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November E-Newsletter

Upcoming Events


11/8 - 11/10 - Southeast Fall Retreat

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Our first retreat of the year is here! Who’s ready for #Tugaloo13?!  Come join us at Tugaloo State Park for a weekend of learning about Jainism, meeting new friends, catching up with old friends, and simply put - have a blast :) Register now - the deadline is THIS SUNDAY, November 3. If you have any questions please email our Southeast RC, Jinen Shah at southeast@yja.org.



11/10 - November Webinar: The Intersection of Karma and Health

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Which of the eight karmas are related to health? Are we the slaves of our karma? If yes, then to what extent? Can we change our karmic baggage? To what extent and how? Let's learn about the connection between health, life, and spirituality.

Join YJA for our November educational webinar on 11/10 at 4:00 p.m EST, featuring guest speaker Samani Unnata Pragyaji. Sign up here.
 


11/24 - National Jiv Daya Day Puja with YJA Houston

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Every year more than 46 million turkeys are killed on Thanksgiving. More information can be found here.

On Sunday, November 24, at 12:00 p.m., YJA and Jain Center of Houston will collaborate to host a puja to pray for all the turkeys. If you have never performed a puja, don’t worry we’ll have someone there to help you along the way. Our puja will last less than an hour and we promise you’ll make a huge impact. Please remember to wear clean, new clothes for the puja. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bonita Parikh at south@yja.org.
 


11/24 - National Jiv Daya Day Puja with YJA New Jersey

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Every year more than 46 million turkeys are killed on Thanksgiving. More information can be found here.

On Sunday, November 24, at WHEN, YJA and Jain Center of New Jersey (Franklin Township and Caldwell) will collaborate to host a puja to pray for all the turkeys. If you have never performed a puja, don’t worry we’ll have someone there to help you along the way. Our puja will last less than an hour and we promise you’ll make a huge impact. Please remember to wear clean, new clothes for the puja. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kunal Shah at midatlantic@yja.org.
 

YJA News & Updates

Thank you for attending our National Dinner!

On October 18, over 200 Jains came together to eat a vegetarian meal, meet up with old friends, and make new connections. Check out more pictures here: http://goo.gl/hxFwER. If you have any event suggestions, please reach out to us at events@yja.org.



The Jain Community Needs You!

Are you struggling to find your place in the local Jain community? Do you feel the temple just doesn’t understand youth? Are you so disenchanted by Jainism you hardly hang out with Jains or visit your local Jain center? Do you think JAINA, YJA, and local Jain centers have room for improvement? We need to know! Please help us take on the biggest survey ever and give us your ANONYMOUS two cents. Spend five minutes and fill out the form here: http://tinyurl.com/JainYouthSurvey

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Fellow Jains: We Need to Talk

You're thinking about it. We're thinking about it. But no one's talking about it - why? Why do we avoid looking at controversial issues from a Jain standpoint? It's time to start the discussion, and Gautam Srikishan's said the first words. Read his blog post and give your own two cents! Let's discuss: http://goo.gl/cYOfIY
Young Minds is Looking for Article Writers!
So, what is Young Minds? Young Minds is a quarterly publication featuring articles, recipes, educational information and regional updates BY the youth FOR the youth.

Why you? We want your thoughts, opinions and perspective in our next issue! You may start up discussions that will last a lifetime. The world is your audience, get your voice out there today! 

Welcome to the #YJA14 Convention Corner

Every issue we'll feature a way for YOU to vote and provide feedback to make #YJA14 the best experience ever! Stay tuned for more updates but for now:
 
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