Expanding the Mind News

Daughters of the Buddha - Interview with 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! We asked four nuns to share their account on what life as a nun entails. 

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? 

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: 

Guided Meditations on Loving-Kindness and Compassion

Oct 5, 2020

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

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.