Buddhist Science: An Exploration

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In his recent teachings on Buddha Nature, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche recommended the Rangjung Yeshe Institute's (RYI) Buddhist Studies summer course to all of his students interested in the mind, its functions, and methods for researching it, from both a Buddhist and a scientific point of view.

This year, RYI´s Buddhist Studies summer course has gone West for the second time and is being held at Gomde Germany-Austria, one of Rinpoche's many beautiful Dharma centers.

Now you have the opportunity to join a section of this year's summer course via Zoom, along with ensuing access to the recordings. You can learn from the exclusive insights of two of the world‘s foremost pioneers of neuroscientific research on contemplative practices: John Dunne and Antoine Lutz.

About the course:
How might the term “science” describe a Buddhist outlook on our world, and in what ways might the term “science” obscure key aspects of Buddhism? Over the course of several days, we will explore these questions and some of the many other issues that they raise. Our exploration will begin with the various ways that the term “science” can be utilized, and how “Buddhist science” as a term makes good sense. The aspects of Buddhism—or more accurately, a specific form of Buddhism—that transcend or critique sense, especially the notion of “objective knowledge,” will also be a central theme. Moreover, much of our time will be spent exploring how Buddhists and scientists have effectively collaborated, and how those collaborations might evolve in the future.

All sessions will be held in English.

Zoom live sessions:
Dates: July 19 - 23
Daily Teachings: 11:15am to 12:30pm CEST
Daily Q&A sessions: 3:30 - to 4:45pm CEST

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Recordings access:
July 20 - 30
Recordings will be made available on DharmaSun.org

July 10 - 23
One day before the Zoom live sessions start, registered users will receive an email instructing them how to join. You will be able to join via the Zoom app, or alternatively also watch the live stream on DharmaSun.

This online seminar is based on donations. The suggested donation is $ 108, but please feel free to give more or less, depending on your personal situation.

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