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Where Buddhism and Science Meet

Form is emptiness … emptiness is form. These are some of the most famous words in Buddhism

Form is emptiness … emptiness is form. These are some of the most famous words in Buddhism, although they could also be used to describe how science sees reality. Where is the common ground? Where do compassion and feelings fit in? In this talk, Matt Huddleston will give an overview of this exciting topic with insights from his time as both a scientist studying everything from holograms to hurricanes, and as a lay Buddhist teacher.

Matt started exploring Buddhism in 1994 as a student. He was very impressed with how it clearly fit with modern scientific understanding but went beyond to explain our inner experiences. Matt enthuses about his first meeting with Lama Ole Nydahl: "what really caught my attention was Lama Ole's fresh approach that showed how practical these teachings can be in the west."

In his work life he has studied lasers, holograms and global warming and his time as a research scientist has taken him to both the Arctic and the Antarctic in an attempt to understand the impacts of our changing climate.

Matt now has a full time career as a climate scientist and has been teaching Buddhism for several years. Matt lives in Exeter where he helps run the Exeter Diamond Way Buddhist Centre.


Dr Matthew Huddleston | talks


Date and Time:

17 November 2006 at 7:00 pm


2 hours



Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square

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Organised by:

Diamond Way Buddhism UK
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£6 / £4 concession

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Additional Information:

Nearest tube: Holborn (Picadilly and Central lines)

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