A monastic science center is a community space in a monastery or nunnery. It serves as a central hub for monastics to learn science and further discourse with western science. Each center is meant to be a place rich in good, authentic science. These centers are building their capacity to launch thoughtful activities that engage their community with the global world of science and technology.
Current Centers and Science Programs:
Sager Science Center, Library of Tibetan Works & Archives
Gaden Jantse Science Center
Gaden Shartse Science Center
Drepung Gomang Science Center
Drepung Loseling Science Center
Jangchup Choeling Nunnery
Dzongzar Choede Science Center
Sera Jey Science Center
Sera Mey Science Center
Tashi Lhunpo Science Center
Sager Science Leadership Institute
Since 2008, the Sager Science Leadership Institute has trained monks and nuns to be leaders of science education and engagement. Monastics trained by the program create new learning opportunities. (more..)
Science Center Grants
In addition to supporting core programing, grants to individual centers encourage creative projects that extend the reach of the center, projects that integrate modern science and/or technology with Buddhist knowledge.
Scientist in Residence
A platform for multi-year partnerships between monastics centers and Western and Indian scientists. (more..)
One-on-one coaching with veteran Western faculty and monastic science leaders.