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Last Friday was a full moon, and a lunar observance day in all Buddhist traditions. Thanks to last week’s Monastic Immersion Program at DRBU, I was lucky enough to spend some time at Abhayagiri Monastery, a Thai Forest monastery just a short distance north of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (CTTB). The monastery is [...]
As part of the University’s Monastic Immersion Program this Summer, monks and nuns from different Buddhist traditions gave talks as guest speakers on topics ranging from the basic features of the Buddhism they understand and practice, the common spiritual exercises in their traditions, why they chose to “go forth” and enter the monastic order, and [...]

Gone forth for ten days

The Monastery  |  The University   |   James Roberts  |   July 6, 2011, 7:00 am

The Monastic Immersion program has just kicked off with last Tuesday night’s orientation. The idea of the program is to learn Buddhism by living and practicing in a Monastery and maintaining the monastic schedule.   Thirty participants from a wide spectrum of religious and educational backgrounds will come to CTTB to participate in the program for [...]
Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) is a French philosopher and considered by many as one of the great thinkers of 20th century. His two-volume Capitalism and Schizophrenia (which he co-wrote with Felix Guattari) delivers insights into human nature and devastating critiques of capitalism. As part of a course on post-modernism and Buddhism he gave at the Graduate [...]
In January the Zen Chan Buddhist Catholic Dialogue took place at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. Among the twenty-two participants were teachers and monks from Dharma Realm Buddhist University, professors from Catholic Theological Schools, a representative from the American Council of Bishops and representatives from the Zen tradition on the West Coast. The Dialogue [...]

Now on Facebook and Twitter

The University   |   Jason Tseng  |   June 15, 2011, 5:27 pm

We are now on Twitter and Facebook! We will provide content, links, and information on our Twitter feed and Facebook page. Please follow us on these social networks, and give us feedback on our content. We also welcome your suggestions and feedback about the website and blog. Please contact us through any of these sites, [...]
This summer, Dharma Realm Buddhist University and Pacific School of Religion present a direct encounter with a living Buddhist tradition dating back to ancient China. Students will have the rare opportunity to experience the daily pace and patterns of a Buddhist contemplative and explore a way of life designed to instill peace, equanimity, and awakening. [...]

Empty Cloud Lecture Series

The University   |   Kristine Go  |   April 5, 2011, 1:57 pm

On April 11 – 15, Bhikshuni Heng Yun lectures on the life and teachings of the Venerable Hsu Yun, also known as Empty Cloud. [Learn more] [...]