Dharamshala: Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok, Department of Religion and Culture of CTA graced the opening ceremony of ‘Sixth Modern Science Workshop for Monks and Nuns’ today at Administrative Training and Welfare Society.
The workshop is being organised by the Department of Religion and Culture, CTA in accordance with the commitments made during Monastic Education Development Conference in May 2013, to fulfill the visions of the preeminent Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
20 monks and nuns from Palpung Sherabling Monastery, Menriling Monastery, Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, Kriti Jeypa Monastery, Jonang Monastery, Dzongkar Monastery, Dhongyud Gatselling Nunnery, and Ratna Menling Nunnery are taking part in the workshop.
Choerig Kalon in his opening speech spoke on the ‘Importance of Modern Science and Neuroscience’.
“In collaboration with modern science, our tradition can integrate the training of both heart and mind in creating a balanced and holistic education,” said Kalon Karma Yuthok
He talked about the noble vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the Tibetan Buddhist tradition one that remains in servitude of humanity and the incorporation of modern Science and Buddhist philosophy. In addition, he gave a brief introduction to biology and Human Mind.
Kalon also urged the participants to grasp a complete understanding of His Holiness’ vision through investigation and reason.
The workshop will be led by resource person Karma Thupten, Head of Science Department, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives and the 12 days workshop will conclude on 19 October 2019.
-Filed by Kunsang Yelphel