Introduction

Our world is changing. Yet the core Jain philosophy and principles remain. How do we better understand the ancient in the context of the modern?

In this four-session seminar, we will bring alive the Jain Philosophy of Soul and Karma and Jain Principles – Ahimsa, Anekantvad, and Aparigraha. From these core beliefs, we will connect to our modern-day Jain Way of Life practices. New paradigms will be shared to help us understand and simplify Jainism and the Jain Way of Life for us and the next generation.

Session Schedule

 

Sessions (45 min.) Session Topics
Session 1:  Exploring Jain treasures, philosophy, and principles
Session 2: Discovering through a new lens the theory of Life, Soul, Karma, and Moksh
Session 3: Discovering and strengthening the core – Ahimsa, Anekantavada, Aparigraha
Session 4: JWOL path to greater Happiness and Equanimity in our new world

Registration

Register here to attend sessions from INDIA

INDIA Sessions start Saturday, August 27

FOUR SESSIONS (WEEKLY on Saturdays)

Time: 7:00 pm IST

Register here to attend sessions from USA

USA Sessions start Sunday, August 28

FOUR SESSIONS (WEEKLY on Sunday)

Time: 5 pm EST and 2 pm PST

For more information: Abhinav Banthia: +91-94250-60977 (Whatsapp) or  jwol.org@gmail.com

Some Important Questions and Answers:

Who should Join this Seminar?

The seminar is for young adults who are exploring Jainism and greater happiness in life. Those who want to incorporate Jain core values and how to share Jain philosophy, principles and practices with their family, friends and colleagues.

What is the duration of this Seminar ?
Once a week for one hour over four weeks.
It is mandatory to attend all sessions?
Since there will be limited availability and group participation, we request you to attend all sessions or wait for a later time when you can join all sessions.
What will I learn?
Our goal is for greater happiness and equanimity. We will bring alive and simplify Jain Philosophy of Soul and Karma and Jain Principles of Ahimsa, Anekantvad, and Aparigraha using new paradigms  From these core beliefs we will connect to our modern day Jain Way of Life practices.
What is Jain Path?
The Jain philosophy about the Theory of Soul and K arma as well as the Jain principles of triple A’s Ahimsa Anekantvad and Apairgrapha provide the Jain Path to Jain Practices. We need to strengthen and share our philosophy and principles.
What is Jain Way of Life (JWOL)?
Living a life mindfully guided by Jain Principles in  our day to day activities.  JWOL is proactively integrating forgiveness, gratitude, and balancing our needs and wants and many more Jain principles.

Sponsored by

JAINA LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE: 

Chair : Chintan Shah Members: Yogesh Bapna, Dipak Doshi, Sonia Ghelani, Manoj Jain, Prem Jain, Sushil Jain, Yogendra Jain, Kamlesh Mehta, Manish Mehta, Bipin Shah, Jayesh Shah, Soha Shah, Vipul Shah.

Essence of Jain Way of Life

Jainism is a religion and a way of life. For thousands of years, Jains have been practicing vegetarianism, yoga, meditation and environmentalism.

Jains have three core practices :

Non-Violence

Strengthens the autonomy of life of every being; Ahimsa – diet, fellow being, environment, thoughts and actions

Non-Violence

Strengthens the autonomy of life of every being; Ahimsa – diet, fellow being, environment, thoughts and actions

Non-Violence

Strengthens the autonomy of life of every being; Ahimsa – diet, fellow being, environment, thoughts and actions

Jain Way of Life Prayer/Meditation

Most Jains are doing less than one minute of prayers/meditation per day. Even the one-minute Namokar Mantra is done with very little mindfulness of its meaning.

Reasons to believe in Jain way of life

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Reasons

Practical experience and validation through new scientific discoveries can reinforce our faith in a Jain Way of Life (JWOL).

“Ahimsa Paramo Dharma – Non-Violence is the greatest Dharma“

 

– Mahavira

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