Mamtaben transcended – a devoted and giving Jain

Message posted: Thurs., Dec. 15, 2016 Dear Ones, This is a message from Pramoda Chitrabhanuji about Mamtaben, a devoted soul who gave more than people know to the Jain community. Please take a few minutes of silence for this wonderful soul... My dear Nirmalaji, With great sadness we have today that dear Mamtaben transcended this morning at 5 am in her sleep. Please it would be nice if we all observe silence for 2 mins where ever we are to pay our respect to this great dedicated, [Read more...]

4 seconds that can change hearts

Dear Pramoda and Guru, This is the reality of a slaughterhouse: a terrified cow, moments from death, flailing around in the blood of others who were killed before him. The meat industry would like to ensure that videos like this don't get recorded and is pushing hard for more states to pass "ag-gag" laws, which make it a crime to document the routine cruelty and abuse that takes place on farms and in slaughterhouses across the U.S. We won't let this happen. We won't let the [Read more...]

Join Jane Goodall in ending wildlife trafficking – from Pramoda Chitrabhanu

Pramoda – My name is Jane Goodall and today is the day you can help choose the fate, for better or for worse, of our world. I have spent my life living with and understanding animals. I have learned the value of their remarkable capacity for emotions, empathy and intelligence and then shared my discoveries with you all. Right now, what makes our world so precious - these very creatures - is in great danger. Tens of thousands of great apes, elephants, tigers, sharks, and other incredible [Read more...]

Jain Vegans – Giving Up Dairy This Paryushan

In light of the violence in milk production, we invite Jains to consider giving up dairy this Paryushan.   During Paryushan, Jains reflect on the harm they may have caused other living beings and fast in some way.  For many Jains, fasting typically involves avoiding foods which are traditionally thought to cause more harm than others, such as root vegetables. We’d like to invite Jains to reflect on the violence in milk production, and to consider giving up dairy over Paryushan [Read more...]