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October 14, 2019

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Teaching Brain Science to Monks and Nuns

Compassion is the basis of morality.

– Arthur Schopenhauer –

Teaching Brain Science to Monks and Nuns

Where do compassion and empathy come from? What makes life sentient?
This summer, as they have the past several years, professors from across the United States and elsewhere are traveling to three major Tibetan monastic universities in Southern India to train monastics in the philosophy of science, physics, biology, and neuroscience. Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns have grappled with these questions for centuries but, for the first time in their history, they are using science to help find the answers.For monks and nuns, the program organized and operated by Emory University is the most far-reaching update to their curriculum in 600 years. And for scientists who usually reduce complex systems like the human body into smaller parts, the program is a window into a way of thinking that emphasizes the interconnectedness and cyclical aspects of nature. { read more }

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For more inspiration, read “The Science of Compassion.” { more }

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