Sager Science Leadership Institute

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..)

Science Centers

Community spaces dedicated for exploring scientific knowledge, and engaging in inquiry and discourse with scientists. (more..)

Science Leadership for Nuns

Enough nuns in India have now been involved with science to establish an all-nuns leadership program. (more..)

Latest Activities



Institute IV- Neuroscience Workshop

From 12th March to 20th March, Sheer Karny took the class. He touched upon a range of neurological topics with the nuns. From March 20 to 30, Dr. Eric Chudler took over the classroom. During his classes, the nuns learned about the history of neuroscience, neuroanatomy, memory and learning etc.

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JAN 15-25


Teacher Fellowship Program

The ten-day Teacher Fellowship Program commenced from 15th January to 25th January in Sera Mey, Bylakuppe and the fellowship currently supports the cohort of 12 laity participants and all of whom are active science teachers in different monastic setting.

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OCT 21


Exhibition on “Secrets of Particles” at Petoen School

On October 21, the exhibition was exhibited at Petoen School. The students from grades 6th to 10th attended the exhibition with their teachers.

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OCT 17-18


Exhibition on “Secrets of Particles” at TCV Gopalpur

From October 17th to October 18th, a 2-day exhibition was held at TCV Gopalpur. Approximately 300 children above 6th grade with their teachers attended the display in full force. The two-day session came to an end with a group discussion with children in grades 8 through 10.

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OCT 11-15


Exhibition on “Secrets of Particles” at Tsuklakhang

From October 11 to October 15, a five-day exhibition titled “Secrets of Particles” was on display in His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s main temple, Tsuklakhang. His Eminence Thromthok Rinpoche, abbot of the Namgyal Monastery, and Geshe Lhakdor la, director of LTWA, kindly unveiled the exhibition on October 11 at the Dalai Lama’s main temple.

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Institute III- Autumn Meeting

From September 17th to October 7th, the staff of the Science Department of LTWA conducted the classes. The morning and afternoon sessions were guided by the staff of the LTWA Science department. Julie Yu and Tory Brady led the class from September 28 to October 7.

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AUG 16-17


Exhibition on “Secrets of Particles” at Lamdon School

The exhibition “Secrets of Particles” was on display at Lamdon School on August 16th and 17th, with over 1000 students in attendance. The level of acceptance and response we received for the exhibition’s content was both gratifying and encouraging.

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The Conversation

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.

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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.

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FEB 21



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

JAN 10


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.

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MAY 28


Scientific American

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.

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OCT 10


The Wire

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

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