A Buddhist Podcast – On the Treasure Tower

April 6th, 2008

To listen to the show, click the small dark triangle below this post! We are back! Tonights show begins with a lecture on the letter Nichiren Daishonin worte to his 83 year old disciple Abutsu-bo. The letter is called On the Treasure Tower. Points include:

  • An incredible seeking spirit;
  • What is the treasure tower?;
  • We are the treasure tower;
  • What? You don’t like your reality?;
  • Forests of treasure towers;
  • Seven kinds of treasure;
  • The Gohonzon is the blueprint of our lives;
  • The family treasure.

After the lecture we play Here and Now by Mike Erelli from the Podsafe Music Network. Next up, Karen reads an experience from the wonderful Roxanne Rae. Then we have shoutouts that cross the globe and we have a special finish. We close with a beautiful song by the amazing Peter Robinson, its called A Piece of Mirror. Sincere thanks to the great Jessica Miller for the artwork on this weeks show. If you are looking for more experiences about practicing this Buddhism, have a look at The Buddha Next Door, a wonderful book! Have a great week and take great care!


  1. Downloaded; haven’t even listened yet, but I want to say how happy I am to have this brand, shiny new podcast!

    Thank you, thank you! I will get back to you after I’ve listened.



    Comment by Vittoria — April 7, 2008 @ 12:24 am

  2. Hello there!!
    Long time no hear…
    Off to listen right now!!!



    Comment by David Ross — April 7, 2008 @ 1:05 am

  3. Your Buddhist Podcasts are WONDERFUL!!! I found your site from a link on http://sgibuddhism.org/

    I listened to a couple of podcasts (1 I listened to one twice) This came at the perfect time and brought me out of my “pity party” after losing my perfect job, which was my first big benefit 4 years ago.

    I noticed Vittoria’s name somewhere…..hers was the very first podcast I ever heard a few months ago. And I find out that you all are friends! Wow, is all I can say.

    Thank you!! I will be here a lot!!!


    Comment by Linda — April 7, 2008 @ 6:38 am

  4. My gratitude towards You and Karen and your show (and any background helpers) is immense. I was introduced to Buddhism through your pod cast. I have listened to your lectures (all of them) and applied these teaching to my own life. My life condition has went up and up and up. This new found positivity is effecting ALL the people I come into contact with in a positive and constructive manner. How can I repay you? I can only try to share what you have shown me to be inside of each and everyone of us… our own Buddha Nature. Thank You Thank
    You Thank You Thank You Thank You.
    Robert Lee Allen
    p.s. You gave a shout out to me twice so I listened to the lecture twice… It seems only right!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Comment by Robert Lee Allen — April 9, 2008 @ 7:17 pm

  5. Hey, greetings from Finland and thanks for this community service you’re providing :). Just finished listening to the book reading.

    Something I wanted to ask you about that caught my ear: the way you say “open” is almost like “oopen”. Where are you and where are you from?


    P.S. I liked the music included in your podcast and so I linked to a page where you are free to download some songs by my band. If you want to play some of our material in your podcast, it’ll be totally cool, but we are about to get four more songs done really soon, so you may want to wait. I want to say that I wasn’t meaning to make this a big plug like this 🙂

    Comment by Lauri — April 9, 2008 @ 9:03 pm

  6. Wow. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful, insightful lecture, faith experience, and music. I began listening to the lecture just after I started reading the Lectures on the Sutra by Daisaku Ikeda volume that begins with the Treasure Tower passage. Great timing!
    Your efforts mean so much to so many.
    Sincere thanks!

    Southwest District in Pittsburgh, PA

    Comment by Candace — April 10, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

  7. killa podcast… absolutely stellar. thanks for the shout out. Im going to listen to it again and let your words run over me like a hot shower or maybe like flesh biting ants (choose the most appropriate analogy).

    You guys do an amazing job. I have to say that I am struggling to understand the mentor- disciple relationship and I am chanting about it. However, whenever you call president Ikeda “my master in life”, I do not feel the negativity that sometimes accompanies those words when i hear other people say it. Infact I feel more compelled to learn more about a man who could have disciples of such great stature, at least in my eyes.

    anyway, amazing podcast, as per usual….

    and jason, i want you to admit something ” you are omniscient right”, come on, dont be modest, you know you are……

    cheers mayte

    I am a proud member of the Woodward Awesome Sound King District, Detroit MI, I am not an official spokesperson, I am just a member who has been practicing Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism for a short time and want to share my comments to the best of my ability, if only a single phrase (obviously, i do more than single phrases)….. *wink*

    thanks again for the podcast, and keep rainy england sunny

    Comment by William Wey — April 11, 2008 @ 4:09 pm

  8. Hello Jason and Karen (not necessarily in that order!),
    Thank you for your wonderful “treasure tower” show. Fantastic experience and beautiful song to finish with. Had me in tears (like you were, Jason, by the sound of it). Bless you (or the buddhist equivalent of that). Nam-myoho-renge-kyo,
    Carol, S-W France.

    Comment by carol zucker — April 13, 2008 @ 10:23 am

  9. Hi
    I just wanted to tell you I’m living in Barcelona and I went home at Easter listening to the Buddah Geoff and me during the whole plane trip which was fantastic and really helped me enjoy the flight and I passed it on to alot of friends who are now enjoying it too. All the shakubuku I did when I was there however created a huge earthquake in my life and it was really difficult to come back to work out things out on my own in Barcelona. So as soon as I got back I decided the best thing to do to get my life back on track was to throw myself headfirst into study.
    I work as an English teacher in a school about an hour’s journey from my house most of which is done on a very crammed metro so every morning I plug my MP3 in and listen to one of you shows I’ve been slowly working my way through the archives and have realised a great difference in my daily life. The best thing you taught me was about the master disciple relationship and after listening to you I decided to do a worksheet in which my kids had to tell me who their greatest hero was. I started them off with myself as an example and in so doing told over 50 teenagers about Daisaku Ikeda and why he’s my hero. Thankyou so much for inspiring me and helping me to keep my head held high during this difficult time in my life. I’m really grateful for all your shows and hope to continue deeping my faith with your help every morning.
    Yours Sincerely
    Suzy Berry

    Comment by Suzy Berry — April 22, 2008 @ 2:18 pm

  10. Thank you so much for this podcast!
    Richard Mazel
    Warwick, RI USA

    Comment by Richard Mazel — May 29, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

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