NEW PUBLICATION: TRACES OF SHRAMAN TRADITION PRIOR TO 650 BCE
A book edited by Dr. Shugan Chand Jain & Dr. Shrinetra Pandey entitled “Traces of Shraman Tradition (with special reference to Jainism) Prior to 650 BCE” published by International School for Jain Studies (ISJS), Pune is now available for readers.
The research papers in this book are the proceedings of a seminar on “Traces of Shraman Tradition (with special reference to Jainism): Prior to 650 BCE” organized by ISJS in association with The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI) on October 5th & 6th, 2019. This book contains 13 selected research papers on the various aspects of the theme.
COVID RESTRICTIONS-NO ISSUE. OVERSEAS AND INDIAN PARTICIPANTS CAN 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 through its ONLINE summer programs to learn Jainism, Nonviolence and their relevance to enhance their overall wellness and knowledge.
Following two programs are available for Overseas & 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 15 - August 04, 2021 from 06:00 PM till 09:00 PM(IST)
Classes will be conducted from Monday to Friday for both the programs. Daily 2 (two) lectures will be organized. Each lecture will be for 1 hour followed by discussion.
3 Credit Units available for both online programs at an additional cost.
Deadline for both ONLINE programs extended till MAY 01, 2021. Kindly promote these programs in your circles and enhance your interest in academic studies of Jainism globally.
EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN PRAKRIT UNDER BHAGWAN MAHAVIRA FELLOWSHIP IN INDIA
ISJS invites applications from interested scholars for fully paid Bhagwan Mahavira 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.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Long Island University Post (LIU Post), Brookville, New York is organizing a seminar on Jain Karma Theory and Veganism under The Dr. Shailendra Palvia Endowed Jain scholar speaker series on 6th April, 2021 at 11:00 AM (EST).
This seminar looks at two cases of Jain veganism that took place in the UK and in Switzerland, illustrating two ways that this cultural phenomenon manifests. It will also have discussion on Jain karma theory. The seminar helps in understanding the practice of veganism, its connection with the Jain understanding of soul and its relationship with the world.
Dr. Christopher Patrick Miller will be the speaker for this seminar. He is the Bhagwan Mallinath Assistant Professor of Jainism and Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is an alumnus (2012) and close associate of ISJS.
LECTURE BY DR. SHUGAN JAIN FOR GLOBAL PEACE FOUNDATION
Global Peace Foundation (GPF) believes in peacebuilding through interfaith dialogue and leadership, strengthening the families and creating a culture of service. “Facets of Faith” is one of the central programs of GPF India. Through this program, one gets to know the oneness of the Human Family, our shared ideals of hope, love, compassion, and concern for everyone. It doesn't stop there. This program enables one to imbibe the leadership qualities based on ethics and appeals to one's mind and heart.
In this regard ISJS organised a session on March 23, 2021 for the participants of “Facets of Faith” at its President office at New Delhi. Dr. Shugan C Jain, President ISJS, delivered a lecture on “Jain views & Leadership building and bringing Social Change”.
On the Earth Day, GPF is going to organize an International Zoom Session and they have invited Dr. Shugan C Jain to talk on Jain Views on this special occasion.
TALK ON COMPASSION IN ACTION
In continuation of webinar on Exploring Antiquity of Jainism in Asia, Africa and America by All India Digambar Jain Heritage Preservation Organization, Dr. Nitin Shah delivered a lecture on Compassion in Action on March 28, 2021 at 07:00 PM (IST).
Dr. Shah is professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Loma Linda University, USA. He is also Vice Chair of Academic Liasion of JAINA, USA and a member of ISJS management.
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 (January-March 2021) issue will contain a review of the book entitled Sallekhana: The Jain Approach to Dignified Death edited by Dr. Shugan Chand Jain and Prof. Christopher Key Chapple
ISJS invites 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), India
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.