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Personal Experiences and Future Plans of Three Monks Pursuing Science in Emory

The Emory-Tibet Science Initiative is an important undertaking promoting the convergence of science and spirituality. An educational program specifically designed to teach modern science to Tibetan monasteries. The goal of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative is to build a bridge between two complementary systems of knowledge by educating future scientific collaborators who can contribute to new discoveries in the science of mind and body. Since its inception, number of Tibetans monks from some of the major monasteries in India and Nepal were able to study science in Emory University. After two years of intensive science education in Emory, many monks have returned to their respective monasteries to teach other monks. Table Talk invites three monks who are studying science in Emory University through this initiative to discuss their personal experiences from the program, how they developed interest in science, and their future plans. Guests: Jampa Khechok, Sera Jey Monastery, Thupten Tsering of Drepung Loseling and Sonam Choephel of Drepung Loseling to discuss about this initiative.