Our Mission

Activating the ground of compassion in all of us.
Bridging the Buddha’s wisdom with the modern mind.
Creating communities to live the practice.

About Us

DRBU Extension aims to activate the inherent wisdom and compassion possessed by every individual through three mutually supportive practices: a virtuous life, meditative concentration, and wise discernment. Our programs are based on classical Buddhist texts, which have guided practitioners throughout the millennia, as well as the Buddhist community of monks and nuns, which provides an optimal environment for awakening. DRBU Extension also brings Buddhism into dialogue with contemporary thoughtways such as philosophy, psychology, science, technology, and education. Insights uncovered through the process of study and practice inform not only students’ relationships with themselves, but with others and the world as a whole.