Jainism Inside Out (23 April 2023)

Key information

11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Brunei Gallery, SOAS
Brunei Lecture Theatre

About this event

The Brunei Gallery, SOAS is delighted to host a series of events presented by The Centre for Jaina Studies, SOAS co-organised by the Jain community UK to accompany the exhibition Pure Soul: The Jaina Spiritual Traditions.

Entry is free both to the events and exhibition. Attendees are encouraged to visit the exhibition during the course of the day, which will be open between 10:30am to 5:00pm.

Event programme

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  • 11:00am Radical Forgiveness*
    Interactive Workshop by Young Jains UK (60 min)
  • 12:00am Guide to the Pure Soul Exhibition*
    Talk by Heleen De Jonckheere, Centre of Jaina Studies, SOAS
    (40 mins)
  • 1:25pm Jains in the West: Ancient Religions in New Settings
    Talk by Dr. Bindi Shah, Associate Professor in Sociology, University
    of Southampton (35 min)
  • 2:10pm Jain Nativity: The Birth of Lord Mahavir in Indian Folk Dance*
    Performance by Oshwal Association of the UK (50 min)
  • 3:20pm Fasting to Live! How Restraint Leads To Rewards
    Panel discussion by Dr, Samani Pratibha Pragyaji (Jain nun) and
    Varun Mehta (completed a 30 day fast) (45 min)