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Jain Study Center of North Carolina and Jaina Education Committee jointly held a 3 day workshop for learning the “Fundamentals of Jainism and how to apply Jain principles in daily life” in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 6-8, 2017.

Forty eight (48) people from 13 different states and majority below 50 years of age and born/raised in US attended this workshop.

Simple Vegan food was served all throughout the Workshop in Recyclable Paper products.

The workshop was moderated and presented by Pravin K Shah, chairperson of JAINA Education Committee.

The topics included were Fundamental concepts of Jainism, Four Anuyogs and their limitations, Six Dravyas, Nine Tattvas, Karma Philosophy Five Samvays and the concept of Anekantwad, Holistic Spirituality, which includes Ahimsa, Compassion, Health, Environment, and Spirituality. A detailed explanation on “How one can live a life with minimum violence” was provided. A brief overview of Jain Agam scriptures was also included during this workshop.

Diversity of World Religious Expressions covering a brief overview of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism and a brief comparison between Western (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) and Eastern Religions were discussed.

The workshop presentation (ppt) files can be downloaded from the following link. The link also contains pre-requisite reading material files, which you can also download.$workshop/.index.php

Jain Study Center of North Carolina Paryushan Puja on the first and last days, Bhavana and finally Samvatsari. They had great Puja and Bhavna with singers and musicians. Here are some photos.

JSCNC also organized a volunteering event at the Durham Food Bank last month. Below are some photos from the event.

Jain Study Center of North Carolina celebrated Mahavir Janma Kalyanak at the HSNC Cultural Hall on Sunday April 30. With a record turnout of about 450 people, and an active participation in puja and the program, the event was regarded as a success. The army of volunteers, the many sponsors, and the calibre of children, youth and adult performances underscored their hard work and dedication put behind this event.

The Jain Study Center of North Carolina was established in September 1979. Its main purpose is to study and understand Jainism, Jain philosophy, rituals and literature to educate children.


Our center participates in Adopt-A-Highway cleanup twice a year. The statewide Adopt-A-Highway program was established in 1988 and is a joint effort between community volunteers and NC \ Department of Transportation to keep our roads clean. JSCNC adopted a stretch of Highway 54 in Cary between Morrisville Parkway and Airport Boulevard.

Anand Shah
(919) 678-9475 President
Neha Mehta 919-233-8837 Vice President
Anand Shah 919-678-9475 Secretary
Heena Mehta 919-967-6270 Food Coordinator
Rita Lodaya 919-240-5564 Youth Coordinator
Sejal Shah 919-845-9593 Youth Coordinator
Harshad Shah 919-341-8894 Hindu Center Liaison
Center President & JAINA Director
Center President

Anand Shah
JAINA Director

Anand Shah
JAINA Director

Purvin Shah
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Jain Study Center of North Carolina
509 Carriage Woods Circle
Raleigh, NC 27607
Tel: 919-859-4994

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