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Science & Buddhism Collide: a talk on relation between Buddhism & Science to be given by Geshe Nyima Tashi at Choe Khor Sum Ling, Bangalore, on November 1, 2009

Buddhism has had a long history of intense probing into the true nature of reality both at physical and non-physical level. In this objective and the methodological rigor it shares a lot with modern science. Recently there has been rapidly growing interest among scientists to conduct research into Buddhist theories and practices especially those related to the mind and its development. The Buddhists, who likewise have shown great interest in learning from modern scientific discoveries, reciprocate this interest. As a result there is a constant dialogue between scientists and Buddhists these days through different forums.
His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama's personal interest in science resulted in a unique in-depth dialogue between Buddhism & Science, which was institutionalized as Mind and Life Institute. As well as engaging personally in dialogue with Western scientists and promoting scientific research into Buddhist meditative practices, the Dalai Lama encourages Tibetan scholars to engage with science as a way of revitalizing the Tibetan philosophical tradition. He has led a campaign to introduce basic science education in Tibetan monastic colleges and academic centers.
The talk will be given by Venerable Geshe Nyima Tashi, who currently heads such a program - "Science Meets Dharma" at Sera Jey Monastic University. He is a distinguished faculty member of the University, who served as the head of "Philosophical & Dialectical Studies" department of the University in the past.
The talk will focus on the latest findings common for Buddhism & Science.

Schedule: Sunday, November 1, 2009
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM –Talk, part 1
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM – Tea-Break
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Talk, part 2, Q&A session

The teaching is open and free to everyone.
Venue: Choe Khor Sum Ling Centre, Ashwini, No. 24, 1st floor, 3rd Main St, Domlur Layout 1st stage, Bangalore 560071
Contact info: tel. 080 41486497, e-mail – info@cksl.in.

Choe Khor Sum Ling is a centre for the study and practice of Mahayana Buddhism. The centre whose name means ‘The Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma’ was founded in 2003 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the request of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama.
The Center offers courses in various Buddhist meditation techniques and teachings on the various aspects of the Buddhist philosophy. Teachings are offered free to the public.
For more information on the Center and its activities please visit www.cksl.in.

Choe Khor Sum Ling, a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation & Study Centre
Address: Ashwini, No. 24, 1st floor, 3rd Main St, Domlur Layout 1st stage, Bangalore 560071
Contact info: tel. 080 41486497, mob. +91 99869 44153 (Darima), e-mail - info@cksl.in

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