The Institute of Jainology, celebrated its 10th Annual Ahimsa Day on 17th October 2012 at its regular venue, the House of Commons, London. Again, the room was filled to the brim and the compere for the evening, Mrs. Komal Mehta, welcomed the audience.
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The Winning Mindset – JAINpedia Travelling Exhibition and Website Demo at the 2012 Young Jains UK ConventionWednesday, August 15th, 2012
The weekend of 20th July 2012 was the start of the JAINpedia Travelling Exhibition. A weekend of gaining knowledge was complemented by the presence of JAINpedia.
The Travelling Exhibition, viewed and evaluated by attendees throughout the weekend was appreciated and enjoyed. JAINpedia Project Director, Dr. Mehool Sanghrajka’s presentation and portrayal of the link between the Universe and the principle of controlling one’s desires and spiritual reflection was well received by the audience.
A few minutes were spent in a demonstration of the JAINpedia website, introducing some of the attendees to the beautiful and expansive website, however many had already used it to gain further knowledge in several topics.
We look forward to the rest of the journey of the JAINpedia Travelling Exhibition. Look out for further news on future exhibition dates and venues.
The Institute of Jainology’s nineth annual Ahimsa Day commemoration at the House of Commons, held on 12th October 2011 was a tremendous success. This annual event, sponsored by the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative ‘Friends of India’ groups, was attended by MPs, Ministers, Lords and the Jain community amongst others. (more…)
We are fortunate to have agreed an extension to the exhibition of the Jain treasures displayed in the John Ritblat Gallery: Treasures of the British Library. The free display is now on until the end of June, allowing you more time to look through the collection and more opportunities to have a tour of the display through JAINpedia volunteers. (more…)
The Institute of Jainology (IoJ) in partnership with the British Library is holding a reception, guided tour and lecture at the British Library on 22nd March 2011. Our expert scholar Prof. Nalini Balbir will give a lecture on the importance and history of the collection of Jain treasures at the British Library. We look forward to seeing members from the Jain community, Jain schools, stakeholders of the JAINpedia project and various others at this event. As the display is only on until the end of June, this is a great opportunity to see the objects on display and learn more about them.
The IoJ recently published the book Jain Tales, with original artwork by Kamini Gupta, and text by Colin Hynson. The book has been designed for young readers, giving them an insight into the Jain religion, ethics and principles through stories that illustrate the Jain teachings. The launch of this book adds to the entry-level book, Discover Jainism, which is part of the English religious education curriculum.
We look forward to seeing more of you at the next event at the British Library on 15th April 2011. This event will be held to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti, a Jain festival celebrating the birth of Mahavira. Look out for more details of this FREE event!
Happy Diwali, everyone!
We’d just like to remind you that there are special Diwali events this weekend at the V&A in South Kensington, London.
- see rangoli demonstrations both days
- take part in a JAINpedia digital treasure hunt on Sunday
- listen to the storyteller and watch the dancers bring the tales to life on Sunday.
All the events are free, though they will be popular!
And of course you can marvel at the beautiful exhibits in the free display of Jain manuscripts in the Nehru Gallery.