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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

What kind of learning was Confucius fond of? Confucius was a life-long learner. He considered himself as one not born with knowledge, but instead fond of learning. The Analects, 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...

What are we reading at DRBU? Epicurus, The Art of Happiness

Oct 25, 2019

The following is a brief recommendation from Meghan Sweet, instructor for the Natural Science I course in the B.A. program this fall.How can I be happy?What is the nature of the universe?According to...

Dr. Buswell Visits DRBU: A Series of Lectures on Korean Buddhism

Oct 25, 2019

Dr. Buswell, the founding director of UCLA’s Center for Buddhist Studies and the Center for Korean Studies, visited the university and gave three lectures.Please see below for the audio recordings...

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...

Green is the Color of DRBU’s Heart

Oct 25, 2019

At DRBU, students and employees are engaged in sustainable practices in many different forms. Student Activities organized a trip on a crisp Saturday morning in September to the local Montgomery...

Fall 2019 Weekend Self-Cultivation Workshops

Oct 25, 2019

DRBU is unique in that self-cultivation is a crucial aspect of its pedagogy; learning and self-transformation are intimately related. Since the beginning of this fall semester, our Dean of...