A Tsunami brought me luck

The year was 2004. At the beautiful Nilambe Meditation Centre, in the highlands of Sri Lanka, I was awaiting my taxi. Not wanting to disturb the yogi’s in the hall, at its arrival, I sat in the kuti. A book titled “Basic method of meditation” was lying on a table.
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Linda in Canada

I found that whatever difficulty I was facing, Ajahn Brahm had already given advice on just that point in a Dhamma talk. At first I used to look through the titles of the talks I had, to choose something that seemed suitable. But I soon learned to trust what I call “the deva of the iPod shuffle”. I select all the Ajahn Brahm Dhamma talks on my iPod, and hit the shuffle icon, almost always the talk that comes up first, addresses my needs perfectly!
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Single Mum- Australia

Ajahn Brahm has helped me understand more about Buddhism and learn meditation. He has helped with my worry and anxiety. I was a single mum and had gone through very tough times. I would regret the past and worry about the future. Ajahn Brahm has taught me a lot especially about kindness and understanding. I have learnt to treat others well even if they are not that nice to me. He has made me not be so confused and terrified about life after death. I have learnt about karma and reincarnation.
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Retreat Hopper – From Singapore

Heading from retreat to retreat
Seeking but not finding a comfortable seat
Then Ajahn Brahm told me “Well, this may be your third time lucky!”
Every talk so wonderfully funny!
Never expecting to connect with a teacher on this path, finally
Who clearly threads in both inner and outer Worlds masterfully
So much understanding and humility
For whomever it may be
Teachings of the highest excellence and deepest quality
Of the mind and heart – that does not come by so easily

Thank you from the USA

Thank You Ajahn Brahm for helping me to understand the teachings of the Buddha. I stopped smoking marijuana because of Ajahn Brahm, and it has been almost two years now since I stopped.

A poem from Singapore

Dear Ajahn Brahm,
Whenever I suffer
I always wonder
What would Ajahn Brahm do
To chase away the blue.
And then I know what to do.
You are my balm, Ajahn Brahm.
Happy birthday!

From Australia

Dear Ajahn Brahm, we have always appreciated your Dhamma talks with funny jokes at the most unexpected moment.
And admired the tireless way you spread the Dhamma and energized people.
Most of all we are very thankful you visited our dying son at Alfred hospital one early morning in 2016
on your way to a busy schedule for NBM Vesak. Our son heard so much about you
and was very keen to see you. It meant a lot for him and he was so happy afterwards.
He passed away the next day. Thank you for your compassion and we wish you a long and healthy life
so you can continue this exemplary service to all.