This seven-day seminar held in the peaceful setting of a Mahayana Buddhist monastery in Ukiah, California—the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, will introduce participants to early Buddhist literature. This year, the seminar will offer six tracks of Buddhist text translation.
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.
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.
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.
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.