Expanding the Mind News

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? 

Contemporary Buddhist Tunes For Awakening (+bonus tracks!)

Nov 9, 2020

Our association has been blessed with talented musician-monastics that have written and recorded dozens of original Buddhist songs.

Guided Meditations on Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity

Oct 19, 2020

The Fall 2020 CEI, “Awakening is not Apart from this World,” centered on the Four Limitless Minds: Loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity.

Finding Joy in Cultivation

Oct 17, 2020

Dharma Master Chih gave a talk on the topic of joy to the DRBU community during our recent Contemplative Exercise Immersion. Below is an excerpt: 

What is Sacred Space? An Interview with Prof. Doug Powers

Oct 5, 2020

Professor Doug Powers lead daily lectures for our Fall '20 CEI on Sacred Space, and we asked him some questions about  the significance of sacred space and the brahmavihāras. 

Guided Meditations on Loving-Kindness and Compassion

Oct 5, 2020

The Fall 2020 Contemplative Exercise Immersion, “Awakening is not Apart from this World,” centere

Female Buddhist nun sitting.

Reflections on Being a Woman Cultivator

Aug 30, 2020

We asked one of our senior Buddhist monastics, Bhikshuni Heng Chih, to answer some questions on being a female nun.

Living in the Matrix - A Buddhist Response

Aug 3, 2020

Below is an edited email exchange between someone and Bhikshu Jin Chuan, instructor and chaplain of DRBU. Hello,