Professor Cogen Bohanec, PhD

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Professor Cogen Bohanec, PhD
Assistant Professor at Arihanta Institute
Cogen Bohanec, PhD, an Assistant Professor at Arihanta Institute, received his doctorate in Historical and Cultural Studies of Religion from the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California where his research emphasized comparative dharmic traditions and the philosophy of religion. His dissertation was on Process and Dialectic in Hindu Thought with an emphasis on systematic Hindu theology and ethics, and he has a variety of publications in Jain, Hindu, and Buddhist studies.

Cogen also holds a Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies from the Institute of Buddhist Studies at the GTU where his research primarily involved the translations of Pāli Buddhist scriptures in conversation with the philology of the Hindu Upaniṣads. He is the editor of An Introduction to Jain Philosophy by Parveen Jain, PhD (DKPrintword, 2019). He is an adjunct professor in South Asian Culture and Religions and Sanskrit language at the GTU, teaches Asian humanities, world religions, and classical humanities at American River College in Sacramento, California; and is post-doctoral faculty member in Jain Studies for Arihanta Institute.


2023 | Contributing Author & Co-Editor in Chief | Volume 2: Contemplative Studies and Jainism: Meditation, Devotion, Prayer, and Worship | Routledge | Completed, available in Print    

2023 | “Pan-Dharmic Yoga: Comparative Meditative Praxis in the Jain Yoga-Śāstra of Hemacandra and the Hindu Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali” | Contemplative Studies and Hinduism:    
Meditation, Devotion, Prayer, and Worship | Routledge   

 2019 | Editor & Research/Translator Assistant | An Introduction to Jain Philosophy: Based on Writings and Discourses by Ācārya Sushil Kumar, by Parveen Jain, PhD | D.K.    
Printworld |     

2023 | “Book Review: Māyā in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa: Human Suffering and Divine Play. By Gopal K. Gupta | Journal of Hindu Studies    

2023 | “A Theocentric Argument for Animal Personhood in the Caitanya-caritāmṛta” | Journal of Dharma Studies | Springer |     

2023 | “Towards A Jain Ecotheology” | Ecology & Indian Philosophy: Hindu, Jain, and Yoga Perspectives on Climate and Environmental Mitigation | Routledge | Accepted, Forthcoming    

2023 | “Bhaktivedānta, Gandhi, and the Social Implications of Nonviolence” | Ahiṃsā in India: Diverse Traditions of Nonviolence | Lexington | Accepted, Forthcoming    

2023 | “Kīrtana as Meditation: A Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava Theory on Sound and Language” | Contemplative Studies and the Arts of Yoga: Contemporary Approaches | Routledge | Accepted, Forthcoming    

2021 | “A Dialogical Encounter between Christian Ecotheological Ethics and Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava Theology” | Sustainable Societies: Interreligious, Interdisciplinary Responses | Springer    

2021 | “Bhaktivedānta Swami and Buddhism: A Case Study for Interfaith Dialogue and Peacebuilding” | The Journal of Dharma Studies | Springer    

2020 | “Semiotics and Illocution in Gauḍīya Sādhana” | Contemplative Studies and Hinduism: Meditation, Devotion, Prayer, and Worship | Routledge    

2018 | “Ecotheology, Animal Rights, and the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam” | Journal of Vaishnava Studies | Volume 26, NO.2 | Spring 2018, 17-33    

2023 | Animal Ethics | “Spiritual Bypass and Manipulation in DIY Slaughter” | The Humane Hoax Anthology | Contributing Author | New York: Lantern Books    

2013 | Animal Ethics | The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat? | Co-author | Bloomington: iUniverse