RESIDENTIAL AND ONLINE PROGRAMS TO LEARN AND EXPLORE JAINISM THIS SUMMER IN INDIA
International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) offers an excellent proposal for overseas university students, faculty members and researchers through its residential and online summer programs to learn Jain principles and their relevance to enhance their overall wellness and knowledge. The residential programs offer an opportunity to visit India and explore the experiential learning of Jainism this Summer 2021. The program details are:
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.
Residential: June 14–July 04, 2021 at Pune & Ahmedabad Online: July 15 to August 04, 2021
Deadline for ISSJS.2021-3W ONLINE program registration is extended till MAY 01, 2021. Kindly promote these programs in your circles and enhance your interest in academic studies of Jainism globally.
ISSJS.2021-5W Residential (June 14–July 18, 2021 at Pune, Ahmedabad & Delhi): This five-week advanced program is designed for sincere and self-motivated graduate and PhD students, post-doctoral scholars and full-time teaching-cum-research faculty involved in Religion, Philosophy, South Asian Studies, Languages, Anthropology, Theology and allied subjects.
Special financial assistance is available only for the 5W program.
PS: Field visit to Jain pilgrimage and one-on-one interaction with Jain scholars is the unique feature of residential programs.
RESIDENTIAL AND ONLINE PROGRAM TO LEARN ABOUT NON-VIOLENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS WITH ISJS
ISJS is providing an opportunity to learn about non-violence (ahimsa) and its applications through its program ISSJS.2021-Teaching for Peace (TFP). This program is designed for teachers & educators who wish to integrate practical non-violence into their lives, classrooms and schools.
Residential: July 5–25, 2021 at Pune, Jalgaon and Delhi Online: July 15 to August 04, 2021
Deadline Extended for ONLINE program till MAY 01, 2021. Kindly promote this program in your circles.
CREDIT UNITS AVAILABLE FOR ISSJS.2021 ONLINE PROGRAMS ALSO
Mangalayatan University, Aligarh (UP, India) provides credit units for all the summer programs offered by ISJS. Now, total 3 credit units will be provided to the participants of ISSJS.2021-3W and ISSJS.2021-Teaching for Peace (TFP) ONLINE programs also. Participants will be charged an additional fee for the credit units.
EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN PRAKRIT UNDER BHAGWAN MAHAVIR FELLOWSHIP IN INDIA
ISJS invites applications from interested scholars for fully paid Bhagwan Mahavir Fellowships 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.
Center for Religion and Spirituality of Loyola Marymount University (LMU), USA is conducting an online course on Yogabindu (a 6th century text on spiritual practice written by Acharya Haribhadra) for 15 months. The course is divided into 5 terms.
The course has reached the 3rd term (Yogabindu-III) and is being conducted from 14th March, 2021 and it ends on 30th May, 2021.
Prof. Christopher Key Chapple is the instructor for this course. 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. 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.
11 JAIN SCHOLARS WERE FELICITATED BY SHRI BHARATAVARSHIYA DIGAMBAR JAIN TIRTH SANRAKSHINI MAHASABHA
Shri Bharatvarshiya Digambar Jain Tirth Sanrakshini Mahasabha, New Delhi, in association with Parshwanath Vidyapeeth, Varanasi and IGNCA, Varanasi, organized a Felicitation Ceremony on 8th March 2021 at IGNCA, Varanasi.
In this ceremony, eleven Jain scholars were felicitated for their excellent contribution to Jain history, culture, art, architecture and iconography. These scholars were honored by an honorarium and citation: Prof. Maruti Nandan Prasad Tiwari, Prof. Phoolchand Jain ‘Premi’, Prof. D. P. Sharma, Prof. Ravi Prakash, Prof. Phan Anh Tu, Dr. Projit Kumar Palit, Dr. Shanti Swaroop Sinha, Dr. S. P. Shukla. Shri Pramod Kumar Pati, Ms. Ranjana Jain and Shri Shailendra Jain.
21st BIENNIAL JAINA CONVENTION ONLINE
Every two years Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) hosts a biennial JAINA convention. It’s a premier event that brings the Jain community together where more than 5,000 Jains gather from across the world. This time JAINA is organizing its convention ONLINE for the rest of the world to participate.
The 21st Biennial JAINA Convention will be held from 01 – 06 July, 2021 on its virtual platform.
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 next issue will contain a review of the book entitled Sallekhanā: The Jain Approach to Dignified Death edited by Shugan Chand Jain and Christopher Key Chapple.
ISJS invites the newly published books on Jainism for review. The book should not be published before 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)
CALL FOR PAPER FOR ISJS-TRANSACTIONS
The January-March (2021) issue of “ISJS-Transactions” is in the making. It will be available for readers by mid-April.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
before sending the abstract and research paper across.
Take a glance at the previous issues of ISJS-Transactions.