Jain Vishwa Bharati of North America, New Jersey

A Center for Non-Violent Way of Life

JVBNA Iselin Center – 151 Middlesex Ave, Iselin, NJ 08830

JVBNA Center for Peace & Preksha Meditation – 155 Front St, South Plainfield, NJ 07080

In a world beleaguered with personal conflict and global turmoil, the relevance of a Non-Violent way of life cannot be overemphasized. “I am right but so are you” – as man grasps this Jain concept of divergent perspectives and respects another unconditionally, social and communal harmonies are sure to follow. The Jain notion of nonviolence extends to all forms of life and nature, and stretches beyond mere physical nonviolence. It shows the way to mental peace, social harmony, and the preservation of natural ecological balance. JVBNA strives to convey these timeless values of life and sustainable co-existence to the world at large. Jain Vishwa Bharati (JVB) was established by the farsighted vision of Acharya Shri Tulsi and Acharya Shri Mahapragya in Ladnun, India in 1970. Presently, JVB is privileged to receive its inspiration from Acharya Shri Mahashraman. Jain Vishwa Bharati of North America (JVBNA) is one of three satellite organization of JVB in USA, and enjoys a permanent facility – the JVBNA Center in Iselin, New Jersey – inaugurated in 2003.

JVBNA Mission

  • To spread the universal message of Jain philosophy and Jain wisdom to the world
  • To cultivate an atmosphere that nurtures nonviolence, restraint, and divergent perspectives; & thereby leads to spiritual enlightenment for man
  • To create an environment that fosters sustainable co-existence, unity, and social harmony for all mankind

Get Involved

Whether you are looking to attend one yoga session or adopting the entire nonviolent way of life, you can benefit from our programs. Please stop by any time to be spiritually inspired by our resident Samanijis. Take advantage of our yoga and meditation workshops and camps, or participate in a lively discussion on Jain principles and values; send your children to JVB Gyanshala or encourage them to participate in cultural programs to celebrate Jain festivals; contribute your time to plan and organize JVBNA activities or contribute resources; or just be there.

All JVBNA programs are free and open to all. Those who continue to partake in the various offerings of JVBNA, readily affirm that they have experienced positive transformations in their own lives and the lives of their families. This continues to be possible only through the inspiration and guidance of Samanijis, the dedication of our volunteers, and the contribution of our members and donors. If you believe that JVBNA has added, or can add value to the quality of your life, please consider contributing your time, talent, and resources, towards the mission and activities of JVBNA. Here are ways that you can get involved:


Please consider becoming a JVBNA Annual Member. Some annual members enjoy special privileges such as free Gyanshala for their children and free participation in the annual family camp. JVBNA is a nonprofit organization. Your contribution may be tax deductible.


There are many ways you can volunteer within our community. Contact us for opportunities to volunteer – we are always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents, and skill levels. Please email us if you are interested to volunteer for this great cause.


We all want to contribute to our Jain community by helping our children, in little ways that we can. Teach our children the values of Jainism, the Hindi language, Yoga, Art, and Music. If you have time to spare and enjoy teaching, then contact us. We are always looking for talented teachers.


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