From a fan
Hi there Brian, fan here of your youtube channel and work in the buddhist community :) Many years ago I stumbled upon one of your videos and it started the process that moved me from Soto Zen to Theravada. Since then I've loved the tradition and have been getting things in order to receive ordination.
Jun 24, 2014
I like your videos
I'm a Dutch theravada buddhist. A few weeks ago i discovered your youtube-videos and i like them alot. Your teaching in a clear "theravada-foreststyle". It was a pleasant surprise to hear you talking about buddhist cosmology because you don't hear that very often in Western buddhism...
Nov 17, 2014
A new path
I just finished reading Bhikkhu Sujato and Bhikkhu Brahmali's "Authenticity of the Early Buddhist Texts." Your video is an excellent complement to the History they discuss. You carry me beyond the thesis along the path to the current day status and how we got here.
I would just like to thank you for pointing me towards a meaningful life. I cannot say more than this. All other words would be inadequate to describe what being able to read your writing has done for me. So I'll say it once more, "Thank you for pointing me towards a meaningful life"! Your teachings are a blessing, and I want to follow the Buddhist path as laid down in the Pali Scriptures...
I just wanted to thank you for your work and your message. For the last few years I've been with Mahayana traditions such as Dzogchen and Zen. After listening for your lectures on yourtube I started reading the Pali suttas and literature on Theravada and it was a STRIKING discovery for me how clear and profound the original Buddha teaching is.
May 9, 2014
First of all i want to thank you for inspire me through your youtube videos on my path to Buddhism. i dont want to grow youre ego to much jajaja -- just kidding. but there are many out there, for me you are the real deal on knowledge on this beautiful path. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us.
Jun 24, 2014
After the retreat weekend in December my meditations have become deeper and more vast which has been a wonderful journey so thank you!
Feb 14, 2014
What Buddha taught
I've shared your website to most of my family and fiancee's family. We would all like to know what the Buddha really taught. Unfortunately when I first learned about Buddhism in high school, all we had shown to us was the Mahayana parade. I first heard of Theravada last year and only just recently began looking into it seriously just, as a result I found your website...
Just watched one of your lectures on YouTube. It was one of the most helpful lectures I've watched. I feel like you explained the Buddhist schools in a way that I needed. Thank you.
May 19, 2014
I have found your youtube videos very helpful. I've been interested in Buddhism, and first made contact with a pureland center that is local to the Chicago area. As a beginner, I found it very confusing to figure out how these teachings came about. In particular what bothered me was that it seemed to require faith in Amitabha Buddha...
Even what you call the "same old Buddhist teaching" is still discovery and work to do for me and I am so grateful that you spent all this time teaching me and many other meditators... Including more meditation and wisdom in my life and following this path arrived because of your "informal home meetings"... well nothing is permanent and let's see what's coming...
Oct 20, 2014
Westminster Abbey experience
I arrived at the retreat feeling a little shattered .....worrying..... I learnt a lot from Brian and your questions... On Monday I started off the day meditating , walking and Qi Gong exercises, I was operating from a completely peaceful place and my ego kept checking are you sure you're not worrying... NO...
Jan 19, 2014
Vipassana meditation retreat
I too thoroughly enjoyed the retreat; the accommodations, the food, the silence, the Sangha and your wonderful teachings...I had forgotten how knowledgeable your are about Buddhism and I so enjoyed the stories to illustrate the Dharma, your skill in making the Dharma relevant to daily living and your wonderful sense of humour....!! ...
Jan 19, 2014