|JAINA Newsletter: SPECIAL EDITION|
Paryushana is the most important Jain religious observance of the year. For both Shvetambars, who observe the festival over a period of eight days, and Digambaras, for whom Das Lakshana lasts ten days, this is a time of intensive study, reflection, and purification.
The word "paryushana” literally means "abiding" or "coming together." During the middle of the four-month rainy season in India, Jain monks and nuns cease moving from place to place and stay with one community.
Below, you will find information on local events, news, tips, and helpful resources to deepen your practice of Paryushana.
JAINA DAY - Observe Forgiveness Day on Sept 21
|Did you know that JAINA is in the process of creating official JAINA Days?|Stay tuned for more information about Forgiveness Day as well as other JAINA Days: Non-Violence Day (Oct 2) and Compassion - Jiv Daya Day (Nov 28)
JAINA is proud to announce Forgiveness Day on Sept 21! The practice of seeking forgiveness and forgiving others is a critical aspect of Jain practice. In the spirit of expanding awareness of Jainism, we are in the process of creating official days of observance for the Jain community and beyond.
Be Compassionate - Be Charitable
"AHIMSA PARMO DHARMA", meaning Non-Violence is the highest duty and it is the highest principle of the religions of the East.
During the auspicious occasion of Paryushan & Das Lakshan, the importance of Jivdaya (care of all living creatures) is emphasized and inspires people to practice Ahimsa in their daily lives. The Jivdaya committee requests your support in taking care of these animals.
Each year, JAINA’s Jivdaya committee receives appealsfrom panjarapoles across India. In the last two years, Jivdaya committee has distributed almost $39,000 to Seventeen (17) panjarapoles in India andsaving 91 animals from slaughter house.
|Learn more by going to www.jaina.org/jivdaya|
The impact of even a small donation makes a big difference in the lives of animals.
Resources and Tips
Learn about the meaning of Pratikraman
EVENTS - Attend and Celebrate a Pratishtha Event Near You!
Above are just a few of the many celebrations across the globe.
To learn more about an event near you, visit us as www.jaina.org and contact your local center through our center search.
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