Expanding the Mind News

A Crisis Is A Wonderful Opportunity For Self-Cultivation

Feb 12, 2022

Editor’s note: Below is an edited excerpt from a talk that Professor Doug Powers gave to a group of DRBU cultivators in May 2020, when California was only six weeks into the shelter-in-

What is a Buddhist Education? In the Spirit of Master Hsuan Hua

Nov 14, 2021

"Although this was put together some years ago, it does capture the spirit of what Master Hua felt was true education. It was first presented at a UNESCO gathering in France.

A Grateful Heart: Photos of Gratitude

Nov 14, 2021

We asked the DRBU community to share what they’re grateful for. Enjoy the collection of photos showcasing what our community members appreciate.

How Do You Avoid Feeling Depressed About Impermanence?

Jun 13, 2021

We asked Professor Doug Powers for his thoughts on our emotional response to impermanence.

“Daughters of the Buddha” - Interview with Venerable Karma Lekshe Tsomo

May 8, 2021

Tell us about yourself.Oh, how long do we have?

What Does A Nun Do?

Mar 9, 2021

Curious about what it's like to be a nun? Ponder no further with our interviews on their livelihood!

How Can the Buddha’s Teachings Inform Contemporary Education?

Mar 9, 2021

DRBU was fortunate to have Ajahn Jayasaro speak to the DRBU community on how the Buddha's teachings can inform contemporary education. DRBU chaplain and instructor, Jin Chuan Shi, and DRBU BA student...

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).

How to Bridge The Divide?

Dec 8, 2020

We asked Professor Doug Powers for his thoughts on the recent election and the psychology of American politics. How can we bridge the divide in the US today?