Prof. PLL has held a series of lectures in a Buddhist monastery for nuns in Tempo, Bhutan, two weeks long, 5 hours/day, translated from English to Tibetan by a monk translator. The title of the lectures series was “From the origin of the cosmos to the origin of consciousness: the view from western science”.
Two weeks of great fascination, we didn’t agree on a few points, see for details the two articles published in WSI ( link ). Finally we left as very good friends, and at the end the nuns wrote for me a touching collective poem, given below: Poem of the nuns, the last day You have travelled from far, all the way from Rome, To teach us about the big bang, evolution and chromosome. Throughout our windows new light has come, bringing new questions, like who is Dolly’s mum? You even told us we evolved from bacteria, reducing our ego and bringing much hysteria. You even aroused the curiosity of our Rinpoche, For your theories, he was left wondering of what to say. And then there is the question of life and mind, And if consciousness exists beyond mankind. And as these debates will continue into the night, We wish you to return and continue the fight!