Non-ordinary States of Consciousness & Religion: Reflections on the Jain Tradition

 Religious Studies     Dec 1 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Zoom Webinar

Religious studies and Producing alternate futures series 2021–22
UCI Jain Studies Lecture

Non-ordinary States of Consciousness & Religion: Reflections on the Jain Tradition

4:00–5:15pm PST

Anne Vallely is an Associate Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at University of Ottawa. Her work falls within the broad field of the Anthropology of Religion, with a focus on South Asian religion, especially that of Jainism. Her research interests include ecology, animals, human/non-human boundaries, gender, death rituals and mourning, asceticism and the body, spirit possession and women's religious lives. Secondarily, she is interested in the field of contemplative studies, pedagogy, and contemporary Judaism. Methodologically, she approaches these fields with a particular interest in the aesthetics of religious experience and phenomenology. In addition to her regular courses, she offers an Overseas India Summer Course with a focus on the religious and cultural tradition of Jainism.

Welcome by:
Christopher Key Chapple
Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology, and Director, Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University
Sushama Parekh
Principal engineer at Moog, Inc. and adjunct professor at Claremont School of Theology; member of the Jain Center of Southern California

Moderated by:
Brianne Donaldson
Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies, Philosophy and Religious Studies, UCI School of Humanities
Daniele Piomelli
Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology, School of Medicine; Director, Center for the Study of Cannabis

Event Co-sponsored by:
UCI Religious Studies
UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis
UCI Department of Philosophy
UCI Center for Medical Humanities
Loyola Marymount University Yoga Studies, Theological Studies