Dedicated to advancing the convergence of science and spirituality
“In the 21st century, science and spirituality have the potential to be closer than ever, and to embark upon a collaborative endeavor that has far-‐reaching potential to help humanity meet the challenges before us.” –H.H. the Dalai Lama
The Drepung Loseling Meditation and Science Center is a response to both His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s vision for continued collaboration around the intersection of science and Buddhism, and to Drepung Loseling Monastery’s mission to promote well-‐being by training individuals in ancient wisdom practices.
While modern science is adept at investigating the outer world through quantitative methods and third-‐person perspectives, Buddhism understands the importance of first-‐person observation as a means to understanding the world. And as the emerging ﬁeld of contemplative science increasingly provides research-‐based evidence about the beneﬁts of meditation, interest in the practice of meditation is steadily growing across the world. Working together, there is tremendous potential for these two intellectual traditions to advance the understanding of human emotions, consciousness, ethics, and spirituality.
The Drepung Loseling Mediation and Science center will be a nexus for these two worlds, a place where ideas and friendship can ﬂourish. Providing generous facilities where scientists and monastic scholars can deliberate concepts and engage in research face to face, the center will also offer people from around the world a place to engage in study and practice at the heart of a thriving Tibetan Buddhist center of learning.