Date(s) - 10/10/2019
7:00 pm

Ivy Ballroom at the Surf Hotel

Biology and Buddhism: What I’ve Learned about Life during a Decade Teaching Science to the Dalai Lama’s Monks and Nuns

Dr. Arri Eisen

7:00 p.m.

The Dalai Lama invited Emory University to shape and lead the first significant change to his monastics’ academic curriculum in six centuries. Little did anyone imagine how profoundly this new direction would affect all involved with these changes! Dr. Eisen, who is the Nat C. Robertson Distinguished Teaching Professor of Science and Society has been teaching in biology, interdisciplinary studies, and the Center for Ethics at Emory for nearly three decades. He has been involved in the Emory Tibet Science Initiative since its inception. He will discuss with the audience unexpected insights gained in the project in relation to science and religion, teaching across cultures, and the process of thinking about and doing science in general. Dr. Eisen is the author, with Yungdrung Konchok, of The Enlightened Gene:  Biology, Buddhism, and the Convergence that Explains the World.

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