Jainism originated in India several thousand years ago. An elder cousin of Buddhism, Jainism teaches a lifestyle rooted in the practice of non-violence. Its teachings inspired Mahatma Gandhi. Students and scholars will learn about Jainism from practicing monks and nuns, as well as learned lay scholars in INDIA.
Designed for undergraduate and Graduate students, Post Doctoral Fellows and full time faculty with an interest in the Jaina faith, the one week –six week long, Nine ( 9) stand alone and separate intensive courses in ISSJS 2011 will entail morning lectures, afternoon field trips, time in a few ancient cities and meetings with Jain professionals.
Please note that the last date to apply for ISSJS 2011 is February 14, 2011.
Since 2005, every summer. International Summer Schools for Jain Studies ( ISSJS ) have been offered regularly in India and the # of participants has seen a steady increase; with just 7 in 2005 to 60 in 2010.
ISSJS is unique in that it is India based and makes India a class room for the study of Jain, history, culture and philosophy. In addition, it is highly subsidized financially and in some cases offers quite attractive financial assistance ( travel grants and stipends) as well.
Please see the attached flyers for details and ISJS web site: www.jainstudies.org