Monday, January 25, 2010

Jain Yoga Conference

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I have received an E-Mail from SOAS about their conference on Jain Yoga and presenting here for your perusal. SOAS is working under London University.


18-19 March 2010
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS

Registration details can be found below.

18 March 2010, 6-8 pm

Speaker: Sagarmal Jain
The Historical Development of the Jaina-Yoga System and the Impact of other Indian Yoga Systems on it. A Comparative and Critical Study


19 March 2010, 9-6 pm

Speaker details can be found on the online page (see link above)

Participants & Talk Titles:
  • 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
  • Samani Chaitypragya & Samani Rohinipragya (Jaina Vishva Bharati)
    Concept of ‘Sandhi’ In Jain Scriptures - A Hermeneutic Approach
  • John E. Cort (Denison University)
    When Will I Meet Such a Guru? Images of the Yogī in Digambara Hymns
  • Chris Chapple (Loyola University, Los Angeles)
    The Jaina Yogas of Haribhadra
  • Andrea R. Jain (Rice University, Houston)
    Prekṣā: A Jain Form of Modern Yoga
  • Smita Kothari (University of Toronto)
    A Case Study of Prekṣā Dhyāna 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

Supported by:

Swedish Research Council
Oscar och Signe Krooks stiftelse
The Lars Hierta Memorial Foundation
Victoria & Albert Museum Jain Art Fund
Lund University

The event is free and open to the public.


Contact Centres & Programmes (REO) or 020 7898 4892/3

All Welcome
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT)
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

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