Spiritual Life News

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. During the week, the CEI organizers...

Finding Joy in Cultivation: DM Chih

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: Joy is generated both in movement and stillness...

Guided Meditations on Loving-Kindness and Compassion

Oct 5, 2020

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

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 woman cultivator.  From daily practice to lifelong choices, Dharma Master Chih shares...

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...