Happy 95th Birthday Gurudev!

Dearest Gurudev Chitrabhanu you are so loved and you respond by filling our hearts and souls with Light and unconditional Love. We cherish your example and teachings. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The photo below is from a visit to New York City on June 4, 2016 to visit Gurudev and Pramoda at their home. The beautiful woman with them is Asha Sheth. Photo by Sohum Tana Dean. Following is a message from Gurudev for his birthday...  Love in the Flow of Life FORM AND FORMLESS can be viewed as the world [Read more...]

Animal Sanctuary Visit in Colorado built on Jain philosophy

My Visit to an Animal Sanctuary written by, Dilip V. Shah, Philadelphia Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary Colorado https://www.luvinarms.org/ facebook.com/luvinarm During last Paryushan at our Jain center, we had a guest speaker Shaleen Shah who talked about an Animal Sanctuary in Colorado that he and his wife Shilpi had created. I read the literature he provided and heard him answer questions from the audience. As the only such Sanctuary operated by jains outside of India, I was interested [Read more...]

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...]

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...]