The Dalai Lama is visiting a university program in Georgia that aims to foster a balance between science and spirituality.

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader spoke at a news conference Sunday at Emory University in Atlanta, home to the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, now in its third year.

The program is working on a science curriculum for Buddhist monks and nuns in India. Emory president James W. Wagner on Sunday presented the Dalai Lama with science textbooks translated into Tibetan.

During a three-day visit, the Dalai Lama will teach, lecture and receive an update on the initiative.

The Dalai Lama is a presidential distinguished professor at Emory — the only university appointment he has accepted. He last visited the campus three years ago.



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