Lecture Archive

2018

Tantric Meditation in Jainism

Eighth Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

Video of Lecture by Ellen Gough

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2017

Life's Subtlest Forms: The Elements of Jainism

Seventh Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

Video of Lecture by Dr. Kristi L. Wiley

The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict

Fifth Annual Mahavir Nirvan Lecture

Video of Lecture by Dr. Aaron T. Wolf

2016

Locating Jainism in Maharashtra

Sixth Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

Video of Lecture by Dr. Whitney Kelting

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Jainism, Animal Rights and Veganism

Fourth Mahavir Nirvan Lecture on Applied Jain Ethics

Video of Lecture by Dr. Gary Francione

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Santhara: A Challenge to Indian Secularism?

Documentary Film Screening and Discussion with Director: Shekhar Hattangadi

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2015

Jain Ethics in Philosphical Perspective

Fifth Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

Video of Lecture by Dr. Jayandra Soni

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Nonviolence: An Educational Imperative

Third Annual Bhagwan Mahavir Nirvan Kalyanak Lecture

Video of Lecture by Dr. Tara Sethia

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Online Lecture Series on Jain Texts: Ācārāṅga Sūtra*

May 16 - Professor Nalini Balbir (Sorbonne) Monastic Discipline in the Ācārāṅga Sūtra

May 23 - Professor Christopher Chapple (Loyola Marymount) Ethics of Ācārāṅga Sūtra

May 30 - Professor Ellen Gough (Emory University) Enlightenment and Liberation in the Ācārāṅga Sūtra

June 6 - Ven. Samani Unnata Pragya (JVBI) Mahavira in the Ācārāṅga Sūtra

2014

An Interior Kingdom: Jain Allegorical Narratives in the Twelfth Century/Fourth Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

Highly-respected scholar of Jainism, Dr. Dundas delivers Fourth Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture on "An Interior Kingdom: Jain Allegorical Narratives in the Twelfth Century".

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At the Heart of Compassion: Exploring the Principles of Jainism

A special presentation by FIU Jain Studies Faculty.

International Conference: Acharya Tulsi and the Making of Modern Jainism

International conference commemorating the 100th birth anniversary of Acharya Tulsi.

Dr. Peter Flugel (SOAS) delivered the keynote address on Acharya Tulsi's Middle Path: Jaina Modernism between Orthodoxy and Reorm

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2013

Women in Jainism

Third Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

Lecture by Dr. Nalini Balbir

Applying Jain Principles in Medical Practice

Second Annual Mahavir Nirvan Lecture

Dr. Manoj Jain delivered The Second Annual Mahavir Nirvan Lecture on "Applying Jain Principles in Medical Practice".

2012

Jain Art - Icons and Iconoclasts in Jainism

Second Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

Lecture by Dr. John Cort

2011

Visions of the Conqueror - Jain Art

First Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

Lecture by Professor Phyllis Granoff of Yale University delivered the First Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture on "Visions of the Conqueror - Jain Art," based on her recent book, Victorious Ones: Jain Images of Perfection

Miscellaneous

Lecture by Prof. Kusum Jain

Prof. Kusum Jain

This Blessed Life

Prof. Nirmal Baid