15th JAINA Convention 2009 : Ecology - The Jain Way

Posted: 16.03.2009
Updated on: 20.05.2009


Thursday to Sunday July 2-5 2009
Anahiem Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anahiem CA 92802, USA

General Convention Details

It is with great excitement we invite you to 15th Biennial JAINA Convention from Thursday, July 2nd to Sunday, July 5th, 2009. The Convention will be held in the city of Anaheim located in Sunny Southern California. The theme for the 2009 convention is "Ecology - The Jain Way" Attend to educate ourselves about how timeless principles of Jain Religion reflect Ecology that has become the focus of everything that we do today! Attending this convention will equip you with the necessary tools and resources to live a green life liberated from the himsak ways and charge you up to inspire others.


Program Overview

Eteemed Speakers & Leading Ecologists : To share their vision and practice of ecology

  • Dr. James O'Toole (Prof. of Business Ethics at Univ. of Denver and author of various books),
  • Christopher Chapple ( author of "Ecological Perspectives in Jainism"), and
  • Guruji Chitrabhanuji, Acharya Chandanaji,
  • Dr. Rakeshbhai Jhaveri, Dr. Deepak Jain and many others


Program featured at the Convention :


Jaina Education Committee :

  • Christopher Key Chapple of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles is working with JAINA Education Committee and other scholars on the book "Ecological Perspectives in Jainism" wii be inagurated at JAINA Convention.

2007 Jaina Convention :

  • 2007 Jaina Convention seminar on Jain DIASPORA held under the Chairmanship of Late Sri L M Singhavi was a major new JAINA initiative towards the Global Jain Unity. On July 2nd leaders of Jain communities of various countries will once again meet and discuss issues common to us all and finding avenue of cooperation.

Jaina Art Exhibition :

  • A major Jain art exhibition by artists from India and North American Jain artists will be presented that will later travel to other Jain Centers in USA and Canada.

Speakers for Youth Groups:

  • There will be seperate speakers for different Youth Age Groups - first time in JAINA! The theme will be explained & way of life around Ecology will be addressed by the speakers along with other aspects of Jain Religion. There will also be an opportunity for friendship & relationship building for appropriate age groups.

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