Book Launch for "The Enlightened Gene"

11/12/2017 2:00 PM

Book Launch for "The Enlightened Gene"

Book Launch for "The Enlightened Gene"
Hosted by The Emory-Tibet Partnership and Drepung Loseling Monastery Inc.
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 2 PM - 4 PM
Venue: 1781 Dresden Dr NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319

ETSI and Drepung Loseling Monastery are co-hosting a great event to launch a new book that is the product of a collaboration between biologist Professor Arri Eisen and monastic scholar, Geshe Yungdrung Konchok (aka Kunjo!). Join Prof. Eisen, ETSI translator Tsondue Samphel, and ETSI student and nun, Ven. Thukten Dema for a conversation on "The Enlightened Gene: Biology, Buddhism and the Convergence that Explains the World." A book signing and reception will follow the discussion. Free and Open to the Public.

About the book:
In The Enlightened Gene, Emory University Professor Dr. Arri Eisen, together with monk Geshe Yungdrung Konchok explore the striking ways in which the integration of Buddhism with cutting-edge discoveries in the biological sciences can change our understanding of life and how we live it. What this book discovers along the way will fundamentally change the way you think.

Are humans inherently good? Where does compassion come from? Is death essential for life? Is experience inherited? These questions have occupied philosophers, religious thinkers and scientists since the dawn of civilization, but in today’s political discourse, much of the dialogue surrounding them and larger issues are often framed as a dichotomy of science versus spirituality.

The Enlightened Gene opens up and lays a foundation for serious conversations, integrating science and spirit in tackling life’s big questions. Each chapter integrates Buddhism and biology and uses striking examples of how doing so changes our understanding of life and how we lead it.

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