Spiritual Life News

A Crisis Is A Wonderful Opportunity For Self-Cultivation

Feb 12, 2022

Editor’s note: Below is an edited excerpt from a talk that Professor Doug Powers gave to a group of DRBU cultivators in May 2020, when California was only six weeks into the shelter-in-

What Is A Buddhist Education?

Jan 26, 2022

Buddhist Education: In the Spirit of Master Hsuan HuaDean of Academics Martin Verhoeven

Three Levels of Listening To Open Up To Wisdom

Nov 13, 2021

Professor Doug Powers speaks on three levels of listening that are cultivated at DRBU.

Interview with Oren Jay Sofer--Right Speech and Right Livelihood: Trusting the Heart and Seeing the Whole

Aug 18, 2021

Oren has crafted a life for himself while staying true to his deeper values. He takes us through his existential process of learning to listen to his inner voice and how through doing so,...

Guan Yin Retreat

Jul 11, 2021

The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas will be reciting the Universal Door chapter from the Lotus Sutra from July 15th through July 31st (PDT).

Cultivating Wisdom and Compassion in Precarious Times with Venerable Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Jul 11, 2021

A keynote speech given by Venerable Karma Lekshe Tsomo on May 22, 2021. The video is also available on Youtube.

Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation

Jun 13, 2021

The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas will be reciting the Avatamsaka Sutra from June 13th through July 8th (PDT). Chinese and English recitations will be available.

How Do You Avoid Feeling Depressed About Impermanence?

Jun 13, 2021

We asked Professor Doug Powers for his thoughts on our emotional response to impermanence.