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.
•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
•Spotlight on Ethics: Dr. Arri Eisen Discusses Tibet, Buddhism, Science, and Teaching