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hint of haze—sjon '24

Nov 17, 2020

hint of hazethere is no hint of haze on the nose. the air is crisp with a pine aromatic. the body is thin, with no humidity, and the content is dry; yet the flavor of the day is full and round, the...

Clarify Your Stances and Ride the Waves with Prajna Murdaya

Nov 9, 2020

A lifelong "card carrying" Buddhist, Prajna brings us along on his journey from discord to harmony, from unhappily running a shoe factory, to joyously building the largest concert hall in Indonesia....

A Musical Offering

Nov 9, 2020

We asked our community to share a little of their musical side! What is musical creativity for you? What is your experience of making music? What's your history with music? Tell us about your...

Contemporary Buddhist Tunes For Awakening (+bonus tracks!)

Nov 9, 2020

Our association has been blessed with talented musician-monastics that have written and recorded dozens of original Buddhist songs. From folk, to rock, to beautiful ballads...you might be wonderfully...

Guided Meditations on Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity

Oct 19, 2020

The Fall 2020 CEI, “Awakening is not Apart from this World,” centered on the Four Limitless Minds: Loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. During the week, the CEI organizers...

Finding Joy in Cultivation

Oct 17, 2020

Dharma Master Chih gave a talk on the topic of joy to the DRBU community during our recent Contemplative Exercise Immersion. Below is an excerpt: Joy is generated both in movement and stillness...

Compassion as Capital with Birju Pandya

Oct 17, 2020

In this Board Member Spotlight, we interviewed DRBU board member Birju Pandya about the DRBU mission and what it means to lived an inspired and meaningful life. The following is his...

It Feels Ominous Seeing The Smoke—Abigail MA'22

Oct 7, 2020

          Watching the sky change reminds me of an analogy in the Platform Sutra. Master Huineng likened the sky to our essential nature and the...

I Have Always Been Attracted To A Reclusive Life—Simon MA'21

Oct 7, 2020

I have always been attracted to a reclusive life. In the Buddhist tradition, that is usually how one can get enlightened, through solitude. Shelter-in-place gives me an opportunity to practice that...

I Encountered Parts Of Myself That I Had Forgotten—Nahelia MA'21

Oct 6, 2020

I´ve been thinking about how to express my feelings and just recently I found an interview with the tibetan nun, Tenzin Palmo. This was was her reply when the topic of her eight-month isolation in...