Dr. Wilcox has recently been researching and writing about the crossover between Christian and Buddhist ceremonies, including questions about why people sing, what they sing about, how Chinese and English traditions have interacted and how they might develop in the future. Join us for a lively dialogue.
A casual gathering talking with Western Buddhist monks and teachers about how to bridge Asian and Western culture. This is a rare opportunity to to meet American Buddhist teachers with over forty years of experience in the Dharma and Chinese culture. There will be fun stories, folk music, and fine tea.
Presentation by Ono Batkhuu, founder of Mongol Ecology Center, a non-governmental organization based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Tucson, Arizona, which works to ensure a thriving future for Mongolia by transferring best practices to preserve the environment, natural resources, and cultural heritage of Mongolia.
The conference will focus on the intermediate texts of the Vedic corpus, the Brāhmaṇas and Āraṇyakas that come between the Saṃhitās and the Upaniṣads. Papers will explore topics in religion, ritual, narrative, and philosophy.
Dr. Ganesh Umakant Thite is Professor Emeritus in Sanskrit at the University of Pune. He has published several books including Sacrifice in the Brāhmaṇa Texts (1975), Medicine: Its Magico-religious Aspects in the Vedic and Later Literature (1981), and Music in the Veda (1996) as well as more than two hundred and fifty papers.
The age old method of collecting and classifying opinions known as Doxography and how the very process and the time we allot to it can influence the mind in forming mental constructs. The main issues under consideration will be the area from where data is collected, the organizing and classifying of the givens and the refraining from passing judgment, as the most important tool of the process for attaining mental clarity.
In this forum series, we will first learn about the present situation around climate change and biodiversity loss–two great issues facing the Earth and its inhabitants–by drawing on recent science. We will then turn towards spiritual roots and solutions for these ecological crises.
This documentary screening and discussion is aimed at inspiring and broadening discussions around DRBU’s academic programs, particularly readings of Sigmund Freud’s Civilization and its Discontents, a core text in both the MA and BA programs. This film explores the aftermath of Freud’s psychological perspective on western civilization, and how these perspectives played out American culture, politics, and economics.
This seven-day seminar will be conducted in the peaceful setting of a Mahayana Buddhist monastery in Ukiah, California. It is an introduction to early Buddhist literature written in Classical Chinese. Participants will read a selected work and related Chinese commentaries. Students will work with Buddhist monastics who are experienced translators.
Reciting the name of Amitabha Buddha is a meditative technique of the Pure Land tradition. Chan (Zen) meditation masters have long advocated the Pure Land as an essential & complementary practice to Chan meditation.