JVB Houston - News from JVB Preksha Center

Posted: 24.11.2004
Updated on: 15.02.2008

Sacramanto

Samani Sanmati Pragya and Samani Unnat Pragya celebrated the Paryushan Mahaparva with the Jain society of Sacramento, California. Samanijis delivered the lectures on Sambodhi composed by H.H.Acharya Mahaprajna. This holy book can be called as Jain Geeta. Samaniji’s spiritual talks created a powerful atmosphere in individual as well as in the society. People from different places, in USA, asked for this book.

During their stay Samanijis were also invited by the group of world religion. Mr. Ashok Jain was the speaker. The question-answer session was taken over by Samaniji for an hour. It was a unique experience for Americans because they could not even imagine about the life style of Jain monks and nuns. At the end they also practice Preksha meditation for a while.

Houston

Both the Samaniji celebrated Das Lakshan Parve at JVB Preksha Center in Houston. Both are staying there for last 9 months. Under their humble guidance, JVB Preksha Center has organized Preksha meditation camps, work-shops, lectures, Jain swadhyay, programs in schools, colleges, banks and many other outdoor activities.

Samani Sanmati Pragya and Samani Unnat Pragya visited the Episcopal High School for teaching the student of World Religion. The Subject was “Jain Monk-hood” “Jain Lay Follower” “Preksha Meditation”.
They had 3 sessions on Friday Oct 28 from 8 to 12.45 pm. Mr. Scott Poteet (Teacher) and the entire students asked many questions to Samanijis. Samaniji introduced the Jain Vishwa Bharati Institute, Ladnun, a deemed university.

Samani Sanmati Pragya and Samani Unnat Pragya visited a small town named Magnolia near by Houston on Oct 29. This was very cool experience with Pastor Steve Wehrle at Magnolia Apostolic Tabernacle Church. Samaniji introduced Preksha Meditation there.

New Mexico And Louisiana

Both the Samaniji visited Albuquerque, New Mexico for five days from Nov 6 to 10. This was the first time for people to see Samaniji and know about Acharya Mahaprajnaji and Jain Vishwa Bharati. Preksha meditation became the central charm for them. They booked a program for next year in April 2005. Samaniji was invited by Hiren Shah the son of Hemant Shah New Orleans, Louisiana. Almost 300 people attended this program.

Upcoming Events- Samaniji will co-guide a Spiritual camp at Tampa, Florida including the visit of Miami from Nov 23 to 27. This camp will be under guidance of Samani Mudit Pragyaji & Samani Prasanna Pragyaji and Dec 1 Samanijis have a program at the Synagogue for junior students of High School, Houston.

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Ila Patel, Houston