Posted: 15.09.2017
 
Jain Vegans There are three major vegan festivals in London in the next few months, including one in WEMBLEY TOMORROW and another next month which will be one of the largest vegan gatherings in Europe! Also upcoming at the end of September is a talk on vegan nutrition in central London by Stephen Walsh PhD, author of Plant Based Nutrition and Health. A vegan from the UK Jain community, Vijay Shah, has also been...
Posted: 20.08.2017
 
Vegan Jains Vandhana Bala, Mercy For Animals attorney speaks powerfully at JAINA Convention 2017: Vandhana gave three thoroughly researched and well delivered talks at JAINA 2017, of which we are posting two. The first talk was regarding the suffering of farmed animals with an emphasis on dairy and egg production. The second talk, for a Women’s Forum program, connected the exploitation of female animals in...
Posted: 11.08.2017
 
Jain Vegans On Sunday 13 August 2017, there will be two fantastic vegan events for the Jain community in London. At 11am, there will be a vegan lifestyle event with Oshwal West in Hounslow , with several speakers, cooking demonstratons and food samples. And at 5pm, there will be an unique opportunity to hear from and meet the founders of Veganuary - one of the most inspiring, exciting, and effective vegan...
Posted: 01.08.2017
 
Jain Vegans JAINA Convention 2017 Vandhana gave three thoroughly researched and well delivered talks at JAINA 2017, of which we are posting two. The first talk was regarding the suffering of farmed animals with an emphasis on dairy and egg production. The second talk, for a Women’s Forum program, connected the exploitation of female animals in milk and egg production with the moral choices Jain women can make...
Posted: 01.08.2017
 
Jain Vegans JAINA Convention 2017 Many people helped make our display boards for the convention during the holiday weekend.
Posted: 01.08.2017
 
Jain Vegans JAINA Convention 2017 Sagar Shah gave a number of presentations at JAINA 2017 in New Jersey. Here is one on environmental an ethical issues in modern food production that we recorded. In this talk Sagar presents a compelling comparison of the killing of dairy cows and male calves in meat, milk and cheese, namely that 4 pints of milk= 200 g cheese= 1/4 lb steak . A few people commented on how...
Posted: 28.07.2017
 
Jain Vegans This Issue: Veganuary speak to the Jain community London Asian Wellness, Yoga & Vegan Festival Summary of Oshwal Vegan Lifestyle event Upcoming vegan events Veganuary speak to the Jain community Niland Centre | Sun 13th Aug | 5pm - 7pm | free Register now Learn how an English couple born into non-vegetarian families went on to run the most successful campaign for a low-himsa (vegan) diet in...
Posted: 07.07.2017
 
Jain Vegans This Issue: Vegan Lifestyle event on Sun 16th July - nearly sold out Asian Festival & Vegan Food Market Upcoming events Oshwal Vegan Lifestyle event EKTA Centre | Sun 16th July | 10am - 4pm **HURRY - LAST FEW TICKETS LEFT** Get your tickets here Vegan Lifestyle event Sunday 16th July 10am - 4pm EKTA Centre, 366a Stag Lane, Kingsbury NW9 9AA £5 OAUK members / £15 non-members **HURRY - LAST...
Posted: 12.05.2017
 
Jain Vegans This Issue: 2nd UK Jain org votes for vegan catering Oshwal Vegan Lifestyle event Two imminent vegan festivals in & around London Vegan experience survey Upcoming vegan events 2nd UK Jain org votes for vegan catering Young Jains being presented with the Ahimsa in Action award in 2013 At its AGM on 30th April 2017, members of Young Jains UK voted unanimously in support of a Jain and vegan...
Posted: 12.05.2017
 
Jain Vegans This Issue: Fasting & Health in Jainism Oshwal Vegan Lifestyle event Shree Digamber Jain Association receive Ahimsa in Action award Upcoming events 'Fasting & Health in Jainism' - talk by vegan health expert & US-based doctor, Jina Shah Sun 25th June | Bushey | 5 -7pm | Free Fasting & Health in Jainism Sunday 25th June (5 - 7pm) Niland Conference Centre, Bushey Free registration here Join us...
Posted: 22.03.2017
 
Jain Vegans This Issue: JV ethical & environmental talk + health tips JV Cooking Club event 2 upcoming vegan festivals in London Sharan's Dr Nandita Shah wins prestigious Indian accolade Shambhu's Exotic BBQ delights cookery class Vegan experience survey The 'Ethical & Environmental reasons for avoiding dairy' & 'Practical tips on a healthy vegan lifestyle' Sat 1st April | Park Royal | 10.30-4.00pm...
Posted: 03.03.2017
 
Jain Vegans This Issue: Two major upcoming vegan festivals How was going vegan for you? - event summary Vegan experience survey Upcoming vegan events Two Major Upcoming Vegan Festivals Brighton 10-11th March | London 8-9th April If you are new to veganism or simply vegan curious we definitely recommend you check out one of the many vegan festivals that are taking place all over the country...
Posted: 30.01.2017
 
Jain Vegans How was going vegan for you? - Event & Survey Happy 2017 everyone! Hope the new year has started fantastically for you! Towards the end of 2016 and start of 2017, we noticed a surge in the number of members of the Jain community trying a vegan diet. Some went vegan for Paryushan and World Vegan Month, while many also started 2017 by going vegan for January with Veganuary . We want to...
Posted: 30.12.2016
 
Jain Vegans In this Issue: As 2016 comes to an end, the Jain Vegans team would like to wish you happy holidays and a great start to 2017. If you are thinking about making some resolutions for the new year, we’ve got some great ideas for make 2017 better for you and all the living beings with whom we share our home. Not vegan? Why not go vegan for January with Veganuary? Vegan Life Live | 7-8th Jan |...
Posted: 08.12.2016
 
Jain Vegans In this Issue: Upset about new £5 note? Other everyday items also linked to himsa Leatherhead vegan festival (in aid of FRIEND animal sanctuary) New vegan café in Pinner opening soon Upcoming vegan events Upset about the new £5 note? Learn about other everyday items that are also non-veg You may have heard that the new polymer £5 banknotes contain a small amount of animal...
Posted: 27.11.2016
 
Jain Vegans In this Issue: Vegan Xmas Fayre | Kensington Town Hall | Sun 4th Dec New vegan café in Pinner opening soon Medical research without animals talk | Holborn | Wed 30th Nov Upcoming vegan events Animal Aid's Christmas Fayre 2016 Kensington Town Hall | Sun 4th Dec | 10am - 5pm | £2 Date : Sunday 4th December (10am - 5pm) Location : Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX Entrance :...
Posted: 05.11.2016
 
Jain Vegans In this Issue: UK Jain org goes fully vegan 'Go vegan for November ' campaign Animals in Medical Research talk | Wed 30th Nov | Holborn Animal Aid's Christmas Fayre | Sun 4th Dec | Kensington Upcoming vegan events UK based Jain organisation makes a formal commitment to 100% vegan catering Following an AGM last month the Shree Digamber Jain Association (SDJA) has formally...
Posted: 14.10.2016
 
Jain Vegans Are you interested in learning more about health and nutrition on Jain, vegetarian and/or vegan diets? If so, you should strongly consider attending the health summit at VegFestUK London on 22 - 23rd October. Talks include: Vegan diets & Medical Science - Dr. Tushar Mehta (committed vegan Jain) 20 most common health questions on vegan diets - Heather Russell (vegan Society Dietician) Optimising...
Posted: 10.09.2016
 
Jain Vegans In this issue: Topics Are you getting enough vitamin B12? - VEG 1: a supplement designed especially for vegans - Exciting upcoming events (all 100% vegan friendly): Sun 18th Sep (2pm): Medical Research without Animals (Bushey) Sat 24th Sep (2pm): Vegan Indian Cooking Class (Kings Cross) Sun 24th Sep (6pm): Young Jains Raas Garba (Kingsbury) Sat 23rd to Sun 24th Oct (all day) - VegFestUK...
Posted: 25.08.2016
 
Jain Vegans In this issue: Talk on vegan lifestyle for Jains on Tue 30 Aug Video asking Jains to give up dairy for Paryushan goes viral Young Jains event on medical research without animals Help get vegan products labelled in supermarkets UK Jain communities embrace vegan catering Talk on relevance of a vegan lifestyle for Jains Tuesday 30th August 2016, Finchley, London Time and date: 7:30pm to 8:30pm,...
Posted: 15.08.2016
 
Jain Vegans Video This 2min video explains why members of the Jain community should consider giving up dairy this Paryushan.
Posted: 24.06.2016
 
Jain Vegans There are going to be some fantastic vegan weekend events this July. Read on for information about these and other upcoming exciting events. This year’s Young Jains Convention, Pause for Peace, will focus on mindfulness and how to cultivate peace in day-to-day life. All meals and snacks will be 100% vegan, and Jain friendly too. http://youngjains.org.uk/convention/ There will also be a large group...
Posted: 20.05.2016
 
Jain Vegans Hi all, It's National Vegetarian week this week in the UK, and the Vegan Society has issued a list of top ten tips on going from vegetarian to vegan, which you can view at this link: www.vegansociety.com/whats-new/blog/10-tips-going-vegetarian-vegan I think the tips are generally good, so please do read them and consider applying them:-) However, I'd just like to point out that I'm personally not so...
Posted: 17.05.2016
 
Jain Vegans With summer almost here and the promise of some gorgeous sunny weather we wanted to highlight just some of the many upcoming events, giving you the perfect excuse to explore some wonderful animal sanctuaries, discover new plant based ideas and treats at vegan festivals, and even make them into a day or weekend trip away at the stunning locations these events take place. But first, meet Radha, Ruby...
Posted: 28.04.2016
 
Jain Vegans From celebrity endorsements to media reported health benefits, veganism appears to becoming more mainstream in society today. There was even a recent BBC television programme that highlighted how following a wholefoods based vegan diet could help you stay young. Looking for some inspiration and answers? We have details on the many vegan festivals and events taking place throughout England this...
Posted: 17.02.2016
 
Jain Vegans The Jain Vegans team hope you've all had a great start to 2016! In this newsletter you will find details of a large vegan festival taking place over two days in Brighton at the end of February. There will be loads to see and do, so perhaps combine the festival with a visit to the seaside? Cheap and frequent train travel is available for anyone able to travel from London. Have you ever wondered how...
Posted: 07.02.2016
 
Jain Vegans Pregnancy, Infants, & Children See Real Vegan Children for examples of vegan kids whose mothers had a vegan pregnancy. Introduction This page features information about specific details about vegan diets for pregnancy, breastfeeding, and children that are not typically addressed elsewhere. It also contains links for more information. For general, concise nutrient recommendations, please see Vegan...
Posted: 04.02.2016
 
Jain Vegans UK event: Panel discussion: Gandhi: the Sanctity of Life & the Ethics of Diet, Sat 30th Jan, 2pm, London, UK by: Mahersh Shah I was able to attend the above event (London, UK), so thought I'd report back... Well, I thought this was a superb event, at a venue of special historic significance ( Kingsley Hall ). Over the course of the session, there happened to be plenty of references during the...
Posted: 05.10.2015
 
Jain Vegans Congratulations to all of you that managed to give up dairy over Paryushan. With the dozens of plant based alternative products now widely available on the high street we hope you didn't find the transition too difficult and are now tempted to remain dairy free beyond Paryushan also. Should this be the case make sure you join the Jain Vegans egroup for support and guidance. This edition of the...
Posted: 09.09.2015
 
Jain Vegans Our last issue saw the launch of our campaign , with the support of several UK Jain organisations, to consider giving up dairy over Paryushan. We're pleased to say that the campaign is gaining momentum, and with only about 1 week left before Paryushan starts, we ask you to all to help draw attention to the campaign by spreading the word. Jains are more active than ever in the vegan world. In this...
Posted: 19.08.2015
 
Jain Vegans Please consider giving up dairy this Paryushan As most of you will be aware, Paryushan, the Jain festival of penance and forgiveness will be starting very soon. During this 8 day festival, many Jains exercise dietary self discipline in repentance to shed karmas accumulated over the previous year. Typically this can involve fasting or avoiding foods that are traditionally considered more harmful than...
Posted: 10.06.2015
 
Jain Vegans This edition of the newsletter includes links to works by three well respected individuals in support of a cruelty free vegan lifestyle. Firstly we have a fact filled article titled the 'Contemporary Jain Way of Compassionate and Ethical Living' by Pravinbhai K. Shah, Chair of the Jaina Education Committee, USA. Next, Toronto based physician Dr. Tushar Mehta explains the medical benefits of a plant...
Posted: 28.05.2015
 
Jain Vegans This Sunday (31 May), Young Jains are hosting an unmissable talk on the science and ethics of animal testing at the Jain Centre, Colindale, North West London (UK).  For those of us who wish to minimise harm to animals, but are not scientific experts on the subject, this is us an excellent opportunity for us to begin to educate ourselves. Contents Talk on science and ethics of animal testing by...
Posted: 12.05.2015
 
Jain Vegans Hello all, We just wanted to highlight an exciting Young Jains hosted talk at the end of this month by a vegan vet on 'The link between animal welfare, human health and saving the environment'. We also have a link to a fascinating CNN interview where a 100-year old heart surgeon credits his healthy vegan diet for his longevity, plus an update on the latest Jain Vegans outreach work - with an east...
Posted: 05.05.2015
 
Jain Vegans Dear Friends, Hugletts Wood Farm, based in East Sussex, is a haven for hundreds of farm animals rescued from slaughter. It's a wonderful oasis that needs to be seen and experienced to be believed. On Sunday 24th May you have an opportunity to meet and play with the animals at Hugletts 20 year anniversary open day. Many of the JVWG team will be going so try and join us! Another date for your diaries...
Posted: 16.04.2015
 
Jain Vegans Dear friends, We hope you've all been enjoying the warm sunny weather and the beautiful, colourful blossoms that spring has brought us! We have lots more news to share in this latest newsletter including reports on two campaigning events carried out by JVWG in Kingsbury and Wembley (in Northwest London) recently. For the cooks among you, we have a tasty root-free scrambled tofu recipe to experiment...
Posted: 26.03.2015
 
Jain Vegans Dear all, Lots of exciting news in this edition of the newsletter. Aamir Khan, one of the most famous actors in Bollywood has turned vegan! He was inspired by both Jainism and the health benefits of adopting a plant based diet. Ayambil Oli, a nine day festival in which devout Jains get together and consume only one meal a day which is devoid both of animal products and root vegetables, greens and...
Posted: 06.03.2015
 
Jain Vegans Dear friends, The Jain Vegans team hope you've all had a great start to 2015! We just wanted to remind you of a large vegan festival taking place over two days in Brighton in late March. There will be loads to see and do, so perhaps combine the festival with a visit to the seaside? A discount is available for those that can book in advance. Plus there's information on some upcoming cookery classes...
Posted: 03.12.2014
 
Jain Vegans Hello everyone! We just wanted to remind you of a big vegan festival taking place in Kensington this Sunday. There will be lots to see and do throughout the day so do try and pop in if possible. Other news includes details of a recent blog post on our Jain Vegans website asking whether or not we should campaign against religious animal sacrifice, plus an update on the latest Jain Vegans Cooking Club...
Posted: 11.11.2014
 
Jain Vegans Dear all, Wow, for those living in or around London, what a busy start it has been to World Vegan Month . The first weekend of the month was full to the brim with activities to participate in and parties to attend. Just a flavour of what was on offer can be found here , on vegan Londoner Julie Rosenfield's excellent journal site . If you missed out then worry not as there is still lots...
Posted: 20.10.2014
 
Jain Vegans Dear all, Please find below some delicious vegan mithai recipes for Diwali, news about recent vegan events in the Jain community, and some information about some fantastic upcoming events. 1. Recent Jain Vegans news 1. Young Jains host vegan Jain Diwali event - On Saturday 18 October, Young Jains UK hosted a fantastic Diwali event depicting the life of Bhagavan Mahavir. In addition to providing...
Posted: 10.10.2014
 
Jain Vegans Dear all, The "festival of lights" is just round the corner, reminding us of the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. People of all faiths are slowly but surely embracing a more compassionate lifestyle thanks to all of you who are playing an active role, sharing information about the vegan lifestyle with your friends, colleagues and loved...
Posted: 25.08.2014
 
Jain Vegans Dear all, The Jain Vegans team hope you've all experienced a fulfilling Paryushan filled with deep insight and enriching contemplation. We also hope those of you that are UK based have been able to make the most of the fabulous weather we've had this summer. We wanted to keep you updated on all the upcoming vegan related news including details on two imminent festivals and a Jain Vegans cookery club...
Posted: 17.05.2014
 
Jain Vegans Dear friends, Due to unforseen circumstances, we have had to change the date for the talk that was previously planned for Thursday 22nd may. It will now take place on Tuesday 20th of May , at the same venue and time. Time : Doors open at 7:30pm, talk starts at 8:00pm sharp Location : Navyug Pragati Mandal, 11 Sheaveshill Avenue NW9 6SE Please RSVP if you'd like to attend the evening talk by emailing...
Posted: 15.05.2014
 
Jain Vegans Dear all, We are delighted to welcome Sunny Gurnani on his upcoming visit to London. Sunny is the founder of GoVegan, a company he started last year, with the aim of providing delicious and nutritious organic alternatives in India at cheaper prices than their dairy equivalents. We are thoroughly looking forward to hearing his amazing story next week, and we sincerely hope you can join us. Also, it...
Posted: 28.04.2014
 
Acharya Tulsi Memorial Lecture @ SOAS Satish Kumar Samani Pratibha Pragya Dr. Atul K. Shah As always, Dr Atul Shah very skilfully and eloquently MC'd the event. We were all treated to an inspiring and uplifting speech by Satish Kumar, when he recalled events of his life under the guardianship and tutelage of his Guru, Acharya Tulsi when Satish was a very young monk, and how that period of his life shaped who he...
Posted: 07.04.2014
 
Jain Vegans Dear all, We are delighted to announce that Pravin K Shah, Chair of the JAINA Education Committee, is the latest recipient of the Jain Vegan Working Group's "Ahimsa in Action" award. We are also pleased to note that Young Jains UK has continued its commitment to raising awareness about cruelty to animals and promoting a vegan lifestyle, by publishing an excellent magazine on the theme of animals and...
Posted: 25.11.2013
 
Jain Vegans Some positive vegan-related Jain-community news... On the morning of Sunday 3rd November (Diwali day), a Friday evening Jain school based in north-west London, UK, and called Shri Chandana Vidyapeeth school held an amazing Chopda Poojan function, complete with beautiful live music and explanatory commentary in English, all made very appealing for children (as well as for adults!) - and not...
Posted: 25.10.2013
 
Jain Vegans The Young Jains vegan mithai demonstration and social was a great success, with almost 70 people attending and over 12 people bringing in delicious mithai to share. Do not worry if you missed out, recipes from the demonstrations are provided below. Contents Pista Burfi Recipe Vegan Date and Nut Slices Vegan Chocolate Truffles Thinking of going vegan? Try it out for 30 days this November. SCVP Diwali...
Posted: 18.10.2013
 
Jain Vegans The Jain Vegans Working Group is delighted to announce that Young Jains will be hosting a vegan mithai and dessert afternoon, featuring demonstrations from several members of the London Jain community. Date: Sunday 20th October Time: 3pm-5pm Venue : Canons High School, Shaldon Road, Edgware, HA8 6AN Registration essential: Please email hinal@youngjains.org.uk to confirm your place. Tickets: YJ...

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