Hop on for an opportunity to talk with a modern monastic. Xūramitra Peter Park is the Executive Director and Teacher at the Monastic Academy (MAPLE) in Lowell VT, a new form of monastic educational institute for developing trustworthy, awakened leaders in a time of crisis. Mitra has been at MAPLE for over five years and was the original teacher of the Circling practice at MAPLE. Prior to his monastic life, he was an IT worker and has a Masters Degree from American University in Philosophy specializing in Existentialism and Buddhism. His main job is creating a trustworthy monastic, community dedicated to rescuing the planet from human evil.