I found his style of teaching, which was both science-oriented and ecumenical, attractive for a number of reasons which deeply resonated with me. While nominally a Buddhist, he could talk intelligently about the spiritual practices of many religions and traditions. He was also a geek—fascinated by dead languages and abstract mathematics. I liked his modern, rational, and non-sectarian viewpoint.
Michael Taft, The Mindful Geek: Mindfulness Meditation for Secular Skeptics