Welcome to Jain Society of North Texas (JSNT) 
Visiting Hours: Sunday, 10 am to 1 pm. Call Executive committee members for visiting JSNT outside of visiting hours.


Special Announcement:
In the wake of recent shooting in Dallas resulting in the undue suffering of the families of Dallas Police officers’ families, we are joining our Indian Community in rendering a helping hand to these families. You will recall that on February 21 this year, the Dallas Police Department was very responsive to our call by coming to our center and meeting our congregation in an interactive forum allowing us to get to know their leadership. We intend to reciprocate their support with our generosity by supporting the families of the victims’ in this very tough time. We humbly request for your support. 

Please send your donations via:
  • On our website http://www.dfwjains.org/donation (mention ‘Dallas Police Support’)
  • Check made out to JSNT (please mark for “Dallas Police Support”) and drop it at Donation box in the center 

Upcoming Events 

Shri Nalinbhai Kothari's visit to JSNT

We have Shri Nalinbhai Kothari visiting JSNT from July 29th to July 31st to grace us with teachings of Bhagwan Mahavir.

The four discourses will draw from the scriptural works of Munishree Tatvanand Vijayji Maharaj Saheb’s ‘Dharma Beej’ which describes the four bhavanas: Maitri (universal friendship), Pramod (appreciation of virtues), Karuna (compassion) and Madhyasthata (equanimity). These four attributes form the foundations of Jain philosophy and their contemplation brings us closer to experiencing our soul. Dharma Beej has been a source of spiritual development for many souls.
 
Schedule:
  • 29th July, Friday: 7.45 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 30th July, Saturday: 10:30 am to 2.30 pm, (Lunch 12 - 1 pm)
  • 31st July, Sunday: 10:30 am - 12 noon, followed by Lunch

Lunch will be served on Saturday & Sunday. We request you to fill out the below RSVP link form by Tuesday July 26th, one per family to help us plan for lunch: http://goo.gl/forms/i6JKBaF5E5SlEswN2 
 
Please click here to see flyer for the event.


Paduka Prayers
    We are planning to have paduka prayers on Sat, Aug 6th at 10 am at our Garland location (southeast corner of Arapaho & Shiloh Rd in Garland). 



    Dignitary Schedule: 
    • Nalinbhai Kothari: July 29 – July 31
    • Lalitbhai Dhami: Paryushan

    2015-2016 Pathshala 

    We request all pathshala parents to review 2015 Pathshala overview/guidelines. More info for 2016-2017 to be available soon.


    JSNT Safety & Security Awareness Seminar
    On February 21, 2016, the Northwest Patrol Division Neighborhood Police Officers attended and gave an excellent Active Shooter presentation to members of JSNT. Mayor Pro Tem Monica Alonzo, Chief of Police David Brown, Deputy Chief Catrina Shead, and Lieutenant Pollyanna Ashford were in attendance. JSNT extends lots of appreciation to Dallas Police Northwest NPO Unit for the Active Shooter presentation they recently gave.

    Photos from JSNT security seminar

    Video of the Security Seminar


    Sub-Committee for 2016

    Calendar:

    We have prayer meetings at the Paduka in Garland.


    Board Members for 2016  

    http://www.dfwjains.org/committee/executive-committee

    Officers

    Neerav Dalal – President 
    Virang Shah – Vice President
    Naresh Kothari – Secretary
    Atul Khara – Treasurer
    Jinen Adenwala – Joint Treasurer