Western religions have long had an uneasy relationship with science, but the story is different in Buddhism. In recent years there’s been a growing dialogue between Buddhism and science--especially neuroscience. We can see it in the burst of research into mindfulness meditation. And we can see it in the passions of the Dalai Lama, who’s lately been intrigued by quantum theory. Today, we’re going behind that trend--both its roots, and its potential problems for modern Buddhism.
Linda Heuman, contributor to the Buddhist magazine Tricycle
David McMahan, professor of religious studies at Franklin & Marshall College