Posted: 27.11.2014
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Thanks Giving Meal Prayer Start the meal with the seven contemplations , or with whatever traditional grace or prayer you prefer to use to express our gratitude. This food is the gift of the whole universe: the earth, the sky, numerous living beings and much hard, loving work. May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy...
Posted: 22.11.2014
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Jai Jinendra Arvind , Jain Center of America, Queens, NY (JCA) in collaboration with Young Jain Professionals (YJP) and Young Jains of America (YJA) will celebrate World Compassion Day to discuss and promote Ahimsa and Jain Way of Life and its relevancy in the modern world. World Compassion Day is to pray for the lives and souls of tens of millions of fellow...
Posted: 14.11.2014
 
JAINA Convention 2015 Jai Jinendra HURRY AND REGISTER! 2015 JAINA Convention in Atlanta from July 2-5, 2015 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION for Discounted price of $149 ends on Nov. 15, 2014. Absolutely no extension will be offered. Convention News updates: More than 1,300 people have already registered – a record in 35 years of JAINA Conventions history! Two hotels are sold out and remaining 2 hotels are nearing...
Posted: 08.11.2014
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Jai Jinendra, The Jain Center of America, Young Jain Professionals, and Young Jains of America are co-hosting a lecture by Diksharthi Nishaben Kapashi in Midtown Manhattan on Sunday, November 9, 2014. She is the first American-born Jain to take diksha. Come see her speak on her journey from working in the corporate world in NYC to ultimately finding a different...
Posted: 06.11.2014
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Jain eLibrary Books uploaded in Last Month Sr.No Book Name Author Book TOC Full Book Total Pages 2692 प्राकृत गद्य पद्य सौरभ भाग २ ( Prakrit Gadya Padya Saurabh Part 2 ) Kamalchand Sogani 679 KB 2 MB 192 4106 आगम ०६ ज्ञाताधर्मकथा मूलम् एवं...
Posted: 01.11.2014
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America These lines express the pain and suffering of the animals that are being exploited and tortured for the need of the human greed. What is Compassion? Let’s use the Wikipedia definition of Compassion : “Compassion is an emotion that is a sense of shared suffering, most often combined with a desire to alleviate or reduce the suffering of another; to show special...
Posted: 30.10.2014
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee WORLD COMPASSION AND VEGAN DAY Federation of JAINA, Young Jains of America, Young Jain professionals, Ahimsak Eco-Vegan Committe and many Jain centers of North America jointly celebrate Nov. 1, 2014 as a World Compassion and Vegan Day. Several activities will be taking place in Jain centers of North America. Please be VEGAN on this day...
Posted: 29.10.2014
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA - Newsletter We wish you and your family a Happy Diwali and an abundant and spiritually rich New Year! (Watch President Obama's Diwali Message by clicking on the image above.) DIWALI - Meaning, Significance, and Practice As you are enjoying the fruits of the past months or Paryushan/Das Lakshan's spiritual cleansing, soon we will be celebrating Mahavir...
Posted: 22.10.2014
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Jaina Education Committee - Activity Report Oct 2014 We wish you and family a Beautiful Diwäli Holiday Season and a New Year full of Peace, Prosperity, Happiness, and higher Spirituality! Before we start to eat our Holiday Meal, please reflect on the following contemplation compiled by Zen Master - Thich Nhat Hanh to express our...
Posted: 16.10.2014
 
JAINA Convention 2015 Happy Diwali! This Diwali, give yourself and family a Diwali gift by registering for JAINA Convention 2015 to be held for first time in Atlanta from July 2-5, 2015 . If you have never been to a JAINA Convention, it is an experience you will cherish forever. REMINDER: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – ONLY $ 149 per adult ONLY 5 WEEKS LEFT BEFORE THE PRICES CHANGE ON NOVEMBER 16TH. Andrew Young , an...
Posted: 02.09.2014
 
Dr. Kumarpal Desai's Emai: His Contribution Towards VRG's 150th Birth Anniversary: VRG Docu. Film by Pankaz on Arihant TV Channel Jai Jinendra to all VRG's 150th Anniversary has ended on 25th Aug. (i.e. before 3 days) and 151st Anniversary has already started now. There were celebrations on 25th Aug. in India [at Mahuva (VRG's birth town) and Ahmedabad and a week before because of Acharyaji/Paryusana in Thane...
Posted: 28.08.2014
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA - Newsletter SPECIAL EDITION 1. Practicing Paryushan / Das Lakshana 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”...
Posted: 24.08.2014
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Commonly Downloaded PARYUSHAN Files: Sr. No. Title Download PDF Sr. No. Title Download MP3 000241 English Pratikramana - Color 1 MB 320010 Pratikraman English Introduction 30 MB 000247 Jain Svetambar Rituals 2 MB 320011 English Pratikraman Ritual Only 60 MB 000249 English Pratikraman Sutra 2 MB 320012 English Pratikraman Intro...
Posted: 14.08.2014
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee For the upcoming occasion of Paryushan Parva and Das Laxan Parva, we sincerely request for forgiveness if we may have hurt your feelings by thoughts, words or actions, knowingly or unknowingly. MICHCHHAMI DUKKADDAM Sad demise of Shri Pratapbhai Bhogilal Shah Jaina Education Committee deeply mourns the sad demise of our very prominent...
Posted: 11.08.2014
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Do's and Don't Worksheet for Paryushan/Das Lakshan Parva .xls (adopted from JCNC's 2013 list) Please review it and if appropriate use it in your Pathashala. Thanks Pravin Shah
Posted: 01.08.2014
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Jai Jinendra , As you know, our next JAINA Convention will be held in Atlanta from July 2-5, 2015 and hosted by Jain Sangh of Greater Atlanta (JSGA). Convention Board has been actively planning a spectacular convention for you and all the attendees. Below is the summary of activities to-date: 1. Theme of the convention is “ Jainism: World of Non-Violence...
Posted: 01.08.2014
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA It is Jain Milan Time again! Time for singles to mingle again! Register now at lowest price until July 31, 2014 Jain Milan 2014 www.jainmilan.org or www.jaina.org (Matrimonial) 9th Annual Jain Youth 3-day Matrimonial / Networking Convention Unique opportunity for 21 to 40+ to meet and find a life partner… in person! Venue: Jain Center of New Jersey 111...
Posted: 30.07.2014
By Dr. Satish K. Kapoor
Virchand Raghavji Gandhi (1864-1901) had many firsts to his credit. He was the first celebrated Jaina to have graduated with honours from Elphinstone College, Bombay (Mumbai) in 1880, the first authorized Jaina plenipotentiary to a global religious conclave in 1893, the first to win admirers and adherents to his faith outside India, and the first non-Hindu to defend Hinduism in America and Europe. He was much...
Posted: 23.07.2014
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee ​May & Jun​ 2014 Statistics: New User: ​876 Avg Visitor/Day : ​700 Avg Downloads/Day: ​213​ Books uploaded in May & Jun - 2014​ We have been able to add approx ​65 new books and articles in Ma​y​& ​Jun​ 2014 to our website. Here's the list of all the new books and articles uploaded: New Books in ​May & Jun 2014...
Posted: 08.06.2014
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Jai Jinendra, JAINA Convention 2015 will be held in Atlanta from July 2-5, 2015. Theme for our next JAINA Convention is " Jainism: World of Non-Violence ". We are reaching out to you to submit a logo which reflects this theme. Please submit your entry by June 22, 2014 to convention2015@jaina.org or click on link Submit your entry now! JAINA Convention Board...
Posted: 10.05.2014
 
JAINA Convention 2015 JAINA and Jain Society of Greater Atlanta (JSGA) are delighted to announce that the next biennial JAINA Convention in 2015 will be held in Atlanta, GA. JULY 2 – 5 (Thursday – Sunday), 2015 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 event: Ashok...
Posted: 25.04.2014
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee YJA-JAB (Jain Academic Bowl) Program Hats off to YJA-JAB team members for their very successful development and implementation of YJA-JAB online screen test and test program. Our youth team has not only developed the online test program but also created 200 multiple choice questions using the current JAB manual without any adult help...
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...

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