DHARAMSHALA: Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok, Kalon of the Department of Religion and Culture, today inaugurated the new ‘Sager Science Center’ of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA). The inaugural ceremony was attended by Bobby Sager and his family, students and teachers of the various Sager Science Centers and staff of LTWA.
In his address, Kalon spoke about His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s wide and deep vision to pursue connections between science and Buddhism to achieve physical and mental wellbeing.
He acknowledged science’s massive achievements over the centuries to bring materialistic development, but remarked that only spirituality can plug the void that science hasn’t been able to overcome i.e. emotional wellbeing. He expressed that science in concert with Buddhism can bring about genuine peace due to its focus on the mind and its complex workings.
He also lauded the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) for its decades-long emphasis on the study of Science and Buddhism in accordance with the vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The opening remarks of the inauguration was delivered by Geshe Lhakdor, Director of LTWA.
The Sager Science Center is built by the LTWA with the support of Bobby Sager, a longtime friend of the Tibetan people. This science center is one of seven such centers established across India by the Sager Science Leadership Institute. The institute trains monks and nuns to be leaders of science education, leaders of the monastic science centers, and active participants in the monastics communities rapidly expanding relationship with science.
The Sager Science Center under LTWA will serve as the central hub and will develop the content for the other centers.