Sager Science Leadership Institute
The leadership program creates enduring indigenous science education leadership by training monks and nuns to be leaders of science education. Hands-on activities, extensive writing, and teaching experiences focus on topics of common interest to both Buddhism and science. These topics include: neuroscience, cosmology, environmental science, and general scientific inquiry.
Professional development workshops led by teams of western educators provide training to groups of future monastic science leaders. The intensive multi-week professional development workshops provide scientific content knowledge, and emphasize educational philosophy and pedagogy that are rich in inquiry.
Program participants form local leadership groups within their respective monasteries and nunneries scattered across the exiled Tibetan population in India. The network leadership groups continue their own science learning, and share science with the local monastic and lay community through classes, dialogues, science exhibitions, and published articles.