JVB Preksha Meditation Center Celebrates 17 Years  in Houston with Grand Annual Day Event


By Seema Jain

HOUSTON: “The efforts of the past becomes the fate of the present and the future.”  -Acharya Shri Mahashraman. 17 years ago, in Houston, JVB Preksha Meditation Center opened its doors to envision the untiring efforts of Acharya Shri Tulsi & Acharya Shri Mahapragyaji to spread Preksha Meditation among masses of all religions. Today, JVB is proudly pioneering in serving the entire community with weekly classes, programs and special events to fulfill this dream and is growing by leaps and bounds.

To celebrate JVB’s 17th Anniversary in Houston & 7th Anniversary of the current Center located @ 14102 Schiller Rd, JVB patrons once again graced the occasion by actively participating in the 2 day festivities which started on Saturday, October 8 & concluded on Sunday, October 9.

The Annual 2- day event started with a Mega Blood Donation Drive on Saturday morning. 20+ enthusiastic donors supported and successfully donated in this drive. In parallel, Cultural event was held under auspicious presence of Samani Vikas Pragyaji & Samani Maryada Pragyaji. They recited the Navkar Mahamantra and JVB’s president, Seema Jain welcomed the community members and recognized the accomplishments of an eventful past year. JVB Board of Director, Alok Jain gave an inspiring speech on how Preksha Meditation technique inspired by Acharya Shri Mahapragyaji’ s teachings can transform their lives with dedication, commitment and regular attendance of various flagship events conducted under Samaniji’s guidance. His spirited speech recognized the efforts of JVB founders, past and current Executive teams. 

Young & Talented kids of JVB Gyanshala ages 4-14 stormed the stage with Bhakti song, Bhakti dance prepared by Gyanshala teachers and won the accolades from the audience. The highlight of the celebration was an interesting drama skit called “Divine Court of Lord Mahavir” aptly crafted and directed by Samanijis along with the senior most class of JVB Gyanshala & few young Gyanshala parents. JVB past President, Nikhil Jain was the emcee of the program. He along with Mukta Jain kept the audience engaged with his witty humor and spirited activities.


 The climax of the cultural program was Samani Vikas Pragyaji’s powerful discourse in which she enlightened the audience to invest in 4 things, Health, Knowledge, Faith & Gratitude. She emphasized the importance of progress in life and how it has less to do with the speed and more to do with the direction. She also explained that JVB is a Journey, a place for exploring spiritual progress of Life.  JVB is the inspiration to develop moral conduct & equanimity. If one stays detached from material possessions, then he/she becomes the part of natural system (law of nature) where only Prosperity, Success, Honor and Solutions prevail. Samanijis too recognized the precious efforts of each & every community member associated with the center. JVB Facilty Team coordinator, Hemang Bora did the vote of thanks and appreciated the team work displayed by the current executive team to organize this special event.

The Sunday morning started early with Adhar Abhishek Pooja of Bhagwan Mahavir by Reverend Shri Jayesh Khona (from California) followed by Aarti. Several devotees took the labh of this special, once a year Pooja, which lasted for 3 hours. Once again, humble & dedicated volunteers of FFOI group won the heart of several by cooking and serving delicious lunch for this eventful weekend.

JVB Preksha Meditation Center envisions a blissful and peaceful society through Preksha Meditation, Yoga and Education of Non-violence. It conducts weekly Mediation, Yoga and Swadhyay sessions and runs special events and programs like iChoose & Meditation Camps.  Its open to all and every session or event is free of charge to its attendees. Upcoming Events Include Oct. 30th- Special Deepawali Celebration with Bhagwaan Mahavir Jaap, Special program by Samanijis and Jain Deepawali Pooja and Nov.12th, Monthly Preksha Meditation Camp from 9am-12pm followed by potluck lunch. For further information, Call Seema Jain at 281-575-0575. Visit www.jvbhouston.org or send email at info@jvbhouston.org for more details.