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DRBU Launches the Annual Fundraising Campaign 2022-23
October 10, 2022
The fall semester at DRBU has officially started, and it is wonderful to see the building full of students passing through on their way to their first classes! We are happy to be welcoming four new BA students, eight new MA students, and five Translation Certificate students as they begin their DRBU journey. One by one, the students arrived safely from around the world: China, Nepal, New Zealand, Russia, Vietnam, and various parts of the US. Flourishing under DRBU’s “culture of care,” the students have quickly settled into their new residences, immersed themselves in shared inquiry in classrooms, broadened their connections to the community through various service scholarships, and deepened their friendships with one another during community lunches, spiritual practices, and field trips in nature. DRBU remains a place of hope in these times of uncertainty.
Dharma Realm Buddhist University activates everyone’s inherent wisdom, inherent virtues, and inherent spirituality.
- DRBU Founder, Venerable Master Hsuan Hua
Here are a few highlights from DRBU this year:
- DRBU Extension hosted its first retreat “Returning Home: The Path of Meditation” at Sudhana Center after two years off due to the pandemic.
- DRBU welcomed thirteen new hires.
- We continued the tradition of hosting a university-wide Contemplative Exercise Immersion (CEI) in September. The theme this semester was “Guanyin Recitation and Listening Within”.
- The Campus Planning and Design team has been continuously renovating spaces to provide “a home away from home” for students, faculty, and visitors.
If you are planning for a year, then foster grain. If you are planning for a decade, then foster trees. If you are planning for a lifetime, then foster people. In fostering grain, you reap a onefold yield. In fostering trees, you reap a tenfold yield. In fostering people, you reap a hundredfold yield. - Guanzi (管子)
Even as DRBU celebrates its successes, its growth cannot continue without the support from our ever-expanding community of friends like you. We invite you to join our fundraising campaign for the new academic year. Your donation directly supports the day-to-day operations of DRBU’s educational programs. For the 2022-23 academic year, our fundraising goal is $968,000 USD. As of late September, we have reached the $310,000 mark. Your contribution—regardless of the size—will make an immediate impact on the educational experience of DRBU.
With your support, DRBU will continue to strive to “develop human potential to create the conditions for a broader awakening of human society and its elevation,” as Venerable Master Hsuan Hua envisioned. We are grateful that you recognize the value of this education. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you happen to work for an employer that offers gift matching, we encourage you to use it to double or even triple your gift. You can now find DRBU on Benevity, a gift matching platform that many employers use. If you have any questions regarding how to support DRBU, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Rounds, President Peggy Brevoort, Chairperson, Board Development Committee
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