Wisdom Quotes

"The sage do not wash away sins with water, neither do they remove sentient beings‘ suffering with their hands; nor can they transfer their own realisations to others. They liberate beings by revealing the truth of suchness."

Lord Buddha

May 26 – Symposium on Buddhism and science at the University of Vienna

The Audimax auditorium of Vienna University was packed to the last seat
Top level panelists
Great interest in the audience

His Holiness with religious scholar Michael von Brück
... with quantum physicist Anton Zeilinger
Presentation of the two-slit experiment
A katak for neuro scientist Wolf Singer
Concluding words of thanks by the rector of Tibet Center Geshe Tenzin Dhargye

For 40 years His Holiness has been conducting regular dialogues with Western scientists, especially with experts in the fields of neurosciences and physics. The purpose of these dialogues is, firstly, to extend human knowledge, not only in the material field, such as the human consciousness, but also the inner space of our minds, and, secondly, through exploring such phenomena as a calm mind, to promote human happiness. At the wish of His Holiness, also Tibet Center will become such a place of research, encounter and scientific exchange.

With Mr Gert Scobel moderating, Prof Dr Anton Zeilinger, Prof Dr Klaus-Dieter Mathes, Dr Patrizia Giampieri-Deutsch made their presentations, which explored aspects of quantum physics, Madhyamaka philosophy and psychoanalysis. In the afternoon session of the Science symposium, Prof Dr Michael von Brück and Prof Dr Wolf Singer gave informative presentations on how the mind understands the structure of reality and the search for neuronal correlates of consciousness.

As the symposium came to an end, His Holiness expressed his appreciation, “Over the 30 or 40 years that I have been acquainted with scientists, I have noticed how many of them are acutely aware of the limitations of their knowledge. It is a good quality to recognize that our scope for learning is vast. They display an open-mindedness that is really admirable.”

Photos: Tibet Center / Tenzin Choejor

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