Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Where science meets spirituality

Biologist Arri Eisen writes in Religion Dispatches:

"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’?

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(Photo by Ajay Pillarisetti)

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