Spiritual Life News

Professor Martin Verhoeven on ‘Grounding, Centering, Expanding’

Sep 15, 2023

Below is an excerpt from a talk given by Professor Martin Verhoeven. He highlights the three aspects of Buddhist practice as 'grounding, centering, and expanding'.  

How to Live a Meaningful Life According to Buddhism

Mar 10, 2023

“A meaningful life is a life of liberation and freedom from the habits of the mind.”

Buddhism and Loneliness: How to Find Real Connection?

Dec 2, 2022

A reader asked: "In my day-to-day life, I often feel lonely. It seems like there's not a lot of genuine connection. What is real connection? What are some qualities of it?

Buddhism and Loneliness: Romantic Relationships

Dec 2, 2022

The loneliness of not being with someone in a romantic way has a certain feeling to it. No question about that.

Contemplative Exercise Immersion: Guanyin Recitation and Listening Within

Oct 2, 2022

Every semester, students and staff at Dharma Realm Buddhist University collectively take part in what is known as a Contemplative Exercise Immersion, or CEI.

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.