Diwali Rangoli 2017

Feedback from participants: “We really enjoyed the session. It was a joy to be in the moment and take part and see everyone focus, be creative and mindful. The participants were all great. Anilbhai and family were superb and highly encouraging all.” “It was definitely a great event. Anilbhai and…

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Veganuary speak to the Jain Community

An inspiring event on Sunday afternoon with Jane Land & Matthew Glover, founders of Veganuary, hosted by Young Jains UK. We found out how Jane & Matthew learned about the role of Jainism in the history of vegetarianism via Ian McDonald‘s The Vegan Option podcasts. We learned about the struggles that Veganuary had in its early years. But we…

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Annual Countryside Retreat 2017

Between 30th June – 2nd July, 25 people came together on this spectacular countryside retreat to the Marist Centre in Gloucestershire where we explored Jain Dharma and spirituality in a fun environment. It was an opportunity to retreat, to go inwards, stay in the present, to treat oneself to new…

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Fasting & Health in Jainism – with Dr Jina Shah

Jains have been fasting for thousands of years. There is a lot of accumulated wisdom about the benefits of fasting in the Jain community. But stories of negative health effects occasionally surface too. Scientists have recently begun to take an interest in fasting and started to research the health effects.…

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Diwali Rangoli 2016

Rangoli is an artform typically performed during Diwali where designs are created on the ground or wooden boards using coloured powders (lentils, rice, grains can also be used). Designs can be patterns or figures (e.g. Tirthankar Mahavir). Once complete the designs are blown away signifying the impermanence of life. On…

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