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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE


Jai Jinendra!

All Jain Centers celebrated Paryushan and Das Lakshan Parva with much enthusiasm. I request you to please ask your Jain Center President/Director to share how your Jain Center celebrated the auspicious Jain festival along with few photos at jainahq@jaina.org to publish it in JAINA weekly newsletter.

Young Jains of America (YJA) & Young Jains United Kingdom (YJUK) co-hosted a “Vegan For A Day” charity collaboration campaign on September 5th.

Please send details of celebration of Paryushan & Das Lakshana Parva at your respective centers at jainahq@jaina.org so we can recognize you. Tapasvis with 15 or more Upavaas are requested to please send their photo.

Warm Regards,
Gunvant Shah
JAINA President
10-06-2018

QUOTE


Greed even for a piece of straw, not to speak of precious things, produces sin. A greedless person, even if he wears a crown, cannot commit sin.


- Bhagwan Mahavir


QUIZ TIME


Q 1: What is Kaya Kalesha Tapa (Austerity)?

Q 2: What is Samlinata Kayaklesh Tapa (Austerity)?

JAIN MILAN 2018


The wait is almost over! Jain Milan 2018 will take place in Orlando, Florida from October 26th – 28th 2018. You do not want to miss this event, please signup today at http://www.jainmilan.us Special pricing in effect for few more days only.

Jain Milan is an opportunity for Jain youths above the age of 21+ from across North America (USA & Canada) to meet in person to help facilitate networking and find a life partner in a fun and interactive environment. In the past, Jain Milan sessions facilitated the interactions through Ice-Breakers, Interactive Sessions, Speed Dating, Mixers, Meet & Greet Events, Relationship Workshops, Social Lounge, River Cruise, Raas-Garba & evening offsite events.

Jain Milan has evolved and incorporated a lot of feedback and recommendations received from members. This will be the first Jain Milan where we are going to have events, activities, and entertainment that is in line with what single people face today as they search for their life partner. We will have structured activities and also events that are in a casual and relaxed environment catered towards the modern dating, meeting & networking scene. This event is designed to help facilitate you in finding a life partner in the modern era.

Please share the flyer and link on your social media as well. We have a WhatsApp chat group, online profile site, Facebook group and #JM2018. Please visit http://www.jainmilan.us for more details and invite your single friends and family members.


JAIN CENTERS NEWS


Jain Society of Houston



Paryushan and Das Lakshan Parva were celebrated with great enthusiasm and great devotion at Jain Society of Houston (JSOH), Texas. They invited Dr. Tej Shahebji, a great scholar and speaker from India, for Paryushan. Great number of members attended his lectures every morning and evening. He also conducted Navkar Mantra Jaap one day and other day he guided Bhakti Jaap of Gautam Swami. JSOH celebrated Das Lakshan Parva with Abhisheks, Pujas, special programs on Self Confidence & Positive Thinking and Das Lakshan Professional & Spiritual workshop. After Paryushan and Das Lakshan, Houston Sangh celebrated Tapasvi Bahman, Swamivatsalya and Bhavna Utsav with great spirit.



Jain Center of Kansas City


Jain Center of Kansas City (KCJS), which is a part of the Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre of Kansas City, has been blessed with about 40+ Jain families. Kansas City Jain Sangh celebrated Mahavir Janma Kalyanak on 9th September. Center members participated in daily pratikaman, kids recited sutras during the daily pratikaman. This year KCJS has witnessed phenomenal Tapascharya in the sangh, which is a moment of pride for the sangh. Tapasvi’s from the community have exemplified a unique source of inspiration to the entire Sangh.



Jain Center of Central Ohio


Jain Center of Central Ohio (JCCO) had the speaker, Shri Pandit Hiteshbhai Doshi from India, who delivered Holy Kalpasutra related lectures two times a day and meditation sessions. JCCO members were the quiet enthusiast and performed every day pooja, Abhishek and pratikraman. Hiteshbhai systematically explained ten virtues of Das Lakhasana dharma too. Many members of the center did 8-9 days Upvash. After Paryushana activities JCCO members will visit Detroit and Cleveland temple as part of out-rich activities (Chaityaparipati).

ANUMODNA






Shilpa Shah
30 Upvas
JSHV



Alpesh Shah
Shri Ashtapad Trirth Tap
JCNJ



Pearl Alpesh Shah
Shri Shatrunjay Tap
JCNJ

Manisha Alpesh Shah
Shri Shatrunjay Tap
JCNJ

Vaishali Jagani
16 Upvas
JSH

Rushabh Manoj Shah
Siddhi Tap
JSOT
Niketaben Sanjaykumar Shah
21 Upvas
JSOT
Nita Anand Kamdar
16 Upvas
JSOT
Krunal Jain
11 Upvas
JSOT
Sudarshana Ajitkumar Shah
11 Upvas
JSH
Neil Gandhi
11 Upvas
JSOT
Kailasben A Shah
9 Upvas
JSOT
Aesha Nilesh Shah
9 Upvas
JSH
Amit Arvindbhai Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Anand Parikh
8 Upvas
JSH
Anil Prataprai Khemani
8 Upvas
JSOT
Anushi Nikunj Doshi
8 Upvas
JSOT
Beenal Bhupendrakumar Shah
8 Upvas
JSH
Bhavsar Vinod chandra
8 Upvas
JSOT
Bijal Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Brij Kishor Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Chintan Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Dimple Manish Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Dipen Bhavesh Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Dipesh Lalitbhai Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Dishant Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Divya Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Diya Nimitt Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Gautam Bharat Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Harmin Panka Vira
8 Upvas
JSOT
Hemanshu Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Hitesh Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Hitesh Suresh Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Jalma Viren Sheth
8 Upvas
JSOT
Jigisha Shah
8 Upvas
JSH
Jigisha Zaveri
8 Upvas
JSH
Jignesh Jagdish Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Kantilal Nisar
8 Upvas
JSH
Khushbu Vishal
8 Upvas
JSOT
Krupa Minesh Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Manish Arvind Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Mayuri Rupeshbhai Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Mehul Bharwada
8 Upvas
JSOT
Miken Jayeshbhai Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Narendra Damji Hirji Keniya
8 Upvas
JSOT
Neepa Umesh Jhaveri
8 Upvas
JSH
Neha Umang Seth
8 Upvas
JSH
Niki Mehta
8 Upvas
JSOT
Nikita Kirti Shah
8 Upvas
JSH
Nirbhai Khushibhai Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Nupur Pratik Shah
8 Upvas
JSH
Parin Jagat Shah
8 Upvas
JSH
Parul Sutaria
8 Upvas
JSOT
Pushpaben Hiralal Patel
8 Upvas
JSOT
Rajul Rajiv Ghelani
8 Upvas
JSOT
Reema Rajesh Agarwal
8 Upvas
JSOT
Sadhana Vasant Sheth
8 Upvas
JSOT
Safali Sanjay Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Sandip Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Sejal Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Safali Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Sunil Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Sushila Parikh
8 Upvas
JSOT
Tejas shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Vaishakhi Jayesh Doshi
8 Upvas
JSOT
Veer Manoj Sheth
8 Upvas
JSOT
Vipul Keniya
8 Upvas
JSOT
Vishal shah
8 Upvas
JSOT
Vishal Surendra Shah
8 Upvas
JSOT

YOUTH



Tanvi Sanjay Barai
8 Upvas
JCH
Manushi Nirman Shah
8 Upvas
JCH
Jessica Hitesh Shah
8 Upvas
JCH
Riya Sameer Mehta
8 Upvas
JCH

YJA UPDATE


2018 YJA Convention

Want to relive the 2018 YJA Convention experience from 3 months ago? All the Convention videos are now available online at convention.yja.org/videos. Here are a few of the highlights:

Opening Ceremonies | Talent Show | 2018 Keynote by Nikita T. Mitchell | Jain Academic Bowl (JAB) Competition Finals | 2018 JNF Keynote by Ashwani Jain | Jains in Action (JIA) Competition Finals

YJA & YJUK - Vegan for a Day Campaign

Young Jains of America (YJA) & Young Jains United Kingdom (YJUK) co-hosted a “Vegan For A Day” charity collaboration campaign on September 5th! For each person that went vegan for a day, YJA donated $3 to First Book. We were able to contribute $442 to help with access to quality education and providing new books and other essentials to programs and schools serving children from low-income families. Learn more by visiting their website (firstbook.org).

YJA Young Minds

Our Paryushan and Das Lakshan 2018 Young Minds issue is out! Read the issue here: bit.ly/ympdl18 or download the PDF from our website: yja.org/youngminds.

This issue is about Paryushan and Das Lakshan—how to prepare, celebrate, and learn from two of our most important holidays. In this issue, you’ll find reflections on young Jains’ experiences with Paryushan and Das Lakshan; interviews with an animal shelter, a tech entrepreneur, World Beyond War, and the CEO of Bikanta; a tour through mandirs across the world; advice on “uniting the body and mind” from Convention speaker Bhavisha Shroff; recipes; interfaith resources; and conversations with 38 young Jains from across the world. Happy reading!

YJA Pathshala

We fast on #Paryushan and #DasLakshan, but do you know about the many other holidays celebrated in Jainism? Ever heard that someone is fasting or following a more Jain diet in observance of a tithi, but didn’t know what they were talking about? See the latest YJA Pathshala lesson for more info about Jain Holidays and Tithis - what we celebrate, why, and how you can participate if you’re interested - at yja.org/pathshala!


QUIZ TIME


A 1: In Kayaklesh Tapa one makes the body suffer by yoga or staying in one position for a longer time.

A 2: In Pratisanlinata Tapa one controls all senses to stop pleasant and unpleasant temptations, also controls lying, distorting the truth, and sensual talks.

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