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Rudi Jansma, PhD, Social Science

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Education:

PhD,  Universidad Central de Nicaragua, 2013, (summa cum laude) Intercultural Philosophy, Intercultural Open University Foundation, Opeinde, Nl 2006

Dissertation title: Global Philosophical and Ecological Concepts; Cycles. Causality, Ecology and Evolution and Their Impact on Modern Biology. Motilal Banarsidass Publ.Pvt.Ltd., Delhi 2007, 945 pp. (in print).

Specialization: non-western philosophy of ecology and evolution

This work compares fundamental concepts in relation to ecology and evolution in , Puranic Hinduism, Jainism, Mahayana Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, relevant aspects of Native American mythology, Theosophy, and recent developments in western science.

 

 

MSc Tropical Ecology and Nature Preservation, State University Utrecht (RUU), The Netherlands.1980

Thesis title: Vegetation and Soil of Some White-Sand Savannas in Suriname; An Ecological Approach. Koeltz Scientific Books, Germany, Czech Rep., USA., 200 pp.

Paper: Effects of Colonization of the Selva in the Amazon-Andes Countries, (in Dutch) LUW (Agricultural University), Wageningen

 

BSc Biology and Chemistry, State University Utrecht (RUU), The Netherlands

 

Additional studies (unfinished): philosophy (2 years) (RUU); Sanskrit (1 year) (RUU)

 

Academic Experience:

Faculty: External Scholar, Intercultural Open University Foundation, Opeinde,

NL 2009-present

Translator, author, lecturer, book and magazine editor, assistant editor for Anuvibha Magazine, assistant editor for the Jain online Magazine: HereNow4U, photographer for Jain archeological Research. 2004- present

 

Environmental education: Working Group for the Preservation of Tropical Rainforest (WBTR), Utrecht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Librarian (unqualified) and board member at Foundation Interreligio, Deventer, The Netherlands

 

Asst. Librarian (unqualified) at The Theosophical Society, The Hague, The Netherlands

 

Cooperator of the Royal Library, The Hague, The Netherlands.

 

International lecturer for The Theosophical Society, Pasadena, California

 

National lecturer for The Theosophical Society, The Hague, Netherlands.

 

Bookseller, administrator at The Theosophical Information and Book Center, The Hague, The Netherlands.

 

Board memberships: Various board memberships at environmental and educational groups including:

 

International Open University Foundation Board of Governors

 

Working Group for the Preservation of Tropical Rainforest (Utrecht, Amsterdam, The  Netherlands) (editor, author and composer for Dutch language magazine Plankwortel; conference organizer; board membership)Secretary of IUCN Members Contact, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

 

Interreligio Nederland (librarian; board membership)

 

Friends of World Society for Protection of Animals (WSPA), African dpt: humane education (board member)

 

 

Publications:

 

1

Titel: Vegetation and Soil of Some White-Sand Savannas in Suriname; An Ecological Approach.

Author: Rudi Jansma

Year: 1994

Publisher: Germany, Czech Rep., USA: Koeltz Scientific Books

Annotation: Literature, photo’s, drawings, graphics, tables,

Size: 200 pp.

With photo’s, tables and many drawings

 

2a

Titel:

Jainisme : een introductie

Author:

Rudi Jansma

Year:

cop. 2005

Publisher:

Deventer : Ankh-Hermes

Annotation:

Met lit. opg., reg

Size:

179 p., 16 p. pl. : ill. ; 21 cm

ISBN:

90-202-8356-1

 

2b

Titel:

Introduction to Jainism

Author:

Rudi Jansma

Year:

2006

Publisher:

Jaipur : Prakrit Bharti Academy

Annotation:

Met lit. opg., reg

Size:

235 p. 16 p. pl. : ill. ; 22 cm

ISBN:

81-89698-09-5

 

3

Titel:

A Study of Global Philosophical and Ecological Concepts; Cycles. Causality, Ecology and Evolution and Their Impact on Modern Biology

Author:

Rudi Jansma

Year:

2008

Publisher:

Delhi, Motilala Banarsidass Pvt. Ltd.

Annotation:

Met lit. opg., reg

Size:

2 Vols: 467 p + 487 p; 27cm, hardcover; set.

ISBN:

978-81-208-3198-8

Motilal Banarsidass Publ.Pvt.Ltd., Delhi 2007 , 945 pp. (in print)

 

4

Handboek Hindoeisme (to be published September 2009; Synthese, Rotterdam, Netherlands – in Dutch)

 

Articles:

Articles on tropical rainforests and their threats.

 

Many articles for Theosophical Magazines, mainly “SUNRISE; Theosophic Perspectives” (Pasadena, California, The Hague, Netherlands;

A few titles (all articles exist also in Dutch translation by the author, and all can be viewed online. Some are available online in other languages, such as Japanese, Swedish, German):

 

Karma in the Oglala Indian Tradition

Thoughts on the Future (a lecture at UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya)

Evolution in The Vishnu Purana (a lecture in Chicago, USA)

The Conscious Ecosystem

Karma (in relation to disease)

The fourteen-fold path to freedom of the Jains

Ahimsa

Internet

 

Articles for Anuvibha Reporter

 

Lectures

Numerous lectures and leading discussion groups on various theosophical, philosophical and ecological subjects, in various countries.

 

Current projects: Evolution theory before Christ (book, in prep.)

Curriculum Nonviolent Conflict Resolution for High schools children (in prep.)

Jain Ecology (book, in beginning stage)

Studies in Indus script

 

 

 

Translated books (Engels/German - Dutch):

 

Titel:

Panchatantra : het klassieke boek met fabels uit India / Transl. uit het Sanskriet by Arthur W. Ryder ; [Transl. from the English by Rudi Jansma]

Author:

Arhur William Ryder 1877-1938;

Translator

Rudi Jansma 1949-

Year:

cop. 1992

Publisher:

Deventer : Ankh-Hermes

Series:

Grote klassieken, ISSN 0925-2134

Annotation:

Vertaling van: The Panchatantra. - Chicago : The University of Chicago, 1925

Size:

353 p. ; 25 cm

 

Titel:

Op zoek naar wijsheid : ontmoetingen met eenentwintig leermeesters / Swami Sivananda Radha ; [Transl. from the English by Rudi Jansma]

Author:

Swami Sivananda Radha 1911-1995 is Sylvia Hellman

Translator:

Rudi Jansma 1949-

Year:

cop. 1993

Publisher:

Deventer : Ankh-Hermes

Annotation:

Met index, lit. opg
Vertaling van: In the company of the wise : remembering my teachers, reflecting the light. - Palo Alto, CA. : Timeless Books, 1991

Size:

232 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

ISBN:

90-202-8040-6

 

Titel:

Koendalini en transformatie / Bonnie Greenwell ; [Transl. from the English: Rudi Jansma]

Author:

Bonnie Greenwell

Translator:

Rudi Jansma 1949-

Year:

cop. 1993

Publisher:

Deventer : Ankh-Hermes

Annotation:

Vertaling van: Energies of transformation : a guide to the kundalini process. - Cupertino : Shakti River Press, 1990

Size:

344 p. ; 21 cm

 

Titel:

Open hart, heldere geest : boeddhisme in ons dagelijks leven / Thubten Chodron ; met een voorw. van de Dalai Lama ; [Transl. from the English by Rudi Jansma]

Author:

Thubten Chodron 1950-

Translator:

Rudi Jansma 1949-

Year:

cop. 1993

Publisher:

Deventer : Ankh-Hermes

Annotation:

Met lit. opg
Vertaling van: Open heart, clear mind. - Ithaca, N.Y. : Snow Lion Publications, 1990

 

Titel:

Anugita : een vervolg op de Bhagavadgita / [Transl. from the English by Rudi Jansma naar de oorspronkelijke Transl. uit het Sanskriet door] Kashinath Trimbak Telang

Translator:

Kasinath Trimbak Telang 1850-1893; Nedrlandse vertaling: Rudi Jansma

Year:

cop. 2004

Publisher:

Deventer : Ankh-Hermes

Series:

Grote klassieken

Annotation:

Met lit. opg., reg
Vertaling van: The Anugita. - San Diego : Wizards Bookshelf, 1981

Size:

182 p. ; 25 cm

 

Titel:

Het hart als zintuig : hoe planten hun geheimen onthullen / Stephen Harrod Buhner ; [Transl. from the English: Rudi Jansma]

Author:

Stephen Harrod Buhner

Translator:

Rudi Jansma

Year:

cop. 2006

Publisher:

Deventer : Ankh-Hermes

Annotation:

Met lit. opg., reg
Vertaling van: The Secret Teachings of Plants : the Iintelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature. - Rochester, VT : Bear, 2004

Size:

322 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

 

Titel:

Esoterisch genezen

Author:

Alan Hopking

Translator

Rudi Jansma

Year:

2007

Publisher:

Deventer : Ankh-Hermes

Annotation

Vertaling van: Esoteric Healing : A practical guide based on the teachings of the Tibetan in the works of Alice Bailey

Size:

 

ISBN:

 

 

Titel:

Yoga als levenskunst: De weg naar heelheid, innerlijke vrede en totale vrijheid

Author:

B.K.S. Iyengar

Translator

Rudi Jansma

Year:

2007

Publisher:

Altamira Becht

Annotation

Vertaling van: Light on Yoga

Size:

 

ISBN:

9789069637136

 

Titel:

Nondualiteit

Author:

Jerry Katz

Translator

Rudi Jansma

Year:

2007

Publisher:

Samsara

Annotation

Vertaling van: One

ISBN:

978-90-77228-39-5

 

 

 

Titel:

De kracht van vriendelijkheid

Author:

Sharon Salzberg

Translator

Rudi Jansma

Year:

2008

Publisher:

Panta Rhei

Annotation

Vertaling van: The Force of Kindness

ISBN:

978.90.8840.011.7

 

 

 

 

 

Titel:

Hindoeisme in kort bestek

Author:

William Stoddart

Translator

Rudi Jansma

Year:

2009

Publisher:

Synthese

Annotation

Vertaling van: Outline of Hinduism

ISBN:

978.90.6271.022.5