Dharma Realm Buddhist University

  • Radically Free; Radically Responsible.

    DRBU is a small private school dedicated to liberal education in the broad Buddhist tradition—a tradition characterized by knowledge in the arts and sciences, self-cultivation, and the pursuit of wisdom.

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Coming to know about DRBU makes me wish I could go back fifty years to the beginning of my teaching career and teach here.”

 – Huston Smith, Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University and author of The World's Religions.

This is possibly the best liberal arts program I know of.”

 – Henry Rosemont, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at St. Mary's College of Maryland, and Visiting Scholar of Religious Studies at Brown University.

Freedom is the goal of the liberal education, and to know the truth sets you free.

At DRBU, students learn directly through the great books of Western, Eastern, and Buddhist thought. The texts come to life in engaging, discussion-based seminars.


A liberal arts education opens the mind and builds a foundation for a constantly changing life.

Undergraduate Program


Study the Buddhist philosophical tradition through its classical texts.

Graduate Program

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