Posted: 02.09.2015
 
Jai Jinendra Everyone. SCVP’s new term starts on 4 September. Please see the term dates attached unti December 2015. We will be carrying out registration of new adults and children – please complete the attached registration form and bring it with you if you are a new student. For existing students please also complete the form if any of your details have changed in the past year. Please arrive no later than...
Posted: 01.09.2015
 
On 19th August, Samani Shukla Pragya and Samani Rohit Pragya have arrived to Miami. From 24th August, with the beginning of the fall semester they have started the courses like Meditation and Spiritual Development, Sanskrit Language Level -1 and Level -3 etc. at Florida International University. They are also going to start the activities in Jain club as well as Preksha Meditation club in FIU campus very soon...
Posted: 31.08.2015
 
Jai Jinendra. Veerayatan is delighted to announce a thought provoking shibir for adults in the presence of Sadhvi Shri Shilapiji, entitled ‘Through the Self to Liberation’ , to be held on 5 and 6 September at a delightful and peaceful location. Details are on the attached poster. Places are limited, so please register early for a very special two days in your spiritual journey. For those with young children...
Posted: 30.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Paper presented at the International Meeting organized by the Community of Sant Egidio at Cracow from Sept. 6 to 8, 2009 Introduction The word ‘religion’ is used globally to mean ‘ dharma ’ in the Sanskrit and Hindi languages, but as a matter of fact it falls short of the real meaning the word ‘ dharma ’ carries with it. The word ‘religion’ stands for the belief in god or gods or (semi-) divine...
Posted: 29.08.2015
 
Jain Center of Southern California Music Mantra Program By Kummarji Chatterji - August 29, 2015 Today's Performance by Kumar Chatterjee will have special front section reserved for the Sponsorer/Donors/Supporters/Invited Guest. One can still call (Virendra Shah- 310-218-7979 ) to be invited as Sponsorer/Donors/Supporters or do it on the Donation Desk at the door. General section is open to all and it is free...
Posted: 28.08.2015
 
Holistic Science Research Center Issue 6 [Pdf]
Posted: 28.08.2015
 
Jain Center of Southern California Ongoing Programs | Aug - Sep 2015 Event Date Start Time Daily Asthprakari Puja Daily 7:30 AM Aarti-Mangal Divo Weekdays 8:15 PM Sat/Sun/holidays 7:30 PM Chundadi Daily in the morning Chaudus Pratikraman 8/28, 9/12, 9/27 6:30 PM (weekday) 6:00 PM (weekend) Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap 9/19 - First Saturday Of Lunar Month 9:00 AM Monthly Bhavna Bhakti 8/28 (Led by...
Posted: 28.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Global Scenario The world today is mired in violence, hatred, corruption, ethnic, racial and religious fanaticism and political killings. What fills my heart with sadness and grief is that it is mostly youths and children around the world who are in the forefront of the campaigns that kill and divide people in the name of religion, nationalism, racism and political rivalries. My sadness increases manifold when...
Posted: 27.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Jainism has in it the deep roots of the spirit of nonkilling. It enjoins its followers to abstain from killing not only humans but from all forms of life that inhabit this universe. The Jaina scriptures use the word ‘ ahimsa ’ for nonkilling. Its nearest substitute in English is nonviolence but it falls short of the profound meaning with which ‘ ahimsa ’ is interpreted in Jainism. It not only means...
Posted: 26.08.2015
 
Jai Jinendra Everyone Not to be missed Events For Spirituality & Interaction with Esteemed Sadhvi Shri Shilapiji , SCVP English Pratikraman Join us to embark this journey of self-analysis to look at our own nature, the self and review our thoughts words and deeds, to unlock our inherent compassion and love. Pratikraman will be conducted in English with explanations where possible to enable both young and old to...
Posted: 26.08.2015
 
Jain Center of Southern California Yoga Demonstration By Yogi Arun Tiwari - August 29, 2015 Yoga Demonstration by Yogi Arun Tiwari on Saturday August 29th, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Yogi Arun Tiwari, a disciple of Shri Roopchandraji Maharaj, will have demonstration of yoga and it’s benefit. Last Year Jain Center needed to arrange a 2nd demonstration due to over whelming response and lots of request after...
Posted: 26.08.2015
 
Jain Center of Southern California What's Inside: Paryushan & Das Lakshan Mahaparv Program Guidelines Pledges / Nakro Available for Paryushan Contact Information for Various Activities Participation in Paryushan Bhavana-Bhakti English Lectures during Paryushan Paryushan Program in Gujarati Das Lakshan 2015 IMPORTANT: Please RSVP for Paryushan and Das Lakshan Program Please RSVP as soon as possible for the...
Posted: 24.08.2015
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra, PM Narendra Modi will be holding a Town Hall meeting in San Jose, California on September 27, 2015. JAINA is a Welcome Partner Organization and we have limited number of free passes. Please send e-mail to ashokdomadia2009@gmail.com if you wish to attend. Rajasthan High Court recently passed a Judgement banning Jain practice of...
Posted: 21.08.2015
 
Jain Center of Southern California Ongoing Programs | Aug - Sep 2015 Event Date Start Time Daily Asthprakari Puja Daily 7:30 AM Aarti-Mangal Divo Weekdays 8:15 PM Sat/Sun/holidays 7:30 PM Chundadi Daily in the morning Chaudus Pratikraman 8/28, 9/12, 9/27 6:30 PM (weekday) 6:00 PM (weekend) Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap 9/19 - First Saturday Of Lunar Month 9:00 AM Monthly Bhavna Bhakti 8/28 (Led by...
Posted: 21.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
THE JAIN RELIGIOUS TRADITION is firmly rooted in ahimsa (nonviolence). It enjoins its followers to adjure violence in word, thought and deed and refrain from resorting to coercion, intolerance, possessiveness, untruth and lustful desires. It is a path of peace and purity and forbids the use of violence even in self-defense. Revenge or hatred has no place in it. It exhorts all human beings to show tolerance...
Posted: 20.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Paper presented at the 11th General Conference of The International Peace Research Association (IPRA) held at the University of Queensland, BRISBANE, Australia from July 8 to 12, 1996 Nonviolence: Concept, Meaning and Its Many Facets Nonviolence is being recognized increasingly in the world today as a powerful means to solve all the problems humanity is facing these days. But unless we gain a deep insight into...
Posted: 19.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
The Global Scenario The problem of poverty has assumed a monstrous proportion today at global level and is considered a stumbling block in the path of integrated social development. Of the six billion people inhabiting the planet more than two billion live in a state of absolute poverty with income and consumption levels below nationally defined poverty lines. Some six hundred million people go to bed hungry...
Posted: 19.08.2015
 
Jain Center of Greater Boston Jai Jinendra, We need host families to host the two scholars visiting the Jain Center for the Paryushan Parva. Please see the tasks below and let us know if you are able to help the Jain Center. If you are able to help, please send an email to ec@jcgb.org. Day Date Duty Family Name Tuesday 8th September Pickup Scholars from Boston Logan Airport Tuesday 8th September Host, bring the...
Posted: 19.08.2015
 
Jain Center of Southern California Jain And Other Chairs At UCI Three endowed Chairs in Jain Studies, Sikh Studies and Modern India Studies have been established at University of California, Irvine (UCI). The agreement signing event was hosted at the Jain Center Of Southern California, Buena Park on August 12, 2015. These three Chairs along with a Fourth Chair namely Thakkar Family- DCF Presidential Chair in...
Posted: 19.08.2015
 
Jain Center of Southern California Passes for Shri Narendra Modi's Reception We are writing to share with you a great opportunity to get free passes to the community reception at San Jose to welcome India's Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on September 27, 2015. The Prime Minister is eager to address the Indo American community during his visit to California. Jain Center of Southern California (Buena Park CA)...
Posted: 19.08.2015
 
Jain Engineers Society Newsletter 2015-08 Jain Engineers Newsletter 01 2015-08 Jain Engineers Newsletter 02 2015-08 Jain Engineers Newsletter 03 2015-08 Jain Engineers Newsletter 04
Posted: 18.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Crumbling Ecosystem and Humanity Though ahimsa, the basic tenent of Jainism, has been in vogue since the Age of Lord Rsabhadeva, the First Jain Tirthankar (Jina or path finder) of this cycle of time, who it is believed, was born thousands of years ago, it shot into prominence with the advent of Gandhi in the twentieth century who used it successfully as a weapon to compel the Britishers to quit India and give...
Posted: 18.08.2015
 
Friends August 12, 2015 was both a unique and a historic day in the establishment of three Academic Chairs. On this day, the Jains, Sikhs and Hindu brothers and sisters in Los Angeles, USA area came together to establish not one but 3 Chairs at University of California at Irvine (suburb of Los Angeles). The 3 chairs are: Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies, Dhankaur Sahota Presidential Chair in...
Posted: 17.08.2015
 
Jain Center of Southern California JCSC Presents Music Mantra - 8/29/2015 The Jain Center of Southern California presents the one and only Kumar Chatterjee, a renown musician and singer from Mumbai. The show, Music Mantra - Mystique of Jain Sutra n Stavana, will be performed on Saturday, August 29, 2015. The performance is a unique audio-visual based Sangeet program on Jain Stavans and Mantras in different...
Posted: 17.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Interactive Hearing With Civil Society 2007 High-level Dialogue of the UN General Assembly on Interreligious and Intercultural Understanding and Cooperation for Peace (Oct. 4 and 5, 2007) Challenges of Interreligious and Intercultural Cooperation Today A Dismal Scenario The main aim of a religion is to enable its followers to live a good moral life based on truth and justice but when we look back and examine...
Posted: 16.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Ayurveda aims not merely at treating a disease but also at preventing it. Medical science has also given a great deal of thought to prevention of diseases. But despite a variety of therapies and medicines diseases are growing. Both thinking and research prove that the cause of this growth lies in a bad lifestyle. The main characteristics of the modern lifestyle are rivalry, haste, impatience, intolerance and...
Posted: 15.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Deepening Crisis Humanity today is confronted with a serious crisis of its survival into the third millennium. It is a multi-dimensional crisis that grips every aspect of our lives including our health and livelihood, ecological and environmental systems, patterns of human relationships, economy, technology and politics. As a matter of fact the crisis began with the nuclear holocaust which destroyed the two...
Posted: 14.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Ritual and Symbol occupy an important place in almost all religious orders of the world. We find that symbolic and ritual practices which were introduced by wise men, saints, rishis, fakirs (Muslim saints), munis (Jain monks), yatis (Jain scholars) and other spiritually elevated souls with the sole purpose of weaning their lay followers and votaries from the sinful and wicked path, and leading them to the goal...
Posted: 13.08.2015
 
Jain Center of Southern California Ongoing Programs | Aug - Sep 2015 Event Date Start Time Daily Asthprakari Puja Daily 7:30 AM Aarti-Mangal Divo Weekdays 8:15 PM Sat/Sun/holidays 7:30 PM Chundadi Daily in the morning Chaudus Pratikraman 8/28, 9/12, 9/27 6:30 PM (weekday) 6:00 PM (weekend) Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap 8/15, 9/19 - First Saturday Of Lunar Month 9:00 AM Monthly Bhavna Bhakti 8/28...
Posted: 13.08.2015
 
Jain Center of Greater Boston Jai Jinendra, Please join us for Snatra Puja on coming Sunday the 16th August starting at 10:00 a.m. followed by light lunch. If you are interested in sponsoring Snatra Puja in future, please contact Sudhir Shah @ 508 243 4731. Thank you.
Posted: 13.08.2015
 
Jain Center of Southern California Paryushan/Das Lakshan Mahaparv Program Guidelines Jain festivals are characterized by both internal and external celebrations. The internal celebration is through praying and expressing devotion to Jinas, practicing meditation, spiritual studies, and renunciation. Paryushan and Das Lakshana are an important festivals among the Jain festivals. We will celebrate Paryushan...
Posted: 13.08.2015
 
Mangalam Jain TV Mangalam Show Ep 158:
Posted: 13.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
The Environmental Crisis The rapid environmental and ecological degradation on the planet earth is a matter of deep concern for the people who are aware of its consequences. It has already begun to show its devastating effects on human life and other life forms that inhabit this planet. It is a catastrophe that may ultimately wipe out everything including homo sapiens and other species from the face of this...
Posted: 12.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
I feel a sense of exhilaration at my being able to come to this beautiful German city charged with powerful spiritual vibrations and participate in this august gathering of the representatives of different faiths who have come from distant parts of the globe just to share their perceptions and views with others and show their solidarity with the spiritual forces of the world. I also seize the opportunity to...
Posted: 11.08.2015
 
Life NGO Newsletter ►May - June 2015 2015.08.10 Project LIFE - Newsletter 03.01 2015.08.10 Project LIFE - Newsletter 03.02 2015.08.10 Project LIFE - Newsletter 03.03 2015.08.10 Project LIFE - Newsletter 03.04
Posted: 11.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Lord Mahavira - the twenty-fourth Tirthankara of the nonviolent jinist tradition - was a contemporary of Lord Buddha. Though Jainism is an ancient religion and is said to have been in vogue thousands of years ago, it gained momentum and popularity with the advent of Lord Mahavira in 599 BCE. In the twentieth century it came to prominence when Mahatma Gandhi used ahimsa as a powerful weapon to gain political...
Posted: 10.08.2015
 
JAINA Convention 2015 Experience the World of Non-Violence more photos & slideshow option
Posted: 10.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
The world watched in a state of shock and horror the twin towers of the World Trade Centre hurtling down to the ground in 2001 killing on the spot more than 3000 innocent people. It was the ghastliest act of terrorism in the new millennium and no words would be enough to condemn it. It was natural for the people of America and the rest of the world to be indignant, but did they ever think why it happened so?...
Posted: 09.08.2015
 
Jain Center of Southern California Jai Jinendra. We are very excited to present a unique audio-visual based Sangeet program on Jain Stavans & Mantra in different Ragas with fusion music by a well renowned artist from India, Kummar Chatterjee. Kummarji has previously performed at JCSC in 2012 and amazed everyone with his unique style. Recently Kummarji was awarded a Dharma Dhaja by International Jain Foundation...
Posted: 09.08.2015
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Jai Jinendra, 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE “Thank you for giving me an opportunity to serve JAINA and Jain Community for next 2 years. I am humbled by the trust you have placed in me. With your support and blessings, your new JAINA Executive Committee (EC) will take JAINA to next level. Your EC is already working hard and have identified following top 3 initiatives:...
Posted: 09.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
September 11 and its Aftermath As I stand here to present my paper which aims at exploring a culture of peace and nonviolence for the children of the world my mind inevitably goes to the most heinous and ghastly crime of human civilization committed on September 11, 2001 when more than 3,000 innocent people working in the twin towers of the World Trade Centre lost their lives as a result of the terrorist strike...
Posted: 08.08.2015
 
Mangalam Jain TV Mangalam Show Ep 157:
Posted: 08.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
An Overview, Causes and Countermeasures A Summary in One Page The world is full of unrest mired in bloody conflicts caused by ethnic, religious, caste, colour and narrow nationalistic considerations. Though the cold war has come to an end following the collapse of Soviet Union and the threat of the third world war has receded considerably, divisions in humanity pose a more potential threat than even a...
Posted: 07.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
A thematic analysis based on Acharya Mahapragya’s philosophy A Dismal Global Scenario The gale of globalization continues to blow across the world sweeping hapless humans caught in the web of abject penury despite angry protests and voices of sanity demonstrated worldwide. We now realize that corporate armies are too strong to withstand. The forests continue to shrink, the species that are vitally important...
Posted: 07.08.2015
 
Jain Center of Southern California Ongoing Programs | August 2015 Event Date Start Time Daily Asthprakari Puja Daily 7:30 AM Aarti-Mangal Divo Weekdays 8:15 PM Sat/Sun/holidays 7:30 PM Chundadi Daily in the morning Chaudus Pratikraman 8/13,8/28 6:30 PM (weekday) 6:00 PM (weekend) Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap 8/15 - First Saturday Of Lunar Month 9:00 AM Monthly Bhavna Bhakti 8/28 (Led by Sadhvi...
Posted: 06.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
A Major Presentation Made At The Parliament Of World’s Religions Held At Chicago (U.S.A.) From August 28 To September, 1993 Birth of the Anuvrat Movement I consider it an honour to have been invited to make this presentation before the distinguished representatives of various religious traditions of the world who have assembled here again after one hundred years to know more of one another’s beliefs and...
Posted: 05.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Religion occupies an important place in human life. Each religious system stands for certain precepts propounded by its prophet, seer, divine avatar or Tirthankara . These precepts are supposed to be scrupulously followed by the lay persons according to their beliefs. It is said that religious beliefs came into vogue with the advent of human civilizations and evolved gradually. The main aim of religion is to...
Posted: 04.08.2015
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Jai Jinendra, We are proud to announce that RICHMOND VIRGINIA JAIN CENTER has organized to host a BHOOMI POOJAN for a "BRAND NEW" Shri Shankheshwar Parshwanath Jain Temple Sept 19th & 20th 2015 . A total of 11,750 Square feet of Independent Derasar building on a 4.3 acre lot just north of Richmond, VA (Only.25 miles off Interstate-95 (a major US Highway) We would...
Posted: 03.08.2015
 
Jain Center of Southern California What's Inside: Cultural Program Participation Paryushan & Das Lakshan Mahaparv Program Guidelines Pledges / Nakro Available for Paryushan Contact Information for Various Activities Participation in Paryushan Bhavana-Bhakti English Lectures during Paryushan Das Lakshana 2015 Cultural Program Participation The auspicious days of Paryushan are just around the corner. As always,...
Posted: 03.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
ANUVRAT GLOBAL ORGANIZATION The news of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's sudden and untimely death filled my heart with immense sorrow. That the entire nation is mourning his death though he didn't hold any formal position when he died proves it beyond doubt that he was s luminous star that 'dwell apart.' His passing away is my personal loss. Dr. Kalam was highly inspired by Acharya Mahapragya and both Dr. Kalam and...

Range -