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U.S.: In Georgia, Dalai Lama urges science, religion balance

Actor Richard Gere, top, and author Alice Walker, left, look on as The Dalai Lama acknowledges the audience after speaking at Emory University Tuesday...

Actor Richard Gere, top, and author Alice Walker, left, look on as The Dalai Lama acknowledges the audience after speaking at Emory University Tuesday...

The Dalai Lama is visiting a university program in Georgia that aims to foster a balance between science and spirituality.

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader spoke at a news conference Sunday at Emory University in Atlanta, home to the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, now in its third year.

The program is working on a science curriculum for Buddhist monks and nuns in India. Emory president James W. Wagner on Sunday presented the Dalai Lama with science textbooks translated into Tibetan.

During a three-day visit, the Dalai Lama will teach, lecture and receive an update on the initiative.

The Dalai Lama is a presidential distinguished professor at Emory — the only university appointment he has accepted. He last visited the campus three years ago.


Updated : 2021-10-19 11:43 GMT+08:00