Expanding the Mind News

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. From folk, to rock, to beautiful ballads...you might be wonderfully...

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. During the week, the CEI organizers...

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: Joy is generated both in movement and stillness...

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. I guess a good...

Guided Meditations on Loving-Kindness and Compassion

Oct 5, 2020

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

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.  From daily practice to lifelong choices, Dharma Master Chih shares ...

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,I was listening to your talk today, and what you spoke about finding a purpose in...

Weekly Online Dharma Assemblies Around the World

Jul 3, 2020

 We are pleased to share this list of resources from the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas monastery, and other Dharma Realm Buddhist Association monasteries worldwide.These events are not directly...

Dr. Susan Rounds reflects on Hope and Change in America

Jun 23, 2020

The following is from President Dr. Susan Rounds in response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement and the recent events in Minneapolis and around the world.Ta-Nehisi Coates, Black American...

Open-hearted, Cooperative Relationships: Anti-racism and the Buddhadharma

Jun 19, 2020

The following is from Professor Doug Powers, in response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement and the recent events in Minneapolis and around the world. This is a transcribed spoken interview....