Spiritual Life News

What Does A Nun Do?

Mar 9, 2021

Curious about what it's like to be a nun? Ponder no further with our interviews on their livelihood! We asked four nuns to share their account on what life as a nun entails. 

How Can the Buddha’s Teachings Inform Contemporary Education?

Mar 9, 2021

DRBU was fortunate to have Ajahn Jayasaro speak to the DRBU community on how the Buddha's teachings can inform contemporary education. DRBU chaplain and instructor, Jin Chuan Shi, and DRBU BA student...

The Whole of the Spiritual Path with Bhikshus Jin Chuan and Jin Wei

Jan 12, 2021

We asked Bhikshu Jin Chuan, DRBU Instructor, and Bhikshu Jin Wei, DRBU MA Alum, to share their reflections on kalyāṇamitras, or spiritual friends, a Buddhist Sanskrit term (Pāli: kalyāṇamitta).

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? 

Guided Meditations on Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity

Oct 19, 2020

The Fall 2020 CEI, “Awakening is not Apart from this World,” centered on the Four Limitless Minds: Loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity.

Finding Joy in Cultivation

Oct 17, 2020

Dharma Master Chih gave a talk on the topic of joy to the DRBU community during our recent Contemplative Exercise Immersion. Below is an excerpt: 

Guided Meditations on Loving-Kindness and Compassion

Oct 5, 2020

The Fall 2020 Contemplative Exercise Immersion, “Awakening is not Apart from this World,” centere

Female Buddhist nun sitting.

Reflections on Being a Woman Cultivator

Aug 30, 2020

We asked one of our senior Buddhist monastics, Bhikshuni Heng Chih, to answer some questions on being a female nun.

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