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First Ever Science Exhibition by Tibetan Monks Held    བོད་སྐད།


A rare exhibition of science projects by Tibetan monks started Monday at the Ghangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala, under the arrangement of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Emory Tibet Science Initiative and the Sager Science Leadership for Monks.

The three-day exhibition is being held as a part of events by Library of Tibetan Works and Archives to commemorate 50 years of Tibetans and their government in exile.

The interactive exhibition focuses on topics such as human memory, sensory perceptions, formation of the universe, light and colour and elements and chromosomes etc, common interest to both Buddhism and science and are presented by monks from the three monastic universities of Drepung, Ganden and Sera, Menri Bon monastery and Sakya Dongak Choeling monastery.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama launched this project in order to integrate modern science subjects into the traditional study program of Tibetan monasteries, the website for the project says.

Information for this report was provided by Phayul.

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