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Posted: 17.01.2017



Samani Pratibha Pragya

Samani Unnata Pragya

Jain Vishva Bharati London

Om Arham 


Please see details of Jain Speakers at Southbank facilitated by Young Jains on Sunday 22 January 2017 in which Respected Samanijis Pratibha Pragyaji and Unnata Pragyaji are keynote speakers. 


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Jain speakers at Southbank festival, facilitated by Young Jains

The Southbank Centre in London has organised a festival in 2017 called Belief and Beyond Belief. Young Jains is working with the Southbank Centre to lead and co-ordinate the involvement of the Jain community into this series of events to bring further awareness of Jain dharma and culture to the UK and potential seekers. 

There are two exciting talks that we would like to tell you about at this stage. 

Date: Sunday 22nd January 2017
Venue: Southbank Centre
Time: 2.30 - 3.30pm
Title of talk: Bites
A series of short talks will include Samani Pratibha Pragyaji on her personal journey of becoming a Jain nun and her spiritual journey, alongside a range of speakers. She is an ordained nun in Terapanth Jains for 27 years and finishing her PhD in Jainism.

Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm 
Title of talk: "What if God was a woman?"
 Debate whether the case of women in religion has progressed from ancient to present times. Samani Unnat Pragyaji will be joining the debate sharing the Jain perspective. She is an ordained nun for 13 years and pursuing her PhD in Jainism.

There are lots of other events over the weekend. If you are interested in attending and supporting, please find further event details at this link: https:// www.southbankcentre.co.uk/ whats-on/ 119268-search-meaning-life- weekend-pass-2017

Watch this space for further events supported by Young Jains for this festival.


Date: Every Sunday from 15th January to 19th March 2017
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am 
Venue: Gym, Canons High School, HA8 6AN

Have you set your New Year's Resolution? Is it to be more active? Well, yoga is definitely for you then! An experienced teacher goes through postures (Asanas), breathing exercises (Pranayama) and relaxation. Suitable for all ranges. Prior registration is required to attend. Register with mihir(at)youngjains.org.uk.


International Summer School for Jain Studies 2017 

Applications for the International Summer School for Jain Studies 2017 now open. The application deadline is February 28th 2017.

The International Summer School for Jain Studies (ISSJS) is a 4-6 week academic course based in India providing a solid grounding in Jain history, philosophy and sociology.   Open to students, scholars, teachers and anyone else with a serious interest in Jainism, the course is taught by leading academics in India and Europe.  The three, four  and six week long, stand alone and separate intensive courses in ISSJS 2017 will entail morning lectures, afternoon field trips and visits to some schools. The course also involves opportunities to meet ascetics from both the Swetambar and Digambar traditions, and is split between Delhi, Jaipur and Varanasi and other Indian cities. It is an experiential and India based program and makes India a classroom for the study of ahimsa /nonviolence, Jain, history culture and philosophy. 

To find out more about the course or apply, visit: www.isjs.in

Young Jains are sponsoring up to two places on this Summer School. Please contact Anuja on anuja(at)youngjains.org.uk for more information.

Young Jains Magazine

If you are interested or would like more information about this great opportunity to work with the Young Jains magazine team, please contact magazine(at)youngjains.org.uk.

Young Jains Students Network

Young Jains is reaching out to the Jain student population across the UK. If you are a student (either at university or going to attend university shortly)  and would like to meet other like minded students in a fun and sociable environment - we would like to hear from you! 

To be part of the Young Jains Students Network please e-mail  students@youngjains.org.uk. We would also welcome any ideas for events that you may have and support you in executing them. 

If you know any students who may be interested in being part of the Young Jains Students Network - feel free to forward this e-mail on to them.


External Events

Shishukunj Dance-a-thon: 12th February 2017

Get fit, have fun and dance like you have never danced before at our Dance-a-thon to raise money for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice and Shishukunj London!  It will be taking place on Sunday 12th February at London Academy in Edgware.

We invite you, your family and your friends to take on the challenge of dancing for 2 hours (5-13 year olds) or 5 hours (14 years old +) whilst taking a journey around the world.  You will experience a mix of different styles of dance including Gaana, Swing, Bhangra and African taught by professional dance teachers.  You don’t need any dance experience to take part and it is open to people of all ages and abilities, so put on your dancing shoes and come along! 

For more information and a link to the registration form, visit www.shishukunj.org.uk/danceathon.  If you have any questions, feel free to email danceathon(at)shishukunj.org.uk.  Spaces are limited so make sure you register you as soon as possible and don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! 

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