Preksha Meditation Workshop | Philosophy & Religion

Preksha Meditation Workshop

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 03:30

Preksha Meditation Workshop

Living Lightly on the Planet: Jain Practice for Reducing Accumulation, Moderating Consumption, and Letting Go of What Weighs Us Down

October 8, 3:30 -6:30 pm

The UNT program in Jain Studies and the Department of Philosophy and Religion are excited to welcome two Preksha meditation instructors to our campus for an introduction to this time-honored practice. Samani Dr. Chaitanya Pragya and Samani Dr. Him Pragya are both visiting professors at Florida International University, members of the Jain renunciant order of Samani, and scholar-practitioners of Jain philosophy. The Samanis will offer an introduction to Preksha meditation, which aims at the purification of mind and body through the release of accumulated stressors.

This event is free and open to the public. No prior experience is needed to participate! Vegan catering will be provided at the conclusion of the workshop. Please register via Eventbrite for a complimentary ticket so that we can plan for catering and accommodations. All registered attendees will receive email updates for the event.

Our event is made possible with the generous support of the Jain Education and Research Foundation and the Jain Society of North Texas in collaboration with UNT's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Philosophy and Religion, the Philosophy and Religion Graduate Student Association, and the Bhagwan Adinath Professorship in Jain Studies. The workshop is part of the Philosophy and Religion Graduate Student Association conference "Food, Consumption, and Climate Change."