Jaina Relic Stūpas

Posted: 13.01.2018
By Dr. Peter Flügel
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London It is a common stereotype of textbooks on world reli­gions that Jains never worshipped the remains of the Jinas, and consequently never developed a ritual culture parallel to the cult of relics in Buddhism. In his well- known study The Jaina Path of Purification, P. S. Jaini (1979: 193) recalls that neither "the Srāvakācāras [the medieval texts...

Conference Report 2007: Jainism and Modernity

Posted: 10.01.2018
By Prof. Olle Qvarnström
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London Jainism and Modernity, the 9th international Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS was funded by the Centre for Jaina Studies and Lund University, two key mem­bers of the European Initiative for Cooperation on Jain Studies. Individual members of the Jain community, who all wish to remain anonymous, contributed as well. The theme of the workshop, Jainism...

Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy: SOAS Jaina Studies Workshop 2009

Posted: 13.12.2017
By Kristi L. Wiley
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London For what has become a rite of early spring, scholars, students, and community members gathered for the 11th annual Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS on 12-13 March, organized by SOAS, Lund University and the V&A. The topics of the presentations were wide-ranging, from philosophy, logic, textual studies, and karma theory to the Ājīvikas, rituals of...

Jaina Yoga: SOAS Jaina Studies Workshop 2010

Posted: 07.08.2017
By Prof. Dr. John Cort
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London The 12th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS on 18-19 March 2010, although only two days long, felt like a long journey through the history of Jainism. This year's theme was a very striking one: Jaina Yoga, a rare focus in Jaina Studies but highly interesting and long awaited. In spite of all the thorough research on yoga, the Jaina perspective has...

The Hindu Reception of Perso-Arabic Traditions of Knowledge and the Role of Jainism in Cultural Transmission

Posted: 28.04.2017
By Prof. Olle Qvarnström
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London The religious, literary, and scientific exchanges between the Perso-Arabic and Indian cultural spheres during the medieval period are of vital importance for understanding the intellectual history of Asia—and, by extension, of Europe, which became the recipient of Arabized scholarship during and following the Islamic Golden Age. Nevertheless,...

CoJS Newsletter 12 ►Letter from the Chair

Posted: 14.04.2017
By Dr. Peter Flügel
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London Dear Friends, The present volume of the Newsletter is dedicated to the appreciation of the important contributions of Professors Satya Ranjan Banerjee, Bansidhar Bhatt, Klaus Bruhn, and Madhusudan A. Dhaky. With the sad demise in 2016 of these four towering men of letters, Jaina Studies has suffered an irreplaceable loss of scholarship at its...

Video ►Jaina Tantra ►Session 4 ►Tantra in Hinduism and Jainism

Posted: 08.09.2015
 
17th Jaina Studies Workshop Jaina Tantra Session 4 - Tantra in Hinduism and Jainism, 17th Jaina Studies Workshop was held on 20 March 2015 at SOAS, University of London : John E. Cort (Denison University, USA): Reading Gorakhnāth through a Jain Lens: Jain Receptions of the Nāths in Pre-Colonial North India Olle Qvarnström (University of Lund, Sweden): Tantra in Practice: How to Convert a King Video:

20.03.2015 ►17th Jaina Studies Workshop ►Jaina Tantra

Posted: 13.03.2015
 
17th Jaina Studies Workshop - 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 Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Type of Event: Workshop Registration This workshop is free and open to all. Registration is required. Online Registration Programme Time...

05.01.2014 ►Jaipur ►ICPNA Afternoon & Evening

Posted: 05.03.2014
By Editor Carla Geerdes
Directly after lunch the first plenary session started on “Nonviolence - Perception, Practice and Concept” in the afternoon. All plenary sessions had the same structure. The chairman asked the speakers to deliver their lecture, but to fit it please into the time table. When all lectures of a plenary session had been delivered, the chairman summed them up. All this was supposed to happen in 90 minutes. Time...

21.03.2014 ►16th Jaina Studies Workshop ►Jaina Hagiography and Biography

Posted: 21.02.2014
 
SOAS Statue of "Cāritracakravartī" Ācārya Śāntisāgara "Dakṣiṇa" (1872-1955), "Digambara Jaina Siddhakṣetra" Kunthalagirī, P.Flügel 2012 Date: 21 March 2014 Time: 9:00 AM Finishes: 21 March 2014 Time: 6:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Type of Event: Workshop The full day workshop follows on from the lecture by Dr Saryu Doshi (Mumbai) Book of Abstracts Book of...