At DRBU, we believe in a holistic approach to education. This means that what we study doesn’t end at the doors of the classroom, but extends out into our day-to-day lives, informing the way we live and work together as a community.

One of the ways we emphasize this is through the integration of contemplative practice into our curriculum. We draw on wisdom from the world’s various philosophical and spiritual traditions in order to bring deeper understanding to ourselves and our place in the world.

By bringing theory and practice together, we offer an approach to practice informed by theory, and an understanding of theory activated by practice.

Contemplative Exercise Immersion

Every semester at DRBU, students, faculty, and staff take a break from regular classroom activities to come together as a community and participate in a week-long immersive contemplative session. These sessions put what we’re studying in the classroom into practice.