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17th Jaina Studies Workshop - Jaina Tantra

IMG-Jaina Tantra

19th century Image of an apsarāḥ, Śāntinātha Jaina Mandira, Cūru/Rajasthan (Photo: P.F. 2014)

Date: 20 March 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Finishes: 20 March 2015
Time:
6:00 PM
Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Workshop

 

Registration

This workshop is free and open to all. Registration is required. Online Registration

 

Programme

Time Description

09.00

Tea and Coffee

First Session: Textual Studies

09.15

Paul Dundas (University of Edinburgh, Scotland) 
Tantra Without ‘Tantrism’: The Quotidian Jain Mantra According to Somasena Bhaṭṭāraka

09.45

Jagat Ram Bhattacharyya (Shantiniketan, India)
Tantric Elements in the Original Praśnavyākaraṇa‒ A Study

10.15

Ellen Gough (Yale University, USA)
The Digambara Sūrimantra and the Tantricization of Jain Image Consecration

10.45

Tea & Coffee

Second Session: Jaina Tantra & Meditation

11.15

Shugan Chand Jain (International Summer School for Jain Studies, New Delhi)
Peculiarities of Jaina Yoga as depicted in Jñānārṇava by Śubhacandra (1003-1068 A.D.)

11.45

Christopher Key Chapple (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA)
The Five Great Elements (pañca mahābhūta) in Jaina Meditation Manuals

12.15

Samaṇī Pratibhāprajñā (SOAS, University of London & Jain Viśva Bhāratī Ladnun)
Tantric Elements in Prekṣa-Meditation

12.45

Group Photo

13.00

Lunch: Brunei Gallery Suite

Third Session: Tantric Elements in Jaina Ritual

14.00

Michael Slouber (Western Washington University, USA)
Mundane Matters: Sex and Violence in Early Medieval Jain Tantra

14.30

Peter Flügel (SOAS, University of London)
Digambara Jaina Divination Rituals in Coastal Karṇāṭāka

15.00

Tea & Coffee

Fourth Session: Tantra in Hinduism and Jainism

15.30

John E. Cort (Denison University, USA)
Reading Gorakhnāth through a Jain Lens: Jain Receptions of the Nāths in Pre-Colonial North India

16.00

Olle Qvarnström (University of Lund, Sweden)
Tantra in Practice: How to Convert a King

16.30

Brief Break

Roundtable

16.45

Addressing the question:

"In the 19th century, many Indian social and religious reformers differentiated 'custom and rituals' from 'true religion'. Is this distinction still relevant for lived Jainism today?"

In the Chair: John E. Cort (Denison University, USA)

Featuring:

  • Ashok Jain (Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  • Ashok Jain (Department of Botany, Gwalior University)
  • Anupam Jain (Government Autonomous Holkar Science College, Indore)
  • Bhattaraka Charukirti (Shri Jain Matha Jain Kashi Mudbidri)
  • Chakresh Jain (Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi)
  • D.C. Jain (Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi)
  • Kokila H. Shah (Department of Philosophy, Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College, Mumbai)
  • Parasmal Agarwal Jain (Oklahoma State University, Stillwater & Udaipur)
  • Sanjeev Sogani (Gyan Sagar Science Foundation, New Delhi)
  • Vimal Kumar Jain (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Trombay, Mumbai)

18.00  

Final Remarks

Organiser: Centres & Programmes Office

Contact email: centres(at)soas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4893

Sponsor: SOAS Centre of Jaina Studies, University of Lund and Gyan Sagar Science Foundation

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