Our fall open house gives prospective students and visitors a chance to participate in a faculty-led seminar class, tour our University building, meet with current students, speak with admissions staff, and learn about DRBU’s unique contemplative campus. Join us!
Robert E. Buswell Jr., Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies in the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, is the Irving and Jean Stone Chair in Humanities at UCLA, and the founding director of the university’s Center for Buddhist Studies and Center for Korean Studies. His lecture explores the role of 'doubt' as the principal force driving one towards enlightenment in Korean Sŏn Buddhism.
The DRBU Arts Initiative presents Contemplative Photography, an exhibit of landscape photographs by Verhoeven, taken while kayaking and hiking with his Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Nellie. The photos feature myriad creatures and breathtaking scenes of the Maine wilderness.
Professor Ronald Y. Nakasone recently returned from a pilgrimage, visiting sites in India and Nepal associated with the life and ministry of Śākyamuni Buddha. Through photographs and stories from the pilgrimage, he will share insights on the historically significant sites from the Buddha’s life, including the ongoing archeological excavation of Kapilavastu.
Join us for an afternoon of watercolor painting with artist Lorraine Capparell. During the workshop, we will learn to paint landscapes while incorporating secrets and surprises that invoke the viewer to discover and think of the world in a new way.
This lecture will provide an introduction to the Buddhism of ancient Gandhāra and its rediscovered literature, show how scholars decipher and study the Gāndhārī manuscripts, and discuss their relationship to Pali and Chinese Buddhist literature.