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[1] SPECIAL JAINA NEWSLETTER:
Practicing Paryushan – News, Resources, and Events!
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JAINA Newsletter: SPECIAL EDITION

 

 

Practicing Pratikraman!

Paryushana is the most important Jain religious observance of the year. For both Shvetambars, who observe the festival over a period of eight days, and Digambaras, for whom Das Lakshana lasts ten days, this is a time of intensive study, reflection, and purification.

The word “paryushana” literally means “abiding” or “coming together.” During the middle of the four-month rainy season in India, Jain monks and nuns cease moving from place to place and stay with one community.

Below, you will find information on local events, news, tips, and helpful resources to deepen your practice of Paryushana.

NEWS
JAINA DAY – Observe Forgiveness Day on Sept 21
Did you know that JAINA is in the process of creating official JAINA Days?

JAINA is proud to announce Forgiveness Day on Sept 21! The practice of seeking forgiveness and forgiving others is a critical aspect of Jain practice. In the spirit of expanding awareness of Jainism, we are in the process of creating official days of observance for the Jain community and beyond.

Stay tuned for more information about Forgiveness Day as well as other JAINA Days: Non-Violence Day (Oct 2) and Compassion – Jiv Daya Day (Nov 28)

Being compassionate – being charitable

“AHIMSA PARMO DHARMA”, meaning Non-Violence is the highest duty and it is the highest principle of the religions of the East.

During the auspicious occasion of Paryushan & Das Lakshan, the importance of Jivdaya (care of all living creatures) is emphasized and inspires people to practice Ahimsa in their daily lives. The Jivdaya committee requests your support in taking care of these animals.
Each year, JAINA’s Jivdaya committee receives appealsfrom panjarapoles across India. In the last two years, Jivdaya committee has distributed almost $39,000 to Seventeen (17) panjarapoles in India andsaving 91 animals from slaughter house.

Learn more by going to www.jaina.org/jivdaya
The impact of even a small donation makes a big difference in the lives of animals.

 

Resources and Tips

Learn about the meaning of Pratikraman

Have you ever wondered about the true meaning of Pratikraman?
In this presentation, former JAINA president Anop Vora aims to improve our understanding of the Pratikraman Ritual at the macro level, which can help us alter our thought patterns and behaviors for the better. He explains the meaning of Pratikrama, its various types and formats, as well as how it is observed by different traditions within the Jain community.
To view the presentation, please click on the image to the left.
Pratikraman – Introduction in English Part 1 | Part 2
Pratikraman – Explanation of Ritual in English Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Here are some useful articles on Pratikraman practice:

Looking for a simple Jain or vegan recipe to try out this Paryushan/Das Lakshan? Want to know what ingredients to avoid at the grocery store? Take a look at our new Jain Recipes section on the YJA website. The list is growing, and we’d love to hear your recipes!

If you have recipes or tips to share, e-mail JAINA at info@jaina.org.

 

 

 

 

EVENTS – Attend and Celebrate a Pratishtha Event Near You!

..In the US …In India
Hartford, CT Orlando, FL Centreville, VA Mohangadh, Dharampur, Valsad, Gujarat
The Jain Center of Greater Hartford starts its Pratishtha Celebration on Sept. 2. Click here for more details. The Jain Society of Central Florida (JSOCF) is having its Pratishta Mahotsav event
from Sept. 12-16. Register today!
There will be a Pratikraman event in Centrevill, VA Sept. 9 .
Click here for details!
Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram is holding their Daksh Lakshan event from Sept. 9-19. Go here for more information.

 

Above are just a few of the many celebrations across the globe.
To learn more about an event near you, visit us as http://www.jaina.org and contact your local center through our center search.

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[2]   JAIN DAS LAXAN PARVA – 2013

MONA – Das Laxan 2013
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Sadar Jai Jinendra to All Sadharmi Mumukshu Brother / Sister:   (1)   DAS LAKSHAN MAHAPARVA-2013: We are pleased to inform you that an integrated schedule incorporating all Swadhyay Groups in North America has been finalized. Please click on the link – Das_Lakshan_Mahaparva-2013.pdf to view the schedule. All mumukshus are requested to participate actively in all events for this Mahaparva.   The Kshamavani and Aalochana program with Br. Hemantbhai Gandhi will be conducted beginning from 8.45 pm India time in Parla Mandir. It will be too late for the mumukshus in North America to listen to it then. We will, therefore, try to bring in its recorded version soon thereafter and make it available to our mumukshus in North America.   (2)   INTERNATIONAL SWADHYAY: Weekly Swadhyay on “Swanubhuti-Darshan” with Br. Hemantbhai Gandhi and Samaysaar Gatha 17-18 with Vi. Chetanbhai Mehta is going on very well. It starts at 10.15 am New York time with Stuti and announcements on conference call no. 712-432-0075 / access code 307701# every Sunday. The mumukshus from London, Nairobi, India etc. are joining via telephone and Skype. Vi. Ramnikbhai Savla will join us on September 8 and 22 for one hour from 11.15 am to 12.15 pm in place of Chetanbhai who will not be available. The class on September 15 will not be held due to other events scheduled for Das lakshan Mahaparva.   (3)   SHIBIR IN SONGADH: We are delighted to inform you that Songadh Trust has granted permission to MONA to conduct a 3 day Shibir in Songadh on the subject, “Drasti no Vishay- Gyanio ni Vanima” from January 2 thru January 4 2014. Various scholars will explore the “Drasti no Vishay” from the Vachanamruts of Pu. Gurudevshri and Pu. Bahenshri as part of the curriculum for this Shibir.   This will be a great way to begin the celebration of Pu. Gurudevshri’s 125th Janma Jayanti during the entire year 2014. All mumukshus planning a trip to India are requested to attend this Shibir, book their tickets now and fill up the online survey mentioned below.   (4)   SHIBIR IN DEVLALI: As you are already aware, the 5 day Shibir on “Kahanguru ki Riddhi- Jinagamo ki Siddhi” is scheduled in Devlali from November 5 thru 9
2013. “KaranShuddhaParyay, Shat-Karak, Krambaddha Paryay aur Purushartha, Gyan ka SwaParPrakashakSwabhav and Pu. Kahanguru Kathit Drasti ka Vishay”- one of these subjects will be covered on each day of this Shibir. Pt. Abhay Kumar jain, Vi. Bharatbhai Sheth, Vi. Chetanbhai Mehta, Pt. Br. Hemchand Jain, Pt.    Rakesh Jain, Vi. Ramnikbhai Savla and Pt. Dr. Uttamchand Jain have kindly accepted our invitation to participate as the scholars. Please fill up the online survey mentioned below if you are planning to participate in this Shibir.   (5)   SURVEY FORM FOR SONGADH & DEVLALI SHIBIRS: We have received several responses to the online survey that was requested in our last newsletter for the Devlali Shibir. You may fill the new survey now if you plan to participate in either of these Shibirs and other items by inserting the following link in to your browser. 
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RHYJBS7   (6)   SHANTINIKETAN UPDATE: Two additional mumukshu families have bought the condos here very recently. Now there are a total of 8 mumukshu families owning single story bunglow type condos here. The developer has decided not to construct the last two wings of double storied condos as it was planned earlier, but instead he is in the process of buying additional land and construct two additional wings of single storied condos. Accordingly there are still a plenty of opportunities to own a condo here.   (7)   NEW VOLUNTEERS- WELCOME ABOARD! Ketan Sheth, Seattle; Parag Sheth, Houston and Pragnesh Gandhi, Miami have joined our team of volunteers for IT related assignments. Tusharbhai Mody is the new moderator for International Classes. Kushalbhai Jain is helping to bring in the scholars. We all appreciate their dedication and welcome them aboard!!   Jai Jinendra! Ankit Sanghvi General Coordinator / Mumukshus of North America (MONA)

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[3]
 PARYUSHAN PARVA CELEBRATION,
PICTURESQUE NARRATIVE  KALPASUTRA
A JAIN EDUCATIONAL VIDEO WITH MUSIC
DINESH VORA  
[4]
CELEBRATION OF DAS LAXAN DHARMA MAHA PARVA AT JAIN CENTER, TAMPA, FLORIDA FROM SEPT 9 TO 18, 2013.
INFO FROM H.SHAH
Lecture by Jain Scholar Shri ATULBHAI KAMDAR every day from 8pm to 9pm.
PRATIKRAMAN: 6 to 7PM (Sept 9 to Sept 14, 2013 at Samir Shah’s place. Phone: 813-649-8979) and
from Sept 15 to 17 at Dr. Rakesh Shah’s place. Phone: 727-942-8370.
On Sept 18 Savantsari Pratikraman will be at Jain Center,Tampa.
 Atulbhai will do Swadhyay every day from 8PM to  9PM
(Sept 9 to 18, 2013) and it
will be also on Tele conference (530-881-1300. Access code:459828 # )
All are invited to join to listen this celebrated Scholar.  
SHIBIR ON SEPT 21, 2013 (SATURDAY) AT JAIN CENTER, TAMPA
9-30 to 10-15am Abhisek and Pooja
10-30am to 12-30pm Shibir conducted by Atulbhai
12-45 to 1-45pm Lunch Break
2 to 3-30pm Shibir (Swadhyay & question answers)
3-45pm Tea break and disperse.
SHIBIR ON SEPT 22, 2013 (SUNDAY)
10-30AM TO 12-30PM   Shibir conducted by Atulbhai
1pm to 2pm Lunch Break
2-15pm to 3-30pm Shibir
3-30 Tea and disperse.
In Tampa, Atulbhai will be staying as under:-
Sept 7 to 14, 2013 at Samir Shah’s place (Phone: 813-649-8979)
Sept 15 to 18, 2013 at Dr. Rakesh Shah’s place (Phone: 727-942-8370)
Sept 18 to 22, 2013 at Dr. Siddharth Shah’s place (Phone: 727-934-6141)
He will be doing Swadhyay in the afternoon (3 to 4pm). Those who are
Interested to participate are welcome. Please phone before arriving so that
Exact timing of the Swadhyay can be known.
NAMO VITRAGAYA

JAINAM JAYATI SHASANAM
 

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About Dinesh Vora

"Profile Dinesh Vora Greetings I like to present my short background and introduction here. I am Dinesh Vora from USA. I am an engineer worked for NASA and have many active hobbies. I am a Gujarati literature and humorous writer, translator, blogger, photographer, singer, presenter of articles. I am socially and religiously active with associations and clubs. I am astrologer and vegetarian by diet. The languages I actively know and use are English, Gujarati, and Hindi. I have learnt Bengali and German languages in school and college. I was born in Morbi, Gujarat, India and Gujarti is my mother-tongue and primary culture. I write religious articles, humors, stories and books. The languages I actively know and use are English, Gujarati, and Hindi. I have learnt Bengali and German languages in school and college. I was born in Morbi, Gujarat, India. Gujarati language is my mother-tongue and primary culture. I write religious articles, books, create post on web blog sites. I write English literary humors, stories and books. Profile Dinesh Vora Greetings I like to present my short background and introduction here. I am Dinesh Vora from USA. I am an engineer worked for NASA and have many active hobbies. I am a Gujarati literature and humorous writer, translator, blogger, photographer, singer, presenter of articles. I am socially and religiously active with associations and clubs. I am astrologer and vegetarian by diet. The languages I actively know and use are English, Gujarati, and Hindi. I have learnt Bengali and German languages in school and college. I was born in Morbi, Gujarat, India and Gujarti is my mother-tongue and primary culture. I write religious articles, humors, stories and books. The languages I actively know and use are English, Gujarati, and Hindi. I have learnt Bengali and German languages in school and college. I was born in Morbi, Gujarat, India. Gujarati language is my mother-tongue and primary culture. I write religious articles, books, create post on web blog sites. I write English literary humors, stories and books. "
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