July 21, 2008
Emory-Tibet initiative bridges continents, concepts, cultures
By Carol Clark
Emory physics lecturer Jed Brody (standing, right) explains Newton’s laws of motion to a class of Tibetan Buddhist monks, assisted by a translator, Karma. Brody was one of more than a dozen science faculty who traveled to Dharamsala, India, this summer to begin teaching the first comprehensive science education curriculum especially developed for Tibetan monks and nuns.
The Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, a collaboration of Emory and the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, grew from a shared vision of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama and Emory. The initiative aims to bridge the best of modern science education with the wisdom and insights of the ancient monastic tradition, through a long-range commitment to foster dialogue and exchange knowledge.