Expanding the Mind News

Intro to Buddhism: What Are the Five Buddhist Precepts?

Nov 16, 2023

The five Buddhist precepts are an important training tool that can lead us toward mental stillness, clarity, and liberation from suffering... 

Returning to the Whole – Self-Cultivation and Community

Oct 19, 2023

How do we balance the cultivation of oneself and living in the world with others? Prof. Doug Powers shares this insight on self-cultivation and why it is crucial to do it in the context of community...


Nipun Mehta on Wisdom, Compassion, and Relationships in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Oct 6, 2023

A.I.! It's everywhere! It's on everyone's mind.

Mendocino International Summer Music Academy Was a Hit!

Sep 15, 2023

In July 2023, the inaugural Mendocino International Summer Music Academy (MISMA) was launched at the Dharma Realm Buddhist University’s downtown campus, Sudhana Center.

How’s your summer going?

Aug 19, 2023

We asked our DRBU students, staff, and faculty to share their summer adventures through photos.  Dive into this radiant summer collection and let the warmth of DRBU embrace you!

Aspire to Be At Least 1% Bodhisattva

Apr 9, 2023

Enjoy this interview with DRBU Professor Bhikshuni Jin Jr.Tell us a little about yourself:

How to Live a Meaningful Life According to Buddhism

Mar 10, 2023

“A meaningful life is a life of liberation and freedom from the habits of the mind.”

Buddhism and Loneliness: How to Find Real Connection?

Dec 2, 2022

A reader asked: "In my day-to-day life, I often feel lonely. It seems like there's not a lot of genuine connection. What is real connection? What are some qualities of it?

Buddhism and Loneliness: Romantic Relationships

Dec 2, 2022

The loneliness of not being with someone in a romantic way has a certain feeling to it. No question about that.