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Team Member Christopher Miller, PhD

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Professor Christopher Miller, PhD
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Christopher Jain Miller, the co-founder and Vice President of Academic Affairs of Arihanta Institute, completed his Ph.D. in the study of Religion at the University of California, Davis and currently serves as the Bhagwan Mallinath Assistant Professor of Jain and Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. His current research focuses on applied Jain dharma and the ways by which Jain principles can be lived in daily life.

Christopher is the author of a number of articles and book chapters concerned with Jain dharma, Jain veganism, the history and practice of modern yoga, yoga and politics, and yoga philosophy and is a co-editor of the volume Beacons of Dharma: Spiritual Exemplars for the Modern Age (Lexington 2020). He lectures internationally on Jain and yoga topics and is a certified continuing education provider for the Yoga Alliance. He is the academic advisor for the global Jain Vegan Initiative to promote a vegan lifestyle in light of the Jain principles of non-violence, compassion, and karma.