Monastic Science Centers

Science centers are dedicated spaces and small teams at a monastery or nunnery. Science centers create science learning opportunities for younger monastics to learn science along with their monastic studies. Science centers can be much more than a place for attending a science class, and the monastic science leaders have strong and cost-effective ideas for creative projects and for transforming their new spaces into vibrant places for learning and research.

How We Support These Centers


Teacher Fellowship Program

Empowering a first cohort of 8 active science and math teachers to become primary agents of educational improvement. (more..)

Our Leadership Programs

Training monks and nuns to be critical consumers of science education, leaders of the monastic science centers, and active participants in the communities expanding relationship with science. (more..)


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 science. Each center is meant to be a place rich in authentic science. These centers are building their capacity to launch thoughtful activities that better engage their community and their values with the global world.

Current Centers and Science Programs:

Dharamsala
Sager Science Center, Library of Tibetan Works & Archives
Dolmaling Nunnery
Geden Choeling Nunnery
Jamyang Choeling Nunnery

Kinnaur
Jamseling Nunnery

Solan
Menri Monastery

Mundgod
Gaden Jantse Science Center
Gaden Shartse Science Center
Drepung Gomang Science Center
Drepung Loseling Science Center
Jangchup Choeling Nunnery

Hunsur
Dzongzar Choede Science Center

Byalkuppe
Sera Jey Science Center
Sera Mey Science Center
Tashi Lhunpo Science Center