One of the most basic pillars of Jainism is seva, which is selfless service to others. Doing seva not only allows us to help others in need and improve the community we live and work in; it also lets us grow spiritually and emotionally, and helps us appreciate everything.
We were proud to have helped touch lives of individuals who are going through a rough time as we volunteered at The Hoboken Shelter. We interacted with guests in spiritual discussions, played games, and provided resume/job-search tips. We prepared and cooked a 100% Jain vegetarian meal and served over 80 guests at the shelter.
Young Jain Professionals (YJP) New Jersey/New York had an amazing volunteer event serving over 80 Jain meals at the Hoboken Shelter!
Young Jain Professionals has been busy collecting professional clothes to donate to those in need. Thanks to everyone who has donated a generous amount of clothes – we are excited to continue this project until the end of the year.
Temples that are holding professional clothes drives are:
Jain Center of America
Jain Temple of New York
Hindu Samaj Temple – Poughkeepsie
Hindu Society of North Carolina
Jain Center of Northern California
Vaibhav Ajmera collecting clothes for the New York drive!
Jai Jinendra and Happy Thanksgiving Young Jain Professionals!
Please support jivdaya and spread ahimsa in your community this Thanksgiving by donating to a local farm sanctuary or “adopting a turkey”. Every Thanksgiving, 45 million turkeys will be killed for food. Farm sanctuaries protect, feed, and provide medical care to farm animals. They rescue animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chicken, turkeys and rabbits that would have been killed for food; educate people and promote vegetarianism; and support laws that reduce animal suffering.
If you would like to help, please consider donating to or visiting local farm sanctuaries:
1. Go to www.animalplace.org and www.farmsanctuary.org.
2. Donate. You can send a check or donate online directly to the organization. $30 can benefit adoption programs to save turkeys from being eaten.
3. Donate in honor of birthdays or special occasions.
Compassion in Action is Jainism. A compassionate world begins with you!