Having been an early Western disciple of Master Hua, Doug Powers has served in many capacities within the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association (DRBA) over the years, most recently as Professor and Vice President of Finance and Administration at Dharma Realm Buddhist University (DRBU). He teaches an assortment of classes, with topics ranging from Buddhist sutras to Western philosophical treatises. Doug also taught at Berkeley High School for over 40 years. Versed in both Western philosophy and Buddhist thought, Doug is constantly pushing the edge of how Buddhism can be brought into contact with the “modern mind.”


B.A., 1968, M.A.T., 1969, University of Redland
M.A., Graduate Theological Union, 1973


Instructor, Berkeley High School, 1975–2009
Director, Buddhist Council for Refugee Rescue and Resettlement, 1980–86
Professor, Dharma Realm Buddhist University, 1982–
Vice President for Finance and Administration, Dharma Realm Buddhist University, 1995–
Adjunct Faculty, Pacific School of Religion, Graduate Theological Union, 2003–
Board of Trustees Member Ex-Officio, Dharma Realm Buddhist University
Board of Directors, Dharma Realm Buddhist Association