Science Leadership for Nuns
A new three-year leadership training aimed at developing new science education opportunities with a community of 33 nuns from 5 different nunneries.
“There are interesting differences and similarities in science and Buddhism. For example, a similarity is the concept of interdependence among all organisms, and a difference is that science claims that mental functions are carried out by the nervous system.”
- 2017 participant
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Sager Science Center Leaders
Since 2008, we have trained cohorts of monks and nuns to have a deeper relationship with science, learn new skills to communicate and teach about science. We train monks and nuns to be leaders of science education in their community, to strengthen connections and expand exchanges between science and Buddhism.
“There is almost no history of monks doing something outside their monasteries in India. Now we not only have Buddhist knowledge but also scientific knowledge. If we don’t do anything even now, what is the use of being a monk? We have to step outside our monasteries and do something in the lay community.”
- 3rd Cohort
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Bhutan Science Leadership
A new initiative to train monastic teacher-leaders to bring enriching engagement between science and Buddhism to their community.
“Like milk and sugar to coffee, science brings taste to Buddhism. And it improves our teaching skills. And makes us better teachers for the next generation.”
-- 2019 Participant
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Leadership Programs



Monastic Graduates Course: (2011-2018)

A 4-week intensive introductory science course offered to senior monastics and educational leaders in the monastic community.

Science Workshops : (2000-2007)

This historic pilot program launched the first formal teachings of science in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. Nine 4-week intensive science workshops were successfully implemented, equipping nearly 200 monks and nuns with the scientific knowledge to take the first steps towards exchanges with the wider world.