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Academic & Cultural Programs

Cultural Program

Left Quote SymbolEmory offers so many opportunities to engage with Tibetan culture-whether it's taking a meditation class or going abroad, watching monks create a sand mandala during Tibet Week, or just chatting with Tibetan students on campus. There's really something for everyone.Left Quote Symbol

- David, Emory student

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Emory-Tibet Medical Sciences Initiative

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Mind-Body Sciences Summer Abroad

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Tibetan Studies Semester Abroad

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Student Organizations

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Academic Courses

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Emory-Tibet Symposium

Unique Learning Experiences

Emory University offers a robust array of academic and cultural programming highlighting many different aspects of the Tibetan tradition.  In addition to having one of the nation’s premier programs in Tibetan Studies, students also have access to a semester-long, study-abroad opportunity in Dharamsala, India, and a unique, summer study-abroad program in Tibetan Mind-Body Sciences.  Students in the study abroad programs have the opportunity to meet and interact with Emory Presidential Distinguished Professor, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Tibet Week

The Emory-Tibet Partnership hosts an annual Tibet Week at Emory University, typically held each year in March. Tibet Week includes guest speakers, films, multi-disciplinary presentations, opportunities to learn meditation, and other events celebrating Tibetan culture and the programs of the Emory-Tibet Partnership.  We hope you can join us for Tibet Week 2016 beginning with opening ceremonies at noon on Monday, March 21.  One of the events featured this year is a special exhibition at the Michael C. Carlos Museum entitled, Doorway to an Enlightened World, which will be accoompanied by the live creation of a sand mandala—check this website for updated information early in 2016.

Emory-Tibet Symposium

“The Emory-Tibet Symposium: Bridging Buddhism and Science for Mutual Enrichment” is truly a unique conference in that it represents the first time that Buddhist scholars and scientists will engage topics of shared interest as peers investigating similar questions from different perspectives.  Invited speakers representing both leading scientists and Buddhist scholars at the forefront of this convergence, will make presentations on fundamental questions such as "What is life and what are its origins?" and "What is the nature of consciousness?"  Presenters and panelists will discuss their viewpoints with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in sessions moderated by ETSI faculty leaders.  The first annual Emory-Tibet Symposium will be held at Drepung Monastic University in south India December 18-20, 2016.

Cultural Exchange

In addition to Tibet Week, the Emory Tibet Partnership hosts many events throughout the year to showcase Tibetan culture on campus. These events have included visits by Tibetan artists and musicians, visiting scholars, and leaders from the Tibetan diaspora.