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JAINA Newsletter: Celebrating Paryushan / Das Lakshan, JYEP, and more!
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We wish you sukh shata on auspicious occasion of Das Lakshan Parv. It is a time for introspection in journey towards purification of the soul.

The world will become a better place when one will learn the art to seek forgiveness. There are times, when we do or say things, which cause pain to our loving JAINA members. As we reach the completion of Paryushan Parv, we beg your forgiveness from the bottom of our hearts.

Michchami Dukkadam on behalf of JAINA Executive Committee and BOD.


Ashok Domadia
JAINA President

JAINA Celebrates Oct 3, 2015 as Forgiveness Day

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.

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Introduction in English
Part 1  Part 2

Explanation of Ritual in English

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3
Part 4  Part 5

 2 STUDENTS, 4 WEEKS IN INDIA -  Dec 18 to Jan 10, 2016

“…The most important learning for me was a sneak peek into the perspectives of people who have had drastically different experiences and upbringing than me as they have been brought up in a different culture altogether.”  - 2015 JITO Cohort Participant

The inaugural JYEP Program will take twelve Jain Youths (ages 18 - 25) from USA to India for approximately three weeks trip starting on December 18th 2015 and finishing on January 10, 2016.

The Jain Youth Exchange Program offers exposure to different cultures ranks as one of the most powerful ways to promote Indian culture and Jain way of life. The Jain Youth Exchange program intends to provide hundreds of young students with the opportunity to meet people from other countries and to experience new cultures, planting the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding. Read more

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To apply, click here: 

 You are cordially invited - Jan 24, 25, & 26 2016

We would like to cordially invite you to the 3rd Global Convention hosted by Veerayatan taking place on January 24th, 25th, and 26, 2016.  

It will be hosted in Rajbir, Bihar which was the the center point of the Magadh kingdom and had great historical importance to India.

It was where the undercurrents of Jainism, Buddhism and Vedic philosophy met. This land was touched by hundreds of enlightened souls. Bhagwan Mahaveer observed maximum (14) Chaturmas in Rajgir. Today however, Rajgir is one of the underprivileged and an underdeveloped area where the living and economic conditions of people are adverse.

"Veerayatan is an auspicious place of pilgrimage. It is a beautiful bouquet made of various fragrant flowers of true faith and true knowledge wherein colours of many sects have been added to attain supreme element. Veerayatan is not an institution constructed with bricks and stones but it is a living view and model, which shall be guiding the new offspring to tread on the way of Dharma. Veerayatan has been striving for spiritual, social and cultural development of the masses by presenting the corrective measures and practical actions in solving the suspicions in Dharma, Culture and other problems of universe."


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 YJP Raleigh joins JSCNC's Annual Camp 2015

When: Oct 3, 2015 (Sat) 8am -- Oct 4, 2015 (Sun) 6pm
Where: Camp Laphio, Umstead Park, Raleigh
Contact: Rupal Vora at or
Kamlesh Shah at (Phone: 919-481-2377) for any questions or concerns.

DEADLINE to REGISTER for this Camp is September 22nd. This will allow JSCNC Camp Committee sufficient time for planning.

This event combines the outdoor fun that involves camping, outdoor sleeping and eating (almost), hiking, games for adults and kids, and lots of jokes (good and bad!) until the middle of the night, along with an important aspect of the Jain Camp itself - a chance to hear distinguished scholar, Mrs. Tarlaben Doshi, pertaining to our Jain principles and practices multiple times throughout the event.

The atmosphere of the Camp itself lends to an environment conducive to help digest the vyakhyans. For those of you who are new or never attended, JSCNC hopes this has piqued your interest for this once-in-a-year exciting event. Visit the Facebook event for more information:

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