Christopher Jain Miller, the co-founder and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Arihanta Institute, completed his PhD in the study of Religion at the University of California, Davis. He is a Visiting Researcher at the University of Zürich’s Asien-Orient-Institut and Visiting Professor at Claremont School of Theology where he co-developed and co-runs a remotely available Masters Degree Program focusing on Engaged Jain Studies. His current research focuses on Modern Yoga and Engaged Jainism. Christopher is the author of a number of articles and book chapters concerned with Jainism and the practice of modern yoga. He is a co-editor of the volume Beacons of Dharma: Spiritual Exemplars for the Modern Age (Lexington 2020) and author of Embodying Transnational Yoga: Eating, Singing, and Breathing in Transformation (Routledge 2024).
- 2024. Embodying Transnational Yoga: Eating, Singing, and Breathing in Transformation Routledge.
- 2023. with J.D. Long. “A Continuing Search for Light in our Shared Times of Darkness: Introduction and Response to a Special Review Section on Beacons of Dharma: Spiritual Exemplars for the Modern Age.” DHARM 6, 155–159.
- 2021. with Jonathan Dickstein. “Jain Veganism: Ancient Wisdom, New Opportunities” Religions 12 (7).
- 2021. “Christian and Hindu Responses to Christian Yoga Practice in North America” in The Routledge Handbook of Christian-Hindu Relations edited by Chad M. Baumann and Michelle Voss Roberts. Routledge: London/NY. pp. 280-293.
- 2020. “Soft Power and Biopower: Narendra Modi’s ‘Double Discourse’ Concerning Yoga for Climate Change and Self-Care” Journal of Dharma Studies, 3. pp. 93-106.
- 2020. “Paramahansa Yogananda’s World Brotherhood Colonies: Models for Environmentally and Socially Responsible Living” in Beacons of Dharma: Spiritual Exemplars for the Modern Age, edited by Christopher Patrick Miller, Michael Reading, and Jeffrey D. Long. Lexington Books: Landham, MD. pp. 163-179.
- 2019. “Jainism, Yoga, and Ecology” Religions 10, 232.
- 2018. “Yoga Bodies and Bodies of Water: Solutions for Climate Change in India?” in That All May Flourish: Comparative Religious Environmental Ethics edited by Laura M Hartman. Oxford University Press, NY. pp. 125-155.