REMINDER: OPPORTUNITY FOR OVERSEAS AND INDIAN PARTICIPANTS TO LEARN JAINISM AND NONVIOLENCE ONLINE
International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) offers an excellent opportunity for overseas and Indian university students, faculty members, researchers and school teachers to learn Jainism, nonviolence and their relevance to enhance their overall wellness and knowledge through its ONLINE summer programs.
Following two programs are available for overseas and Indian participants through virtual platforms:
Online ISSJS.2021-3W: This three-week program is designed to cater to the needs of undergraduate and graduate degree holders, PhD candidates, professors and faculty in religion, philosophy, South Asian studies, anthropology and other related subjects (history, art, music, public health, bioethics, education, management etc. who desire to learn about Jainism as a part of their higher education. Date & Time: July 15 - August 04, 2021 from 06:00 PM till 09:00 PM(IST)
Online ISSJS.2021-Teaching for Peace (TFP): This program is designed for teachers & educators who wish to integrate practical non-violence and its applications into their lives, classrooms and schools. Date & Time: July 08 - 28, 2021 from 06:00 PM till 09:00 PM(IST)
Classes will be conducted from Monday to Friday for both the programs. There will be two lectures daily. Each lecture will be of one hour followed by discussion/participant presentations.
3 Credit Units available for both online programs at an additional cost.
Deadline for both ONLINE programs is extended till MAY 15, 2021. Kindly promote these programs in your circles and enhance your interest in academic studies of Jainism globally.
Please visit www.isjs.in to apply online and more details.
OFFLINE SUMMER PROGRAMS IN INDIA POSTPONED
Our admission committee has decided to postpone this year’s offline summer programs till next year (2022) due to current situation of COVID-19 in India. Admissions to ISSJS.2021-3W/5W/TFP will be valid for ISSJS.2022 or Online ISSJS.2021 summer programs (As per the candidate’s choice). We will keep you informed of the new schedule latest by December 2021.
EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN PRAKRIT UNDER BHAGWAN MAHAVIRA FELLOWSHIP IN INDIA
ISJS invites applications from interested scholars for fully paid Bhagwan Mahavira Fellowship for 9 months in India to study Prakrit language (a language of Jain canonical literature).
The fellowship provides full boarding, lodging, monthly stipend (for personal expenses), tuition, course material and travel within India in connection with the program. The selected scholars will only bear their own airfare to and from India, the passport and visa fee etc.
This is an excellent opportunity for four fellowships that will be made available. Deadline Extended till May 15, 2021
EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCHOLARS TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AT ISJS
ISJS is looking for qualified scholars of Philosophy, religion, history and culture at different levels to work on their education and research projects. ISJS has recently signed agreements with leading universities of USA, Europe and India to jointly undertake such projects. Excellent emoluments and opportunities to work abroad are offered. Please visit www.isjs.in for details.
Candidates with PhD degree from a reputed university with excellent command on English (written and spoken) and demonstrable experience of 0-15 years of undertaking similar projects will be preferred. Exposure to standard research methodology and the use of computers are the other preferred traits.
Please send your CV with details of education and work experience along with one recommendation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
A TALK BY PROF. JOHN E. CORT
SOAS Centre of Yoga Studies, UK is organizing A talk by Prof. John E. Cort on Gurus, Monks and Naked Yogīs.
John E. Cort is Professor Emeritus of Religion at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, USA. He is the author of many books and articles on religion and culture in western India, particularly Jains.
The event will be held online on Wed, 5 May 2021, 23:30 – Thu, 6 May 2021, 00:45 IST. Registration (free) is required.
A COMPREHENSIVE COURSE ON JAIN DHARMA
JAINA (Federation of Jain Associations in North America), USA is organizing a course entitled “A Comprehensive Course to Rediscover and Apply Your Jain Dharma” for Jain teens and young adults who are in or preparing to go to college and are interested in renewing their commitment to the Jain tradition. This course will start on 12 July, and ends on 30 July, 2021.
Dr. Christopher Jain Miller will be the instructor for this online course. He is Bhagwan Mallinath Assistance Professor of Jain Studies at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), USA. Dr. Miller is an alumnus of and closely related with ISJS.
Shri Nirmal Kumar Jain Sethi, National President of Shri Bharatvarshiya Digambar Jain Mahasabha (SBDJM), Delhi passed away on 27 April, 2021. Shri Nirmal Sethi was born on 08 July, 1938 in Tinsukia (Assam). He had completed his degree of Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calcutta. Mr. Sethi was one such pillar on which Jain society is proudly spreading its fame. He was a man of simple nature, in whom religious sentiments and religious loyalties were filled with codification. He had dedicated himself for the preservation of Jain antiquity and heritage in India and abroad. He was the President of the Mahasabha for 40 years (1981-2021).
Shri Nirmal Kumar Jain Sethi was closely associated with ISJS and supported many activities of ISJS wholeheartedly.
ISJS pays highest tribute to this great personality and prays for his soul to rest in peace and strength to his family to bear this loss.
ISJS-TRANSACTIONS: JANUARY-MARCH 2021 ISSUE RELEASED
The January-March, 2021 issue of “ISJS-Transactions” is available for readers. It is the first issue in the fifth volume of the research journal.
This issue contains 4 research articles and 1 book review, namely:
Jain Concepts of Prana and Paryapti: Two Essential Conditions of Life by Prof. Narayan Lal Kachhara;
Theoretical Similarities between Aristotelian Ethics and Jain Ethics by Ms. Chelsi Kimberly Dimm;
Ahimsa and Other Social Reforms Inspired by Lord Mahavira by Dr. Parveen Jain;
COVID-19 Mahamari me Jain Jivan Shaili evam Maran Shaili ki prashangikata by Dr. Samani Shashipragya;
Book review on Sallekhana: Jain Approach to Dignified Death by Ms. Pragya Jain
ISJS invites research papers for its upcoming issues. The journal is open for scholars/researchers/faculties for their research on various aspects of Jainology, viz. philosophy, culture, religion, history, archaeology, art & architecture, science and modern-day relevance. Research papers can be sent to us on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
before sending the abstract and research paper across.
Take a glance at the previous issues of ISJS-Transactions.
BOOK REVIEW IN ISJS-TRANSACTIONS (ONLINE RESEARCH JOURNAL)
ISJS has introduced a Book Review section in its Online Research Journal (ISJS-Transactions) with a vision to recognize upcoming literature in Jainism and a commitment to promote literary work in the field.
The latest (January-March 2021) issue contains a review of the book entitled Sallekhanā: The Jain Approach to Dignified Death edited by Dr. Shugan Chand Jain and Prof. Christopher Key Chapple which is reviewed by Ms. Pragya Jain.
ISJS invites newly published books on Jainism for review. The book should be published in or after 2020. Authors/Editors/Publishers are requested to send two copies of the book (one for the reviewer and one for ISJS library). A single book along with a review article on that can also be sent.
The books can be sent to:
C/o International School for Jain Studies
Firodia Hostel, 844, BMCC Road
Shivaji Nagar, Pune-411004 (MH), India