BOBBY SAGER LAUNCHES NEW BOOK, “BEYOND THE ROBE”
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Sager Family Foundation, founded by Boston philanthropist Bobby Sager, today announced the release of Sager’s new book, “Beyond the Robe,” published by powerHouse Books. “Beyond the Robe” tells the story of the Science for Monks program and what it reveals about the larger role Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns can play in their monasteries, in their communities, and in the world at large. Science for Monks represents the first time in the 1,500 year history of Tibetan Buddhism that Western science is being taught as part of the monastic curriculum. In conjunction with the book launch, Sager Family Foundation has established a new collaborative program, “Science, Monks and Technology,” with the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.
“’Beyond the Robe’ has many fascinating dimensions and makes a critical contribution to Tibet, to Buddhism, and to our world today,” said Robert Thurman, professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, presi
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