17.11.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Published: 17.11.2017
Updated: 18.11.2017

Jain Center of Southern California

In this Issue:

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits and Shibirs
  • 2017 Donations for Tax Deductions
  • JCSC Calendar 2018
  • A Prayer on Thanksgiving Day - 11/23
  • Maun Ekadashi - 11/30
  • 12 Bhavna Shibir - 1/27 - 1/28
  • Wellness Challenge
  • Selection of EC Member
  • Other News & Events

    Ongoing Programs - Nov, 2017

    Event Date Start Time
    Daily Ashtprakari Puja Daily  7:30 AM 
    Aarti-Mangal Divo Weekdays   8:15 PM
    Sat/Sun/Holidays  7:30 PM
    Chundadi Daily in the morning  
    Chaudas Pratikraman 11/17  6:30 PM (Weekday)
    6:00 PM (Weekend)
    Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap 11/25  9:00 AM
    Monthly Bhavna Bhakti 11/24  7:30 PM
    JCYC & JSG Pathshala / Adult Swadhyay / Sutra Class  11/19  9:40 AM
    Webcast of Discourses by
    Shri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri
     To be announced 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Aradhana Hall
    Weekly Evening Swadhyay Every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday  
    Adhyatmasar Swadhyays Monday By Girishbhai
    (8:00 PM to 9:30 PM)
    14 Gunasthanak Tuesday By Hasendrabhai
    (8.30 PM to 10.00 PM)
    Yogshatak Swadhyays Thursday By Girishbhai
    (8:00 PM to 9:30 PM)

    Life Time Tithis

    • 11/16 - Shah, Nilesh & Krina - In memory of  Nanalal Shah
    • 11/18 - Dr Anila Guruji - In memory of Dinesh Guruji

      Send a photograph of your loved one to Kinal Modi at kinalmodi12[at]yahoo.com.
      Please contact Ketan Parekh at ketan.parekh[at]jaincenter.net for information, questions or any pledges.

    Upcoming Events

    • Bhaktamar Recital - 11/23 - 9:00 AM in Aaradhana Hall
    • Maun Ekadashi - 11/30 - 9:30 AM - Dev Vandan in Derasar.

    Dignitary Visits and Shibirs

    12 Bhavna Shibir - 1/27 - 1/28, 2018

    2017 Donations for Tax Deduction

    Year 2017 is coming to an end and if you are planning to make donation towards your pledges or convert interest-free loan to donation for outstanding pledges  before the end of the year to take 2017 to get the tax deduction advantage,please take care of it as soon as possible or prior to December 31st, 2017.

    You can take care of your donation payments in either of the following ways.

    1) You can drop off at our JCSC office.  (We are in office  every  Sundays  between 10 AM to 1 PM) or give it to any EC or BOD member.

    2) Mail check to: (Please make sure that we receive the mail on or prior to December 31, 2017) 

     Jain Center of Southern California

     Attn: Treasurer

     P. O. Box 549

    Buena Park, CA 90621-0549


    Please send us your updated email and mailing address, so we can send the year end documents timely.


    If any issues or concerns please send an email to Geeta Khona at gkhona[at]gmail.com

    We appreciate for your continuous support to our Jain Center.

    Please contact Geeta Khona, Treasurer of JCSC at the Jain Center for any further questions.

    JCSC Calendar - 2018

    This year we have started distributing JCSC calendar for the year 2018 well in advance, starting from Diwali Program and Pathshala days as announced. JCSC calendar is so useful and popular among the community that we have requested for a second edition to print.Those who have not received it so far, please take it when you visit the Jain Center and those who have received additional copies, if not useful, please return them.

    The subject is the artistic new 'Chhod's" that have been custom made for our center in various prints and colors displayed during Ujamanu Celebration. The 2018 calendar is and will be distributed freely to all members as well as non members as also to people visiting our center

    The Jain calendar includes Tithi's, Sun rise & Sunset times of Los Angeles, major events of our Jain center, Ongoing programs, Pathshala and Swadhyay schedules, Tirthankar Bhagvan's Kalyanaks and other valuable information. 

    For further details please contact Dr Mahendra Shah at 714-757-9490 or at mahendra.shah[at]jaincenter.net

    A Prayer on Thanksgiving Day - Nov 23, 2017

    JCSC will observe Thanksgiving Day with Bhaktamara Stotra Paath.
    Bhaktamara Stotra is the most famous of the Jain prayers.
    It was composed by Acharya Manatunga. Bhaktamara stotra is gem of devotional Jain literature.

    We pray that all the people of the world will avoid inflicting harm on animals
    and fellow human beings and practice nonviolence and compassion.
    We express our sorrow at the suffering of all the turkeys and other animals that have died. 
    May peace and compassion grow in ourselves and extend to all around us.

    Date & Time: Thursday, Nov 23rd, 2017, 09:00 AM

    Venue: Aradhna Hall

    Maun Ekadashi - Nov 30, 2017

    It is a very important day because 150 Kalyanakas of the Tirthankars of past, present and future have happened on this day. 

    The festival of Maun Ekadashi (also known as Maun Agyaras) is an auspicious Jain festival which falls on the 11th day of the month Magshar (Magshar Sud 11). 

    According to the English calendar, this year it falls on the 30th November, 2017.

    A person who worships this day of Ekadashi with all the rites and rituals every year for a period of 11 years and 11 months is said to achieve salvation.

    JCSC will observe  Maun Ekadashi Dev Vandan from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM on Thursday, Nov 30, 2017.

    12 Bhavna Shibir - Jan 27 - 28, 2018

    The "12 Bhavna" Shibir is scheduled during the weekend of January 27 - 28, 2018. Please sign up for this Shibir using the attached form.

    "12 Bhavna" Shibir January 27 - 28, 2018

    ભાવના ભવ નાશીની

    પ્રભુ મહાવીર દેવ પોતાની સાડા બાર વર્ષની સાધના માં ભાવના-ધ્યાન-ભાવના-ધ્યાન વડે છેવટે સર્વ ઘાતી કર્મોનો ક્ષય કરી કેવળજ્ઞાન ની પ્રાપ્તિ કરીને મોક્ષે પધાર્યા. ભાવના = અનુપ્રેક્ષા = અંતર્મુખતા અને તેના પરીણામે એકાગ્રતા અને એકાગ્રતા એટલે ધ્યાન અને ધ્યાનની પરાકાષ્ઠા એટલે અનુભૂતિ. અનુભૂતિથી આત્માનો સાક્ષાત્કાર અને અનંત આનંદ ની પ્રાપ્તિ...

    એવી પરમાત્માએ બતાવેલ, ઉપદેશેલ અને પોતે પ્રયોગ કરી સિદ્ધ કરેલ મોક્ષના સચોટ ઉપાય રૂપ બાર ભાવનાની શિબિર:

    January 27- 28, 2018 "12 Bhavna" Shibir Schedule

    Saturday, Jan 27, 2018     

    Session 1 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
    Lunch - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Session 2 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Break - 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Session 3 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Dinner - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Sunset 5:18 PM)

    Sunday Jan 28, 2018

    Session 4 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
    Lunch - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Session 5 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Break - 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Session 6 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Dinner - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Please CLICK HERE for the form

    Wellness Challenge - Go To The Doctor For An Annual Health Exam

    For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to “Go To The Doctor For An Annual Health Exam." A generation ago, people used to see their doctor only when they were sick, or dying.  Today, preventative health care is becoming commonplace as people become more educated and empowered about their own health.  They are looking to lower their risks of various conditions or disease by maintain a healthy diet, weight, and level of physical activity.  So if you haven’t done so already, go visit your Physician and get your annual health exam.  If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.

    Selection of  EC Member for 1 year terms beginning January 1, 2018

    'Jain Center would like to thanks all those community members, who offered to serve as the EC (Executive Committee) member, for 1 year terms beginning January 1, 2018 for the vacant Position, due to the relocation of one of its member.

    After due deliberation the executive committee selected Kalpesh Jhaveri for the same. Kalpesh has served earlier also as the EC. Member. Our congratulation to Kalpesh.

    We would urge all others to still get involved with the Jain Center as volunteers and encourage all of them to reapply next years again when 8 E C Members positions for 2 years, will be available for the election.'

    Other News & Events

    1) Announcement - 2nd Jain Workshop at Raleigh, NC USA - Friday, December 8, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017

    Jaina Education Committee and Jain Study Center of North Carolina have jointly organized the 2nd Jain workshop from Friday December 8, 2017 to Sunday December 10, 2017.  We request individual Jain Centers of North America to circulate this e-mail to their members andto sponsor one or two pathshala teachers as well.

    We had a great success on our 1st Workshop in October 2017 with more than 10 members that had to be wait listed due to limited availability.

    Workshop Theme

    The December theme will follow a similar topic and structure as the 1st workshop.

    STRIKING A BALANCE: - EXAMINING Social, Cultural, and Spiritual environment that our youth face while growing up in North America


    To educate both adults and youth (over 14 years of age) with regards to the fundamental principles and philosophy of Jainism and how to apply these principles in all walks of life through practical examples.  This includes social, business, family, ethical, religious and spiritual environment.

    Click Here for More Information

    2) Unique Labh Of Laying Bricks At Jinalaya at San Diego.

    JSSD Sangh is working on creating a standalone Jinalay and Religious Complex in our two and half acre existing facility. We invite you to take labh of this unique opportunity and support this auspicious effort. You can obtain one or more bricks in name of you and your entire family. Each Brick Labh is $ 251. 

    Online Brick Availability @: http://www.jssd.org/jssd-temple-foundation---form.html 

    Please CLICK HERE for the flyer.

    3) "Young Minds" - A Publication by Young Jains Of America

    Rachna Shah is an undergraduate student at Dartmouth College as well as the Director of Publications for the Young Jains of America (YJA) for the 2017-2018 year. As Director of Publications, she directs and produces "Young Minds", YJA's quarterly publication that provides a platform for Jains from across the country to share and learn from each others' perspectives.

    The most recent issue can be read here: https://issuu.com/youngminds/docs/ym_oct_2017
    Previous articles can be read and accessed on the Medium blog: youngminds.yja.org

    "Young Minds" articles have been written about young Jains experiences with their religion, compassionate communication, and the importance of Pathshala classes. 

    In addition, YJA has recently created YJA Forums, an online discussions platform where Jains from across the world can discuss the relationship between Jainism and their day to day lives as well as share their questions. 

    Kinal Modi
    Public Relations
    Jain Center of Southern California
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