Past Events 2018

2018 Events

In addition to the Young Jains regular events of Sweet Harmony, Yoga and Feeding the Homeless, the below events have also been organised, planned and delivered by Young Jains throughout 2018.

Young Jains Garba Extravaganza 2018

Young Jains Family Picnic

To make the most of the sunny weather and to kick start a summer filled with Young Jains awesomeness, we would like to invite you to our summer family picnic. This will be a fantastic opportunity to reminisce with old friends, meet new like-minded people and find out how you can get involved with events we have planned for the rest of 2018!

The Practice of Meditation and Mindfulness

Param Pujya Sadhvi Shri Shilapiji Maharaj explained how meditation and mindfulness are integral to achieving a purposeful, compassionate and peaceful existence. An event not to be missed by young people whose work and social lives can often be replete with stress.

Hugletts Animal Sanctuary

Young Jains are providing you and your family a chance to meet the residents of Hugletts Animal Farm and witness compassion first hand.

This is a place like no other – spend time with the cows, feed the sheep and immerse yourself in the woodland. There will be a chance to learn about how the animals are cared for and how the staff at the Farm transform the animals’ life.

Young Jains Retreat 2018

We are very excited to announce our summer residential retreat 2018!

‘Who do I want to be?’

This year we are upgrading…join us for an unforgettable weekend in a stunning 4* countryside mansion in the Brecon Beacons National Park to

#escape the stress and rat race of life
#explore our ancient Jain spirituality and philosophy
#experiment with practical tools for daily life

*indulge in delicious vegan meals and snacks
*enjoy workshops, walks, yoga and much more
*meet like-minded students and young professionals

Dare to Believe – with Param Pujya Bhaishree

An inspirational evening with Bhaishree Nalinbhai Kothari, Minalben Shah and Vikrambhai Shah.

Do you feel like there is more to life than just day to day living?
Do you ever wonder if there is something greater than the struggles, doubts, insecurities and fears we all face daily?

“Can I be at peace?”

During this evening’s talk with Param Pujya Bhaishree Nalinbhai Kothari, Minalben Shah and Vikrambhai Shah, we will be exploring what is holding us back and discovering how far the path of courage and conviction can take us if we truly dare to believe.

Param Pujya Bhaishree embodies the messages of Bhagwan Mahavir and Shrimad Rajchandra, and is the spiritual head of Shree Raj Saubhag Satsang Mandal.

VirtueLab: Compassion

Join us for an interactive workshop exploring the Jain virtue of compassion. We will examine how the Jain concept of compassion differs from western concepts of compassion, discuss what makes compassion different from non-violence, and provide tips on how we can cultivate compassion in our daily lives.

The workshop will be run in simple English, and will be suitable for people of all ages. Please bring yourself, a friend, a pen and a notepad.

Part of the Young Jains VirtueLab series exploring friendship, appreciation, compassion, equanimity (F.A.C.E), VirtueLab sessions aim to give you time to venture inwards, discover your own strengths, dig deeper, and cultivate awareness.

VirtueLab: Secret to Long Lasting Happiness: Gratitude Workshop

Did you know practicing gratitude has been shown to improve your overall well being, relationships and learning abilities? Learn about these and other benefits at the workshop.

Following the success of the Gratitude Workshop on 19th November and interest from those who missed that event, we will be running The Gratitude Workshop again.

Here are some comments from 19th November attendees …

“Usual high energy which was wonderful”

“I attended a gratitude workshop in 2015 at a difficult time in my life. It helped me appreciate what I had rather than wallow in self-pity….It was refreshing to attend another gratitude workshop and a good reminder to reflect on things we take for granted…”

“Since the seminar I have been writing three things I am grateful for in the morning and I hope to continue…”

“I think the session was perfect as there was group activities and that allowed me to interact with others and gave me opportunity to exchange the ideas.”

This workshop will explore gratitude; what it is, how it helps with reducing stress, increase well-being and happiness, as well as dealing with life’s daily challenges and spirituality. Gratitude helps cultivate other virtues such as compassion, humility, positivity and contentment.

We will share what the science of happiness says about gratitude.

Most importantly we will share powerful exercises to cultivate gratefulness that you can use immediately. It will move you at your core.

This VirtueLab workshop provides you the time to venture inwards, discover your own strengths, dig deeper, and cultivate awareness.

Please bring yourself, a friend, a notepad and pen.

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