズカと探索して歩いたけど
一切人の気配がなかった。Rが言うには週末には瞑想しに来る人達で
溢れかえっているそうな。中に入ってみるとそんなに怪しくもなく、
静かで涼しくて良いところ。木村氏はとても気に入っていたけど、
瞑想はいらないそうです。日々迷走中、あ、日々の生活が瞑想?
無になりたくなったら、是非行ってみて下さいませ。

2 comments:

Moto.Lux said...

Same thing happened to me. Stumbled upon a Vietnamese Buddist temple in the middle of nowhere Texas. I was comming back from a Ducati track day and there it was. My wife and I stopped a hung out for about two hours. It was great! I also wanted to say that I love the Bantam bike!

menacing ayu said...

Moto.Lux: yeah, it give us some kind of restful feelings...also very exotic. i like bantam, too!!