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What are we reading at DRBU? The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate

Feb 4, 2020

The following is a brief recommendation from James Roberts, instructor for the Music I, Natural Sciences II, and Western Classics IV courses in the B.A. program this spring.I've been reading The...

Professor Doug Powers: Does the Buddha still have preferences?

Feb 4, 2020

We asked Professor Doug Powers about the role of personal preferences for cultivators. The following is his response:Understanding preferences from the vantage points of karma and of samadhi (i.e.,...

Making Tea, Coming to Life: A Forgotten Farm in Taiwan

Feb 4, 2020

Written by Ken Cannata, DRBU staff and MA '18 graduateI'm on the high speed rail going back north to Taipei after a rather intense few days making tea in the far southeast of Taiwan, a place called...

Alumni Spotlight: Lan Huang, MA '18

Feb 4, 2020

The following is an interview with Lan Huang, a 2018 graduate of the MA program.What are you currently up to?Now, I work full time at DRBU. I have a background in psychology and statistics, so I’m...

Welcome Back to the Spring Semester from the President

Feb 4, 2020

It is a typical northern California day in January--cool and foggy, with a promise of rain. Yet inside the DRBU building, the lights are on and the classrooms are full of energy. Everyone is eager to...

Students Create the Venerable Master Legacy Club

Jan 29, 2020

At the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester, four students, Quinn Anderson (BA 1), Omar Masera Astier (MA 1), Nahelia Aguilar Castillo (MA 1), and Kristina Zavaleta (BA 4) created the Venerable Master...

DRBU Alumnus Leads DRBU Courtyard Construction

Jan 29, 2020

Written by a DRBU MA Student In the beginning of May 2019, soon-to-be graduate of DRBU Bachelor’s program, Alex Wang, began his role as project coordinator of the construction of the DRBU...

An introduction of Jainism with Dr. Wiley of UC Berkeley

Jan 7, 2020

Dr. Kristi Wiley gave a lecture, An Introduction to Jainism, on November 7 at DRBU. The lecture covered basic beliefs of Jainism, including the concept of the 24 Jinas or “Spiritual Victors” in our...

Professor Doug Powers: What is freedom?

Jan 7, 2020

Professor Doug Powers discusses freedom of mind in the context of our modern experience:So what did Buddha have to say about our modern experience? Our fundamental problem is our crowning achievement...

What are we reading at DRBU? Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita

Jan 7, 2020

The following is a brief recommendation from Professor Franklyn Wu, instructor for the Indian Classics I course in the B.A. program this fall.Actually, I would like to recommend two books to be...