Shelter-in-Place News

hint of haze—sjon '24

Nov 17, 2020

hint of hazethere is no hint of haze on the nose. the air is crisp with a pine aromatic. the body is thin, with no humidity, and the content is dry; yet the flavor of the day is full and round, the...

I Have Always Been Attracted To A Reclusive Life—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...

It Feels Ominous Seeing The Smoke—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...

I Encountered Parts Of Myself That I Had Forgotten—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...

Where Do I Go From Here?— 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...

I Was Raised On Fiction—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...

Apathy In Quarantine—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...

August in Photos

Aug 30, 2020

How do we create a safe and supportive environment during Covid-19 times?  Get a glimpse of the meticulous planning and preparation, the socially-distanced orientation, and the now post-...

Braving the Tunnel Together

Aug 30, 2020

The following is the 2020 Convocation Address given by Dean of Students, Bhikshuni Heng Liang.As Dean of Students of DRBU, I am honored to welcome the MA class of 2022, the BA class of 2024, and the...

April in Photos

May 3, 2020

Get a glimpse into the lives of our DRBU community– now scattered across the globe!