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Dr. Arri Eisen on THE ENLIGHTENED GENE


Join us on Friday, April 6th with Arri Eisen on The Enlightened Gene. Eight years ago, in an unprecedented intellectual endeavor, the Dalai Lama invited Emory University to integrate modern science into the education of the thousands of Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns in exile in India. This project, the Emory Tibet Science Initiative, became the first major change in the monastic curriculum in six centuries. Eight years in, the results are transformative. The singular backdrop of teaching science to Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns offered provocative insights into how science and religion can work together to enrich each other, as well as to shed light on life and what it means to be a thinking, biological human. In The Enlightened Gene, Emory University Professor Dr. Arri Eisen, together with monk Geshe Yungdrung Konchok explore the striking ways in which the integration of Buddhism with cutting-edge discoveries in the biological sciences can change our understanding of life and how we live it. What this book discovers along the way will fundamentally change the way you think.

Details

Date:
April 6
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.astoriabookshop.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=2104

Organizer

Zora Shaw
Phone:
7182782665
Email:
Website:
http://www.astoriabookshop.com

Venue

The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street
Astoria
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Phone:
7182782665
Website:
www.astoriabookshop.com