Out in the World News

Clarify Your Stances and Ride the Waves with Prajna Murdaya

Nov 9, 2020

A lifelong "card carrying" Buddhist, Prajna brings us along on his journey from discord to harmony, from unhappily running a shoe factory, to joyously building the largest concert hall in Indonesia....

Compassion as Capital with Birju Pandya

Oct 17, 2020

In this Board Member Spotlight, we interviewed DRBU board member Birju Pandya about the DRBU mission and what it means to lived an inspired and meaningful life. The following is his...

From Freedom Riding to Freeing Oneself with Carol Ruth Silver

Aug 31, 2020

The following is an interview with Carol Ruth Silver, a DRBU board member. This is a transcribed spoken interview that has been edited for clarity and brevity.Tell us about yourself.My name is Carol...

Alumni Spotlight: Bhikshuni Jin Rou, MA '18

Jul 5, 2020

The following is an interview with Bhikshuni Jin Rou, a 2018 graduate of the MA program.What are you currently up to? My experience at DRBU, and what I am doing now, can be compared to the cold...

Alumni Spotlight: Maureen McIver, MA ‘17

May 31, 2020

The following is an interview with Maureen McIver, a 2017 graduate of the MA program.What are you currently up to? I had a delightful spring teaching 18 kindergartners their reading, writing, and...

Alumni Spotlight: Alex Wang, BA '19

May 3, 2020

The following is an interview with Alex Wang, 2019 graduate of the BA program.What are you currently up to? I am currently doing a Masters degree in International Relations at Bond University and...

Alumni Spotlight: Ken Cannata, BA '09, MA '18

Apr 5, 2020

The following is an interview with Ken Cannata, 2009 graduate of the BA program and 2018 graduate of the MA program.What are you currently up to? Quite a lot it feels like! I'm an...

Alumni Spotlight: Petra Lamberson, MA '16

Mar 2, 2020

The following is an interview with Petra Lamberson, a 2016 graduate of the MA program.What are you currently up to? I'm in my second year of an MA/PhD program at UC Berkeley, in the Department...

Alumni Spotlight: Lan Huang, MA '18

Feb 4, 2020

The following is an interview with Lan Huang, a 2018 graduate of the MA program.What are you currently up to?Now, I work full time at DRBU. I have a background in psychology and statistics, so I’m...

Making Tea, Coming to Life: A Forgotten Farm in Taiwan

Feb 4, 2020

Written by Ken Cannata, DRBU staff and MA '18 graduateI'm on the high speed rail going back north to Taipei after a rather intense few days making tea in the far southeast of Taiwan, a place called...