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Dharma Is Simply Service | John Waite

Jan. 23, 2023

Our guest today on Treasure Mountain is John Waite who was born in post WW2 United Kingdom and brought up to be fiercely independent. From a young age he was searching for a better way to live in the world and was influenced…

Guest: John Waite
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The Thai Forest Tradition: A Modern Buddhist Renaissance | Steven Towler

Jan. 19, 2023

One of the most impactful traditions of Buddhism in the modern world is one that isn’t very good at publicity - but is very dedicated to practice. Despite it’s strict adherence to the principles of monastic discipline and th…

Guest: Steven Towler
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Meditating In The Mountains And Fjords of Norway - Ajahn Nitho

Aug. 16, 2022

In this episode of Spirit Stories we have as our guest, Ajahn Nitho who is coming to us from the mountains near Ørsta in western Norway. Ajahn Nitho was born on the west coast of Norway in 1970, and after finishing high sch…

Guest: Ajahn Nitho
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Restoring The Bhikkhuni Sangha For Our Times - Ayya Tathālokā

Aug. 9, 2022

Welcome to Treasure Mountain, the podcast that inspires and guides people to find the the treasure within human experience. I’m your host Sol Hanna. In this episode of Spirit Stories we have as our returning guest, Ayya Tat…

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Determination To Live The Holy Life - Ayya Tathālokā

July 31, 2022

On this episode of Spirit Stories we have as our guest, Ayya Tathālokā from Aranya Bodhi Awakening Forest Hermitage in California. Ayya Tathālokā was born in Washington, DC in 1968 to environmentally-minded scientist parents…

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Sewing The Seeds of Buddhism in Poland - Piotr Jagodziński

July 12, 2022

On this episode of Spirit Stories we have as our guest, Piotr Jagodziński from the Poland who has led the establishment and growth of the website and youtube channel that has been translating the teachers of the fo…

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Dhamma Found In Translation In Eastern Europe - Radan Kuča

July 4, 2022

On this episode of Spirit Stories we have as our guest, Radan Kuča from the Czech Republic who has kickstarted interest in Buddhism by setting up the channel Ajahn Brahm Cesky to translate teachings into the Czech language. …

Guest: Radan Kuca
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Bringing Early Buddhism to Life in Modern America - Ajahn Kovilo & Bhante Nisabho

June 21, 2022

On this episode of Treasure Mountain we have Ajahn Kovilo and Venerable Nisabho who are both American monks that have trained in the Thai Forest Tradition in Asia and the United States. Together Ajahn Kovilo and Venerable Ni…

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Guided By Faith - Ayya Santussika

June 7, 2022

On this episode of Spirit Stories our guest is Ayya Santussika, the abbott of Karuna Buddhist Vihara in northern California. Ayya Santussika was born in Illinois in 1954 and grew up on a farm in Indiana. While being a singl…

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Nurturing a Buddhist Community - Dennis Sheppard

May 31, 2022

On this episode of Treasure Mountain Podcast we have a guest who has been a mentor to me and remains a personal friend. Dennis Sheppard has been involved with Buddhist community since 1978, joining with the Buddhist Society …

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Blazing a trail for women monastics in the UK - Bhikkhuni Canda

May 18, 2022

In this episode of Spirit Stories our guest is Venerable Candavisuddhi, also known as Ayya Canda, who first encountered meditation and the spiritual path when travelling through Asia as a young woman. This led to several yea…

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A Journey Into Loving Service - Bhikkhu Mettaji

May 4, 2022

In this episode our guest is Venerable Mettaji, formerly Stephen Mayers, a man who has had a journey from the heights of corporate success down into the valley of trial and loss. This has led him on to ordaining as a bhikkhu…

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Pioneering a dhamma community in a regional town with Bhikkhu Mudu - Spirit Stories

April 20, 2022

In this episode of Spirit Stories our guest is Venerable Mudu who is leading an effort to establish a community of practice in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Venerable Mudu first became interested in Buddhis…