East meets West in a fascinating exhibit at the Exploratorium for just a few more days. "The World of Your Senses" delves into the surprising parallels in how traditional Buddhism and modern Western science understand our sensory perceptions. The exhibition was created by Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns who have been studying western science while living in exile in India. Several of them are on hand to discuss the show with visitors, including one who is demonstrating the traditional Tibetan painting style used for the exhibition panels. More pictures here. Really, make time in your busy schedule for this remarkable chance to chat with the monastics and learn more about how our own bodies work.

The World of Your Senses
Parallel Perspectives from Buddhism and Western Science of Sensory Perception
A special exhibition featuring Tibetan Buddhist Monastics from India
Through this Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Exploratorium
Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco