March 12, 2012

Dialogue between Buddhism and Jainism

While India has cradled many spiritual traditions, it has also been known to encourage a practice of dialogue in an atmosphere of utmost respect to the other . Historical evidence suggest that important traditions of Buddhism and Jainism took birth in this land. Gautama Buddha and Vardhamana Mahavira preached  religious  philosophy  in  almost the same geographical territory. Their ideas and doctrines had differences but that did not come in the way for the faithful ones to make their own choices and decisions . Over centuries the practice of dialogue has continued.  

Deer Park in consonance with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s vision of Nalanda is delighted to host a day’s event of a Dialogue between Buddhism and Jainism  .As this is the first event of this kind in Deer Park, your participation will add value to the event making the learning an enriching one. We look forward to your participation   

Eminent scholars from both traditions will take part in the dialogue process.   
Speakers:Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Ven. Bhikkuni Dhammananda
Samani Aagam Pragjna
Samani Rohit Pragya

Schedule of the One Day dialogue of Buddhism and Jainism

08:45 – 9:00   Welcome by Raji Ramanan & Chair’s address by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
09:00 – 9:40   Ven. Dhammananda: Overview of Buddhism
09:40 - 10:20  Samani Agama Prajna: Overview of Jainism

10:20 - 10:40  Tea break 2nd session

10:45 – 11:25  Jetsunma: Buddhist perspective of Nirvana
11:25 – 12:05  Samani Rohita Prajna: What Kaivalaya means 3rd Session                                                                                     
2:00 – 3:00 Questions put to speakers (will moderate the session) 
3:00 – 3:30 Summing up by Jetsunma
3:30 - 3:40  Vote of thanks by Raji Ramanan