Mumukshus of North America (MONA) “Worldwide Classroom on Air”.
Do you wonder why we have been saying as MONA?
“MONA” stands for Mumukshus of North America (MONA)
In November 2007; Jain Adhyatma Study Group of Metro Washington completed detail and thorough 2 months of 6 to 7 hours daily swadhyay sessions with Atmarthi Ramnikbhai Savla. Ramnikbhai conducted these classes with a tremendous efforts and enthusiasm in a very friendly and personalized style.
Towards the end of session it was planned to start Telephone Sessions.
In May 2008, Jain Adhyatma Academy of North America (JAANA)
(http://www.JAANA.ORG) started the new activity, “Worldwide Classroom on Air” in cooperation with Jain Adhyatma Study Group of Metro Washington.
Series #1, on “Pujya Gurudevshri’s Vachanamruts” by Shree Ramnikbhai Savla from Mumbai completed 8 Gujarati sessions successfully.
Series #2, on “Chhah Dhala” in Hindi by Pandit Saurabh Kumar Shashtri, a young scholar (age 28) from Indore. In November 2008; completed 16 sessions in Hindi. The learning material had been prepared by Saurabhji for this purpose with the help from the English version by Dr. Kiritbhai Gosalia.
From Nov 2008; “JAIN SWADHYAY MANDIR SONGADH-USA called as Atma-Darshan (http://www.atma-darshan.org/contactus.htm) joined to sponsor.
Series #3, “Sri Niyamsaar’ swadhyay with scholar Rajendrabhai Kamdar, Rajkot, in Gujarati. Niyamsaar Kalash in Hindi
Series #4, Pandit Todarmalji’s Rahasyapurna Chitthi” in Hindi, by Pandit Abhay Kumar Jain from Devlali, India completed 10 Hindi sessions in the month of January 2009.
Series #5 “Fundamentals of Dravyanuyoga” in Hindi, with Pandit Saurabh Kumar Shashtri completed 12 sessions successfully.
Series #5a “Fundamentals of Dravyanuyoga” in English, with Pandit Saurabh Kumar Shashtri completed 9 sessions successfully.
On April 25 2009; First time, on telephone 80 families; together celebrated Gurudev Pujya Shri Kanji swami’s 120th Janma Jayanti by logging for 5000 minutes.
On June 13 2009, Gurudev Shri Kanji Swami’s vision for Young Jain; to learn true Jain Sidhhant Principles and implementation of those principles in daily life was presented at Rise and Shine Program. Where Young Jains presented about 7 Fundamentals under leadership of Saurabhji. Also 31 callers attended by providing 1500 minutes on telephone.
Series #6 starts at 10.00 am (EDST) with Pandit Hemchandji, from Deolali, India, on “Shri Pravachansaar”.
Series #7 Pathshala 608 a new lecture Series in English for Young Jains starts at 11.00 am (EDST).
After successful completion of the Summer 2009; series of Substances-Attributes-Manifestations classes on telephone, On Oct. 3 ’09; MONA conducted another meeting for the Pathshala 608 with more detailed Curriculum for all levels of students.