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Posted: 18.07.2015
Updated on: 30.07.2015

Jain Center of Southern California

Ongoing Programs | July 2015




Start Time

Daily Asthprakari Puja


 7:30 AM

Aarti-Mangal Divo


 8:15 PM


 7:30 PM


Daily in the morning


Chaudus Pratikraman

7/30 (Dev Vandan at 2.30 pm followed by Pratikraman)

 6:30 PM (weekday)

 6:00 PM (weekend)

Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

7/18 - First Saturday Of Lunar Month

 9:00 AM


Monthly Bhavna Bhakti

7/31 - Last Friday Of The Month

 7:30 PM

JSG class in Gujarati

Every Sunday until Sept 6, 2015

 10.00 AM

Weekly evening Swadhyay

Every Mon - Thurs

 8:30 PM

Shri Adhyatmsar Granth


 By Girishbhai

Choud Gunasthanak


 By Hasendrabhai

Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrut


 By Rameshbhai

Shri Yogshatak Granth


 By Girishbhai



Upcoming Events


  •  Thursday - Thursday, Sept 10 - Sept 17 |  Paryushan - Shri Shrenikbhai Shah (Lectures in Gujarati)
  •  Thursday - Thursday, Sept 10 - Sept 17 | Paryushan- Shri Harshadbhai Maniar (Evening lectures in English)
  • Please view all details about Paryushan, including Gheeboli & Nakro items, in the newsletter that was sent out on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.
  •  Friday - Sunday, Sept 18 - Sept 27 | Das Lakshan - Smt Kusumben Jain.
  •  Saturday - Sunday, Sept 19 - Sept 20 | Anushthan, 18 Abhisheks Of Private Idols - Shri Hiteshbhai



Life Time Tithis


July 2015:

  • 7/17    Chheda, Vijay & Madhu - For Panbai Dharshi Chheda
  • 7/24    Shah, Dr. Nitin & Kinna - Punyatithi of Kevin Prakash Gandhi
  • 7/27    Shah, Abhaybhai & Family (c/o Jigar Shah) - Punyatithi of Jitendrabhai Harilal Shah

August 2015:

  • 8/2    Ajmera, Punita - Punyatithi of Tansen Ajmera
  • 8/8    Mehta, Dhaval & Chhaya - For Shardaben Mehta
  • 8/16  Doshi, Hemendra & Rekha - For Shantaben Kasturilal Doshi
  • 8/24  Mehta, Manilal & Savitaben - For Bhavanlal and Champaben Mehta
  • 8/28  Shah, Mukundray & Nalini - For Naliniben Shah
  • Aug 29th  Shah Kaushal & Bhavi-  For father Budhendrabhai Shah

Send a photograph of your loved one to Narendra Maniar at n_maniar(at)yahoo.com. Please contact Ketan Parekh at Ketan.Parekh(at)JainCenter.net for information or questions.



Dignitary Visits / Shibirs


  • Saturday - Sunday, August 8 - August 9 | "Six Essentials" Shibir by Shri Girishbhai Shah
  • Saturday - Sunday, Aug 22 - Aug 23 | Lecture by Smt Taralaben Doshi
  • Friday - Sunday, Aug 28 - Aug 30 | Bhakti & Swadhyay by Sadhvi Sanghmitraji



Registration Is Now Open For "Six Essentials" Shibir (August 8 - 9, 2015)


                                   "SIX ESSENTIALS"  (છ આવશ્યક) Shibir
Parmatma Mahavir Bhagwan with utmost compassion for all living beings, has shown the Path of Purification of the SOUL. Everyone can attain Infinite Happiness and Infinite Bliss by ending all kinds of sufferings. He laid down two sets of Paths - one for the Mendicant (Sadhu/Sadhvi) and the other for the Householder (Gruhastha).
We as Householders who want to follow that Path should, first of all, have proper & correct knowledge of that Path. Therefore, not only should we find out what the Path is, but also understand how to follow that Path.That is the way to achieve TRUE HAPPINESS & BLISS in our daily life as well as attain the ultimate GOAL.
We have arranged a 2 Day Shibir in August, 2015 (Sat/Sun-8/9) to explore, investigate, apply and ultimately imbibe in our day to day life those six essentials (Commands of Bhagwan Mahavir for us).
Please join us for an experience of Enlightenment. You will not be disappointed!!!
Location: Jain Center (Main Hall), 8072 Commonwealth Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621
This Shibir will be conducted by Shri Girishbhai and the schedule is as follows: 

         SIX ESSENTIALS"  (છ આવશ્યક) Shibir:

                        August 8 -9, 2015


8/8/15 (Sat)       

8/9/15 (Sun)

8 -9 am



9:30-11 am

Session 1

Session 5

11 - 11:15 am



11:15 - 12:45 pm

Session 2

Session 6

12:45 - 1:30 pm



1:30 - 3 pm

Session 3

Session 7

3 - 3:30 pm

Tea break

Tea  - Shibir ends

3:30 - 5 pm

Session 4


5 - 6 pm




All meals are provided for during the Shibir. To register please click on the link below:
A paper copy of the registration form is also available at the Jain center information desk. This can be filled out and returned to Amrishbhai Bhojak, Jain Center care taker. If you have any questions about the Shibir, please contact Yogesh Shah by phone at 909-952-9585 or via email at shah_yj(at)yahoo.com.



Bhavna Bhakti During Paryushan (Sept 10-16, 2015)


Paryushan Bhavna Bhakti will be conducted through the talents of several Jain Center members.

Participants in Bhavna Bhakti will be separated into different groups. All participants will participate in Stavan practice and the Bhavna Bhakti Committee will communicate the practice schedule, general instructions and the list of available musicians.

With participation from each group, the Bhavna Bhakti will be conducted daily during Paryushan from September 10-16 (Thurs-Wed.)

Please contact any of the individuals listed below for participation and/or further inquiries.

Committee members:
Ramilaben Shah              (626) 319-2879            ramila.shah(at)jaincenter.net
Pramod Shah                   (562) 943-9294            pshah24(at)gmail.com



Wellness Challenge: Be Active For Atleast 15-20 Minutes Everyday


For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging participants to "be active for at least 15 to 30 minutes every day.” Regular physical activity can produce long term health benefits. People of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities can benefit from being physically active. The more physical activity you do, the greater the health benefits. Physical activity and nutrition work together for better health. Being active increases the amount of calories burned. As people age their metabolism slows, so maintaining energy balance requires moving more and eating less. For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.



TCCOP and ACC Updates


TCCOP & ACC are continuing their weekly routine of serving  breakfast, providing groceries, visiting lonely patients and serving monthly dinners. They are now serving  breakfast to the Mental Health Association of Orange County once a month. 

TCCOP and ACC sponsors from last month were as follows:
1. Nitu & Harshad Kothari
2. Khushru & Gulrukh Dubahas
3. Bina & Mukesh Doshi
4. Anonymous
5. Darshan & Smita Mehta -  for a pallet of food for needy children to Giving Children Hope.
6. Renu & Dilip Shah - for providing groceries for the Buena Park Shelter.
7. Mita & Mahesh Shah - for sponsoring Dinner at the Long Beach Church.
8. Anonymous  - for providing breakfast and needed items for the Mental Health Assoication in Santa Ana.

TCCOP and ACC can celebrate yours or other family members' birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasions meaningfully by sponsoring an event. If you wish  to help in any of their projects, please contact them.

Please call 714-856-4256 or contact any of the following:

Smita Doshi: smitadoshi@gmail.com
Sachi Jain: sachijain311@gmail.com
Darshna Shah: dshsh50@gmail.com
Jayana Shah: jsdesigner@cox.com
Prafulla Shah: prafullashah(at)hotmail.com



Other News and Updates


Seminar for NRI’s who have Declared & Undeclared Assets in India.

  Seminar for NRI’s who have Declared & Undeclared assets in India
When: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Saturday July 18th
Where: Jain Center of Southern California (Upstairs Classroom)
Subject and Speaker Profile:

On July 9th, 2015 the Government of India signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement with USA which makes it compulsory for all Indian Banks, Mutual Funds, Insurance Cos., Brokerages etc. to report accounts of USA citizens and USA residents to IRS.

As per the US laws, US Citizen and Green Cardholders are required to report their worldwide income, including Indian income on their Federal tax return and pay tax thereon; and also file Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBAR) if the financial balances exceeded US$ 10,000 in any day of the year. This info will create issues for NRIs who have failed to disclose Indian income or file FBAR returns.

While recognizing many possibilities of ignorance or negligence on part of the tax payers, US Tax Authorities have offered Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures (SFCP). It is a very liberal declaration option of disclosing all the Undisclosed Indian income and assets for only 5% penalty of the highest year-end financial balances over previous 6 years, revision of previous 3 years of Fed tax returns and filing of FBAR returns for the last 6 years together with Personal Declaration of Non Willful Conduct.

Rajesh H Dhruva, C.A., from India is once again amongst us to explain those rules, possible remedies and Forex & Tax laws of India.

RAJESH H DHRUVA is a chartered accountant & NRI counselor advising NRIs for 26 years on Foreign Exchange & Tax laws in India. He is a Mutual Fund Advisor & a Consultant for compliance of USA tax laws related to Indian Income & assets.

Valuable information, found on his two prominent websites, www.nribanks.com & www.femaonline.com, are geared specifically towards NRI’s. He is an author of “Facilities for NRIs” a handy booklet that has been published by State Bank of India for the past nine (9) consecutive years. Mr. Dhruv has made successful representations to Finance Ministry & Reserve Bank of India in regards to many anomalies in the laws for Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and addressed numerous NRI seminars in East Africa, Middle East, UK and USA.
NOTE: Nothing will be sold during the seminar.



Vipin Vadecha
for the office of Public Relations
Jain Center of Southern California

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