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May 20, 2017
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Join us as we dive into cooking with Priyanka Shah, author and blogger at Pinki's Palate! This webinar is for anyone interested in pursuing a healthy, compassionate lifestyle through a plant-based diet. We’ll cover simple cooking tips, how to shop healthy and stock a Jain kitchen, and demo some easy recipes! We look forward to seeing you there.
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Pablo Picasso once said that "the purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” When words fail us, art speaks. In this spirit, YJA Pathshala is having an art competition! Submit any form of visual artwork (e.g. drawing, painting, digital art) that represents any topic covered so far in YJA Pathshala, and emailing pathshala@yja.org by June 10th. Include a short explanation of the art's meaning (2-3 sentences max) and the name of the topic that it relates to (this can be the title!)

The best artwork will become the cover picture for the YJA main Facebook page for one day, and will also be awarded an Amazon gift card! Good luck!
Young Minds is now on Medium!
Did you miss our last issue? Go back and read any individual article, from the Wisdom of Forgiveness to Raj Kankaria's thoughtful take on Jainism and the Army.
Upcoming Events!
YJA Pizza Night - Dallas, TX (5/20)
YJA Track Riding - San Jose, CA (5/20)
YJA Ultimate Frisbee Round 2 - Houston, TX (5/21)
YJA Trailblaizing - Louisville, KY (5/21)
YJA & JYOC Visit Friends House - Washington, DC (5/21)
YJA Game Night - Owensboro, KY (5/21)
YJA Raw Eatin' - Chicago, IL (5/27)
YJA Michigan Pizza Kitchen - Livonia, MI (5/27)
YJA College and Career Panel! - Dallas, TX (5/28)
JAINA Convention 2017: Featured Sessions
Headed to JAINA this summer? Check out these sessions, and remember that 2-day registration is an option from now through the end of the month!

Entrepreneur Bootcamp: How to Pitch your Business Idea
Mukesh Chatter

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur and want to get head start with nut and bolts of entrepreneurship including venture funding, partnerships, sales/marketing and team building, attend the JAINA bootcamp! Learn what it takes to start a venture and have a successful exit!
 

IT Entrepreneurial Panel: What it takes to be successful entrepreneur
Mukesh Chatter and Prem Jain

Information Technology is a competitive field. Starting your own business is even harder. Hear from some of the most successful IT entrepreneurs in the Jain community about their journey from their first jobs to the successful sale of their businesses.
   

Academic Business: Branding Jainism for American Mainstream
Jagdish Seth and Anjani Jain

Jainism has many treasures. Hear from professors from some of the top business schools in American on how we can brand the treasures of Jainism to the lay person. How can we advance the values of ahimsa, anetanketavad, and aparigraph to our friends and colleagues?
 

Jain Medical Professionals in North America
Manoj Jain and Ajay Lodha

One in 7 patients is seen by an Indian doctor, and Jain doctors can be found in North America in large numbers. Discuss with other fellow doctors how we can unite, promote Jain values, and provide funding to major initiatives which support the Jain Way of Life.  Any health professional should attend and share their ideas, and also obtain the Jain Health Professionals Directory with names of Jain doctors in North America.
 

Future of Jainism in North America  
Yogendra Jain and Long Range Planning Committee Members

What will Jainism look like in the next 20 years in North America? It depends on what we want it to be. If you are concerned about the future of the Jain Way of Life and if it will thrive or perish, come here and help create a future. 

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