Lecture Archive

Mahavir Jayanti Lectures

Tantric Meditation in Jainism

Eighth Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

Video of Lecture by Ellen Gough

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Life's Subtlest Forms: The Elements of Jainism

Seventh Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

Video of Lecture by Dr. Kristi L. Wiley

Locating Jainism in Maharashtra

Sixth Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

Video of Lecture by Dr. Whitney Kelting

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Jain Ethics in Philosphical Perspective

Fifth Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

Video of Lecture by Dr. Jayandra Soni

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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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Women in Jainism

Third Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

Lecture by Dr. Nalini Balbir

Jain Art - Icons and Iconoclasts in Jainism

Second Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

Lecture by Dr. John Cort

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

Mahavir Nirvan Lectures in Applied Jain Ethics

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

Fifth Annual Mahavir Nirvan Lecture

Video of Lecture by Dr. Aaron T. Wolf

Jainism, Animal Rights and Veganism

Fourth Mahavir Nirvan Lecture on Applied Jain Ethics

Video of Lecture by Dr. Gary Francione

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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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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".

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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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

Miscellaneous

Santhara: A Challenge to Indian Secularism?

Documentary Film Screening and Discussion with Director: Shekhar Hattangadi

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Lecture by Prof. Kusum Jain

Prof. Kusum Jain

This Blessed Life

Prof. Nirmal Baid

At the Heart of Compassion: Exploring the Principles of Jainism

A special presentation by FIU Jain Studies Faculty.