"Do bacteria require light?" Tashi, one of my best students, wants to know. He sits there in Dharamsala, India, like his Buddhist monk colleagues, cross-legged on the floor in maroon robes, six hours a day learning science from a tall white Jewish guy from North Carolina.
Beyond the coolness factor, what in the world is the point of teaching science to a bunch of monks halfway around the world?”
Can you say ‘globalization,’ ‘religion,’ ‘science and technology’?
(Photo by Ajay Pillarisetti)