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DRBU Welcomes Buddhist Leaders from China On February 23, we were honored by a visit from leaders of Buddhist organizations in China. Led by Venerable Yan Jue, Abbot of Guang Ji Si in Beijing, and the Vice President of the Buddhist Association of China, the delegation also included officials from the Buddhist Association, as well as representatives from the China Religious Cultural Communication Association, the Cultural Educational Charity Foundation, and the Cultural Research Institute of China. The visitors participated in a panel led by Rev. Heng Sure. DRBU Trustee Dr. Ron Epstein also participated in the panel. A number of DRBU students were invited to share brief comments about their experiences at DRBU with the visitors.
Art Exhibition On Saturday, February 16, the DRBU Arts Initiative held a reception to mark the opening of Śākyamuni Buddha: A Story, a series of ceramic reliefs depicting the life of the Buddha by artist Lorraine Susan Capparell. The special exhibition runs from February 16 to May 31, 2019 at the University Building. For more information, visit https://www.drbu.edu/events/sakyamuni-buddha-story-exhibition.
Leadership Mendocino visits DRBU On February 20, representatives from Leadership Mendocino visited DRBU for an informational tour, talks by DRBU students and staff members, and a lunch at the vegetarian restaurant on campus. Leadership Mendocino is a community-based program which provides a yearlong sequence of classes and workshops for leaders from local businesses, public and private agencies, and non-profit organizations. The visitors were very impressed with the DRBU students and programs. This visit, facilitated by University Outreach Coordinator Candie Dickinson, is just one example of how we are working to spread the word about DRBU.