Posted: 23.08.2014
 
Institute Of Jainology This year IoJ has responded to a wider net of requests to provide services during Paryushan Parva. The international visit this year will be to Kenya. Dr Harshad Sanghrajka, the Deputy Chair of the Institute will be travelling to Kenya and visiting both Nairobi & Mombasa. The Parva will be celebrated in Nairobi with the IOJ Intermediate Course being delivered in early morning sessions:...
Posted: 20.09.2013
 
Institute Of Jainology Institute of Jainology has arranged a public lecture jointly with British Library on 11th October at their Conference Centre. The lecture is by Professor Dr Melanie Joy from the University of Massachusetts. She will talk about a new concept she has developed 'Carnism' Changing the way we think about eating animals. She has been lecturing extensively on this subject both in the US and...
Posted: 25.06.2013
 
Institute Of Jainology Friday 14 June 2013 – Oshwal Center, Potters Bar Jains and Catholics discussed Ahimsa (non-violence) and its practice as a contribution for peace, during a visit by a senior members of the Catholic Church, to the Jain Derasar (Temple) at the Oshwal Centre. The delegation from Rome was led by the His Eminence Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for...
Posted: 05.04.2013
 
Institute Of Jainology Dr Harshad N Sanghrajka was appointed by the Directors of Institute of Jainology to represent the JAIN community world-wide at this ceremony. It is the long standing relationship of the Institute with The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue [PCID} at The Holy See, Vatican, which is the reason we are invited at all their international events and we have always respond...
Posted: 19.03.2013
 
Institute Of Jainology Institute of Jainology has established itself as a representative Jain organisation in the UK and world-wide over the past 25 years.  The first important event was the Jain delegation which presented the JAIN DECLARATION ON NAURE to HRH Duke of Edinburgh at the Palace when Jainism became formally recognised as the ninth religion in England.  Our relations with the Palace have been...
Posted: 18.03.2013
 
Institute Of Jainology A vast treasure trove of ancient Jain monuments, sculptures and artwork in and around Madurai, existence of which is unknown to most Jains is being made more accessible by the Tamil Nadu Jain community. The local community in Tamil Nadu got together and raised sufficient funds and have built a Heritage Centre in Madurai at cost of Rs 42 lacs. This centre will provide not only free...
Posted: 21.09.2012
 
Institute Of Jainology Ahmedabad 19th September 2012 A public square in Narangpura suburb of Ahmedabad was renamed to commemorate the name of the torchbearer of Indian culture and heritage Shree Virchand Raghavji Gandhi. This was achieved through the efforts of the Institute of Jainology which has been promoting the awareness of Jain philosophy internationally for over 20 years. Mayor of Ahmedabad, Honourable...
Posted: 06.06.2012
 
Institute Of Jainology Bodleian Libraries hold in their collection some of the very unique Jain manuscripts outside of India. An exhibition of some of these manuscripts titled ‘ Jain Treasures at Bodleian Libraries’ was set up in the Proscholium at Bodleian Libraries on 20th May and will remain open until 1st July 2012. The Institute had arranged for a formal launch of the exhibition on 25th May at the...
Posted: 18.10.2011
 
Institute Of Jainology Ahimsa Day, 12.10.2011, a great success! Award won by Nitin Mehta The Institute of Jainology’s nineth annual Ahimsa Day commemoration at the House of Commons, held on 12th October 2011 was a tremendous success. This annual event, sponsored by the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative ‘Friends of India’ groups, was attended by MPs, Ministers, Lords and the Jain community amongst...
Posted: 23.11.2010
 
Institute Of Jainology Jain Community celebrates launch of JAINpedia exhibitions and website London 18th November 2010 The Institute of Jainology (“IoJ”) was delighted to receive His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to view the JAINpedia exhibition and see the JAINpedia online digital resources. The IoJ is an international organisation established in 1983. In 1990...
Posted: 06.11.2010
 
Institute Of Jainology Ahimsa Day 2010 20th October 2010 The eight Ahimsa Day was celebrated this year in London’s House of Commons committee Room no 10. The room is steeped in history, its walls having witnessed  perhaps thousands of Parliamentary Bills discussed.The program started on time at 7 pm with the room completely filled up with leading members of the UK’s Jain community. As there were some very...
Posted: 18.06.2010
 
Institute Of Jainology OBITUARY ACHARYA SHRI MAHAPRAGYA (14TH JUNE 1920 – 9TH MAY 2010) HEAD OF THE JAIN SHVETAMBARA TERAPANTH SANGH Acharya Mahapragya, the 10th Acharya (sage) and supreme head of the Jain Swetambar Terapanth community, died following a cardiac arrest at Sardarshahar in Churu district of Rajasthan on Sunday 9, May, 2010. He was 90. Acharyashri was appointed as the head of the Jain Shvetambara...
Posted: 27.11.2009
By Dr. Kumarpal Desai
Institute Of Jainology Pujya Muniraj Shri Jambuvijayji Maharaj Muni Jambu Vijay In the untimely death of Muniraj Shri Jambuvijayji Maharaj, the nation has lost a polyglot, who was well-versed in Sanskrit, Prakrit, French, German, Japanese, Sinhalese and Tibeti, a researcher par excellence and one who was committed to restoration and preservation of priceless manuscripts of ancient scriptures. The world of...
Posted: 18.10.2008
 
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 London, UK: The Institute of Jainology today held its sixth annual Ahimsa (non-violence) Day at the House of Commons. The annual event, sponsored by the Labour, Lib-dem and Conservative ‘Friends of India’ groups, is attended by MPs, Ministers, Lords, the Jain community and others and celebrates the central Jain tenet of ‘non-violence’ as a means to growth and prosperity. This...
Posted: 09.09.2008
 
Institute of Jainology has been celebrating the Ahimsa Day at House of Commons for the past five years. This event is sponsored by Parliamentary Friends of India from all three major political parties. Members of the Inter Faith organisations, representatives of the Institutions like British Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, Kings College with which are actively engaged and leaders and members of the local...
Posted: 11.07.2007
 
Harrow, 11.07.2007 Launch of the first Jain text book for children Harrow Council Chamber was the appropriate venue for the first launch of DISCOVER JAINISM, the first ever book on the ancient Indian faith of Jainism that is aimed at schools in the UK. This is the first in the series LEARN JAINISM, initiated by the INSTITUTE OF JAINOLOGY. The launch on 11th July was hosted by Harrow SACRE and attended by over...
Posted: 17.05.2007
 
Dr Harshad Sanghrajka, Hon Secreatay of the Institute celebrated the completion of his year long fast, Varsi Tapa. The tradition of Varshi Tapa is assigned to the first Tirthankara of our times, Rushabhdeva. He was a king before he took the vows of a Jain mendicant. Being the first in his time, there was no knowledge amongst his countrymen about the ways of a Jain mendicant.
Posted: 16.05.2007
 
Buckingham Palace was the prestigious venue for the launch of the Catalogue of the Jain Manuscripts of The British Library which took place on Tuesday, 15th May, 2007 in the graceful presence of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. On arrival, His Royal Highness was received by the Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Jainology, Mr Nemu Chandaria, OBE. Mr Chandaria then presented some dignitaries and Trustees of the...
Posted: 12.11.2006
 
Ahimsa Day is now recognised and accepted as an annual event in the calendar of the House of Commons. The presence this year, and the speakers summarised below prove the recognition it has gained in the rich tradition of the august edifices of the House which has been witnessing history in the making over several centuries. To add to its glory, the recitation of the Namokkar Mantra and Mangalit, by Pujya...
Posted: 27.03.2006
By Dr. Harshad Sanghrajka
Birkbeck College, University of London 1. Course Outline Academic Year 2005-06 Course Code FFRS017UALB Subject Area Religious Studies Course Title Jain Manuscripts: Atmasiddhi Type of Course Certificate & Diploma Institution Institute of Jainology Number of Meetings 12 Wednesday sessions ~ Starting Wednesday 5th April Course Taught by Harshad N Sanghrajka Course Fee £ 86.00/ concession available at...
Posted: 20.09.2005
 
Institute Of Jainology Foundations In Jain Studies Course The Institute of Jainology and University of London's Birkbeck College present a course on "Foundations in Jain Studies". This course has been created in association with Young Jains. The course aims to provide an introduction to Jain History, Philosophy and Doctrine within a formal framework. The details of the course are as follows: Venue: Canons High...
Posted: 19.10.2004
 
Bhagwan Mahavir's Message Of Ahimsa Reinforced At The House Of Commons The program at Portcullis House, The House of Commons, has now become an annual event so that the message of Ahimsa can be delivered in its finest definition to those who represent the people of this country with the expectation that eventually the message will be fully understood and accepted universally to inspire not only in this country...

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