Posted: 19.11.2014
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Florida International University Acharya Tulsi and the Making of Modern Jainism International Conference Nov 1st and 2nd 2014, FIU, Miami, USA To commemorate the birth centenary of Acharya Shri Tulsi, The Florida International University organized an international conference with the theme: “Acharya Tulsi and the making of Modern Jainism” This conference was attended...
Posted: 11.11.2014
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Florida International University Photos: 2014.11.1-2 Conference - Acharya Tulsi and the Making of Modern Jainism 00 Dr. Nathan Katz 2014.11.1-2 Conference - Acharya Tulsi and the Making of Modern Jainism 01 2014.11.1-2 Conference - Acharya Tulsi and the Making of Modern Jainism 02 2014.11.1-2 Conference - Acharya Tulsi and the Making of Modern Jainism 03 2014.11.1-2...
Posted: 22.09.2014
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Florida International University Dear Members of the Jain Community, We are pleased to share details with you on the International Conference: Acharya Tulsi and the Making of Modern Jainism. The conference will take place November 1 and 2 in Miami, Florida. Please review the program below and be sure to register . Note - We are requesting local families to register as well...
Posted: 20.06.2014
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Florida International University International Conference on Acharya Tulsi and the Making of Modern Jainism Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 2, 2014 GC Ball Room Florida International University Miami FL To commemorate the birth anniversary of Acharya Tulsi, a great soul, religious reformer and spiritual leader of India, The Bhagwan Mahavir Professorship and Jain...
Posted: 14.04.2014
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation JERF Newsletter 2014 - Issue 06 JERF 06 Newsletter 01 JERF 06 Newsletter 02 JERF 06 Newsletter 03 JERF 06 Newsletter 04 JERF 06 Newsletter 05 JERF 06 Newsletter 06 JERF 06 Newsletter 07 JERF 06 Newsletter 08
Posted: 01.04.2014
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation THE 4TH ANNUAL BHAGWAN MAHAVIR JAYANTI LECTURE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9TH 2014 @ 6 PM Dear Friends, You are cordially invited to the Fourth Annual Bhagwan Mahavir Jayanti Lecture as below: Lecture By: Prof. Paul Dundas, Edinburgh University When: Wednesday, April 9th 2014 @ 6 PM Where: Frost Art Museum, Modesto Maidique campus, 10975 SW 17th Street, Florida International...
Posted: 07.11.2013
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation JERF Newsletter 2013 - Issue 05 2013.11 JERF Newsletter Issue05 - 01 2013.11 JERF Newsletter Issue05 - 02 2013.11 JERF Newsletter Issue05 - 03 2013.11 JERF Newsletter Issue05 - 04 2013.11 JERF Newsletter Issue05 - 05 2013.11 JERF Newsletter Issue05 - 06 2013.11 JERF Newsletter Issue05 - 07 2013.11 JERF Newsletter Issue05 - 08 PDF version
Posted: 25.10.2013
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Dear Friends, You are cordially invited to the Second Annual Bhagwan Mahavir Nirvan Lecture sponsored by Bhagwan Mahavir Professorship of Jain Studies and co sponsored by Jain Education and Research Foundation and The center of Humanities in an Urban Environment. This year's lecture will be delivered by Mr. Manoj Jain, M.D, Emory University. The lecture will be held on...
Posted: 15.10.2013
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Dear Friends and Family, We cordially invite you all to "Diwali - Festival of Lights 2013" presented by IRCC to be held on Saturday, 19th October 2013 from 12.00 pm to 10.00 pm at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale. Jain Education Research Foundation and Florida International University will be having a booth at this festival. Please visit our booths to...
Posted: 14.04.2013
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Religion has three aspects: Rituals, Morality and Spirituality. Spirituality is the core of religion. Morality is the reflection of it in social relation and behavior and, rituals are the peripheral/supportive common practices and symbols to understand the fundamental beliefs of a particular religion. JVB Orlando Center organized its annual camp on the theme...
Posted: 14.04.2013
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation The First Pilot Study in Preksha Meditation at FIU presented in the 34th Annual Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference at San Francisco on 20th march 2013 Can Learning Disabled College Students' Attention Benefit From Using Mahapraan, Preksha Technique" was presented as a poster in the SBM conference. The research was conducted by Samani Unnata Pragya under the guidance...
Posted: 14.04.2013
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Bhagwan Mahavir Senior Summer Fellowship: FIU Law Professor Speaks on "Gemstone Justice" Every summer a group of selected faculty and students visit India as Bhagwan Mahavir Summer Fellows to study aspects of Jainism during a six-week stay in India. The fellowship is supported by the Bhagwan Mahavir Professorship and the endowment fund for Jain studies established at FIU...
Posted: 08.04.2013
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Upcoming Event: Apr 11, 2013 | 6:00 PM | FIU Modesto Maidique Campus| GC Ball Room Jainism, one of the world religions ascribes rather prominent roles to women within its own system. Based on original texts, contemporary observations and a growing number of studies in the last decades, this lecture will explore the conception of gender at various levels within Jain...
Posted: 08.04.2013
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Shivani Bothra successfully defended her master's thesis titled: The Anuvrat Movement: Theory and Practice on March 28, 2013. Prof Nathan Katz, Bhagwan Mahavir Professor at the Department of Religious Studies at FIU was Shivani's thesis advisor. Shivani is the first MA with research on Jain Studies after the establishment of Bhagawan Mahavir Professorship in Jain Studies...
Posted: 08.04.2013
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Steven M. Vose, who has joined recently the position of instructor under Bhagawan Mahavir Professorship for Jain Studies at FIU, is thinking to give a momentum to Jain studies and research going on at FIU. In reply to a question about his vision and future plans for Jain studies at FIU, he said: "Developing the Jain Studies undergraduate and graduate certificate programs...
Posted: 08.04.2013
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Jain Education and Research Foundation (JERF) and Florida International University have been arranging an invited lecture series to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Mahavir, the 24th Tirthankara of the Jains, in April every year. Since 2012, JERF and FIU have initiated another lecture series, named the Mahavir Nirvana Lectures which will be held in late October...
Posted: 08.04.2013
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation JERF Newsletter 2012 - Issue 04
Posted: 26.11.2012
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation JERF Newsletter 2012 - Issue 03
Posted: 04.04.2012
 
Sheetal Ashok Kumar is an aspirant of initiation. She spent six years as an apprentice nun, called a Mumukshu. She has been trained before initiation in the institute named Parmarthik Shikshan Sanstha. Her background of engineering education was replaced with the pursuit of truth and liberation. With her six years journey Sheetal has nurtured the virtues of patience, dedication and equanimity. With the...
Posted: 28.12.2011
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation JERF Newsletter 2011 - Issue 02
Posted: 01.10.2011
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Venue: Jain Center of South Florida, Weston Date and Time: September 18, 2011. 11:15 am to 12:30 pm. EST Program organized by: JERF Web site: jaineducation.org With a fellowship funded by the Bhagwan Mahavir Professorship, the Bhagwan Mahavir Fellows spent the summer of 2011 in India studying aspects of Jainism there. The fellows shared their experience with the local Jain...
Posted: 29.05.2011
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Capsule Courses for Jain Studies During the academic year 2011-12 Jain Education and Research Foundation is introducing some small programs for Jain studies. Under these new programs, training in Preksha Meditation and the study of Jain scriptures have been given primary importance. Meditation and deep understanding of life have become the world’s current need. To learn...
Posted: 26.04.2011
By Dr. Nirmal Baid
Jain Education and Research Foundation This Blessed Life Our insatiable desire to accumulate and cling to things is driven by two primary factors - the fear that some day we may not have enough and by the concept that happiness comes from outside objects and ideas. Underlying both of these factors is our ignorance in recognizing things as they are. We can use contemplative mindfulness practices everyday to gain...
Posted: 22.04.2011
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Current News First Annual Mahavir Jayanti Lecture at FIU * “Visions of the Conqueror – Jain Art” by Phyllis Granoff, Yale University On the campus of Florida International University, students are exposed to various cultures from around the world. Last Wednesday, on April 13, those who attended the Mahavir Jayanti Lecture, aptly named for Lord Mahavir’s birthday...
Posted: 08.03.2011
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation First Annual Mahavir Jayanti Lecture Visions of the Conqueror - Jain Art Lecture by Phyllis Granoff, Yale University April 13, 2011 | 6 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | Frost Art Museum | Miami | USA Phyllis Granoff, the Lex Hixon Professor of World Religions at Yale University, will deliver the First Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture at FIU. She will present an...
Posted: 26.01.2011
By Dr. Nathan Katz
Jain Education and Research Foundation Phyllis Granoff, the Lex Hixon Professor of World Religions at Yale University, will deliver the First Annual Mahavir Jayanti Lecture at 6 p.m. on April 13, 2011, at FIU's Patricia and Phyllip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. She will present an illustrated lecture, “Images of the Conqueror – Jain Art,” based on her...
Posted: 26.01.2011
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation JERF Newsletter 2010-Special Issue 01
Posted: 25.01.2011
By Dr. Nathan Katz
Jain Education and Research Foundation Between November 21 and December 3, I visited scholars of Jainism, as well as religious and community leaders in the Delhi area, at Jain Vishwa Bharati University in Ladnun, Rajasthan, and in Indore. ITINERARY IN INDIA I arrived at IGI Airport, New Delhi, late on November 21, and was warmly received by about a dozen individuals from the Jain community, and taken to a hotel...
Posted: 29.12.2010
By Prof. Dr. Anupam Jain
Jain Education and Research Foundation Professor Nathan Katz, Former Chair and Professor of the Department of Religious Studies, Florida International University, Miami (U.S.A.) visited India during 23/11/10 – 01/12/10. The visit was sponsored by Jain Education Research Foundation, USA under its FIU project “Bhagawan Mahavir Professorship of Jain Studies”. Along with some other places Professor Katz...
Posted: 15.12.2010
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Indore, 01.12.2010 02:00 PM Welcome at Holkar Autonomous Science College and delivering a lecture on 'Religion & Science' (15-20 min) [College is going to start a certification course on Religion and Science from July 2011] Inauguration of a Department of Religion and Science in Holker College, Indore by Prof. Nathan Katz with Dr. Anupam Jain Photos Full...
Posted: 13.12.2010
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Prof. Dr. Nathan Katz participating in the Indore National Symposium on Jainology on 1st & 2nd December 2010. Photos Full program: Visit to India ►Dr. Nathan Katz, Bhagwan Mahavir Professor of Jain Studies, Florida International University
Posted: 07.12.2010
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Prof. Katz Visiting HH Acharya Mahashraman in Dungergadh Prof. Katz in his India trip met Acharya Mahashraman, the successor of great saint Acharya Mahaprajna and the religious leader of Jain Terapanth Order. Acharya Mahashraman appreciated the academic activities of FIU and contribution of Jain community of America for that. He blessed Prof. Katz to enhance Jain wisdom in...
Posted: 07.12.2010
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Report of the seminar held on 25th of November 2010, Delhi on Exploring New Possibilities Of Jainological Studies In the benign presence of Muni Mahendra Kumar, one of the outstanding scholar and Monk Professor of Jainism, Jain Shwetamber Terapanthi Sabha, Shahdara, orangised a seminar on “Exploring New Possibilities of Jainological Studies” at Vidya Bharati School,...
Posted: 03.12.2010
By Dr. Subhash Chandra
Business Ethics & Non-Possession in 21st Century: Jainism Perspectives [Sub Theme: Non-Possession & Business Ethics] Distinguished Delegates , Welcome to the National Seminar on “Application of Non-Possession in Jainism” November 27-29, 2010 Jain Vishwa Bharti University, Ladnun-341306 (Rajasthan) India. The topic of my presentation is “Business Ethics & Non-Possession in 21st Century: A Jainism...
Posted: 03.12.2010
By Dr. Bachh Raj Dugar
Jain Education and Research Foundation A National Seminar on “Application of Non-Possession in Jainism” held in the Jain Vishva Bharati University from November 27-29, 2010.There were four academic sessions based on various sub-themes along apart from the inaugural and valedictory sessions. Prof. Nathan Katz with Samani Charitra Pragya, the Vice-Chancellor of JVBU in seminar In the Inaugural session, the...
Posted: 02.12.2010
By Prof. S. Shyam Prasad
Non-Possessiveness and Ethical Business Paper presented in the National Seminar on Application of Non-possession in Jainism held at JVBU, Ladnun, Rajasthan on 27-29, November, 2010 ABSTRACT There is a general perception that the business and the ethics do not go together and that business should adopt any means to flourish. This paper argues that this is far from the truth. Ethical businesses perform as good if...
Posted: 29.11.2010
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Photos Prof. Dr. Nathan Katz ►Ladnun ►National Seminar on "Non-Possession in Jainism" The Logo of Jaini Vishva Bharati University Library of Jain Vishva Bharati Ladnun Jain Vishva Bharati University Ladnun Inaugral Session of National Seminar at JVBU Ladnun Theme of National Seminar at JVBU Ladnun Registrar of JVBU welcoming the delegates Dr. Samani Riju Pragya...
Posted: 27.11.2010
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Photos 22.11.2010 ►Dr. Nathan Katz ►Arrival and Welcome Ceremony at Delhi Airport Right To Left: Mr. S.L Patawari, Ashok Buccha, R.P Jain, B.L. Golcha, Pankaj Lunia, Ghyanshala Students, Snhelata , Dr Kusum Lunia, Munju Bhanthia Mahila Mandal With Indian Navy Team Mahila Mandal presenting their social carry bag to Prof. Katz Roli Tilak And Rakhi By Kusum Lunia...
Posted: 21.11.2010
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Visit to India of Dr. Nathan Katz, Bhagwan Mahavir Professor of Jain Studies, Florida International University, Miami, USA. Jain Education and Research Foundation was established to foster the global values, ethics and philosophy of Jainism, within the United States of America, mainly through the education of the core principles of Jainism like Nonviolence (ahimsa),...
Posted: 15.11.2010
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Sardarshahar, Nov 08, 2010. On a cool and bright morning, a large crowd gathered in the Mahapragya Adhyatma and Education Foundation building in the Sardarshahar, Rajasthan to listen to His Holiness Acharya Mahashraman's discourse. The gathering of over 1500 included Jains from as far away as Mumbai and Hyderabad along with the local community. HH Acharya Mahapragya always...
Posted: 10.11.2010
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Jain Education and Research Foundation (JERF), a newly organized US based non-profit organization in Miami, FL, is already hard at work at the Florida International University (FIU) of Miami. An elegant ceremony was organized on October 25th in Miami Beach in honor of HH Dalai Lama. Dr. Dipak Jain, ex-Dean, Kellog School of Management and Chairman of JERF, the Board of...
Posted: 12.05.2010
 
Video: Ref: Bhagwan Mahavir Professorship Of Jain Studies Jain Education and Research Foundation FIU
Posted: 29.04.2010
 
I consider establishment of the Bhagwan Mahavir Professorship of Jain Studies at Florida International University a new step towards addressing contemporary issues of our modern day society. Since time immemorial, Jain philosophy has developed principle of non-absolutism (Anekant) as means of exploring truth from a multitude of perspectives. This principle uncannily speaks to the modern world, which is learning...
Posted: 16.04.2010
 
Jain Education Establishing a perpetual professorship in Jain studies at Florida International University is a first ever initiative and a historic milestone for the Jain community. Help preserve and spread our Jain heritage though academia. Acharya Mahapragya: The Dalai Lama:

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