Spiritual Life News

Weekly Online Dharma Assemblies Around the World

Jul 3, 2020

 We are pleased to share this list of resources from the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas monastery, and other Dharma Realm Buddhist Association monasteries worldwide.These events are not directly...

One Practice, One Place, One Time

Jun 1, 2020

The following is an excerpt of Professor Martin Verhoeven’s talk as part of the university’s Self-Cultivation Check-in program offered by the Spiritual Life team on April 26.Even though we tried to “...

The Essentials of Self-Cultivation Haven’t Changed Over Time

May 3, 2020

The following is an excerpt of Professor Martin Verhoeven’s talk as part of the university’s Self-Cultivation Check-in program offered by the Spiritual Life team on April 26. The essentials of...

Is There an Alternative to My Aimless Existence?

May 3, 2020

We asked Professor Doug Powers, "Is there an alternative to my aimless existence?" The following is his response.As long as you think your existence is who you think you are, there isn’t any answer...

Professor Doug Powers: How can I make sense of what’s going on right now?

Apr 6, 2020

We asked Professor Doug Powers for advice on the current COVID-19 situation. The following is his response:How can I make sense of what’s going on right now? For cultivators, there should be...

3 Unexpected Things to Replace Your Morning Coffee With

Mar 2, 2020

Waking up is hard!Some of us dive into a cup of coffee first thing in the morning; others prefer a nice cup of tea.Our DRBU students, however, may surprise you with these three effective ways to...

Professor Doug Powers: What is suffering?

Mar 2, 2020

We asked Professor Doug Powers the following questions: What is the suffering that the Buddha talks about? Do I have to ride the waves of emotions at all times in my life? The following is his...

Professor Doug Powers: Does the Buddha still have preferences?

Feb 4, 2020

We asked Professor Doug Powers about the role of personal preferences for cultivators. The following is his response:Understanding preferences from the vantage points of karma and of samadhi (i.e.,...

Professor Doug Powers: What is freedom?

Jan 7, 2020

Professor Doug Powers discusses freedom of mind in the context of our modern experience:So what did Buddha have to say about our modern experience? Our fundamental problem is our crowning achievement...

Professor Doug Powers: Why Bother Meditating?

Nov 29, 2019

We asked Professor Doug Powers for some of his insights on meditation. The following is his response:The first step to these kinds of questions is having a common description that we hold together of...