Jains - British Columbia, Canada

Jain Community

We are a small community of about 75 Jain families in the Greater Vancouver region of BC. Jain Center runs a Pathshala (School) for children to learn about Jainism. This is our endeavour to keep our culture vibrant and growing. The community has grown a lot in membership and activities during the past decade.

What is Jainism?

Jainism is a way of thinking and living based on logic and science. Jainism teaches that liberation of the soul (jiva) and a life of spiritual freedom can be achieved through the way a person leads his or her life, i.e. in selflessness and harmlessness and with a concern for our living environment.