Jain Studies Program in US Academia

Posted: 04.12.2011
Updated on: 08.05.2012

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FIU Miami

Samani Chaitanya Pragya

Samani Unnata Pragya

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Samani Chaitanya Pragya

Samani Unnat Pragya

Mumukshu Sheetal



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Students and Professors welcomed back after their India trip to explore Jainism:

FIU students and professors traveled to India, as part of the Bhagwan Mahavir Professorship. In the welcome ceremony at JCSF FIU dignitaries like Robert Callahan, Prof. Natan Katz, Prof. Larson, Whitney Bauman and the FIU students presented themselves. Dr. Whitney shared his study about deconstruction and Anekant. Students with their dhotis (Indian costume for males) shared their memorable moments in Ladnun. Gabriela says, Special thanks to the Samaniji, who introduced me to this wonderful way of life and thought. There aren't enough thank you's in the world to express how thankful I am.

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The first Jainism infused online course:

Healing in Asian Religions (online): The course infused with Jain content is yet another step to rendering an opportunity to explore Jainism in the context of healing and health to Students and interested Jain community.

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FIU remembers 9/11:

FIU organized events in memory of 9/11. As a Jain representative, Samani Unnata Pragya chanted the Namaskar Mahamantra. Bhagawan Mahavir’s words, search animosity within rather than finding enemies outside was honored by Professors, students, and dignitary guest.

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Lecture on “Jain History and Culture” for YJA:

YJA organized Video conference lecture of Samani Chaitanya Pragya. More than 40 young Jains enjoyed the opportunity of listening and seeking answers. Arpit Mehta, the Education Director took the lead and is looking forward for more sessions.

 

Guest Lectures in University of North Texas

Prof. Pankaj Jain, from University of North Texas invited Samaniji for guest lectures. Students enjoyed such opportunities to explore Saman order and anekant from Samaniji.

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Preksha Meditation:

Preksha Meditation level 1 program was offered to the Miami community. More than 25 participants from diverse fields like doctors, business people to students and house wives participated. The program incorporated theory and practical sessions dealing with components of Preksha.
Samani Chaitanya Pragya guided participants through the “Initiation Ceremony”. Followed by this were the various practical sessions guided by Samani Unnata Pragya and Mumukshu Sheetal. Samaniji then explored the philosophy and techniques. The participants were captivated by the lecture of His Holiness Acharya Mahapragya. After each session, the participants

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