Student Voices News

hint of haze—sjon '24

Nov 17, 2020

hint of hazethere is no hint of haze on the nose. the air is crisp with a pine aromatic. the body is thin, with no humidity, and the content is dry; yet the flavor of the day is full and round, the...

A Musical Offering

Nov 9, 2020

We asked our community to share a little of their musical side! What is musical creativity for you? What is your experience of making music? What's your history with music? Tell us about your...

I Have Always Been Attracted To A Reclusive Life—Simon MA'21

Oct 7, 2020

I have always been attracted to a reclusive life. In the Buddhist tradition, that is usually how one can get enlightened, through solitude. Shelter-in-place gives me an opportunity to practice that...

It Feels Ominous Seeing The Smoke—Abigail MA'22

Oct 7, 2020

          Watching the sky change reminds me of an analogy in the Platform Sutra. Master Huineng likened the sky to our essential nature and the...

I Encountered Parts Of Myself That I Had Forgotten—Nahelia MA'21

Oct 6, 2020

I´ve been thinking about how to express my feelings and just recently I found an interview with the tibetan nun, Tenzin Palmo. This was was her reply when the topic of her eight-month isolation in...

Where Do I Go From Here?— Xuan TC'21

Oct 6, 2020

I’ve been home in South Florida ever since DRBU made it mandatory for all students to shelter-in-place elsewhere. While this occurred six months ago, I still remember splaying out on the bed in my...

I Was Raised On Fiction—Phoenix BA'23

Oct 5, 2020

I was raised on fiction.I remember as a small child listening with wide eyes and an excited heart as my parents read thick books to me (Just one more chapter, please!) enthralled by the adventures of...

Apathy In Quarantine—Warren BA'22

Oct 3, 2020

I’m huddled in the corner of my bed and wrapped up in blankets, scrolling through the news on my phone—America is rapidly deteriorating in all areas of society, and chaos is the new norm—or at least...

Chan Master Qiyuan and Her Poems

Aug 30, 2020

In this paper, Xiaojuan Shu (MA 2020, TC 2021) uses the process of translation as a hermeneutic tool to catch a glimpse of the inner landscape of Poet and Chan Master Qiyuan Xinggang 祇園行剛禪師 (...

Shelter-in-Place Mixtape

May 1, 2020

This playlist is a collaboration of DRBU students, faculty and staff, made during shelter-in-place, spring 2020. It's a wonderful and eclectic mix with stories and heart behind each song. Enjoy!...