Playlist · by DrPankaj Jain
5 episodes, 3 hours 37 mins
The art of non-violence with teacher of philosophy and religion Prof. Pankaj Jain
Prof. Pankaj Jain at the University of North Texas is a renowned expert in philosophy and religion and especially in the philosophy of non-violence espoused by Jainism. In this episode he talks of how to eradicate every day acts of violence from our lives including the violence we commit on the environment and in our food habits.
Heritage of my Home State Rajasthan
Hear about travel to the northern India state of Rajasthan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dr Pankaj Jain about his native region.
Hindu Dharma and Ecology
Dr. Pankaj Jain is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas. His first book was Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities: Sustenance and Sustainability. His research and teaching interests include Hinduism, Jainism, environmental ethics, Indian films, and Sanskrit. Interested in connecting ancient practices with contemporary issues, he explores the connections between religious traditions and sustainability in Hindu and Jain communities in the North Texas area. Topics in this engaging hour include: Hindu belief in the divinity of all things, and acceptance of divinity in non-Human forms; how everybody and everything is potentially divine according to its philosophy; how early Christians, Jews and Muslims were accepted in India and their saintsassimilated into the Hindu faith; the role and place of humans in the world, and our relationship to the natural world; the worship of nature; holy waters; trees; temples; festivals and rituals; the story o...
Nonviolence, Jainism (Jain Dharma) and Ecology
Dr. Pankaj Jain, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas, discussing Nonviolence, Jainism (Jain Dharma), and Ecology. Presentation also touches upon the life and practices of Mahatma Gandhi.
Episode 13: Exploring Religious Traditions with Dr. Pankaj Jain
In this episode, Susan speaks with Dr. Pankaj Jain, Associate Professor in UNT's Department of Philosophy & Religion. They discuss Dr. Jain's interest in connecting ancient practices with contemporary issues, and how he is exploring the connections between religious traditions and sustainability in the US and in India. They also discuss his recent trip to Nepal, where he recorded an episode of National Geographic Channel's "The Story of God" with Morgan Freeman. The episode will air on April 9, 2019. To learn more about "The Story of God," visit https://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/the-story-of-god-with-morgan-freeman/. The American Journal of Indic Studies can be found online at https://journals.library.unt.edu/index.php/indicstudies. To learn more about OLLI at UNT, please visit https://olli.unt.edu or email email@example.com.
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