Ahimsa | DVD

Ahimsa DVDDSF is proud to re-release this historic documentary, produced during the mid‐1980s. “Ahimsa” (which means non-violence or non-interference in Sanskrit) was the first major documentary to explore the spiritual/ecological world of the Jains. It premiered on Public Broadcasting throughout the U.S. in 1987 on Christmas Day. Subsequently, it was viewed in many other countries, at… Continue reading

Philosophy of Jainsim, part 1

By Michael Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison

In this essay Tobias and Morrison provide a very brief overview of the Jain environmental orientation in terms of its relevancy to current global ecological issues.

Ahimsa, Anekanta and Jainism BookThe complex pantheon of Jain art, ethics and spiritual tradition describes a paradise, not in… Continue reading

Philosophy of Jainsim, part 2

By Michael Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison

In this essay Tobias and Morrison provide a very brief overview of the Jain environmental orientation in terms of its relevancy to current global ecological issues.

Jainism and Ecology BookThe 24th Jain Tirthankara, Lord Mahavira, himself lived at a time of ecological crisis within India… Continue reading