Professor Doug Powers News

A Crisis Is A Wonderful Opportunity For Self-Cultivation

Feb 12, 2022

Editor’s note: Below is an edited excerpt from a talk that Professor Doug Powers gave to a group of DRBU cultivators in May 2020, when California was only six weeks into the shelter-in-

How Do You Avoid Feeling Depressed About Impermanence?

Jun 13, 2021

We asked Professor Doug Powers for his thoughts on our emotional response to impermanence.

Patience and stillness are not just sitting for an hour

Apr 12, 2021

Below is an edited excerpt from an online class, taught by Professor Doug Powers.

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? 

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. 

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 w

What is your vision for our future students' lives?

Jun 1, 2020

We asked Professor Doug Powers, "What is your vision for our future students' lives?" The following is his response.

How To Not Feel Aimless? — A Buddhist Response

May 3, 2020

Often we may be plagued by a sense of aimlessness. So, how do we quell this aimlessness?

How can I make sense of the current COVID pandemic?

Apr 6, 2020

We asked Professor Doug Powers for advice on the current COVID-19 situation. The following is his response: