Dec 15, 2009

12th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS

Please find herwith the preliminary programme of the 12th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS on Jaina Yoga on 18-19 March to which anyone interested is invited.

The workshop will commence on 18 March at 6pm with the 10th Annual Jain Lecture which will be delivered by Professor Sagarmal Jain (Parshvanath Research Institute, Varanasi) who will speak on The Historical Development of the Jaina-Yoga System and the Impact of other Indian Yoga Systems on it. The lecture is followed by a reception.

To keep the event free of charge for all we invite sponsorship which will be acknowledged in the conference brochure unless otherwise stated. Even small sums help!

with kind regards

The 12th Jaina Studies Workshop, 18-19 March 2010 SOAS, Brunei Gallery

The10th Annual Jain Lecture, 18 March 2010, 6-8 pm, followed by a reception

Sagarmal Jain (Pārśvanāth Vidyāpīth, Varanasi)
The Historical Development of the Jaina-Yoga System and the Impact of other Indian Yoga Systems on it: A Comparative and Critical Study

Workshop, 19 March 2010, 9 am – 6 pm

Piotr Balcerowicz (University of Warsaw)
Extrasensory Perception (yogi-pratyakṣa) in Jainism and its Soteriological Implications

Bansidhar Bhatt (University of Münster)
Study in Meditational Techniques in Early Jainism

Johannes Bronkhorst (University of Lausanne)
Kundakunda versus Sāṃkhya on the Soul

John E. Cort (Denison University)
When Will I Meet Such a Guru? Images of the Yogī in Digambara Hymns

Christopher Key Chapple (Loyola University Los Angeles)
The Jaina Yogas of Haribhadra

Andrea R. Jain (Rice University, Houston)
Preksha: A Jain Form of Modern Yoga

Smita Kothari (University of Toronto)
A Case Study of PrekshaDhyāna and the Terāpanth

Jefferey Long (Elizabethtown College)
Yaśovijaya’s View of Yoga

Olle Qvarnström (Lund University)
On the Concept of Yoga in Jainism

Jayandra Soni (University of Marburg)
Yoga in Jaina Philosophical Works

-- Dr Peter Flügel
Chair, Centre of Jaina Studies
Department of the Study of Religions
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London
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