Sager Science Leadership Institute Workshops

Sager Science Leadership Institute Workshops
Workshop II
January 16 to February 3, 2012
Hosted by the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education at Bangalore

Ven. Geshe Lhakdor la, director of the LTWA inaugurated the Science Leadership workshop in Bangalore.  The Sager Science leadership Institute began training the second cohort of monastic science leaders. The cohort includes 30 monks and nuns, and will reach 6 new monastic institutions located in India, and now, also include institutions in Nepal. The cohort began with a 3-week workshop organized at the Dalai Lama Institute of Higher Education, Bangalore. The focus of the second workshop of the cohort was on a new exhibition about Buddhist and scientific perspectives of climate change.  Lori and Tory from the Exploratorium led the monastics in hands-on activities related to climate change.  Dr. Eric Chudler from the University of Washington provided instruction and hands-on activities in the neuroscience of perceptions. Tracie Spinale from the Smithsonian Centre for Education and Museum Studies (SCEMS) led the monks and nuns in exhibition development on climate change. Two monks from the first cohort (Geshe Tenpa Phakchok and Ven Sonam Choephel) returned to the program and served as teaching assistants and co-educators. Dr. Bryce Johnson the project manager also invited guest lecturers Dr. P. N Ravindra from department of Physiology, Neuroscience, Sri Siddartha Academy of Higher Education and Dr. Rajesh Kasturirangan from National Institute of Advanced studies, Indian institute of Science, Bangalore on two different sessions. The five staff from the LTWA Science Department facilitated the translation of workshop materials during the classes. The next science leadership workshop will be held in January 2013.

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