Jain Society Of Seattle
Mission — We bring Jain community together via religious, cultural, and charitable activities. We endeavor to set up independent Jain Community Center.
Vision – Jain Society of Seattle strives to spread the Jain way of life * in Northwest Pacific Community.
* Jain Way of Life means living simple and compassionate life following the principles of non-violence, truthfulness, live and let live, non-stealing etc.
JSS was formed by a handful members coming together back in 2002 and started JSS program on regular basis. To have a consistent fixed location for our activities, we started our regular programs at HTCC from April 2003 and we have been using this HTCC facility for the past 14+ years. During 2006-2007, along with rising Jain population, interest in JSS activities picked up and we formed a first board by selection of interested members. As a group, JSS board members and with help of jain community running the programs for JSS for quite a few years. In 2016 first time JSS created formal board of 11 members where Raju Shah was President. New board brought new ideas and JSS able to take online donations, has great social media presence and in general improved communications with members. Fast forwarding to today, it is exciting to see that the economic growth in the region has brought equally passionate Jain members to the Seattle area as well. This has resulted in an intense increase in the interest and active involvement of members in the activities of JSS. It’s now time to take JSS to next level with new ideas and recharge energy. Keeping in line with the constitution, JSS is holding a general body meeting as well as an election for the board of directors annually.
Attachment and aversion are the root cause of karma, and karma originates from infatuation. Karma is the root cause of birth and death, and these are said to be the source of misery. None can escape the effect of their own past karma.
One who neglects or disregards the existence of earth, air, fire, water and vegetation disregards his own existence which is entwined with them.