Sager Science Leadership Institute
Science Leadership for Nuns
October 4 to 6, 2018
Observation and Reality
My Earth, My Responsibility
MY EARTH, MY RESPONSIBILITY
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..)
Community spaces dedicated for exploring scientific knowledge, and engaging in inquiry and discourse with scientists. (more..)
Enough nuns in India have now been involved with science to establish an all-nuns leadership program. (more..)
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.
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.
Institute XVII- 4th Cohort Leadership Program
The 15day leadership programme for the fourth cohort was held at the Sarnath International Nyingma Institute (SINI) in Varanasi. The participants had classes in neuroscience, science writing, and Tibetan writing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read the full article on The Neuroethics Blog
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
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.
Read the full article Outlook Magazine
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.
Read the full article Scientific American
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
Read the full article The Wire