Teachers’ National Conference and YJA Convention Support ►25. - 28.05.2012 ►

Published: 24.04.2012


JAINA: Federation Of Jain Associations in North America


Teachers’ National Conference and YJA Convention Support

Jaina Teachers’ National Conference 2012 - Los Angeles

Dates: Friday May 25, 2012 to Monday May 28, 2012

The JAINA Teachers National Conference 2012 is just around the comer-May 25-28, 2012. We will have about 60 teachers attending conference. Many major centers have sponsored their teachers to attend the conference.

However we would like to make an urgent request to those Jain centers who have not sponsored any teachers to this conference that there is still time to do so. This will be the best investment your center could make for the education of our children.

Along with your seasoned veteran teachers we would like to have the younger generation of teachers / interns to attend so that we can move forward with the times & learn from them while sharing our own experience. Your coordinators will be hearing form the conference organizers as well to further encourage them to attend. We are hoping for your cooperation & active participation in guaranteeing the success of this conference.


Registration fees for the conference total $25, which includes lodging and boarding for the duration of the conference. We encourage you to sign up on-line ASAP by clicking on the link below. You would be able to pay the registration fee of $25 on-line as well.


For more information also go to the above link or email education[at]jaina.org

YJA Convention 2012

YJA Executive Committee requested the JAINA Education Committee to raise funds to support their desire to distribute the following book to all YJA convention attendees.

Book Title - Forks Over Knives:

The Plant-Based Way to Health by Gene Stone (Paperback published on - Jun 28, 2011)

ISBN - 978-1-61519-045-4 - Book also includes 125 Recipes - Pages 200

Price - Retail $13.95, Distributor Price $6.28 + 7% shipping charges.

Editorial Reviews

“An invaluable reference for anyone who still doesn’t believe that the Standard American Diet (SAD) is in fact the cause for a majority of our personal, global and moral devastation. Highly recommended.”

—This Dish is Veg

“A great resource for folks toying with the idea of transitioning to vegetarianism.”

—Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, in Veg News

Total amount needed $5000.00 to $5500.00 to purchase 700 to 800 books

Education Committee's Commitment to YJA

JAINA Education committee has made the commitment to YJA Exec Committee to raise the funds and deliver the books at the convention site.

In addition to the distribution of the above book, Education committee provides the following books to the attendees of YJA convention free of charge:

· English Pratikraman Book (JES 931)

· Jainism (JES 901)

· Essence of World Religions (JES 911)

· Book of Compassion (JES 921)

The softcopies of the above four books can be downloaded from the JaineLibrary website www.jaineLibrary.org.

Approximate cost will be $3000.00 of the above four books.

In all, Education committee has committed to YJA to raise about $8000 to support them with the above mentioned books.

Support Received from the Jain Community

Pujya Smt Pramodaben Chitrabhanuji a Chairperson of JAINA Jivadaya committee and a president of Jain Meditation International, New York will sponsor Forks Over Knives book to YJA convention (Contribution of $5000 to $5500).

Hats off to Pujya Shri Pramodaben for her continued support to YJA and Jaina Education Committee.

Support Needed

Now we are looking for some sponsors to who will contribute towards the other 4 books ($3000)

Please contribute generously to support our youth. You can support by contributing any amout. Send your contribution check as follows:

Name on the check - JAINA Education Committee

Mailing address - c/o Pravin K Shah, 509 Carriage Wood Circle, Raleigh NC 27607 USA

Note - Do not mail the check directly to JAINA or YJA, if you are contributing to support the above cause.

If you would like to contribute using your credit card, please go to Jain eLibrary Website (www.jaineLibrary.org) and use the Donation link located on the home page.

Thank you

Pravin K. Shah
JAINA Education Committee
919 889 1900 Cell, 919 859 4994 Home

Forks Over Knives - Book Description

What if one simple change could save you from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer? For decades, that question has fascinated a small circle of impassioned doctors and researchers—and now, their life-changing research is making headlines in the hit documentary Forks Over Knives.

Their answer?

Eat whole-foods, plant-based diet—it could save your life. It may overturn most of the diet advice you’ve heard—but the experts behind Forks Over Knives aren't afraid to make waves. In his book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn explained that eating meat, dairy (milk, cheese, icecream, Indian sweets etc..), and oils (such as fried foods) injures the lining of our blood vessels, causing heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.

In "The China Study" National Bestseller Book, Dr. Colin Campbell revealed how cancer and other diseases skyrocket when eating meat and dairy product is the norm - and plummet when a traditional plant-based diet persists. And more and more experts are adding their voices to the cause: There is nothing else you can do for your health that can match the benefits of a plant-based diet.

Now, as Forks Over Knives is introducing more people than ever before to the plant-based way to health, this accessible guide provides the information you need to adopt.

About the Author

Editor Gene Stone is the author of the international bestseller The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick and the coauthor, with Rip Esselstyn, of The Engine 2 Diet. Stone, who has written or ghostwritten more than thirty books and numerous magazine articles, lives in New York and follows a plant-based diet.



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