Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
 
 

Partnering with Emory University
to bridge the Western and Tibetan intellectual
traditions for one common humanity

At the inauguration of the affiliation between Emory University and Drepung Loseling Monastery in 1998, H.H. the Dalai Lama remarked, “I believe this is a very historic moment, to see the forging of a relation between two very eminent academic institutions which represent the best of both the Tibetan tradition and the Western academic tradition.”

In accordance with His Holiness’s words, our collaboration with Emory has resulted in a range of pioneering and far-reaching programs and developments:

   
The appointment of H.H. the Dalai Lama as Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory—the first university appointment His Holiness has ever accepted
The Emory-Tibet Partnership, established for cross-fertilization and exchange of knowledge between the Tibetan and Western academic traditions
The Emory Tibet Science Initiative, a landmark undertaking to develop and implement comprehensive science education in Tibetan monastic institutions
The rapid emergence of Emory as a destination university for Tibetan Buddhist Studies
An innovative research study at Emory investigating the use of compassion meditation to treat depression among undergraduates—the first study of its kind
Tibetan Studies in Dharamsala, Emory’s leading study-abroad program in which students experience Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, culture and language in the heart of the Tibetan community in exile)
“The Emory-Tibet Science Initiative has a unique opportunity to make a contribution not only to the Emory and Tibetan communities, but to the world at large, by expanding the horizons of human knowledge and wisdom.”
— H.H. the Dalai Lama
 


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