Posted: 27.03.2014
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Pratikraman Sutra Book Purpose and Contents of the Book: The one and only goal of Jainism is to attain total liberation of our soul by removing its impurities. The soul possesses two types of impurities: Mithyätva - false or illusionary knowledge about its own (soul’s) nature or attributes and about worldly reality (ignorance...
Posted: 17.02.2014
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Holiday Message: Compassion Challenge, Planned Giving, YJP and YJA Updates! When: 2/21/2014 From Friday Feb. 21, 5:00 PM to Sunday Feb. 23, 1:00 PM Where: Map this event » Florida International University 11200 SW 8th St Miami, Florida 33174 United States Contact: Chintan Shah shah.chintan.k@gmail.com Phone: (608) 217 4807 Welcome to the 2014 Jain...
Posted: 24.12.2013
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA - Newsletter Holiday Message: Compassion Challenge, Planned Giving, YJP and YJA Updates! Happy Holidays from JAINA! JAINA Invites You to Join the 30 Day Compassion Challenge! Now running from Dec. 24, 2013 to Jan. 24, 2014 JAINA is launching its first 30 Day Compassion Challenge! From Dec. 24 , 2013 to Jan. 24, 2014, we will find new ways to express...
Posted: 05.12.2013
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Jai Jinendra November has been quite interesting month for us as we achieved Two of our important goals of this year as below. To upload and provide " Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrut in MP3 " (Speaker: Shri Jaysinhbhai). To provide High Resolution Image Books.Now onward on the Book Information/ Download page, you'll find 3 Icons ; one for...
Posted: 15.11.2013
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrut Available as an Audio Book Shrimad Rājchandra was a great seer and one of the most recognized Jain sages of modern times who has made priceless contributions to Jain philosophy and literature. He was a great philosopher, a brilliant poet, social reformer, thinker, and a self-realized saint. Shrimad’s...
Posted: 13.11.2013
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA - Newsletter Let us together garner Minority Status for Jains in India! We need your urgent support to sign the below online petition for getting minority status for Jains in India. Please visit the below link and sign our online petition. Benefits of Minority Status: Finance Scholarships for Students Admission Reimbursement of fees Institutional benefits...
Posted: 13.11.2013
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Petition for Minority Status for Jains in India Jai Jinendra! We need your urgent support to sign the below online petition for getting minority status for Jains in India. Please visit the below link and sign the online petition ASAP. Below the background and other details related to this initiative: About Jainism Jainism is an ancient religion from India that...
Posted: 04.11.2013
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 2014 JAINA Calendars are ready! Do you want to receive your 2014 JAINA Calendar? Be sure to update your JainLink profile today. (Please update your full contact information to ensure receipt) JAINA Calendars will be shipped out on Dec 15, 2013 for delivery before the Holidays! The Calendar Committee is currently seeking volunteers. Interested? Sign up today !
Posted: 03.11.2013
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North Ameri We wish you and your family and Happy Diwali one of celebration, connection, and reflection! (Watch President Obama's Diwali Message by clicking on the image above. For a full statement from the White House, click here ) DIWALI - Meaning, Significance, and Practice As you are enjoying the fruits of past months Paryushan/Das Lakshan spiritual cleansing, soon...
Posted: 31.10.2013
 
Chicago Jains Celebrated 150th Birth Anniversary of Jain Scholar Shri Virchand Raghavji Gandhi In the celebration of life of an extra ordinary Jain scholar who brought Jainism to the attention of the western world 120 years ago, also a super patriot and ambassador of India, Jain Society of Chicago arranged various programs. It was a memorable day of Sept 11, 1893, the Columbus hall of Art Institute of Chicago...
Posted: 13.10.2013
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America For the first time ever, JAINA teamed up with members of both the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Claremont Lincoln University (CLU) this past Tuesday to discuss how the values of non-violence may be expressed with their organization members, their larger communities, and policy-makers. The all-day event was planned to take place on Capitol Hill, but the...
Posted: 10.10.2013
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA - Newsletter 3rd JAINA-AJC Community Partnership Program Washington, D.C. Tuesday, October 1, 2013 D.C. Ahimsa Day Event a Success, Despite Government Shutdown Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 2013 For the first time ever, JAINA teamed up with members of both the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Claremont Lincoln University (CLU) last Tuesday to discuss how the...
Posted: 04.09.2013
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA - Newsletter Practicing Pratikraman! Paryushana is the most important Jain religious observance of the year. For both Shvetambars, who observe the festival over a period of eight days, and Digambaras, for whom Das Lakshana lasts ten days, this is a time of intensive study, reflection, and purification. The word "paryushana” literally means "abiding" or...
Posted: 31.08.2013
 
Hon’ble PM inaugurated Commemorative Coffee Table Book on Virchand R. Gandhi at International Conference organized to celebrate his 150th birth anniversary. Pankaz Chandmal Hingarh, Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni, Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh & Cultural minister Smt Chanresh Kumari Kotach inaugurating first copy of the 150th birth anniversary commemorative coffee table book written by Acharya Lokesh...
Posted: 30.08.2013
 
New Dehli, On August 26, 2013, a delegation of Jains from the US went to India to meet with the Prime Minister Shri Man Mohan Singh on the occasion of Government of India launching one yearlong celebration for the 150th anniversary of Jain Leader Shri Virchand Raghavi Ji Gandhi. Prominent Jain leaders from all sects of Jains from all over India also joined the delegation and in the celebration of life of an...
Posted: 21.08.2013
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA - Newsletter INDEPENDENCE DAY GREETING! This past Thursday marked India's Independence Day! As we celebrate, JAINA would like to acknowledge Virchand Raghavji Gandhi, a pioneer in bringing Jainism to the West. But who was V.R. Gandhi? How did he bring Jainism to the West? How was his practice of Jainism reflected in his social justice work? Learn more about...
Posted: 16.08.2013
 
JAINA: Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Paryushana News Letter 2013: Paryushana, Das Lakshana, Kalpasutra, and Pratikraman Literature in Jain eLibrary Now Jain eLibrary website ( www.jainelibrary.org ) contains more than 7000 books and 5000 articles. In almost 5 years, more than 20,000 registered users use this library and download average 250 files per day. In order to provide some...
Posted: 09.08.2013
 
Workshop Theme STRIKING A BALANCE: - EXAMINING Social, Cultural, and Spiritual environment that our youth face while growing up in North America. Dates – August 16, 2013 to August 18, 2013 Time – August 16 Friday 7 PM to 9 PM and August 17 and 18 - 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM Location – Jain Society of Houston (Big Trailer) Participants The workshop will be most beneficial to Pathashala teachers, potential...
Posted: 05.08.2013
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA - Newsletter 2013 JAINA CONVENTION - Updates and Highlights Missing the 2013 JAINA Convention? Remembering all the great memories? We are in the process of posting 2013 JAINA Convention photos on our Facebook page. Make sure to visit jaina.org daily as we keep posting new photos from the convention. Congratulations to the 2013-15 JAINA Executive Committee!...
Posted: 25.07.2013
 
A noncommercial, educational & honorary film by Pankaz Chandmal Hingarh. Salute to Son of India : Shree Virchand Raghavji Gandhi & lets celebrate his 150th Birth Anniversary. A. For Pankaz Chandmal Hingarh's article on Virchand Raghavji Gandhi in South Asian Times & India Tribune written in 2012 please visit: thesouthasiantimes.info indiatribune.com (Author's contribution in august ,2012) B. For Latest Posters...
Posted: 18.07.2013
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA - Newsletter Thank you from the 2013 JAINA Convention Team! It gives me great pleasure to thank you all for coming to the 17th Biennial JAINA Convention 2013. I hope you all had a great time and memorable experience. I would also like to give a special thank you to the Convention Committee and the countless volunteers for their support and dedication over...
Posted: 18.07.2013
 
Jain Times And Information JAIN TIMES AND INFORMATION (JTAI) JAIN INTERNATIONAL EMAIL DIGEST DINESH VORA SUCCESSFULL COMPLETION OF EDUCATIONAL, PROGRESSIVE AND PLEASANT JAINA CONVENTION 2013 WITH INTERNATIONAL VIEWING The 17th Biennial JAINA convention from July 4th, to July 7th 2013 in Novi (Detroit), Michigan has been a successful achievement of Jain communities in USA. The Jain Community of Central Ohio...
Posted: 04.07.2013
 
JAINA Convention 2013 17th Biennial JAINA Convention Live Webcasts (Two Streams) Note: If the broadcast stops and Play arrow appears, please do not press the Play arrow but refresh(Press F5 key) the page and then click on the Play Arrow to avoid repeat playing from the last segment. (If using iPad, please download and use Chrome Browser) Live webcast - Track 1 - From Main Hall - A JainaChannel Live Webcast of...
Posted: 04.07.2013
 
Vegan Jains: Professor Gary Francione is undertaking a fast from July 4-7, 2013 to express his conviction that consumption of dairy and is incompatible with our Jain ideal of ahimsa and distress that the JAINA convention will serve dairy products. He explains below: I will not be attending the JAINA convention this year. But I will be fasting for the entire four days of the Convention to express my concern that...
Posted: 03.07.2013
 
Jain Center of Central Ohio (JCOCO) Matinée movie show at JAINA convention!! DAY: Thursday JULY 4, 2013 TIME: 10 AM-12 NOON LOCATION: ROOM# A2 FIRST COME FIRST SEAT - LIMITED ROOM CAPACITY! Join us for a crisp HD big screen movie experience! MMCS Trailer: MMCS is the journey of Chetna ("I") from "I'M2BAD" to "AUM IS ME". This movie was inspired by the 9th century classic granth, “Upmiti Bhav Prapanch...
Posted: 02.07.2013
 
JAINA Convention 2013 The 17th Biennial JAINA Convention is being held from July 4th to July 7th in Novi, Michigan at the Suburban Collection Showplace and is located in Novi - a Northwest suburb of Detroit. The Jain Society of Greater Detroit , the 2013 JAINA Convention Board , and the JAINA Executive Committee look forward to welcoming you. In addition to Spiritual development, the Convention will also focus...
Posted: 25.06.2013
 
JAINA Convention 2013 Yogendra Sethi Yogendra Sethi's paintings on Jain philosophy have touched the hearts of many as they embark on their spiritual journey. This series of paintings, entitled "Diamond Soul," portrays tenets of Jainism on canvas in an impressionistic style. Simple to understand and elaborated with colors, they reflect the popular impulse toward rituals and harmony of the soul. To learn...
Posted: 30.05.2013
 
JAINA: Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Shree Shatrunjay Mahatirth – 99 Yatra in 2013 11/17/2013 to 1/16/2014 When: 11/17/2013 Contact: Arvind R. Shah ( Ashah_1941@yahoo.com ) The federation of Jain associations in North America is proud to announce it has CONFIRMED AND FINALIZED the ninety-nine yatras event, which will take place at Palitana in India from NOVEMBER 17, 2013 through JANUARY...
Posted: 25.05.2013
 
JAINA: Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Award for ISJS Dear Dr. Shugan Jain, Jai Jinendra. During each convention we recognize one of our partner International organizations doing significant amount of work in promoting Jainism via education to non-Jains. We very pleased to inform you that JAINA Executive Committee has unanimously voted to recognize “International School for Jain...
Posted: 23.05.2013
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA - Newsletter Latest episode of lecture series on "Toxic Emotions" by Anop Vora. (Click on image to watch video.) In this last lecture in the series of "Toxic Emotions", Anoopji summarizes all the emotions at a deeper level. This will give you an insight into how to sustain a lasting change in your handling of your emotions. Kumar Chatterji delights us with...
Posted: 23.05.2013
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA - Newsletter 2013 JAINA CONVENTION - Less than four weeks away! Have YOU registered for the 2013 JAINA Convention yet? Over 3,100 people have registered so far and this year is poised to be an unforgettable experience! There will be nearly 250 sessions comprised of regular day programming, special sessions for Jain Networking Forum (JNF) and innovative...
Posted: 11.05.2013
 
JAINA: Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Latest episode of lecture series on "Toxic Emotions" by Anop Vora. (Click on image to watch video.) In this last lecture in the series of "Toxic Emotions", Anoopji summarizes all the emotions at a deeper level. This will give you an insight into how to sustain a lasting change in your handling of your emotions. Kumar Chatterji delights us with a well-known...
Posted: 01.05.2013
 
JAINA: Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Academic Scholarship Program The JAINA Academic Scholarship Program (JASP) is designed to attract, identify, and provide meaningful and substantial financial aid to practicing Jain youths in North America who wish to embark on a college career path and have a demonstrated financial need. It is aimed for any bright, hard-working, goal-oriented,...
Posted: 19.04.2013
 
JAINA: Federation Of Jain Associations in North America This Saturday April 20th we are broadcasting the very first introductory documentary on life of Shri Virchand Raghavji Gandhi on "Mangalam Jain TV Show" by Jaina. Our special thanks to Mr. Pankaz Chandmal Hingarh from Mumbai for the film. The broadcast schedule for our show worldwide is as follows: Dish Network (U.S.A.) Sahara One Channel 797 Saturday 9:00...
Posted: 17.04.2013
 
JAINA: Federation Of Jain Associations in North America A Call to Help after the Boston Marathon Explosions Boston, MA, April 16, 2013 The Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) joins Americans of all backgrounds in expressing our profound condolences and sympathies to the people of Boston and participants in the Boston Marathon after the horrific bombings that killed and injured so many...
Posted: 08.03.2013
 
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Posted: 06.03.2013
 
Click to enlarge: 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Virchand Gandhi Virchand Raghavji Gandhi (1864-1901), 19th Century Benevolent Indian A dauntless patriot who defended Hinduism, Indian Culture, had represented Jainism in 1893’s Parliament of World Religions in Chicago on 11th, 25th & 27th September,1893 . Audience applauded on his patriotic speech & Closing Day Speech. As per Henry Steel...
Posted: 01.01.2013
 
JAINA Convention 2013 JAINA and Jain Society of Greater Detroit (JSGD) are delighted to announce that the next biennial JAINA Convention in 2013 will be held in Novi, MI - a suburb of Detroit. JULY 4 – 7 (Thursday – Sunday), 2013 PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS MORE DETAILS WILL BE COMING SOON A convention board consisting of the following members is already in place and plans are being developed for a memorable...
Posted: 24.12.2012
 
Dear Jain Community and Users of eLibrary Website Jai Jinendra We wish you and your family a Beautiful upcoming Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year full of Love, Laughter, Peace, Prosperity, Happiness, and higher Spirituality. With Warm Regards Members of Jaina Education Committee and Jain eLibrary Project Committee Pravin K Shah jainaedu@gmail.com , 919-859-4994, 919 889 1900 Cel www.jainelibrary.org...
Posted: 24.12.2012
 
JAINA Convention 2013 Jai Jinendra! JAINA cordially invites all of you with family and friends in North America to attend the 17th Biennial JAINA Convention to be held in Novi, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit) from July 4th to July 7th, 2013. It’s a premier event to bring the Jain community together and will be hosted by Jain Society of Greater Detroit. The theme of this convention is Jainism: The Global Impact...
Posted: 22.11.2012
 
JAINA: Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Gallery From Left: Dr. Manoj Dharmasi - Past JAINA President, Asha Jain from Washington DC and her husband Dr. Sushil Jain President of JAINA, Yogendra Jain - NE VP/Boston, Dipak Doshi- Treasurer/Chicago, Haresh Shah from Wilmington DE, and Dr. Manoj Jain from Memphis TN. JAINA celebrates Diwali at the White House Last week on Diwali day Jains along with...
Posted: 20.11.2012
 
Click to enlarge: Virchand Gandhi, Forgotten Indian Patriot who defended Indian Culture, Hinduism & represented Jainism had captivated western public in 1893’s parliament of world religions in Chicago (USA). Great Swami Vivekanand wrote from 541, Dearborn Avenue, Chicago, to the Diwan of Junagadh “Now here is Virchand Gandhi, the Jain whom you knew well in Bombay. This man never takes anything but...
Posted: 19.11.2012
 
Click to enlarge: “The universe is not for man alone, but is a theater of evolution for all living beings. Live and let live is its guiding principle. Ahimsa Parmo Dharmah- Non-injury is the highest religion” Virchand Gandhi (1864-1901). Represented Jainism in 1893 Parliament of World religions at Chicago and delivered 535 captivating speeches in USA and Europe. VIRCHAND RAGHAVJI GANDHI (VRG,...
Posted: 18.11.2012
 
Click to enlarge: Virchand Gandhi, Anagarika Dharmapala, Swami Vivekanand – 3 heroes who captivated public in 1893’s parliament of World Religions in Chicago, Sitting on Parliament Stage. Parliament of World Religions Chicago, On The evening of the Last Day, 27th September, 1893, Virchand Gandhi (Sitting on Stage – Highlighted), 1893, Parliament of World Religions Chicago, Virchand Gandhi...
Posted: 17.11.2012
 
Click to enlarge: “This is my country, that is your country, these are the conceptions of narrow souls, to the liberal minded the whole world is a family” Virchand Raghavji Gandhi (1864-1901), Reference: ‘Gandhi Before Gandhi’ by Dr. Bipin Doshi & Smt. Pritiben Shah. “May peace rule the universe; may peace rule in kingdoms and empires; may peace rule in states and in the lands of the...
Posted: 16.11.2012
 
Click to enlarge: Dharam Veer Karnti veer Veerchand Raghavji Gandhi – Shree Palitanaji Teerth Shree Sammet Shikharji Teerth – Samayik - by Chandresh Dhiraj Gandhi, Great Grand Son of Veerchand Gandhi “As you go on forgetting yourself materially, just in the same proportion do spiritual peace and spiritual powers flow in towards you.” – Virchand Raghavji Gandhi (1864-1901) quote on Spirituality,...
Posted: 15.11.2012
 
Click to enlarge: On 29th Nov. ,1897 The New York Times described Virchand Raghavji Gandhi (1864-1901) as "Wearing a turban of Yellow, signifying knowledge and a robe of purple , portraying purity and activity..." Gandhi Ni Gaatha Gandhi Ni Jubani Author - Chandresh Dhiraj Gandhi (Mahuva/Surat) (Great Grand Son of Virchand Gandhi) 1893 OFFICIALLY FIRST GUJARATI TO VISIT USA Virchand Gandhi (1864-1901)...
Posted: 03.11.2012
 
JAINA: Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA World Community Service (WCS) has launched a Hurricane Sandy Victim's Relief Fund. We would like to help needy Jain families as well as schools and health clinics. Our efforts will be channeled through local Jain Centers in New York/New Jersey area. JAINA DOES NOT CHARGE ANY ADMINISTRATIVE COST - 100% OF YOUR DONATION WILL GO TO RELIEF EFFORTS. In...
Posted: 20.09.2012
 
JAINA: Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Dear All Jai Jinendra, On the occasion of Paryushan Parva, we sincerely request for forgiveness if we may have hurt your feelings by thoughts, words or actions, knowingly or unknowingly. MICHCHHAMI DUKKADDAM The Success Story of the Jain eLibrary Project In 4 years of the Jain eLibrary website operation, more than 15000 Jains, non-Jains, and academicians,...

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