Dashlakshan Parva (Paryushan Parva) is annual religious festival of Digambar Jains. They celebrate this festival from Bhadrapada Shukla Panchami in which ten universal virtues like forgiveness, contentment and self-restraint etc. are studied, contemplated and venerated for enhancing worldly happiness and well-being leading to self-purification and liberation ultimately.

Dr. Shugan C Jain, President of International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) wrote short notes for each virtue for introducing these to young educated Jains particularly. Below are the links:


Prof. Atul K. Shah, Visiting Professor at CITY, University of London, UK has interviewed Dr. Abhay Firodia, Chairman of Force Motors and Jaya Hind Industries. Dr. Firodia is also the Chairman of Amar Prerana trust, the parent Trust of ISJS. This interview is the part of a pioneering new research project on Organic and Sustainable Finance spearheaded by Professor Shah which will lead to a breakthrough new theory of finance.

Prof. Atul Shah is a faculty member of ISJS and authors of widely acclaimed books like Jainism and Ethical Finance.


ISJS has published an online book entitled ‘Determinism in Śramaṇic Traditions’ (ISBN 978-81-933620-1-3) edited by Dr. Shrinetra Pandey and Ms. Sanjali Jain. This book was released on August 21, 2020.

The book, containing 10 selected papers, contains proceeding of the seminar on “Determinism in Śramaṇika Traditions (Particularly Jainism and Buddhism): Their Moral and Ethical Effects” organized by International School for Jain Studies in the collaboration with Mangalayatan University, Aligarh on January 11 & 12, 2018.


International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) invites you to learn and experience Jain principles of non-violence and self-restraint to adjust your lifestyle post COVID-19 during your winter holidays.

This program is an abridged version of the summer program by ISJS. Since 2018, more than 40 participants from India, USA, Italy, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Ukraine, Czech Republic, China and Singapore have attended this 11-day winter program. Below are the brief details of the program:

Target Participants: Undergraduate students, graduate students, PhD candidates, professors, and faculty members of universities abroad and India, High school teachers and Jain professionals who wish to have experiential immersion in Jain philosophy and way of life.

Place: Pune (Maharashtra) & Ahmedabad (Gujarat) India.

Duration: December 28, 2020 - January 07, 2021. The program includes two days’ visit to famous Jain temples, monks, and institutions.

Fee: INR 3200

Final details about the program and schedule will be made available by November 30, 2020 depending on travel restrictions in India and abroad.

APPLY NOW AT   www.isjs.in       


Through the following programs, ISJS offers an excellent proposal for overseas university students, staff and researchers as well as High school teachers to visit India in summer 2021 and learn the doctrine of Ahimsa (nonviolence) and Jainism to enhance the overall wellness and knowledge:

ISSJS.2021-3W (14 June - 04 July, 2021): This three-week program is designed to cater to the needs of undergraduate, graduate, degree holders, PhD candidates, professors and faculties in Religion, Philosophy, South Asian Studies, Anthropology, and other related subjects (history, art, music, public health, bio-ethics, education, management etc.) who desire to learn about Jainism as a part of their higher education.

ISSJS.2021-5W (14 June - 18 July, 2021): This five-week advanced program is designed for serious and motivated Graduate, PhD students, Post-Doctoral scholars and full time teaching cum research faculties involved in religion, South Asian Studies and Languages, Anthropology, Theology and allied subjects.

ISSJS.2021-Teaching for Peace (05 July - 25 July, 2021): This program is designed for teachers & educators who wish to integrate practical nonviolence into their lives, classrooms and schools.

Financial assistance is also available only for the 5W program. Please visit www.isjs.in to apply online.

Kindly promote these programs and enhance interest in academic studies of Jainism globally. ISJS looks forward for your continuous support.


A new video series on Jain Studies led by Prof. Christopher Key Chapple is now available on YouTube Channel “LMU Yoga Studies”. Prof. Chapple is a Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology and Director of the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Los Angeles, California. He is one of the key faculties of ISJS since its inception. Prof. Chapple and LMU are closely associated with the academic activities of ISJS. This video series focuses upon principles and practices of the Jain faith, including core Jain teachings on karma, the soul, devotional practices, and meditation techniques, and how they intersect with Yoga traditions and Buddhism.


ISJS is conducting research on Jain business ethics. In this regard, we solicit the views & experiences of our readers on “Jain principle/s or way of life elements that are instrumental in the success of Jains in business activities they undertake. Please share your experience.”

Your contribution will significantly improve the result of our research. Your views and experiences will be duly referred in the research publication.

Please send your responses to Dr. Shugan C. Jain, President of ISJS at shuganjain1941@gmail.com.


ISJS invites research papers on various aspects of Jainology, i.e. philosophy, culture, religion, history, archaeology, art & architecture, science, relevance today and many more for publication in our issues starting October-December 2020 issue. All research papers can be sent to us on issjs.india@gmail.com or dr.snpandey1981@gmail.com.

Earlier issues of the journal are available at www.isjs.in/isjs-transactions

To publish a paper in our journal, we need the following things:
  1. The paper should be original and unpublished,
  2. An abstract of 250-350 words,
  3. In the paper, research should be discussed in detail,
  4. Bibliography of the cited sources,
  5. Proper referencing, for example:
    • If we cite something from a secondary (general) book, we need to provide: Name of the Author, Name of the Book, Publisher, Place of Publication, Year of Publication, Page no/s.
    • If we cite something from a primary source like Agamas or any other ancient book like Tattvarthasutra, Samayasara etc., we need to provide: Name of the text, Name/number of the chapter, Verse no/title of the subject.
  6. The paper should be started with some problem/s; aims and objectives should be clear, dealt with literature review, and end with solutions.
Editors: Dr. Shrinetra Pandey & Mr. Sushil Jana

E-mail: isjs.india@gmail.com ; Website: www.isjs.in

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