Yan Hui Has No Fixed Address: Commentary as a Site for Reading Across Traditions
Yan Hui, the disciple who appears more often in the Zhuangzi than in the Lunyu, occupies a unique space in the history of Chinese thought. This talk first looks at portrayals of Yan Hui in the pre-Qin / early imperial sources and in late imperial "Confucian," "Daoist," and "Buddhist" sources.
Human Consciousness and AI: Is There Anything Unique About the Human Mind?
Explore the uniqueness of the human mind by examining the capacities and limitations of AI through a Buddhist lens.
2023 Student Symposium
DRBU will host the Student Symposium in lieu of classes, welcoming the entire university community—students, faculty, and staff—to attend. This day-long event (morning, lunch + late afternoon session) consists of paper presentations and textual recitations by the student body.
Buddhist Film Screening: "VOWS" & Interview with Director
Join us for a film screening of VOWS and a discussion with director Edward A. Burger and Mahayana monk Rev. Heng Sure
Freedom and Justice in America: Ideal vs. Reality
Join us for a conversation with Ms. Carol Ruth Silver and Mr. Willis T. White, two activists who have been working to expand freedom and justice in America for over five decades. Ms. Silver will share her experience as a Freedom Rider during the civil rights movement in 1961 and discuss challenges and opportunities for engaged citizens interested in supporting the rights of African Americans, Native Americans, Asians, and other minorities in today’s world. Willis T. White, a lifelong civil rights activist currently pursuing a doctorate at the Berkeley School of Theology, will reflect on the ideals of freedom and justice and give his perspective on the current status of civil rights in America.
Finding the Right Words: Reading in Translation
Join an online reading group with DRBU! Using the shared inquiry discussion method, we'll look at a few translations of two classic texts.
The Arts Talk: The Source of Gratitude
Join us for The Arts Talk: The Source of Gratitude, with Japanese artists Kuniko Sasaki, Waguri Kawaguchi, and Haruko Tsuji, Thursday, 2/2, at 12:30pm, in the B123 SW second-floor lounge. Hear about the artistic journey of three accomplished women and the inspiration behind the exhibition that brought them from Fukushima to DRBU. Their work is an aesthetic homage to kami, a belief that all things and beings possess an indwelling sacredness. Through their art, they hope to evoke an understanding of ikei, a renewed respect and love for nature and for a spiritual appreciation for our common cosmic harmony.
Infinite Light Winter Recital to Benefit DVGS & DRBU
You are cordially invited to the Infinite Light Winter Recital (無量光冬季慈善音樂會) on Thursday, December 8, at 7:30pm PDT, in the Mendocino College Center Theater, Ukiah, California.
Approaches and Experiences in Digital Humanities Interdisciplinary Research
Dr. Kailan Sindelar will discuss various research methods in digital humanities and technical communication, focusing on her research on environmental communication with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). She will address how digital humanities and technical communication research intersects with other disciplines and how digital media can help address communication challenges to support social good and well-being for the user.
Cinematic Guitar Poetry Concert
The DRBU Arts Initiative cordially invites you to the Cinematic Guitar Poetry concert live stream on YouTube, featuring guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto, at 7:00pm PST on Friday, November 18. We hope you will join us for a relaxing evening of eclectic and mesmerizing music.
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