October 4 to 6, 2018
Observation and Reality
Leadership institutes have been organized around batches of cohorts that attend several institutes and take on projects such as making exhibitions, publishing a journal, (more..)
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Teacher Fellowship Goes Online
Our nine teacher fellows transitioned to online training in July, starting with four days of two-hourly meetings. Scott Stambach and Jim Lane, experts in teacher training, mentor the teachers. The fellows meet every other week for 70-minute sessions.
Enjoying an Eclipse in Lockdown
On June 21, 2020, nuns of the Jangchup Choeling, Dolmaling, Geden Choeling, Jamyang Choeling, and Jangsemling nunneries gathered on their terraces and gardens to view the solar eclipse. Amongst them were nuns who had decided to tap into the excitement of the eclipse, and made the safe viewing equipment being used.
Nun’s Leadership Journey Continues Online
When COVID-19 made gathering physically impossible, we switched to meeting online. Our first ever all-nun Leadership Cohort, which began in September 2019, was soon doing many other firsts: first Zoom calls, first Google classroom lessons, first time making slides and interacting online.
Nun Science Leadership – Spring Meeting
Tanya Baker from the National Writing Project led the one week meeting with 31 nuns representing 5 different nunneries. The nuns participated in activities that furthered their nascent leadership projects.
Maker Week with Loseling School
The Loseling Science and Meditation Center organized a one-week maker workshop open house that saw participation from 70 monk school students from the Loseling School and 20 nuns from Jangchup Choeling Nunnery.
Teacher Fellows – 3-Day Winter Meeting at Pondicherry
Our winter meeting with our eight teacher fellows provided a rich opportunity for the fellows to share videos from their classroom, discuss common dilemmas, and review new and effective teaching practices they tried in the previous months.
Gomang Exhibition and Dialogue on Environment, Science and Buddhism
A self-selected team of monks studying science through the Gomang science center put on a exhibition on the environment. The home-grown exhibits explored scales from particles to ecosystems, to earth systems, and climate change.
Solar Eclipse Festivals
Five different teams, four monasteries and one nunnery and a total of 35 monastic science leaders and over 100 other monastics, led a solar eclipse festivals that reached over 3,000 monastics and about 500 laity.
What Buddhism and science can teach each other – and us – about the universe
These are trying times. A global recession sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, and widespread civil unrest, have created a combustible mix of angst – stressors that heighten the risk for long-term health woes.
The Neuroethics Blog
Neuroethics with Tibetan Buddhist Monastics
As I write this, I am sitting in my room at Jangchub Choeling, a Tibetan Buddhist nunnery in Mundgod, India.
Read the full article on The Neuroethics Blog
Inter-brain Synchronization in the Practice of Tibetan Monastic Debate
Although mindfulness meditation is the familiar and researched form of mental training derived from Buddhism, it represents but one form of practice.
Read the full article Mindfulness
Outlook Magazine (online)
‘Interplay Between Science And Dharma': Buddhist Nuns Encounter Solar Eclipse In New Way
Remembering the solar eclipse as its lunar twin sweeps over India, a Buddhist nunnery is teaching itself to think of science while looking at a cosmic event.
Read the full article Outlook Magazine
Tibetan Monks Meet Science near the Roof of the World Astronomical and cosmological questions get an airing.
Astronomical and cosmological questions get an airing in India’s Sikkim province in a program started 20 years ago by the Dalai Lama.
Read the full article Scientific American
Scientists and Buddhists Discuss Physics, Reality at Three-Day Conference
It was on the back of this aspect of Buddhism, at least Tibetan Buddhism, that the ‘Science for Monks’ workshops and conferences have been organized, according to Bryce Johnson
Read the full article The Wire