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Incense Sampler Giveaway [sign-up is closed]

Feb 8, 2021

This sampler gives you a sneak peak into the three-incense gift sets that we will launch later. The three-incense gift sets were inspired by three classics strands in DRBU’s curriculum and...

How Do I Meditate Properly?

Feb 7, 2021

This is the first of a series of meditation instructions, transcribed from talks given by Dr. Verhoeven at DRBU. Here he talks about the importance of a two-fold dimension to meditation that often...

Why Should I Study Classical Chinese?

Feb 7, 2021

Not because you are expected to major in this ancient language,Not because you are expected to talk like Confucius or Laozi,But...

BODHISATTVAS AND TIGERS -- OH MY! Honorable Mentions in Literary Excellence

Feb 7, 2021

DRBU is happy to share news that Instilling Goodness Books has recently won two book awards in the category of “Honorable Mention in Literary Excellence” from Royal Dragonfly Book Awards.

Black Lives Matter and Its Historical Context - A Dialogue with Rev. Robert Mcknight

Feb 7, 2021

To talk about anything in the present—in order to gain an understanding of anything that’s going on today, one must return to the past, and the past deals with history. We cannot separate the past,...

January 2021 in Photos

Feb 7, 2021

The DRBU community sent in photos of their "classroom"/office space at home as classes remain on Zoom this semester. 

The Whole of the Spiritual Path with Bhikshus Jin Chuan and Jin Wei

Jan 12, 2021

We asked Bhikshu Jin Chuan, DRBU Instructor, and Bhikshu Jin Wei, DRBU MA Alum, to share their reflections on kalyāṇamitras, or spiritual friends, a Buddhist Sanskrit term (Pāli: kalyāṇamitta).

Dharma Coming to Life -- An Interview with Author Chenxing Han

Jan 12, 2021

Upcoming writer, Chenxing Han, shares her journey on the Buddhist path as "a gradual steeping, [...] suffusing my life the way tea remakes water, a subtle flavor intensifying over time.” After...

Message from the President

Jan 12, 2021

It was with a feeling of relief that I turned the page in my calendar from December 2020 to January 2021. Last year was a very difficult year for many reasons.

December in Photos

Jan 12, 2021

The DRBU community sent in photos in response to the question, “What is friendship/community to you?"