Emory-Tibet Science

Arri presents science texts he has written for Tibetan monks and nuns as part of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative to the Dalai Lama at his home in Dharamsala, India. Photo by Brendan Ozawa-de Silva

The Emory-Tibet Science Initiative is a groundbreaking project integrating modern science with the ancient traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.  In 2005, the Dalai Lama asked Emory to develop and teach a comprehensive modern science curriculum for Tibetan monks and nuns in exile. The six-year pilot of this project is complete and science has been integrated into the monastic curricula at three major universities, Gaden, Drepung Loseling, and Sera in south India.

Frontiers in Communication, special issue

CNN’s Vital Signs with Sanjay Gupta

CNN: My Take: Can Mixing Monks and Science Change the World?

The New York Times: Tibetan Monks and Nuns Turn Their Minds Toward Science

The Chronicle of Higher Education: What Buddhist Monks Taught Me about Teaching Science

Religion Dispatches: Teaching the Dalai Lama’s Monks: Better Religion Through Science

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