Uberoi Teacher Training Institute (India)

The Uberoi Teacher Training Institute provides an amazing opportunity for K-12 and college professors to have an immersion experience in Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Details can be found on the linked website.


Chris Chapple, Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology, Loyola Marymount University

The main website with details and application forms is: https://www.isjs.in/


4 Week Program for Undergraduates June 8th – July 6th, 2018 | Delhi, Jaipur, Aligarh

This four week, intermediate level program is designed for third and fourth year undergraduate students who desire to learn about Jainism. The curriculum includes first-hand experience of Jain principles, lifestyle, and traditions. Dr. Shugan Jain, Director.

6 Week Program for Professors and Graduate Students June 12th – July 21st, 2018 | Delhi, Jaipur

Similar to the four week program offered by ISSJS (International Summer School for Jain Studies) this six week advanced program is designed for serious and motivated M.A. and PhD students, post doctoral scholars and faculty involved in the study and teaching of South Asian religions, languages, anthropology, theology and allied subjects. Dr. Shugan Jain, Director.*

3 Week Seminar for Professors and Graduate Students in Jaina Yoga | July 1st – July 21st, 2018 | Delhi, Haridwar, Jaipur and Ladnun

This course, part of the LMU Yoga Studies Master of Arts degree, is open to a select number of auditors interested in Jain meditation including textual (Tattvarthasutra, Yogadristisamuccaya,  Yogashastra) and experiential (Preksha-dhyana) traditions. Contact Professor Chris Chapple (cchapple@lmu.edu).



Teaching for Peace | 3 Week Program July 8th – July 29th, 2018 | Delhi, Jaipur, Jalgaon and Pune

This program is open to K-12 teachers who want to learn how to teach constructive alternatives to violence.

Practiced most famously by Mahatma Gandhi, nonviolence (ahimsa, in Sanskrit) is not only a practical and inspiring way of life, but it is also a powerful tool for responding to conflict and creating meaningful change. Not to be confused with pacifism, ahimsa is constructive, fearless, empowering, and inspiring. Transforming the world begins with transforming individuals.  Participants are immersed in the ahimsa lifestyle for the duration of the program. Laura Hirshfield, Program Manager, CCEO Youthbuild, Los Angeles.

Uberoi Teacher Training Institute (UTTI) 3 Week program July 4th – July 25th, 2018 | Delhi, Amritsar, Haridwar and Sarnath

Teachers and professors will learn about Jainism in Delhi, Sikhsim in Amritsar, Hinduism in Haridwar, and Buddhism in Sarnath. Professors NirinjanKhalsa (Ph.D., Michigan) and MugdhaYeolekar (Ph.D., Arizona State).*

*Some scholarship funds are available.