Posted: 06.02.2016
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Jai Jinendra! Under the guidance of Samani Satya Pragyaji & Samani Rohini Pragyaji.we will be conducting the next Pakshik Pratikaman on FEB 7TH SUNDAY @ 5:30PM VENUE - JVBNA CENTER ISILIN NJ -- Sincerely, JVBNA Team
Posted: 23.01.2016
 
Jai Jinendra! Due to implending snow storm, Pakshik Pratikaman which is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday January 23rd at JVBNJ center is cancelled. However we urge you to keep the momentum on and do Pratikaman at your respective house. -- Sincerely, JVBNA Team
Posted: 22.01.2016
 
JVBNA Youth Forum (JYF) Dear Parents: Please note that the first class of the year is on Friday, 22nd at 7pm. This class will have following four segments. 7:00 Jain Prayers 7:30 Samanijis lecture on Preksha Dhyaan - Why and How 8:00 Shravak led activity on Inner Peace 8:30-9pm Preksha Prayog - Pranayam Please bring your child(ren) on time, and you are welcomed to stay during the first segment of the program...
Posted: 15.01.2016
 
JVBNA Youth Forum (JYF) Dear Friends, As you all may know, JVBNA has started a Youth Forum to help share guidance from Samanijis on Jain values and practices as well as to provide a platform for the youth (teenagers) to engage with them on relevant topics. The forum runs once a month on Friday and is structured as a 2 hr session consisting of prayer, lecture from samaniji, shravak-led activity, and ending with...
Posted: 09.01.2016
 
Acharya Mahashraman 2016 New Years Message: From Acharya Tulsi Main hoon - main hai, bhed par, jab jata hai dhyan, sambhav banati hai tabhi, atma ki pahachan When we pay attention to the difference between "I am" and "I is", only then it can be possible to recognize the self. The Heartiness of Anekanta Mutual Connection Co-existence of Opposite Pairs It is in the nature of objects to find opposite pairs within...
Posted: 09.01.2016
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Jai Jinendra! Wish you all a very Happy New Year. Under the guidance of Samani Satya Pragyaji & Samani Rohini Pragyaji.we will be conducting the next Pakshik Pratikaman on 9th January Saturday AT 5.00PM VENUE - JVBNA CENTER -- Sincerely, JVBNA Team
Posted: 30.12.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Under the auspicious guidance of Samani Satya Pragyaji & Samani Rohini Pragyaji Please join us to celebrate New Year 2016 with Samanijis' Pravachan, New Year Jaap, Annual General Meeting & Executive Committee Oath Ceremony Friday, Jan 1, 2016 4 PM - 5 PM - Snacks 5 PM - 7 PM - Program VFW Hall 155 Front Street, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Posted: 25.12.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Jai Jinendra! Wish you all a very Happy Holidays Under the guidance of Samani Satya Pragyaji & Samani Rohini Pragyaji.we will be conducting the next Pakshik Pratikaman on 25th December Friday AT 7:30PM VENUE - JVBNA CENTER -- Sincerely, JVBNA Team
Posted: 19.12.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Under the auspicioius guidance of Samanijis, Jain Vishwa Bharati, New Jersey announces the launch of Online Classroom , a structured platform to refine the knowledge of Jainism, its philosophy and principles. Jainism 101 will be conducted by Samani Dr. Satya Pragyaji and Samani Dr. Rohini Pragyaji , disciples of Acharyashri Mahashraman. Samani Satya Pragyaji holds a PhD...
Posted: 16.12.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Jai Jinendra! It is a pleasure to let you know that with Acharya Shri blessings and with the tireless efforts of the property acquisition committee, the building at 155 front street in south plain field, NJ has been acquired by JVBNA. The closing was completed earlier today. We have organized a brief Griha-pravesh (entrance ceremony) by Respected Samani jis on wednesday...
Posted: 14.12.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Jai Jinendra! We would like to invite all teenagers to be a part of the JVBNA Youth Forum. This forum will provide the youth with a platform to actively participate, to recognize their potential and strength, to be most effective in the area that matter to them the most, thereby bringing a profound and lasting difference in their lives. Third session of the Youth Forum...
Posted: 08.12.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Jai Jinendra! Under the guidance of Samani Satya Pragyaji & Samani Rohini Pragyaji.we will be conducting the next Pakshik Pratikaman on DECEMBER 10TH THURSDAY AT 7:30PM. As you may know, we also have Swadhya Sessions on Thursdays. Therefore we will have a joint session Pakshik Pratikaman, followed by regular Swadhya session from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. VENUE - JVBNA CENTER...
Posted: 25.11.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Jai Jinendra!Wish you all a very Happy Holidays Under the guidance of Samani Satya Pragyaji & Samani Rohini Pragyaji.we will be conducting the next Pakshik Pratikaman on 25th November Wednesday AT 7:30PM VENUE - JVBNA CENTER -- Sincerely, JVBNA Team
Posted: 18.11.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Please join us for 8-DAY WEEKEND GYATA DHARMA KATHA AGAM SWADHYAY with Samani Satya Pragyaji & Samani Rohini Pragyaji Dates- Sat & Sun, Nov 21, 22, Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 Time - 10 AM - 12:30 PM Venue - JVBNA Center - 151 Middlesex Ave, Iselin, NJ Advance Registration is required. Registration Fee - $50 Register
Posted: 12.11.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Jai Jinendra! Wish you all a very Happy Diwali! Please join us for Gujarati New Year Manglik & Prayer under the auspicious guidance of Samani Satya Pragya ji & Samani Rohini Pragya ji. Date - Thursday, Nov 12 Time - 10-11 AM Venue - JVBNA Center Sincerely, JVBNA Team
Posted: 12.11.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Please join us for a General Body Meeting In the auspicious presence of Samani Satya Pragya ji & Samani Rohini Pragya ji Saturday, Nov 21 3PM - 5 PM VFW Hall (Proposed New JVBNA Center) 155 Front Street, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 As we get very close to acquiring the above mentioned property as our new center, it becomes extremely important that we put our brains and...
Posted: 12.11.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Jai Jinendra! We would like to invite all teenagers to be a part of the JVBNA Youth Forum. This forum will provide the youth with a platform to actively participate, to recognize their potential and strength, to be most effective in the area that matter to them the most, thereby bringing a profound and lasting difference in their lives. Second session of the Youth Forum...
Posted: 10.11.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya DIWALI MILAN ACHARYA TULSI JANMA JAYANTI, JVBI RAJAT JAYANTI Under the auspicious guidance of Samani Satya Pragya ji Samani Rohini Pragya ji PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Naanam Payaasayaram Knowledge is Light (A Skit by JVBNA Gyanshala) *** Aarhati Golakam Pratispardha (Jain Cricket Quiz) If you would like to be a contestant, please send in your name and contact details to...
Posted: 09.11.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Jai Jinendra! Wish you all a very Happy Dhanteras and Happy Diwali. On this auspicious day we have 2 events scheduled: Under the guidance of Samani Satya Pragya ji & Samani Rohini Pragya ji Diwali jaap on 11th November Wednesday FROM 10AM TO 11 AM Pakshik Pratikaman on 11th November Wednesday AT 7:30PM VENUE - JVBNA CENTER Sincerely JVBNA Team
Posted: 07.11.2015
 
Mool srota hai dharma ka Atma ki pehchaan Eke saadhe sab sadhe Yahi param vigyan The main source of religion is to identify soul. One who knows the soul knows everything of the world. This is the ultimate knowledge. Verses from "Secrets of Spirituality" by Acharya Tulsi The Rule of Anekant Anekant has one rule - co-existence of opposites. Not only is existence in pairs, they have to be opposing pairs. In the...
Posted: 07.11.2015
 
Atma ki anubhuti mein, Badhak ek vikar, Ghatak ubhay uske prakhar, Ahankar, mamkar. The main obstruction element in the recognition of soul is malice. There are two strong causes for the origin of malice - egoism and self conceit. Verses from "Secrets of Spirituality" by Acharya Tulsi The Heartiness of Anekanta In life, many problems arise. Their solutions can be found only in Anekanta. If our view is anekantic...
Posted: 28.10.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Please join us for CONFLICT RESOLUTION A Workshop With Dr. Samani Satya Pragya ji & Dr. Samani Rohini Pragya ji (Visiting Faculty from Jain Vishwa Bharati University, Ladnun, India) Date - Saturday, October 31 Time - 10AM - 12NOON Venue - JVBNA Center 151 Middlesex Avenue, Iselin, NJ 08830 RSVP by October 30
Posted: 28.10.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Please join us for 8-DAY WEEKEND GYATA DHARMA KATHA AGAM SWADHYAY with Samani Satya Pragya ji & Samani Rohini Pragya ji Dates - Sat & Sun, Nov 21, 22, Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 Time - 10 AM - 12:30 PM Venue - JVBNA Center - 151 Middlesex Ave, Iselin, NJ Advance Registration is required. Registration Fee - $50 Register
Posted: 26.10.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Jai Jinendra! Under the guidance of Samani Satya Pragya ji & Samani Rohini Pragya ji, we will have Pakshik Pratikaman Tomorrow OCTOBER 27TH TUESDAY AT 7:30PM in JVBNA Center. Sincerely, JVBNA Team
Posted: 21.10.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Jai Jinendra! We would like to invite all teenagers to be a part of the JVBNA Youth Forum. This forum will provide the youth with a platform to actively participate, to recognize their potential and strength, to be most effective in the area that matter to them the most, thereby bringing a profound and lasting difference in their lives. An exploratory session of the...
Posted: 15.10.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya DIWALI MILAN Under the auspicious guidance of Samani Satya Pragyaji Samani Rohini Pragyaji Saturday, November 14 Early Dinner - 4 PM - 5 PM Program - 5 PM - 8 PM Six Mile Run Church 3037 State Rte. 27, Franklin Park, NJ 08823
Posted: 13.10.2015
 
Samani Satya Pragya Samani Rohini Pragya Please join us for UNDERSTANDING SANTHARA A Workshop With Dr. Samani Satya Pragya ji & Dr. Samani Rohini Pragya ji (Visiting Faculty from Jain Vishwa Bharati University, Ladnun, India) Date - Sunday, October 18 Time - 4PM - 6PM Venue - JCNJ Temple Classroom 111 Cedar Grove Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873 RSVP by October 16
Posted: 12.10.2015
 
JAI JINENDRA EVERYONE We are happy to inform you that under the guidance of Samani Satya Pragyaji & Samani Rohini Pragyaji, all JVBNA regular sessions will resume starting tomorrow - Monday, Oct 12, as listed below Pakshik Pratikaman - Every Pakkhi (Every 15 days) Next Date - Monday, October 12th - 6:30pm at JVBNA center Tuesday evening Preksha Meditation - 7:30-8:30 PM - JVBNA Center Thursday evening Swadhyay...
Posted: 08.10.2015
 
THE ART OF ASSURING A PRIVILEGED LIFE IN THE NEXT BIRTH People who believe in reincarnation desire Sadgati (the fortunate life) in their next life. Those who do not accept the idea of rebirth aspire for a better life in heaven or wherever they believe they will go after death.The prelude for a better next life is explained in the Jain scripture Dasavaikalika: "Tavo-guna-pahanassa, ujjumai...
Posted: 28.09.2015
 
Samani Bhavit Pragya Samani Sangh Pragya Under Samanijis guida JVBNA Gyanshala for Children 5 to 14 years 2015 - 16 session begins Oct 4, 2015 Twice every month - Sundays - 3:30pm to 6:00pm Franklin Temple 111 Cedar Grove Ln, Somerset, NJ 08873 Prayer, Jain Philosophy, Hindi, Yoga & Meditation Register by September 30, 2015 Click here to download registration form For more info - gyanshala@jvbnj.org
Posted: 24.09.2015
 
Samani Bhavit Pragya Samani Sangh Pragya Under the auspicious guidance of Samani Bhavit Pragya ji & Samani Sangh Pragya ji JVBNA invites you to celebrate Kshamapana Diwas and Bhikshu Jaap On Saturday, October 3rd 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Snacks 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Program at VFW - 155 Front Street, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 RSVP by September 30th 2015
Posted: 23.09.2015
 
Samani Bhavit Pragya Samani Sangh Pragya Jai Jinendra All Michami Dukkadam! As you would agree with us, we all had a wonderful Paryushan. Few volunteers recommend that we continue this pratikaman regularly, therefore we are planning to meet every other week. We​ would be starting Pakshik Pratikaman at the center starting this Sunday, Sep 27. It will be held every 14/15 days in the evening. And we would...
Posted: 17.09.2015
 
Samani Bhavit Pragya Samani Sangh Pragya Samvatsarik Pratikraman & Pravachan Under the auspicious guidance of Samani Bhavit Pragya ji & Samani Sangh Pragya ji Thursday, Sep 17 - 7PM to 9PM Venue - VFW - 155 Front Street, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 For more information, please call (732-404-1430) or email ( info@jvbnj.org ).
Posted: 10.09.2015
 
Jai Jinendra All, We hope you had a wonderful start to Paryushan Mahaparva and are looking forward to this evening’s Pratikraman and Pravachan sessions. Here’s some information that might be useful to you: Paryushan Parking - Please pay attention to the following parking instructions as parking spaces are limited. In the facility (VFW), we have limited parking spots available to us. Please do not park on...
Posted: 09.09.2015
 
Paryushan Parva Under the auspicious guidance of Samani Bhavit Pragyaji & Samani Sangh Pragya ji Date – Sep 10 -17 Time – Sep 10 -16 - 7:30PM to 9:15PM, Sep 17 (Samvatsari) - 7PM to 9PM Venue - VFW - 155 Front Street, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 Program - Pratikraman followed by Pravachan. Parallel sessions for children. Evening Pravachan Topics: Thu, Sep 10 - Samyam Goyam Maa Pamayae - Conquer sloth with...
Posted: 05.09.2015
 
THE ART OF DYING Bhagwan Mahavira placed as much emphasis on the art of dying as of living. Every living creature has to go through the cycle of life and death. Mahavira pointed out that humans have a unique opportunity to transform this routine into an enlightened process. He preached the importance and benefits of living with restraint and dying in peace. Death frightens every human being. Although death is...
Posted: 04.08.2015
 
THE ART OF ENJOYING OLD AGE JVBNA Participates in Jaina Convention 2015 Welcome Back Samanijis Upcoming Events Regular Sessions THE ART OF ENJOYING OLD AGE Old age should not be feared as painful but viewed as a reward. It is a bouquet of expression, a blessing of solitude, a time for relaxation, and a prospect of a new dawn of bliss. It is not a period of loneliness or the sad final chapter but a new sunrise...
Posted: 30.07.2015
 
Jain Jinendra, As most of you may already know, we have lost one of the greatest Indian scientist, statesman and most accomplished leaders. In this regards, Homage to Former President of India Dr. Abdul Kalaam, who passed away earlier this week will be hosted in JVBNA center. The program will be held this Saturday, Aug 1, during our prayer, meditation, and swadhyay session from 10AM - 11:30AM...
Posted: 06.07.2015
 
THE ART OF THINKING Human beings are constantly involved in one activity or another. The Gita says, "Nahi dehabhrita shakyam tyaktum Karmanyasheshatah". "A creature with a physical body cannot remain idle." There are two types of activities: physical and mental. While physical activities are not feasible without periodic rest, mental activities, for the most part, do not cease. The mind is active all the time...
Posted: 04.06.2015
 
Art of Tolerance Both Tolerance and intolerance are inherent in all three forms of yoga (action), physical, mental, and vocal. Tolerance mends broken relationships, fosters affections, and cultivates respect, while intolerance does the opposite. Tolerance is a human virtue essential for creating and sustaining a harmonious society. It is also necessary for one's well being and for maintaining a happy stress...
Posted: 29.05.2015
 
Jai Jinendra, Join us for Annual Spiritual Family Camp to be held 12th June - 6:00 PM to 14th June, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Poconos, PA. The theme of the camp is: UNDERSTANDING JOY AND SORROW Based on the book by Acharyashri Mahapragya With the blessings of Acharyashri Mahashraman, the camp will be led by four distinguished Samanijis from JVB. In his book Understanding Joy and Sorrow, Acharyashri Mahapragya links the...
Posted: 29.05.2015
 
Samani Bhavit Pragya Samani Sangha Pragya Dear All, We are very happy to let you know that there will be a parallel adult meditation and swadhyay session at Gyanshala on Sunday, May 31, with Samani Vikas Pragyaji and Samani Ratna Pragyaji. The details are as follows - Date - Sunday, May 31 Time - 4PM - 6 PM Venue - Gyanshala at Franklin Temple - 111 Cedar Grove Lane, Franklin, NJ Topic for Swadhyay - 'Look at...
Posted: 08.05.2015
 
Art of Speaking Mind body and speech are intertwined, and together form the driving force of life. Speech, the foundation of human relationships and social interaction, has been a boon to civilization. Animals cannot speak, and therefore any grouping of them (like cattle) is not deemed a society. Speech reveals and expresses intent. It is the fundamental means for communications between individuals. Although...
Posted: 29.04.2015
 
JVBNA celebrates ‘Path of Ahimsa - Akshay Tritiya’ under the guidance of Samani Shukla Pragya ji & Samani Unnata Pragya ji Date Saturday, 2 May 2015 Time 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Lunch 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Program Venue Six Mile Run Church, 3037 State Route 27, Franklin Park, NJ 08823 Program Highlights Samanijis’ Pravachan Bhajan Competition Singers (Ages 12 & Up) Please email your names to info@jvbnj.org by...
Posted: 26.04.2015
 
The Jain Studies Program at FIU welcomes you to the inauguration of the Online Lecture Series on Jain Texts This program is launched to enrich textual studies in Jainism and nurture the study of ancient languages like Sanskrit, Prakrit, Apabraṃsa and other Indic languages. This will promote, rejuvenate and invigorate scholarship and research on primary sources. Scholars will present their research on a chosen...
Posted: 06.04.2015
 
Samani Bhavit Pragya Samani Sangha Pragya The Art of Eating Food is essential to sustain physical existence. Everyone eats but not many comprehend the right way to eat.There are three important aspects to proper eating: Controlled and restrained food intake Wholesome and nutritious diet Food obtained by honest and socially acceptable mean Controlled Diet and Restrained Food Intake: The type and amount of food...
Posted: 13.03.2015
 
Flyer: Under the auspicious guidance of Samani Shukla Pragya ji & Samani Unnata Pragya ji (visiting from FIU, Miami) Come celebrate with us this religious social event Holi Milan - 14th March, 2015 6.00 PM - 7.00 PM - Sadharmik Vatsalya (Dinner) 7.15 PM - 9.45 PM - Cultural Events RSVP by March 10 Highlights: - Cultural Program - Samanijis' Pravachan - Sadharmik Vatsalya Address: Six Mile Run Church,...
Posted: 12.03.2015
 
Art of Sleeping: Just as the sun and moon rise and set every day we must alternate activity and rest. The physical body is impacted by the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. Balancing sleep and wakefulness is crucial to imparting balance to life. Generally speaking, the duration of sleep is determined by body’s condition. Newborns and infants tend to sleep sweetly and soundly, most of the day and night...
Posted: 02.03.2015
 
Flyer: Please join us for www.well-being.call A workshop with Samani Shukla Pragyaji & Samani Unnata Pragyaji (Visiting from FIU, Miami) "Let us listen to the call of dawn that paves the way to enhance, empower, and enlighten our well-being." Date - Sunday, March 8 Time - 3:30PM-6PM Venue - JCNJ Temple Auditorium - 111 Cedar Grove Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873 RSVP by March 6 Copyright © 2015 Jain Vishwa...
Posted: 06.02.2015
 
The Art of Sitting Sitting properly is an art. Different situations call for different protocols of sitting. Sitting in meditation in an assembly during a religious discourse or in the presence of elders demands a certain decorum. Assuming the appropriate sitting posture before an audience involves etiquette and respect. Sitting becomes an art for those who are sensitive to the occasion. When you adopt the...

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