Dharamshala: Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok, Department of Religion and Culture, CTA inaugurated the fifth Modern Science workshop for Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns at the Tibetan Administrative Training Centre on Tuesday.
The workshop is being organised by the Department of Religion and Culture in accordance with the commitments made during Monastic Education Development Conference in May 2013 and to fulfil the visions of the preeminent Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
In his inaugural remarks, Kalon spoke about the noble vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the Tibetan Buddhist tradition to be of service of humanity.
“The profound teachings of Tibetan Buddhist tradition on inner consciousness and wellbeing are of immense value and service to the human society,” Kalon said, addressing monks and nuns at the ceremony.
“In collaboration with the modern science, our tradition is further enabled to integrate the training of both heart and intellect in creating a balanced and holistic education.”
“The unique aspect of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition is it’s analytical and investigative approach to all knowledge. In this, the Tibetan tradition shares a common ground with Modern Science where the investigation and research are primary.”
Kalon also urged the participants to grasp a whole understanding of His Holiness’ vision through the methods of investigation and reason.
Concluding his remarks, Kalon said, “The first motivation for taking part in a workshop like this is to instil oneself the sense of commitment to realise the short and long-term objectives of the training. We should pay serious attention while investing our time and interaction to make the experience meaningful and beneficial for oneself and the community.”
23 participants in the workshop with 7 nuns and 16 monks from different Buddhist institutes of various traditions are taking part in the workshop. During the course of the workshop, participants will be introduced to basic introductory Science including Physics.