Quarantine Journal News

Quarantine Journal Part 5: Simon MA'21

Oct 7, 2020

I have always been attracted to a reclusive life. In the Buddhist tradition, that is usually how one can get enlightened, through solitude. Shelter-in-place gives me an opportunity to practice that...

Quarantine Journal Part 6: Abigail MA'22

Oct 7, 2020

          Watching the sky change reminds me of an analogy in the Platform Sutra. Master Huineng likened the sky to our essential nature and the...

Quarantine Journal Part 3: Nahelia MA'21

Oct 6, 2020

I´ve been thinking about how to express my feelings and just recently I found an interview with the tibetan nun, Tenzin Palmo. This was was her reply when the topic of her eight-month isolation in...

Quarantine Journal Part 4: Xuan TC'21

Oct 6, 2020

I’ve been home in South Florida ever since DRBU made it mandatory for all students to shelter-in-place elsewhere. While this occurred six months ago, I still remember splaying out on the bed in my...

Quarantine Journal Part 2: Phoenix BA'23

Oct 5, 2020

I was raised on fiction.I remember as a small child listening with wide eyes and an excited heart as my parents read thick books to me (Just one more chapter, please!) enthralled by the adventures of...

Quarantine Journal Part 1: Warren BA'22

Oct 3, 2020

I’m huddled in the corner of my bed and wrapped up in blankets, scrolling through the news on my phone—America is rapidly deteriorating in all areas of society, and chaos is the new norm—or at least...