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Recent News & Upcoming Events

February 11, 2016: Jainism 101: (Understanding) Karma is a Cinch

Join us on Thursday, February 11th at 9 PM EST for an online discussion on Karma in Jainism! Shardule Shah, one of YJA’s former Co-Chairs, will be explaining the subsets of Karma, describing Karma from a contemporary point of view, and discussing methods to stop and eradicate our Karma.
This Webinar will bring many relevant Jain concepts to the forefront and it’s going to be one you don’t want to miss! We’ll be broadcasting with Hangouts on Air again so come back to to watch it.

January 26, 2016: Registration for #YJA16‬ is now OFFICIALLY OPEN! Get excited to be an Agent of Change in sunny California and make sure you register before spaces run out. Also, do it today and be eligible for EARLY BIRD PRICING! (For a limited time only). So go ahead and reserve your space at!

January 2016: Regional Retreats are being organized and registration has opened for the West, Southeast, and Poconos/Mid-Atlantic Retreats. Check your region’s page for more details and registration information!

January 1, 2016: The theme for the 2016 YJA Convention in Los Angeles, CA is Young Jains: Agents of Change.

December 27, 2015: The December issue of Young Minds has been released. 

December 6, 2015: The Power of Traveling (to India and Around the World).

YJA Webinars are back! Join us on Sunday, December 6th, at 8:30 PM EST for a discussion among 2 former YJA Directors of Education – Priyal Gandhi & Mahima Shah – along with our current DoE, Chintav Shah! They’ll be speaking about the therapeutic mental effects of travelling with a focus on their recent trips to Jain pilgrimage sites in India (including Palitana and Samet Shikhar).

In addition to what they saw, what they learned, and how they were impacted, they’ll give you some tips on how to incorporate Jain tenets to make the most of your travels. We’ll be broadcasting through a new, easy to use platform – Hangouts On Air – so you’ll be able to comment with questions and they’ll answer them in real time! We hope you can join this insightful discussion!