[INDOLOGY] 15th Annual Jaina Lecture & 17th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS 19-20 March 2015

Peter Flugel pf8 at soas.ac.uk
Tue Feb 10 15:13:23 UTC 2015

Dear Friends,

Please find below the programme of the 17th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS
on *Jaina Hagiography and Biography* on 19-20 March 2015 to which anyone
interested is invited.

The workshop will commence on 19 March at 6pm with the 15th Annual Jain
Lecture which will be delivered by Prof Alexis Sanderson (All Souls
College, University of Oxford) who will speak on *The Jaina Appropriation
and Adaptation of Śaiva Ritual: The Case of Pādliptasūri’s
Nirvāṇakalikā**.* The
lecture is followed by a Vegan Reception at 7.30.

The event is free for all. Voluntary donations are welcome!

See: http://www.soas.ac.uk/jainastudies/events/jaina-tantra/

With Best Wishes



17th Jaina Studies Workshop - Jaina Tantra
[image: IMG-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

The 15th Annual lecture given by Professor Alexis Sanderson (All Souls,
Oxford University) on The Jaina Appropriation and Adaptation of Śaiva
Ritual: The Case of Pādliptasūri’s Nirvāṇakalikā
takes place on Thursday, 19 March at 6pm.  Further details


This workshop is free and open to all. Registration is required. *Online

*Programme*TimeDescription09.00Tea and Coffee*First Session: Textual
Studies*09.15*Paul Dundas* (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
*Tantra Without ‘Tantrism’: The Quotidian Jain Mantra According to Somasena
Bhaṭṭāraka*09.45*Jagat Ram* Bhattacharyya (Shantiniketan, India)
*Tantric Elements in the Original Praśnavyākaraṇa‒ A Study*10.15*Ellen
Gough* (Yale University, USA)
*The Digambara Sūrimantra and the Tantricization of Jain Image Consecration*
10.45Tea & Coffee*Second Session: Jaina Tantra & Meditation*11.15*Shugan
Chand Jain* (International Summer School for Jain Studies, New Delhi)
*Peculiarities of Jaina Yoga as depicted in Jñānārṇava by Śubhacandra
(1003-1068 A.D.)*11.45*Christopher Key Chapple* (Loyola Marymount
University, Los Angeles, USA)
*The Five Great Elements (pañca mahābhūta) in Jaina Meditation
Pratibhāprajñā* (SOAS, University of London & Jain Viśva Bhāratī Ladnun)
*Tantric Elements in Prekṣa-Meditation*12.45Group Photo13.00Lunch: Brunei
Gallery Suite*Third Session: Tantric Elements in Jaina Ritual*14.00*Michael
Slouber* (Western Washington University, USA)
*Mundane Matters: Sex and Violence in Early Medieval Jain Tantra*14.30*Peter
Flügel* (SOAS, University of London)
*Digambara Jaina Divination Rituals in Coastal Karṇāṭāka*15.00Tea &
Session: Tantra in Hinduism and Jainism*15.30*John E. Cort* (Denison
University, USA)
*Reading Gorakhnāth through a Jain Lens: Jain Receptions of the Nāths in
Pre-Colonial North India*16.00*Olle Qvarnström* (University of Lund, Sweden)
*Tantra in Practice: How to Convert a King*16.30Brief Break*Roundtable*16.45

Addressing the question:

*"In the 19th century, many Indian social and religious reformers
differentiated 'custom and rituals' from 'true religion'. Is this
distinction still relevant for lived Jainism today?"*

In the Chair: *John E. Cort* (Denison University, USA)


   - *Ashok Jain* (Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology,
   - *Ashok Jain* (Department of Botany, Gwalior University)
   - *Anupam Jain* (Government Autonomous Holkar Science College, Indore)
   - *Bhattaraka Charukirti* (Shri Jain Matha Jain Kashi Mudbidri)
   - *Chakresh Jain* (Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi)
   - *D.C. Jain* (Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjang Hospital,
   New Delhi)
   - *Kokila H. Shah* (Department of Philosophy, Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala
   College, Mumbai)
   - *Parasmal Agarwal Jain* (Oklahoma State University, Stillwater &
   - *Sanjeev Sogani* (Gyan Sagar Science Foundation, New Delhi)
   - *Vimal Kumar Jain* (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Trombay, Mumbai)

18.00  Final Remarks

*Organiser:* Centres & Programmes Office

*Contact email:* centres at soas.ac.uk

*Contact Tel:* +44 (0)20 7898 4893

*Sponsor:* SOAS Centre of Jaina Studies, SOAS Faculty of Arts & Humanities,
Gyan Sagar Science Foundation, JivDaya Foundation


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
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H OXG

Tel.: (+44-20) 7898 4776
E-mail: pf8 at soas.ac.uk

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