Science Leadership in Bhutan

In 2015, monastics with the Ati Foundation in Bhutan contacted us, hoping that we might expand to Bhutan. Buddhism in Bhutan is characterized by mostly Kagyu and Nyingma lineages, like those found in Tibet, and that have developed into distinct lineages of Bhutanese Buddhism.

Even in remote villages in Bhutan, the next generation is growing-up in a fast-paced digital world. Our activities in Bhutan seek to involve monastics in all regions of the country, and steadily positions a team of Bhutanese monastics that can champion future activities that deepen an indigenous commitment to exchanges and dialogue with science.

Introductory Science Workshops

Physics – Knowledge of Nature

March 19th to 27th, 2018
Hosted by Rangjung Monastery, Trashigang

Western Faculty

Stamatis Vokos, California Polytechnic State University
Bryce Johnson, Science for Monks

Astronomy to Cosmology

April 27th to May 5th, 2017
Hosted by Karchu Monastery, Bumthang

Western Faculty

Christopher Impey, University of Arizona, Tucson
Bryce Johnson, Science for Monks



July 25th, 2016, to August 4th, 2016
Hosted by College of Natural Resources, Punakha

Western Faculty

David Presti, University of California, Berkeley
Bryce Johnson, Science for Monks