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As the summer approaches, we have a number of exciting events and opportunities!


Veerayatan Global Conference:
Key Agenda Items and One day registration
July 11, 2014 in New Jersey

150+ participants from 21-40+ yr olds will attend the event in New Jersey, on
Sept 19, 20, & 21, 2014

Call For Papers:
3rd Annual International Jain Conference
Oct 3 - 4, 2014

JAINA's first childrens book
Mahavira: The Compassionate Hero

Order your copy today!

JAINA Celebrates Sept 13, 2014 as Forgiveness Day:

“Forgiveness Begins With Forgiving Yourself “

The kindest and most compassionate thing you can do for yourself and others is to forgive yourself. Self-forgiveness is an important step to becoming a compassionate person.

We are often told that we should forgive others, the old saying  “forgive and forget” is thrown around constantly, so you make an effort to forgive those who you feel have wronged you in some way and you find it almost impossible to do. Why is that? It is possibly because you have not yet learned how to forgive yourself.

In terms of self-help a better saying to use would be “charity begins at home” or in this case charity begins with self. You cannot freely give to the world that which you do not give to yourself. Just as you cannot truly love someone without first loving yourself, you cannot forgive someone without forgiving yourself. 

Kshamapana Sutra and Meaning:

KHAAMEMI SAVVE JEEVA(I grant forgiveness to all living beings)
(May all living beings grant me forgiveness)
METTI ME SAVVE BHUYESU(My friendship is with all living beings)
VAIRAM MAJHAM NA KENAI(My enemy is totally non-existent)

Read more about the power of forgiveness.

 JAINA Convention 2015 Registration is now live!


The 18th Biennial JAINA Convention is being held from July 2nd to July 5th in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia International Convention Center and is located in College Park - a Southwest suburb of Atlanta. The Jain Society of Greater Atlanta, the 2015 JAINA Convention Board, and the JAINA Executive Committee look forward to welcoming you. In addition to Spiritual development, the Convention will also focus on health and well-being, social and ecological issues. Our goal is to provide a memorable experience for all age groups and showcase achievements of Jain community. 

To learn more go to:



It is with pleasure that we introduce to you "The JAINA Story." It spans JAINA's development, past, present, and future!

For over 30 years, JAINA has provided immeasurable support for the Jain community across North America. To support our continued efforts to the North American Jain community, we are in the planning stages of creating a physical JAINA office to better serve our community.

Please take a moment review our fundraising brochure and Donate Today!

You can also download a pdf here.

This brochure is designed to reintroduce JAINA to our current and former donors in a way that reaffirms JAINA's original convictions and also delineates JAINA's new and renewed capabilities and services.

It answers many basic questions that a donor might have, such as:

  • What is JAINA?
  • What does JAINA do?
  • What does JAINA offer?
  • What are JAINA’s committees, projects, and initiatives?
  • Why donate to JAINA?
  • How to donate to JAINA?

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10/10/2014 » 10/12/2014
JAINA EC, BOD, Project Meeting at Siddhachalam and NJ