Pathshala

Jainism is not merely a religion but a philosophy (a way to live life). In Pathshala (school of philosophy and practice) we teach Jainism from age 4 to adults. The objective of pathshala is:

  • To promote rationalism of Jain mythology in connection with modern era of advance science and technology
  • To educate children about Jain Aagam, Jain mandir to instill good social values and character
  • To prevent young Jains from not to sway by materialistic world

 

Pathshala Programs

  • Diwali program for cultural exposure through skits, dance, singing, speeches
  • Jain Camps with family
  • Mahavir Jayanti Program
  • Fancy dress competition
  • Kids pooja
  • Exhibitions, projects, presentations by kids on Jain principles
  • Donation camps
  • Jainism based games
  • Quiz competitions

 

Curriculum

Every Pathshala session is balanced by istuti/song, stories, ritual awareness and Jain concepts. Children learn from very basic Navakar Mantra to 12 vrat (vows), 4 Aunyog, as well as life of Tirthankars. Following Pathshala topics are covered through various curriculums:

Navkar MantraManak-stambh4 kashaya (passion
Mangal PadhLord Adinath story6 dravya (substance)
Jain alphabetsHoly/pilgrimage places5 Supreme beings (Parmesthi)
Jain symbols (Om, swastika, Jain flag)6 aavashayak (essentials of a householder)6 leshaya (indulgence of thoughts)
Tirthankar and Bhagwan12 bhavana (thoughts)4 Anuyog
Jiv and ajiv (living and non-living)Lord Neminath storyLord Parashavnath life story
5 paap (sins)Karma theoryLord Mahavir Story
5 indriya (senses)Tithi and its importanceDev Darshan
4 state of life (gati)3 Jewels of Jainism (ratanatray)Jain festivals and their importance
5 Kalyanak4 types of donationRaja Shrenik story
Bhaksh-abhaksh (veg, non-veg, vegan)Dev-Shastra-GuruTin loak ( Jain Universe)
Wrong belief (mithayatav)Type of living beingsDrav-Guna-Paryay

 

Class information

Location – 3606 223rd place SE, Bothell, WA, 98021

(Pathshala is held on 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from September to June)

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Young Jains

Contact: Leena Seth – 425.785.2212

Little Jains

Contact: Akansha Jain – 425.216.3029

Location – Hindu Temple & Cultural center (Jain temple) 3818 212th St SE, Bothell, WA 98021

 

(Pathshala is held on 2nd Sunday of the month, runs parallelly with monthly program)

Contact: Reshma Jain

 

We need more helping hands to coordinate Pathshala, yearly events, teaching, cultural activities etc. If you are interested please contact Richa Jaini (richajain05@llive.com) or Leena Seth (425.785.2212)