Dharma Kingdom Buddhist University in California Receives 8-Year Academic Re-Accreditation

- through Henry Oudin

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Dharma Kingdom Buddhist University (DRBU), located in the rural northern California town of Ukiah, about 185 miles north of San Francisco, announced that it has received an eight-year academic re-accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). after extensive review, in recognition of its transformative approach to higher education and its highly qualified faculty and staff.

DRBU achieved its academic accreditation for the first time in 2018.* DRBU observed that the re-accreditation issued in March this year marked a significant milestone in the growth and maturity of the university, which offers programs undergraduate, master's and certificate courses, and is the only accredited four-year institution in Mendocino County.

“We are proud of this eight-year reaffirmation and WSCUC’s recognition of our distinctive strengths, particularly the transformational impact of our education and ethic of care,” said DRBU President Dr. Susan Rounds, in an announcement shared with BDG. “This achievement is due to the efforts of the entire university community and our collective commitment to the mission of DRBU and to WSCUC’s high standards of academic quality and institutional effectiveness.”

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Founded in 1976 by the eminent Chinese Buddhist monk, Venerable Hsuan Hua (1918-1995), within the grounds of Mahayana Monastery, the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Dharma Kingdom Buddhist University is a small private university and a community dedicated to liberal education with values ​​and ideals. of the Buddhist tradition that integrates self-discovery, personal virtue, compassionate service to humanity, and sincerity in all endeavors.

Renowned for its distinctive “Big Books” style curricula, DRBU offers a unique educational experience centered on foundational Asian and Western texts and the integration of contemplative exercises. The university seeks to embody a tradition characterized by knowledge of the arts and sciences, personal culture and the pursuit of wisdom.

“The official WSCUC action letter is publicly available on the WSCUC website, providing insight into DRBU's commitment to transformative education and student-centered learning,” said points out the DRBU.

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A team from WSCUC visited DRBU in October last year to conduct a three-day assessment of the Buddhist institute, its facilities and academic practices.

“The review team commended the university for its highly qualified faculty and staff, for the transformational impact of DRBU education on students and alumni, and for its commitment to students graduating debt-free “, the DRBU told BDG. “The WSCUC Commission Action Letter affirms that DRBU has successfully met the rigorous standards set forth in the accreditation process. »

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Henry Oudin

Henry Oudin is a Buddhist scholar, spiritual adventurer and journalist. He is a passionate seeker of the depths of Buddhist wisdom, and travels regularly to learn more about Buddhism and spiritual cultures. By sharing his knowledge and life experiences on Buddhist News, Henry hopes to inspire others to embrace more spiritual and mindful ways of living.

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