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Centre of Jaina Studies

17th Jaina Studies Workshop - Jaina Tantra

Date: 20 March 2015Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 20 March 2015Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Workshop

9.00     Tea and Coffee

First Session: Textual Studies

9.15     Jagat Ram Bhattacharyya (Shantiniketan, India)
Tantric Elements in the Original Praśnavyākaraṇa‒ A Study

9.45     Ellen Gough (Yale University, USA)
The Digambara Sūrimantra and the Tantricization of Jain Image Consecration

10.15   Paul Dundas (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
Omens in the Service of a Jain King: Military Prognostication in the Bhadrabāhusaṃhitā

10.45  Tea & Coffee

Second Session: Jaina Tantra & Meditation

11.15   Christopher Key Chapple (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA)
The Five Great Elements (pañca mahābhūta) in Jaina Meditation Manuals

12.15   Samaṇī Pratibhāprajñā (SOAS, Jain Viśva Bhāratī Ladnun)
Tantric Elements in Prekṣa-Meditation

12.45   Group Photo

13.00   Lunch: 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   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.)

15.00   Peter Flügel (SOAS)
Tantric Elements in the Divination Ritual of the Padmāvatī Shrine at Hombuja

15.30   Tea & Coffee

Fourth Session: Tantra in Hinduism and Jainism

16.00   John E. Cort (Denison University, USA)
Reading Gorakhnāth through a Jain Lens: Jain Receptions of the Nāths in Pre-Colonial North India

16.30   Olle Qvarnström (University of Lund, Sweden)
Tantra in Practice: How to Convert a King

Brief Break

Roundtable

17.15 Jainism and Tantrism

Featuring:

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

18.15 Final Remarks

Organiser: Centres & Programmes Office

Contact email: centres@soas.ac.uk

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