Living with Jain Values

A new stream, Living with Jain Values was set up in 2016. The first event, Medical research without animals, was held on Sunday 18th September 2016, The use of animals in medical research causes an ethical dilemma for many Jains – especially those working as professionals in the healthcare sector.…

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Sewa

Sewa is an integral part of Jainism as it ties in key principles. Lord Mahavir expresses how living beings should not be tormented, abused nor driven away, therefore expressing how compassion through charity and volunteering is central to Jainism. The benefits of volunteering our time for others are endless and…

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Sweet Harmony

Our mission is to promote and increase awareness of Jain / Spiritual values via creative, harmonious, rhythmic and melodious vocal / instrumental music. Sweet Harmony is open to all Souls regardless of age, gender, caste, creed, ability or disability. A regular monthly event in the Young Jains calendar (on the…

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Rituals

This stream formally began in 2011 with the objective of providing explanations into the various Jain rituals that take place throughout the year. Young Jains have run a number of workshops including: pratikraman during Paryushan, visit to the Digambar Mandir, visit to Oshwal Centre Derasar where we learned about puja,…

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Virtue Lab

Nestled in between all the craziness of our lives is a deep desire for reflection, contemplation, and greater awareness. Before we get too wrapped up in the tedium of daily madness, feeling fatigue and overwhelmed, Young Jains invites you to step back and remember the spirit in us all. This…

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Retreats

The YJ retreat is one of the highlights of the YJ calendar and not to be missed. Spend a weekend living spiritually with like-minded souls in the English countryside. Activities include Jain Dharma workshops, spiritual discussions, walks in the surrounding countryside, yoga, evening games, and cooking lovely Jain Vegan food…

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Conventions

Young Jains conventions are an unique experience providing so many tangible and intangible benefits! They are unique Jain events in the United Kingdom. The first convention was held in 1994 and since then they have been held every two years and continue to inspire delegates long after the convention is over. They…

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