Email from Tyler, Pennsylvania

August 1, 2009

First, I would like to thank you for kindly sharing Dharma by posting on YouTube. I am a person who is beginning on the Buddhist way of living. I live in an area in America in which there are no Dharma Centers.I have taken refuge with a Lama before, and have (probably prematurely) gotten an empowerment for Green Tara. I try to do the sadhana on a daily basis, and I have noticed that, in the year since I have started as a Buddhist, I have become far less controlling and bitter, and I have started to become more caring for people around me. I started watching a lot of videos of Dharma talks on YouTube every day and have noticed that my Buddhist practice is very disorganized and I am quite undisciplined. I really want to become ordained at some point in my life so that I can do something worthwhile with my life instead of wasting it on useless things. Do you have any advice for someone who is trying to start a serious daily practice? Any help you wish to offer will be such an immense blessing to me. Thank you, -Tyler, 17 Pennsylvania