The DRBU Arts Initiative presents Formless Form IV, an exhibit, talk, and workshops by Ronald Y. Nakasone. The exhibit continues Ronald Y. Nakasoneʼs exploration of the aesthetic and spiritual geography of the hand-written word.
The DRBU Arts Initiative presents the Aesthetics of Pottery class. Learn all aspects of completing a clay project: wheeling and throwing techniques, trimming, slab-rolling, hand-building, decorating, and glazing.
The DRBU Arts Initiative presents Photographing Spirit, an exhibit and workshop by Stan Shoptaugh. In this series of black and white portraits, the photographer captures the spirit—the inner nature that comes through in uninhibited moments.
Lecture by Dr. Michael Nylan on "Politics of the Common Good in Early China." In this lecture, the Shangshu, and its companion piece, the Yi Zhoushu, will be explored for the evidence they provide against contemporary rationales that casts human rights and democracy as antithetical to Chinese tradition. This lecture will show how early thinkers in China argued that the stability of empires rested on democratic notions.
Lecture by Dr. Kristi Wiley on "An Introduction to Jainism." In this lecture, the basic beliefs of Jainism will be discussed, including the concept of the 24 Jinas or “Spiritual Victors” in our cycle of time, Mahāvīra’s teachings regarding the nature of reality, and the emergence of the four main sectarian traditions: Śvetāmbara, Digambara, Sthānakavāsī, and Terāpanthī.
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.