SOAS Conference on Buddhism and Jainism

Some videos from the 19th Jaina Studies Workshop at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies. The conference was actually held back in 2017 but I don’t recall anything about it being posted here before.

Session 1

Charles DiSimone (Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München) Mūlasarvāstivāda Dīrghāgama Manuscript Found at Gilgit that Deals with Jainism in the Eyes of Buddhists

Christopher Key Chapple (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles) The Conversion of Jaina Women to the Buddhist Path According to the Pali Canon

Juan Wu (University of Leiden) Stories of King King Pradyota and His Family in Buddhist and Jaina Traditions: Some Comparative Notes

Sessions 2-3

Haiyan Hu-von Hinüber (University of Freiburg) Ekapoṣadha and ekamaṇḍalī: Some Comparative Notes of Jaina and Buddhist Monastic Rules

Kazuyoshi Hotta (Otani University, Kyoto) On Corresponding Sanskrit Words of Prakrit Posaha: With Special Reference to Śrāvakācāra Texts and Buddhist Texts

Yumi Fujimoto (Sendai, Japan) About Vasati in Vyavahārabhāṣya I-II in Comparison to Buddhist Texts

Yutaka Kawasaki (University of Tokyo) Haribhadra’s Criticism of Buddhism on the Concept of Possession (parigraha)

Samaṇī Kusuma Prajñā (Jaina Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun) Why the Buddha is Missing in the Isibhāsiyāim

Session 4

Lucas Den Boer (University of Leiden) Jaina and Buddhist Epistemology in Umāsvāti’s Time

Jayandra Soni (University of Innsbruck) The Digambara Vidyānandin’s Discussion with the Buddhist on svasaṃvedana, pratyakṣa and pramāṇa

Heleen De Jonckheere (Ghent University) Examination of the Buddhists in Amitagati’s Dharmaparīkṣā: A Reflective Look on Jaina Criticism


Unfortunately not all announced speakers are recorded. Also, please Lord, let speakers publish a pdf of their lecture somewhere. The research is so interesting, but often painful to listen to.


You’ll find four of them - the papers of Jayandra Soni, Juan Wu, Kazuyoshi Hotta and Yutaka Kawasaki - in the attached file. (1.1 MB)



Thanks so much for the info! I’ll try to get a chance to read these papers soon, but if anyone does have a read meanwhile, let us know if anything interesting pops up.


An overview of the presentations given at the 19th Jaina Studies Workshop can be found in the 13th issue of the SOAS Jaina Studies newsletter, pp. 11-14: (PDF) Jaina Objects at the British Museum | Sushma Jansari - :anjal: