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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...

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...

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...

DRBU Commencement: A Speech from Michael "Mojo" Tchudi

Dec 8, 2019

On May 24, 2019, Dharma Realm Buddhist University held its commencement ceremony at Sudhana Center in Ukiah, CA. This video is a commencement speech from MA 2019 Graduate, Michael "Mojo" Tchudi....

Professor Doug Powers: Why Bother Meditating?

Nov 29, 2019

We asked Professor Doug Powers for some of his insights on meditation. The following is his response:The first step to these kinds of questions is having a common description that we hold together of...

What are we reading at DRBU? The Analects of Confucius

Nov 29, 2019

The following is a brief recommendation from Huali Yuan, instructor for the Chinese Classics I course in the B.A. program this fall.What kind of learning was Confucius fond of? Confucius was a...

Alumni Highlight: Sam Karlin, MA '18

Nov 29, 2019

The following is an interview with Sam Karlin, a 2018 graduate of the MA program.What are you currently up to?I manage vegetable production at Fortunate Farm in Caspar on the Mendocino coast. I also...

The Spirit of Creativity at DRBU

Nov 28, 2019

Creativity lies at the heart of a liberal arts education. Philosopher Martha Nussbaum pointed how art frees the mind, stating, “artists . . . always ask the imagination to move beyond its usual...

Fall Semester Retreat on Mindfulness

Nov 28, 2019

By Koren Eloul (MA Class 2021)Every semester, students and staff at Dharma Realm Buddhist University collectively take part in what is known as a Contemplative Exercise Immersion, or CEI. The CEI...

Professor Doug Powers: Three Tips for Young People Today

Oct 25, 2019

We asked Professor Doug Powers to give three tips for young people today about how to live a good life. Below is his response: In young people’s minds right now, the main issue is what they can trust...