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Buddhadharma : Spring 2008
buddhadharma| 85 |spring 2008 contents Atthe Dalai Lama’s request, professors at Emory Uni- vErsity in Atlanta are develop- ing a science-education program to be introduced in Tibetan mon- asteries and nunneries over the next five years. Starting with courses in biology, cosmology, and neuroscience, Emory faculty will work with the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharam- sala, India, to translate the mate- rial into Tibetan. Geshe Lobsang, director of the Emory–Tibet Part- nership at the university, says the Dalai Lama believes that “monas- tics can better articulate Tibetan Buddhism’s understanding of the connection between mind and body if they can speak the language of science.” The program officially begins this summer, when six American professors will travel to Dharamsala to run a month-long class for 50 Buddhist monks and nuns. ■ From June 23 to 28, Emory will sponsor the 15th con- gress of the International Associa- tion of Buddhist Studies. The academic conference, held every three or four years, is a forum for Buddhist scholars to share their findings. ■ The UN envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, urged the international community last November to continue pressing Burma’s military junta for reform. The announcement came after Burma’s military leaders expelled the UN’s top development officer in Burma and arrested the 27-year- old leader of the All BUrmA monks AlliAncE (AMBA), U Gambira, and later charged him with treason, a capital crime in Burma. The ABMA was instru- mental in mobilizing thousands of monks during pro-democracy demonstrations last September. The protests came to an end after a brutal crackdown by the coun- try’s security forces. ■ The New York branch of the lay Buddhist 86 teaching the teachers 88 buddha on the beat 89 peter lieberson 91 dharma on the web editor: andrea mcquillin MahaSanghaNews spring 2008 humanitarian organization ris- sho kosEi-kAi celebrated its 25th anniversary in November with a symposium titled “Buddhist Visions of Peace in Today’s World.” The six-million-member organiz- ation sponsors engaged Buddhist activities on an international scale, and the symposium, moderated by Kenneth Kraft (below, left), repre- sented several streams of Bud- dhism. Panelists Christopher Queen, Gene Reeves, Tomonobu Shinozaki, and Yifa (below, start- ing second from left) concluded that engaged Buddhism is not only maturing, but it may also be poised for significant new growth. The Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, convened the first mEEting of dirEctors of WEstErn rEsidEntiAl vipAssAnA rEtrEAt cEntErs last fall. Evan Kavanagh from Spirit Rock, Bob Agoglia from IMS, and Kate Fyfe from Gaia House in Devon, England, attended the gathering hosted by IMS friend Bob Kolodny (above, left to right) and compared notes on governance structures and directors’ roles and responsibilities. They intend to hold a similar gathering annually and include a wider group of leaders that serve the Western Insight Meditation sangha. LIBByVIGEoncouRTESyRISSHoKoSEI-KAI