Prem and Sandhya Jain Conference on Nonviolence
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. – Aristotle
In its positive form, ahimsa means the largest love, the greatest charity. – Gandhi
Ahimsa and Sustainable Happiness is the theme of the 5 th biannual conference on nonviolence hosted by Ahimsa Center at Cal Poly Pomona in suburban Los Angeles. The conference has significant implications for advancing scholarship, enriching education, and facilitating practical applications based on new insights pertaining to the relationship between ahimsa (nonviolence) and sustainable happiness.
Purpose of the Conference
- How ahimsa promotes happiness; how happiness is conducive to ahimsa. In what ways ahimsa and happiness are synergistic, and where they become isomorphic.
- The ahimsa-happiness (A-H) relationships at different levels: intrapersonal , interpersonal, societal, national.
- The A-H relationship in spheres such as business, nonprofits, healthcare, and education.
- How ahimsa and happiness relate to the concerns of social justice and equality, animal welfare, and ecological responsibility.
- Advancing education, scholarship and practical applications focusing on the A-H relationship.
Distinguished Key Speakers
Christopher Chapple, Doshi Professor of Indic Studies and Theology, Loyola Marymount University.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management, Founding Co-Director, Qualify of Life Center, Claremont Graduate University.
Darrin McMahon, Ben Weider Professor of History, and author of Happiness--A History, Florida State University.
Anthony Parel, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Calgary, Canada.
Jane Morrison, Ecologist, author, animal rights activist, Executive Vice President, Dancing Star Foundation.
Rakesh Sarin, Paine Chair in Management at the Anderson School of Business at UCL, and co-author of Engineering Happiness: A New Approach for Building a Joyful Life.
Paine Chair in Management at the Anderson School of Business at UCL, and co-author of Engineering Happiness: A New Approach for Building a Joyful Life.
Michael Tobias, Historian of Consciousness, global ecologist, author, filmmaker, and President of Dancing Star Foundation.
For more information, contact: Professor Tara Sethia, Director, Ahimsa Center
(909) 869-3868 or firstname.lastname@example.org