Physics with Tibetan Buddhist Monks
Dr. Dewey Dykstra, Jr.
Boise State University
In 2000 His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, started the Science for Monks
Project. In addition to traditional lectures in the sciences, we have
been using inquiry to engage the monks in making sense of the physical world
to help them understand how western science develops knowledge. Dr.
Dykstra with colleagues has worked with the monks examining issues of light
& color, thermal phenomena, and the nature of knowledge in science.
The presentation will include many photos and some video clips of the work
with the monks and the visits to northern India to do this work.