The Jain Community of Iowa

On Thursday, October 20, members of the local Jain community will visit Drake University to speak about Jainism and conduct Jain practices. The event, which will take place on the lower floor of the Olmstead building, inside of Sussman Theater. We will start at 5:30 pm, and will feature several presentations, darshan (sacred viewing of a Jain Tirthankara), aarti (sacred waving of flame), and Jain vegetarian “snacks.” This is the second “Meet My Religious Neighbor” event of the semester, most of which feature “religions without sites.” (MMRN is co-programmed by CultureALL, the Des Moines Area Religious Council, and Interfaith Alliance of Iowa.)

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