Paryushan Parva was celebrated during September 10-17. During that week, under the auspicious presence of Samani Bhavit Pragyaji and Samani Sangh Pragyaji, pratikraman sessions were conducted by members of the JVBNA family. There was a bhajan presented everyday. Samaniji’s pravachan sessions elaborated upon how to conquer sloth, ego, deceit, anger, speech, and attachment and the power of Namokar Mantra and Kshamapana. The sessions were well attended and well received by all. Many members did tapasya including 9 and 8 upavas, belas, telas, athai of ekasans, and upavas. The auspicious week came to an end with samuhik parna at the center, as it has become a tradition from past years.