The Dalai Lama was in NYC this weekend and spoke at the Beacon Theater. While I missed his talk, it reminded me of a New York Times article that appeared recently about Western science and Eastern philosophy (click here for the article). The article begins: ”
Quantum theory tells us that the world is a product of an infinite number of random events. Buddhism teaches us that nothing happens without a cause, trapping the universe in an unending karmic cycle.
Reconciling the two might seem as challenging as trying to explain the Higgs boson to a kindergarten class. But if someone has to do it, it might as well be the team of scholars, translators and six Tibetan monks clad in maroon robes who can be spied wandering among the magnolias at Emory University here.”