10/03/2016 - Dalai Lama: Buddhist centers should be academic classrooms, places of interreligious dialogue
BY LILLY GREENBLATT MARCH 9, 2016
Earlier this week the Dalai Lama called on Buddhist centers to host academic pursuits and interreligious dialogue. According to The Tibet Post, the Tibetan spiritual leader made the appeal to a group of about 300 people who gathered at Deer Park Buddhist Center in Wisconsin on March 6, 2016 to hear him speak.
“It would be better if [Buddhist centers] were not only temples for worship, but centers of learning,” he said.
His Holiness noted that over the past 30 years he has engaged in discussions with modern scientists, allowing him to analyze and investigate the Buddha’s teachings. He hopes that the treatment of Buddhist centers as classrooms would bring this same kind of learning to the non-ordained. more...