Posted: 25.02.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Congratulations to Mrs. Mohini Jain for a generous grant of $ 1.5 M to establish Chair for Jain Studies at University of California, Davis. Jain Community has donated a total of $ 25 M to-date to establish Jain Studies at 16 Universities across USA - mostly in last 3 years. Thanks to efforts of Dr. Sulekh Jain and Dilip V. Shah,...
Posted: 22.02.2017
 
JAINA Convention 2017 Jai Jinendra! JAINA Convention Board and JAINA Executive Committee are pleased to extend our heartiest invitation to you, your family and friends to attend the 19th Biennial JAINA Convention, a premier event bringing the Jain Community and their friends together in Edison, New Jersey from June 30 to July 4, 2017.This is first time we are having JAINA Convention for 5 days and 5,000 to...
Posted: 20.02.2017
 
JAINA Convention 2017 YOUTH ACTIVITIES AT JAINA CONVENTION 2017 JAINA Convention brings a number of events and activities for the youth of America. Convention gives the youth to interact with their peers,gather knowledge from the well known speakers lined up for the theme of Convention –Jainism and Science. Here are some highlights of the events planned for the JAINA Convention 2017. Breakout Sessions – It...
Posted: 17.02.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! A grand Anjanshalak Mahotsav was held at Jirawala Parshwanath Tirth in Rajasthan on Feb 3, 2017. Rashtrasant Namramuni Maharaj Saheb had a mild heart attack and underwent a successful Angioplasty on 9th Feb, 2017. Gurudev Namramuni is now recovering at Parasdham, Mumbai. Over 1,000 Ayambil’s have been conducted around the world...
Posted: 10.02.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! JAINA Delegation attended Veerayatan Global Conference at Kutch, India. JAINA Delegation also visited Agas Ashra, participated in a unique Acharyapad Ceremony, attended free Dental camp at Bidada Sarvoday Hospital - Kutch and met with JITO Leaders in Ahmedabad. Details are below. Deadline for low Registration rate of $ 269 for...
Posted: 03.02.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! JAINA Delegation attended many programs in India in January 2017 and summary of a few are given below. Details of other events will be provided in next Newsletter. YJA- Youth wing of JAINA - has rolled out on-line Pathshala. For the first time in history of Global Jain Community, children and youths can now access Pathshala...
Posted: 27.01.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! JAINA delegates along with me are visiting India. At present we are attending Veerayatan Global Convention at Kutch, Gujarat. JAINA delegates also inaugurated Eye and Dental camp at Bidada, Kutch Gujarat. We will publish more details of JAINA Delegation's visit to India soon. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman -...
Posted: 20.01.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Theme for this month is Meditation. Please feel free to submit article on Meditation to jainahq@jaina.org . Best article will be published in next Newsletter. JAINA appreciates initiative of Siddhachalam for reducing usage of Styrofoam and encouraging usage of steel plates. Please Register now for JAINA convention in New Jersey...
Posted: 13.01.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Hope you are enjoying beautiful Jain Digest and innovative JAINA Calendar 2017. If you have not received JAINA Calendar, please contact Maheshbhai Wadher at mahesh.wadher@gmail.com . JAINA has extended the registration rate of $ 269 for Adult and $ 169 for Youth for JAINA Convention 2017 until January 31, 2017. More than 2,200...
Posted: 08.01.2017
 
JAINA Convention 2017 As you are well aware that JAINA brings a wonderful Convention event every other year, packed with many exciting programs in coordination with our entire community and several Sanghs from North America as well as many countries of the world. This is one event, we all have seen thousands of participants - young and old - attending to learn through Spiritual Dignitaries and Professional...
Posted: 06.01.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Welcome to Jain Samaj of Long Island (JSLI) to JAINA family. As a result, JAINA now has 70 member Jain Centers across North America and represents 200,000 Jains. Congratulations to Hareshbhai Shah, Chairman - Membership Committee, for adding 4 new members to JAINA over last year. A JAINA Delegation is planning to meet Gujarat...
Posted: 03.01.2017
 
Mangalam Jain TV Dec 31, 2016: YJA Convention 2016 Part II Part II of YJA convention 2016. This is the 25th year of YJA and it has made a real difference to the community. We are very proud of our next generation. You will see this episode how successful they are in every field of life. Also, how they have taken our Jain values and achieved true success in life!
Posted: 01.01.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On behalf of JAINA, I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year filled with Health, Spirituality, Peace and Prosperity. JAINA is planning to launch 24x7 JAINA Smart TV in early 2017. It will be available to you from anywhere globally, at any time and on any device (TV, Smart Phone etc.) Possible New Year Resolution: Attend...
Posted: 28.12.2016
 
JAINA Convention 2017 Jai Jinendra! You Got Talent? We got the Stage! Jains Got Talent is one of the highlights of the upcoming convention. It offers you unique opportunity to showcase your talent in front of the entire Jain Community during Jaina Convention in Edison, New Jersey from June 30 to July 4, 2017. Singers, Magicians, Dancers, Comedians, Jugglers…anyone can compete to be the winner. Register as a...
Posted: 28.12.2016
 
Mangalam Jain TV Dec 24, 2016: YJA Convention 2016 Part I In this episode, we present part one of a two-part series on the 25th YJA convention in 2016. Over 700 young Jains attended the event in Los Angeles. The event included both sessions on Jain principles and seminars on livelihoods.
Posted: 28.12.2016
 
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Posted: 28.12.2016
 
Mangalam Jain TV Dec 03, 2016: In this episode, Swami Shrutpragyaji talks about the things we need to do in our lives to stay youthful. He provides very simple tips to stay happy in life!
Posted: 28.12.2016
 
JAINA Convention 2017 INVITATION TO ALL JAIN CENTERS TO PARTICIPATE IN "JAINA Sparks Radiantly” Culture Show Jai Jinendra! July 2017 is approaching faster than we know it and with it comes your opportunity to reunite with family, old friends, make new friends, and even build lasting memories. Part of these lasting memories involves you and your individual Jain Center’s unique and inspiring talents at Jaina...
Posted: 27.12.2016
 
Mangalam Jain TV Nov 26, 2016: In this episode we present 1st part of 3 part series lectures by Swami Shrutpragyaji about what is missing in life? In spite of having everything why today we are unhappy? We also have Global Jain news by our young Jain anchor Ria Mehta and dance performances by our young Jain artistes.
Posted: 27.12.2016
 
Mangalam Jain TV Nov 19, 2016: In this episode you will hear from Acharya Ratna Sundersuriji Maharaj about the real happiness. Any happiness that makes us dependent is not real happiness.
Posted: 27.12.2016
 
Mangalam Jain TV Oct 22, 2016: During Paryushan and Das Laxna we all do a lot of religious activities trying to advance on our spiritual journey. In this episode we bring you how our children learn about what Karmas are and how to get rid of them. This is a drama presented by NY Pathashala kids.
Posted: 23.12.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! For the first time in history of JAINA, a 5-day JAINA Convention will be held from June 30 to July 4, 2017 in New Jersey. Registration fee will soon go up, so please Register now. JAINA Conventions are life-time memories that you can give to your family. Details are below. Enjoy an innovative and beautiful JAINA Calendar 2017 and...
Posted: 16.12.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Congratulations to Maheshbhai Wadher, Chairman - Jain Digest Committee, for realizing our vision of making Jain Digest self-sufficient - for the first time in 35 years of JAINA history! Thanks to generous donors and advertisers of Jain Digest to make it happen. JAINA provides many valuable services to our Community listed below...
Posted: 09.12.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Our new JAINA Calendar team has developed an innovative and unique design for 2017 JAINA Calendar. Hopefully, you will like the Design change after more than 10 years. We plan to mail next week both JAINA Calendar and Jain Digest (December issue) in the same envelope via bulk mail. You should receive them by end of this month...
Posted: 02.12.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On behalf of JAINA EC and BOD, it gives me great pleasure to extend warm welcome to our new JAINA Member - Jain Center of Los Angeles - JCLA. JAINA invites your views and opinions on blog where the topic is Jainism and Modern Lifestyle. JAINA is observing December as month of Anekantvad and is inviting Essays on Principles of...
Posted: 02.12.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Team Registration Information Announcement JAINA Convention 2017 and Education Committee are inviting Jain Pathashalas of North America to participate in the 12 th Jain Academic Bowl (JAB) at the 19 th Biennial Convention of JAINA at Edison, New Jersey USA. The JAB tournament will take place from Friday June 30, 2017 04:00 PM to Sunday July 2, 2017 and the final...
Posted: 25.11.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! I humbly request you to join me in prayer for eternal peace for departed souls this weekend. Kindly participate in Namokar Mantra Japps, which are being held in several Jain Centers. Details are below. As you may have noticed, Ahimsa was the Theme of JAINA Newsletters in October. Aparigraha is the Theme of JAINA Newsletters in...
Posted: 23.11.2016
By Pravin K. Shah
Thanks-Giving Meal Prayer Start the Thanks-Giving Meal with the seven contemplations , or with whatever traditional grace or prayer you prefer to use to express our gratitude. Honor the Food 1. This food is the gift of the whole universe: the earth, the sky, numerous living beings and much hard, loving work. 2. May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy to receive it. 3. May we recognize and...
Posted: 18.11.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! We are publishing a brief overview of our Tirthankars in serial order in our weekly JAINA Newsletter. Please visit www.jaina.org and click on Religious Topics to learn about the life of first seven Tirthankars already published and also take Dharmalabh of reading outstanding Religious articles. Jain Milan is a great opportunity...
Posted: 14.11.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Jain Milan 2016 event will be held from December 2-4 in Newark, New Jersey. Please forward this Newsletter to anyone who may benefit from this event. Details are provided below. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD QUOTE OF THE WEEK Non-possessiveness controls the senses in the same way as a hook controls...
Posted: 05.11.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Hope you enjoyed Bhagwan Mahavir Nirvana celebrations at your Jain Centers. Sal Mubarak on behalf of JAINA EC and BOD. We are celebrating November month as Aparigraha month. Please consider submitting a story about Principle of Aparigraha. Details given below. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD QUOTE OF...
Posted: 02.11.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Grand 153rd Birth Anniversary celebrations of Shri VirChand Raghav Ji Gandhi At 100 + places across Jain Sanghs in India & abroad - August 25, 2016 For those of you who have not heard about “The GANDHI Before GANDHI “Shri Virchand Raghav Gandhi (VRG), born Aug 25, 1864 was a Great Jain Scholar, linguist, Patriot, Humanitarian, Reformer, Philosopher. The 1st...
Posted: 29.10.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Wish you and your family Happy Diwali and spiritually enlightening New Year! The mode and significance of Diwali Parva is multi-faceted, varying according to mythology and scriptures. In Jainism, Diwali is celebrated to commemorate the attainment of Moksha by Bhagwan Mahavir. The act of illuminating homes and temples with lamps...
Posted: 21.10.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! A new Jainism Chair has been installed at University of North Texas in Dallas. We now have Jain studies being offered in 10 major academic institutions. We are thus increasingly sharing Jain values with our inter-faith Communities across USA through such programs. Thanks to all who submitted essays on “Practicing Ahimsa in our...
Posted: 16.10.2016
 
JAINA AND WHITE HOUSE CREATES HISTORY In the history of White House, it is for the first time a Jain Organsation has been invited to have its function. JAINA is really overwhelmed and proud to be the first organization to create this history. On October, 7, 2016 a 70 member delegation under the leadership of Ashok Domadia, JAINA President, along with Acharya Chandanaji, Sadhvi Sanghmitraji and Sadhvi Sahejaji...
Posted: 14.10.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! JAINA had conducted youth survey at YJA Convention 2016. This survey excerpts will help us to influence youths’ involvement in Jainism and spread Jain way of living among future generation. Survey results and insights are given below. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote of the week "One should...
Posted: 07.10.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! JAINA delegates will be holding “World Peace through Non-violence” conferences in both White House and on Capitol Hill this Friday. We are blessed to have Acharya Chandanaji attend these events in person Congratulations to incoming YJA Executive Board for 2016-2017. Please send your entries by October 17 for an essay...
Posted: 06.10.2016
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Jain eLibrary Namaskar, Thanks for continuing with us as reader and supporting us by spreading our work. The greatest help that you can do is to browse, download and read the Literature on the website. Please continue to use the website and share it with the people interested. L​iterature uploaded in Sep-2016: SrNo Book Name...
Posted: 30.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! We are celebrating October month as Ahimsa month, where this whole month we will learn about one of the most important principles of Jainism i.e. Ahimsa through quotes, articles and stories. We have organized an essay competition on ‘Practicing Ahimsa In Our Daily Life’. To participate, please read the details given below...
Posted: 23.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! At the outset, let me acknowledge all the Tapasvis and lot of Anumodna to them. You all are blessed souls who have been able to do Tapasaya. Tapasvis are recognised at www.jaina.org and in this Newsletter. All Jain Centers must have celebrated Paryushan Parva and Das Lakshan Parva with lot of purity. JAINA had tried a small...
Posted: 17.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! At the outset, let me acknowledge all the Tapasvis and lot of Anumodna to them. You all are blessed souls who have been able to do Tapasaya. Tapasvis are recognised at www.jaina.org and in this Newsletter. All Jain Centers must have celebrated Paryushan Parva and Das Lakshan Parva with lot of purity. JAINA had tried a small...
Posted: 15.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the last and the most important day of Das Lakshana Parva where we get to shed evils within us and seek forgiveness from all beings. Uttam Brahmacharya is the tenth Dharma and it is said that practicing Bhrahmacharya automatically fulfills other nine Dharmas. On behalf of JAINA EC and BOD, if we have knowingly or...
Posted: 14.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the ninth day of Das Lakshana Parva which is known for Uttam Aakinchay i.e. Non-Attachment from all worldly pleasures and attachment towards our soul. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 9 Let me give up attachment through unattachment. My soul will be my only support...
Posted: 13.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the eighth day of Das Lakshana Parva. Many of you will be start fasting from today with a desire to do Atham (3 days of fasting). I wish you sukh sata. Let us learn about eighth Dharma i.e. Uttam Tyag. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 8 External renunciation is...
Posted: 12.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Hope you are in sukh sata. Today is the seventh day of Das Lakshana Parva which is known for Uttam Tapa, it helps to get rid of the cycle of birth and death. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 7 Knowing that the earth with its crops of rice and barley, with its gold and cattle,...
Posted: 10.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today, on the fifth day of Das Lakshana Parva, we will learn about the fifth Dharma i.e. Uttam Satya which tells us to give up falsehood and embrace truthfulness in our life. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshahna Day 5 A truthful man is treated as reliable as the mother, as venerable...
Posted: 10.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the sixth day of Das Lakshana Parva. Hope you are in sukh sata and especially those who are fasting. Let us learn about the sixth Dharma i.e. Uttam Sanyam. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 6 My soul characterised by knowledge and faith is alone eternal. All other...
Posted: 09.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today, on fourth day of Das Lakshana Parva, we will observe fourth Dharma i.e Uttam Shauch, which teaches us to be content with what we have and lessen the worldly possessions. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Day Lakshana Day 4 The yogi who is indifferent to worldly affairs remains...
Posted: 08.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the third day of Das Lakshana and many Shravak and Shravikas will be completing Atham (3 Upvas). Hope all are in sukh sata. Uttam Arjava is the third Dharma which means Supreme Straightforwardness. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 3 The virtue of uprightness is...
Posted: 07.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today, on the second day of Das Lakshana Parva, let us learn about second Dharma i.e. Uttam Mardav and keep ourselves free from egotism by practicing humility. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 2 Have compassion towards all living beings, hatred leads to destruction. - Bhagwan...

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