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June 5, 2017
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Where will #YJA18 be?
Join us Wednesday @ 8:30 PM EST for the LIVE reveal!
Walk-A-Thon Update

Young Jains of America, Young Jains of Singapore, and Young Jains United Kingdom are excited to announce that we raised over $1,400 through the Walk-A-Thon to donate to Akshaya Patra. Through your collective efforts of walking/running almost 800 miles, we are able to gift new dreams and support children's education by providing 93 kids one mid-day tasty meal for every school day for an ENTIRE year. It's amazing the contribution we will be making and couldn't have done it without you! We truly appreciate your dedication and contribution to this cause!

YJA Forums Scavenger Hunt

Want to win a $20 Amazon gift card or a YJA blanket?

Over the last few weeks, we've created a set of threads in YJA Forums for you to listen, discuss, and learn from a variety of video clips from famous speakers around the world. Navigate through the following links and learn a ton listening to these engaging talks and interacting with other Jains around the country.

Transcendent Experiences | Jason Silva | bit.ly/yjaforums1
Millennials' Hardest Goals | Simon Sinek | bit.ly/yjaforums2
Cleansing Your Mind | Jill Bolte Taylor | bit.ly/yjaforums3
The Quest for Success | John Ortberg | bit.ly/yjaforums4
Is Life an Illusion? | Alan Watts | bit.ly/yjaforums5

We're excited to see what you write, so if you post in all 5 threads with relevant and meaningful responses, YJA will send you a $20 Amazon gift card. Only the first 15 people to post will win, so get started! For the first 5 people to post, we'll also send you a YJA Blanket!

Get started!
May YJA Pathshala: Jain Cosmology

Did you know that ancient Jain beliefs include atomic theory? Jump into the May YJA Pathshala lesson to find out more about Jainism’s ideas on time and space, and reflect on how they can be reconciled with modern science.

Learn more!
Upcoming Events!
YJA Escapes the Room - New York (6/17)
YJA Temple Anniversary - Louisville (6/17)
YJA Pre-Convention Dinner - Houston (6/17)
YJA Goes Hiking - New Hampshire (6/24)
YJA Celebrates JCGB's Anniversary - Norwood (6/24)
YJA Movie Night - Dallas (6/24)
YJA Vegan Night - Araya's Place - Seattle (6/24)
YJA Hiking at Starved Rock - Oglesby/Chicago (6/24)
YJA Chai and Chat - Atlanta (6/25)
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 a $25 Amazon gift card! Good luck!
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