Academics News

Alley Cat: A Short Story By Yanik Davison, BA ‘21

Jul 11, 2021

BA alumnus Yanik Davison wrote this short story for the Western Classics IV class in his senior year, in which the he shifts into and out of “the omniscient narrator" seamlessly.

“A Spiritual Catastrophe” - Reflections from Dean Verhoeven

May 8, 2021

Professor Cornel West of Harvard University and Jeremy Tate recently co-wrote a piece in the Washington Post: “

Intro to Buddhism: How to 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 addresses the question "How do you meditate properly?" and talks about the...

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...

Planning a Contemplative Exercise Immersion: An Interview with Organizing Faculty

Oct 5, 2020

We spoke with DRBU faculty members Yihuan Shih and Lauren Bausch about the inspiration behind this year’s contemplative exercise immersion (CEI). 

Student Reflections On DRBU's Infinite Heart Retreat

Oct 5, 2020

DRBU held its beloved Contemplative Exercise Immersion (CEI) during the week of September 14 focusing on cultivating the brahmavihāras within the realm of sacred space.

What are we reading at DRBU? Female Cultivators

Aug 30, 2020

We welcome you to enjoy this selection of books highlighting the spiritual accomplishments of women cultivators across time and place.

The Way of Higher Learning

Jul 5, 2020

The following is an address to the Class of 2020 given by Dean of Academics, Professor Martin Verhoeven on June 6, 2020. 

What is your vision for our future students' lives?

Jun 1, 2020

We asked Professor Doug Powers, "What is your vision for our future students' lives?" The following is his response.

2020 Senior Essays

May 31, 2020

Undergraduates at DRBU present their senior essay in the spring semester of their final year.