Paññobhāsa Bhikkhu (Episode #206)
Former resident of Aberdeen, WA, home to the famous grunge band Nirvana, John David Reynolds grew up in the Pacific North West surrounded by logging trucks, flannel shirts, baseball caps, and drunken Tahola Indians.
Partying hard with his fair share of wine, women, and song, something within the young rebel's heart was also driving him 2 renounce the world, and ultimately become a mendicant of sorts.
Yet, the transformation wouldn't all suddenly occur overnight.
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With a bachelor’s degree in marine biology, Reynolds spent the next few years as a fisheries biologist, continuing to embrace the high life whenever the opportunity presented itself.
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Finally, around 1988, he became seriously interested in seeking ordainment as a Buddhist monk. However, it wasn't until three years later his search finally met with success. Shortly hereafter, the man now known as Paññobhāsa Bhikkhu relocated overseas to Burma, where he spent the next several decades practising his spiritual path.
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Joining us over Skype, with pretty much ALL topics on the table, we'll be connecting here, via South Korea, to a California based Burmese monastery.
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