Student Blog Posts

Summer Break: A Reflection on Moving from Theory to Practice

Jun 16, 2019

Written by a rising sophomore in the BA programUltimately, for philosophy to be transformative, I must transcend theoretical understanding and put it into practice. The lessons I have learned at DRBU...

Revisiting Questions and Prejudices in the Classroom

Apr 30, 2019

Written by a freshman in the BA programIt is in the nature of discussion-based classes to question and examine the content we learn with others. Prior to becoming a DRBU student, I leaned towards the...

Service Scholarship and Lessons in Gratitude

Mar 4, 2019

Written by a freshman in the BA programCommunicating how I feel to others is equal parts frustrating and satisfying. It is difficult to verbalize in conversation, so I often resort to writing as my...

A Reflection on Shared Inquiry

Feb 13, 2019

Written by a freshman in the BA programAs one of the younger students attending DRBU, I often contrast its unique learning environment to the modes of learning I relied on in high school: lectures,...

DRBU Self-Cultivation Program: Labor Day Retreat 2018

Nov 22, 2018

The Labor Day Daylong Retreat was the first daylong retreat in the DRBU Self-Cultivation Program. This retreat occurred on September 3, 2018 and aimed to immerse participants in different methods of...

Cultivation and Calligraphy are Strikingly Similar

Oct 10, 2018

This calligraphy lab for Classical Chinese I occurred on October 4, 2018.Written by a DRBU MA studentIn Classical Chinese I, my classmates and I were introduced to the four treasures of the ancient...

MA student report on the DRBU Self-Cultivation Class Series: August 26, 2018

Sep 7, 2018

The DRBU Self-Cultivation Program is an extracurricular initiative that aspires to help students make their entire DRBU experience an opportunity for self-transformation. A key component to this...

A Personal Reflection on DRBU Convocation 2018

Sep 1, 2018

The following is a personal account of the 2018 DRBU Convocation from an incoming master’s student.Sudhana Center Buddha Hall. Photo by Stan ShoptaughOn August 22, 2018, DRBU held Convocation for...