International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) announces free IWSJS.2020 Online Winter Program on Jain Philosophy & Way of life for overseas participants only. Due to COVID-19 and international travel restrictions, this program will be online. Limited seats available, enroll now at www.isjs.in
Target Participants: Undergraduate students, Graduate students, PhD candidates, Professors, and Faculty members of universities abroad, and Jain professionals who wish to have experiential immersion in Jain philosophy and way of life.
This online program includes lectures by subject experts/scholars; interaction with Jain saints and householder family; view online Pujas; Group discussions. Besides these, participants will have an opportunity to visit Jain pilgrim places and saints in India for 2-3 days during summer 2021 with its summer school participants. Only travel ‘to and from their home-India-home’ will be borne by participants.
Limited seats only, reserve your seats before November 30, 2020. Visit www.isjs.in for more details.
ADMISSION OPEN FOR 2021 SUMMER PROGRAMS IN INDIA
ISJS, offers an excellent opportunity for overseas university students, faculty members, researchers as well as high school teachers to visit India and learn about Jain philosophy & way of life and the doctrine of Ahimsa (nonviolence). The following programs are available for 2021 summer:
ISSJS.2021- 3 Week Program (14 June – 04 July, 2021)
ISSJS.2021- 5 Week Program (14 June – 18 July, 2021)
ISSJS.2021- TFP Program (05 July – 25 July, 2021)
Special financial assistance is also available only for the 5W program. Please visit www.isjs.in to apply online.
AN OPEN-ACCESS ONLINE LECTURE SERIES ON JAIN STUDIES
Bhagwan Mallinath Chair at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), USA organized An Open-Access Online Course in Jain Studies. During this course, Dr. Christopher Miller delivered 13 introductory lectures on Jain philosophy, culture, history, conduct and relevance today. Dr. Miller is the Bhagwan Mallinath Assistant Professor of Jainism at Department of Theological Studies, LMU. He is an alumnus (2012) and close associate of ISJS.
The entire lecture series is available on YouTube.
ONLINE LECTURE ON JAIN ART OF DEOGARH
Department of Ancient History, Culture and Archeology, University of Allahabad is going to conduct an online lecture on Jain Art of Deogarh on October 17, 2020 at 02:30 PM (IST). This lecture is a part of Kaushambi Lecture Series and will be delivered by Prof. Neeru Misra. Prof. Misra is a renowned Art-historian and Former Director of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). She is one of the faculty members of ISJS.
The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto, Mississauga campus invites applications for the Bhagavan Shitalnath Post-doctoral Fellowship in Jain Studies. The appointment will begin on February 1, 2021. The post is for a period of 3 years.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by sending their dossier (consisting of a cover letter, CV, writing sample, 1-page research statement, and 1-page statement on teaching and community engagement at a public university) with a specification in the subject line of ‘Jain Studies Post Doc’ to email@example.com. The application deadline is November 1, 2020.
JULY-SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF ISJS-TRANSACTIONS (ONLINE RESEARCH JOURNAL) ON “PANDEMIC AND JAINISM” RELEASED
The July-September issue of “ISJS-Transactions” is available for readers. Click here for the issue.
This issue contains 6 articles on “Pandemic and Jainism”, namely
Corona Pandemic in the Perspective of Non-violence by Prof. Rajmal Jain;
COVID-19 and Spiritual Technologies: Turn ‘Bane’ to ‘Boon’ by Prof. Pratap Sanchetee and Mr. Prashant Sanchetee;
Human Crisis and COVID-19: How Can Yoga Philosophy Help? by Ms. Alba Rodriguez;
Minimizing a Pandemic’s Impact by Dr. Shugan C Jain;
Pandemic and Akartāvāda by Ms. Pragya Jain and Mr. Sayyam Jain;
Practical Jainism & Pandemic by Dr. Subhas Garai.
Now, the upcoming issues of the journal (starting from October-December 2020 issue) open for the scholars/researchers/faculties for their research papers on various aspects of Jainology, i.e. philosophy, culture, religion, history, archaeology, art & architecture, science, relevance today and many more. Research papers can be sent to us on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
BOOK RELEASE: SALLEKHANA - THE JAIN APPROACH TO DIGNIFIED DEATH
A book edited by Shugan Chand Jain & Christopher Key Chapple entitled “Sallekhana - The Jain Approach to Dignified Death”.
This book arose from contemporary concerns regarding the end of life. Death is an inevitable fact of life. Jain preceptors have offered a system of fasting that makes the time before death an auspicious and pleasant experience, known as Sallekhana, Samadhimarana or Santhara. This practice had been observed ever since Jainism was propagated the founding tirthankaras. More than fifty-six papers were presented in these seminars by forty-four Indian and twelve foreign scholars. This book contains twelve papers that provides a comprehensive discussion on the subject. The book also includes a brief overview of other papers presented in the three seminars.
To get this book, please contact:
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.
Regd. Office: “Vedaśrī”, F-395, Sudarshan Park
(Metro Station: ESI Hospital) New Delhi-110015
Phones: (011) 2545 3975, 2546 6019
RESEARCH ON JAIN BUSINESS ETHICS
The subject research is in progress with in-depth research and analysis of Jain business leaders and communities, their ethics upto 19th century AD.
We are now collecting and reviewing similar information for the period 20th Century to date. We solicit your support in sharing your experiences and information of Jain business leaders and communities, with references particularly to developments like Stock trading and gems and jewellery business in India and abroad, IT professionals becoming business leaders, industrialists and so on. We will discuss your inputs with you and incorporate these in the final report/book with appropriate mention of your contribution.
On Friday October 2, the international day of nonviolence, the Ahimsa Center at Cal Poly Pomona and Dr. Tara Sethia hosted a virtual book launch over Zoom for the recently published book 'Teachers Teaching Nonviolence'.
The book is a collection of essays from teachers around the US who have participated in the Ahimsa Center's two week summer fellowship program where they engage in an intensive study of Gandhi and nonviolence, culminating in the development of a curriculum to bring back to their classrooms. The collection was edited by Christian Bracho, (a 2005 Ahimsa fellow who later became a lead teacher and facilitator in the summer program by Ahimsa Center), and Danita Dodson, (a 2015 Ahimsa fellow).
During the book launch, about ten contributors each shared a summary of their chapter and what inspired them to write it. Ms. Laura Gail Hirshfield was one of them. She is the Co-Founder of ISJS’s Teaching for Peace Program (TFP). She has written a chapter for this book in which she talks about her experiences of ISJS’s Teaching for Peace Program. The program ends with Q and A session. Over one hundred people were in attendance including few alumni of ISJS’s TFP.