Posted: 18.11.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Follow Us On DONATE TO JAINA 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! The Parliament of the World's Religions (PWR) supports the Climate change and Health declaration "Our Planet, Our Health, Our Responsibility" by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Vatican City. Shri Mani Kumar Muniji sends his gratitude to JAINA and local Shravaks - Shashikant Sheth, Sanjay...
Posted: 11.11.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America   --> -->     Follow Us On DONATE TO JAINA 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! JAINA Delegation led by President Gunvant Shah visited Capitol Hill on November, 2017 for Diwali Lamp Lightning ceremony. The program was well attended by 50 Congressman, Indian Ambassador to US, and many other delegates from various Indian communities Congratulations to Jain...
Posted: 11.11.2017
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Jain eLibrary 2nd Jain Workshop at Raleigh, NC USA Friday December 8, 2017 to Sunday December 10, 2017 Jaina Education Committee and Jain Study Center of North Carolina have jointly organized the 2nd Jain workshop from Friday December 8, 2017 to Sunday December 10, 2017. We request individual Jain Centers of North America to circulate...
Posted: 11.11.2017
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Jain eLibrary Namaste & Jai Jinendra, We thank all our readers for continuing to use our website and spreading a good word around. We are always in search of volunteers who can help us with various new activity related to Jainism & eLibrary. We did get few interested and would like to get more volunteers who can dedicate upto 4hrs a week...
Posted: 04.11.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Follow Us On DONATE TO JAINA Jai Jinendra! Kartiki Purnima or Dev Diwali as popularly known will be celebrated at various Centers of JAINA. This day is also celebrated as birthday of Shrimad Rajchandra and this year being 150th year, lot of celebrations are being held by various Centers worldwide. Kartiki Purnima also marks end of Chaturmas and our Sadhus and...
Posted: 30.10.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Please find an Invitation from Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram, Dharampur for weekend celebrations of 150 years of Shrimad Rajchandraji Birth Anniversary. A spiritual extravaganza called 'Yugpurush Mahotsav' will be held from 2nd to 5th Nov 2017 at the sacred space of Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram, Dharampur, India. The International...
Posted: 20.10.2017
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Jain eLibrary 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 one person from Britain attended...
Posted: 19.10.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Wish you all a very happy life, a life full of flowers of self-purification. May your life be on the road of justice, morality, righteousness and rendering help to others. Let us on this New Year pledge if possible every day at least half an hour shall be devoted to religious duties and thereby we will see that many of our...
Posted: 13.10.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Bhagwan Mahavir Nirvaan Divas popularly known as Diwali is round the corner and I am sure everybody must be busy celebrating this festival of lights. You are welcome to send your articles on this festival to us and we can publish few in our forthcoming Diwali Newsletter. JAINA Board of Directors and Executive Committee met at...
Posted: 07.10.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On behalf of JAINA, I wish all Tapasvis good sukh-shata during this Shaswati Ayambil Oli. Mahamastakabhisheka of Lord Gommateshwara Bahubali will be held from February 17th to February 25th, 2018 in Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), India. Congratulations to incoming YJA Executive Board for 2017-2018. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA...
Posted: 01.10.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! I would like to congratulate all Indians in Canada on the occasion of release of a joint stamp by Canada Post and India Post. This release will definitely take India-Canada relationships to newer heights. We wish Pujya Rakeshbhai Jhaveri a joyous and blissful 51st Birthday. His contribution towards spreading the teachings of...
Posted: 23.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! JAINA Board of Directors and Executive Committee members are meeting in end of September, 2017 at Siddhachalam, NJ and would request all members to send their valuable suggestions to me at profgaryshah@gmail.com . An important festival Aymbil Oli is starting from 27th of this month and many of our members will be observing. We...
Posted: 22.09.2017
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Jain eLibrary Status - Jain Workshop at Raleigh NC from Oct 6, 7, and 8 Workshop Theme STRIKING A BALANCE: - EXAMINING Social, Cultural, and Spiritual environment that our youth face while growing up in North America Purpose To educate both adults and youth ( over 14 years of age ) with regards to the fundamental principles and...
Posted: 16.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! US has been hit by two calamities back to back, and lot of Jain families have been affected. Many centers came forward with immediate help and JAINA officials are also in regular touch with those affected and trying their best to help them. Till now the total damage has not yet been accessed but our members have overwhelmingly...
Posted: 09.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Anumodna to all the Tapasvis for their tap and blessed are your souls for being able to do Tap Aradhana during this auspicious festival. All the centers have celebrated Paryushan and Das Lakshana with great pomp. Please send your details of Upvas at earliest so we can recognize you. We are receiving overwhelming response to...
Posted: 09.09.2017
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Jain eLibrary Following is the summary of the list of presentations that will be presented during the workshop at Raleigh NC from October 6 to 8 2017. The original workshop announcement is copied at the end of the list of presentations in case if you need more details of the workshop and how to register for the workshop. Workshop Topics...
Posted: 05.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is the last and the most important day of Das Lakshana Parva where we get to shed evils within us and seek forgiveness from all beings. Practicing Bhrahmacharya automatically fulfills other nine Dharmas. On behalf of JAINA EC and BOD, if we have knowingly or unknowingly hurt you over past year, we seek your forgiveness...
Posted: 04.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On tenth day of Das Lakshana Parva we’ll learn about Uttam Aakinchay i.e. Non-Attachment from all worldly pleasures and attachment towards our soul. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 09-04-2017 UTTAM AKINCHANYA - ANIMATED STORY QUOTE The vow of non-attachment puts reins to the mind, which roams, in the strange forest...
Posted: 03.09.2017
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Jain eLibrary Jain Workshop at Raleigh, NC USA Jaina Education Committee and Jain Study Center of North Carolina have jointly organized the following workshop from Friday October 6, 2017 to October 8, 2017. We request individual Jain Centers of North America to circulate this e-mail to their members . Workshop Theme STRIKING A BALANCE: -...
Posted: 03.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is the Ninth day of Das Lakshana Parva. Many of you will be start fasting from today with a desire to do Atham (3 days of fasting) considering 11 days of Das Lakshana this year. I wish you sukh sata. Let us learn about Uttam Tyag Dharma. It is my pleasure to include the message from British Prime Minister Theresa May...
Posted: 02.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE FEDERATION OF JAIN ASSOCIATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA A Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organization IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) El # 54-1280028 2960 Mother Well Ct, Oak Hill, VA 20171 USA Phone: 571-331-1851, E-mail: Pmehta1851@gmail.com "HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS RELIEF FUND" Jai Jinendra Over this week, Hurricane Harvey dumped couple of feet of rain...
Posted: 02.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Hope you are in sukh sata. Today on eighth day of Das Lakshana Parva let’s learn about Uttam Tapa, which helps to get rid of the cycle of birth and death. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 09-02-2017 UTTAM TAPA - ANIMATED STORY QUOTE Penance is that by the performance of which, as a rule one attains salvation and...
Posted: 01.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! This year, due to repeating Tithi we have 11 days of Das Lakshana. So today we will talk more about Uttam Sanyam. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 09-01-2017 MAHAVIR TEMPLE - MAHAVIRJI, RAJASTHAN INDIA QUOTE My soul characterized by knowledge and faith is alone eternal. All other phases of my existence to which I am...
Posted: 31.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is the sixth day of Das Lakshana Parva. Hope you are in Sukh Saata and especially those who are fasting. Let us learn about the sixth Dharma i.e. Uttam Sanyam. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 08-31-2017 UTTAM SANYAM - ANIMATED STORY QUOTE Practicing compassion attains self-restraint; it is achieved by nourishing...
Posted: 30.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On the fifth day of Das Lakshana Parva, let’s learn about the fifth Dharma i.e. Uttam Satya which tells us to give up falsehood and embrace truthfulness in our life. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 08-30-2017 UATTAM SATYA - ANIMATED STORY QUOTE   Truth is the speech of inward purity. - Sir Edwin Arnold JSGA -...
Posted: 28.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Hope you all are in sukh sata. The third Dharma of Das Lakshana is Uttam Arjava which means Supreme Straight forwardness. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 08-28-2017 UTTAM AARJAVA - ANIMATED STORY QUOTE The virtue of uprightness itself takes the soul across the ocean of the universe; intense feelings of advanced...
Posted: 27.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today, on the second day of Das Lakshana Parva, let us learn about second Dharma i.e. Uttam Mardav and keep ourselves free from egotism by practicing humility. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 08-27-2017 UTTAM MARDAVA - ANIMATED STORY QUOTE To kill any living being amounts to killing oneself. Compassion to others is...
Posted: 26.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On the first day of Das Lakshana I wish you all sukh sata during this auspicious Parva. JAINA will be sending a quote, message and story on each Dharma daily. Uttam Kshama is the first Dharma among all 10 Dharmas. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 08-26-2017 UTTAM KSHAMA - ANIMATED STORY QUOTE 'Kshama shatro ch mitre ch...
Posted: 25.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA SPECIAL NEWSLETTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today, the last day of Paryushan Parva, is the most important day of the year where we get to shed evils within us and seek forgiveness from all beings. Jainism is a religion which gives us chance to amend ourselves, clean our souls and with a message to live and let live. On behalf of JAINA EC and BOD,...
Posted: 24.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA SPECIAL NEWSLETTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is the 7th day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan. We hope all Tapasvis are in Sukh Sata. We all are blessed to have inherited such a scientific religion so let us vow in these auspicious Paryushan days that we shall try not to hurt anybody with our action, words or deeds. Download "JainaMangalam" App from...
Posted: 23.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA SPECIAL NEWSLETTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today being 6th Day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan, many of us must have started fasting from today with goal of completing Atham. Lot of Anumodna to all of you. Please send names and details of Tapasvis so we can publish in forthcoming newsletters. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 08-23-2017 QUOTE If...
Posted: 23.08.2017
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee This article explains purpose and meaning of the traditional Samvatsari Pratikraman ritual of Swetambar Murtipujak Jain Community. This annual ritual takes about 3 hours or more to complete. More than 98% of Jains perform this ritual mechanically and satisfy themselves that they have completed their annual obligation to their religion...
Posted: 22.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA SPECIAL NEWSLETTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is the fifth day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva. We celebrate the birth of Bhagwan Mahavir and also remember Mata Trishla and her 14 dreams as per Swetambar tradition. Most of the Sangh members in North America celebrated Birth of Bhagwan Mahavir on last weekend. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA...
Posted: 21.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA SPECIAL NEWSLETTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Kalpa Sutra is one of our important scripture and is widely read on the 4th day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva. The 14 dreams of Mother Trishla are recited along with life story of Bhagwan Mahavir. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 08-21-2017 QUOTE My soul characterized by knowledge and faith is...
Posted: 20.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA SPECIAL NEWSLETTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is the third day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva and many Shravak and Shravikas will be completing Atham (3 Upvas). JAINA wishes all them Sukh Sata and pray that you all move ahead in your Tapasya as per your inner strength. Let us all vow on this auspicious day that we shall live Jain Way of Life...
Posted: 19.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA SPECIAL NEWSLETTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is the second day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva and hope all are in sukh shata. Today for many of us is second day of fasting and my vandan and anumodna to all of them. JAINA will be publishing names of all Tapasvis fasting more than 3 days and for children more than 2 days. Please send your...
Posted: 18.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA SPECIAL NEWSLETTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is first day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva. Many of us are fasting and anumodna to all of them. This year we will publish 18 newsletters as Paryushan and Das Lakshana Special. Last year we had explained the significance of each day. This time we are going a step further and explain the importance...
Posted: 18.08.2017
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Jain eLibrary Jaina Education - News Letter August 2017 For the upcoming occasion of Paryushana Parva and Das Lakshan Parva, we sincerely request for forgiveness if we may have hurt your feelings by thoughts, words or actions, knowingly or unknowingly. MICHCHHAMI DUKKADDAM ______________________________________________ Rajesh and Dimple...
Posted: 15.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America FEDERATION OF JAIN ASSOCIATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA A Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organization IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) El # 54-1280028 JIVDAYA COMMITTEE 5308 E. 80th Place, Tulsa, OK 74136, USA: Phone (918) 398 - 6024 Email: jainajivdaya@gmail.com "NORTH GUJARAT - RAJASTHAN FLOOD " Jai Jinendra Jivdaya Committee wishes you a Sukha Shata and Michchhami Dukkddam at the...
Posted: 12.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Parvadhiraj Parva Paryushan and Das Lakshana is starting from coming week. We request all our readers to send your articles at jainahq@jaina.org. We would publish the relevant articles in the daily newsletter during the celebrations. Floods in Gujarat have devastating consequences for humans as well as animals in affected...
Posted: 05.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! We are thankful to the Prime Minister Shri Naredra Modi for joyful celebration he led in Ahmedabad celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji. The Prime Minister gave a stirring speech about the Shrimadji as he inaugurated a Five Rupee postage stamp and two coins of one hundred fifty and ten Rupees. He also...
Posted: 01.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE FEDERATION OF JAIN ASSOCIATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA A Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organization IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) El # 54-1280028 2960 Mother Well Ct, Oak Hill, VA 20171 USA Phone: 571-331-1851, E-mail: Pmehta1851@gmail.com " GUJARAT FLOOD VICTIMS RELIEF FUND " Jai Jinendra Over the last weeks, the floods in Gujarat due to heavy rains and...
Posted: 23.07.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Weekly Newsletter 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! We welcome the young Jains from India under the Jain Youth Exchange Program (JYEP) sponsored by Jain International Trade Organization (JITO) and JAINA with the help of various centers. We are starting a new series on Gandhars and over the forthcoming issues we would like to share with you the...
Posted: 23.07.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Weekly Newsletter 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Since last year, JAINA has partnered with “World Forgiveness Alliance” based in California to promote concept of forgiveness worldwide. We are looking for Heroes of Forgiveness whom they would honor at their Annual Event. I would request the community members to send in nominations for Hero from our...
Posted: 12.07.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! I am sincerely grateful to all of the JAINA Directors who form the Electoral College for electing me to lead JAINA for the 2017-19 term. First and foremost, I would like to assure each and every JAINA member I will perform to the high standards of our esteemed community. My predecessors have left a grand legacy for me to follow...
Posted: 05.07.2017
 
JAINA Convention 2017 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On 30th June 2017, JAINA created history with the opening of 5 days Convention 2017 at Convention & Exposition Center, New Jersey. I could see the excitement in the eyes of Delegates, Convention Board and Volunteers. Registration desk team did a wonderful job in distribution of Bags, Souvenier, Registration Badges and Lanyards. We would be giving you a...
Posted: 30.06.2017
 
JAINA Convention 2017 Jai Jinendra! This JAINA Convention, grab an auspicious opportunity to participate in, 1. Bhaktamar Pujan on Saturday July 1, 2017 2. Padmavati Matajii Pujan on Sunday, July 2, 2017 Please find details of Bhaktamar and Padmavati Mataji Pujan HERE and items required for both pujans HERE . 3. Dev Shaastra Guru & Choovis Tirthankar Puja & Aarti on Sunday, July 2, 2017. There is a $ 21...
Posted: 30.06.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! This is my last weekly newsletter as JAINA President with completion of my term 2015-2017. The last two years have been amazing and full of memories. The overwhelming response from our Community was very encouraging. When I look back, I am satisfied that my vision and goals for JAINA’s growth set at beginning of my term were...
Posted: 25.06.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Achraya Sushil Muniji Maharaj popularly known as Guruji needs no introduction to members of JAINA. He is the inspiration and under whose guidance seeds of JAINA were sown, which today has turned to be a large tree. We make a small endeavour to give his life story as below. Mahamastakabhisheka of Lord Gommateshwara Bahubali...
Posted: 23.06.2017
 
JAINA Convention 2017 Jai Jinendra! In response to numerous requests from our Community, JAINA Convention Board has decided to offer ONE DAY REGISTRATION for JAINA Convention from now until June 29 for a low fee of only $129 for Adult (>18 years) and $89 for youths! In an effort to ensure that every member of the community can participate in JAINA Convention, we are extending this opportunity to pick any day of...

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