Spiritual Life News

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.

Ten Thousand Buddhas Jeweled Repentance Hosted by the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Apr 12, 2021

Ten Thousand Buddhas Jeweled RepentanceSunday, April 18 - Tuesday, May 18, 2021**may conclude a day earlier

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!

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...

How Do I Meditate Properly?

Feb 7, 2021

This is the first of a series of meditation instructions, transcribed from talks given by Dr. Verhoeven at DRBU. Here he talks about the importance of a two-fold dimension to meditation that often...

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).