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Rockford University Professors teach an interactive physics course to monks in India

09/20/2019 4:29 pm

Rockford University Professors teach an interactive physics course to monks in India

Sep 20, 2019

Rockford University’s Associate Professor of Physics Deepshikha Shukla, Ph.D., along with adjunct instructor of physics and math Dr. Shaleen Shukla, had the honor of participating in the Emory Tibet Science Initiative this past summer. Through the program, they spent 10 days and six hours each day, teaching an interactive physics course at a Buddhist monastery in India.  Dr. Shukla shared, “Teaching the monks was an awesome experience. Their eagerness to learn, debate and contribute was refreshing!”

According to Emory University, the ultimate goal of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative is to build a bridge between two complementary systems of knowledge by educating future scientific collaborators who can contribute to new discoveries in the science of mind and body. ETSI is designed to give Tibetan monastics new tools for understanding the world, while also providing them with fresh perspectives on how to employ and adapt time-tested, Buddhist, contemplative methodologies for the relief of suffering in the contemporary world. Additionally, scientists and science educators are encouraged to learn more about the Buddhist science of mind and what it can contribute to the understanding of human emotions, the nature of consciousness, and integrative approaches to health and well-being.