12.02.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Published: 12.02.2016
Updated: 12.02.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

    • Ongoing Programs
    • Life Time Tithis
    • Upcoming Events
    • Dignitary Visits/Shibirs
    • JAYA Event, 3/6
    • "Discover The Powerful You" Workshop, 3/19-20
    • YJA Convention Volunteer Recruitment
    • Wellness Challenge
    • Other Events

              Ongoing Programs | Feb 2016



              Start Time

              Daily Ashtprakari Puja


               7:30 AM

              Aarti-Mangal Divo


               8:15 PM


               7:30 PM


              Daily in the morning


              Chaudus Pratikraman

              2/21 (Maha Sud 14)


               6:00 PM (weekend)

              Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

              2/13 (First Saturday of Lunar Month)

               9:00 AM

              Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


               7:30 PM

              JCYC/JSG/Pathshala/Adult Swadhyay

              2/14, 2/28

               9:40 AM

              Webcast of Discourses on Shrimad Rajchandra's Vachanamrut

              2/14, 2/28

               1:00 to 4:00 PM
              Aradhana Hall
              By Rakeshbhai Jhaveri



              Shri Adhyatmsar Granth Swadhyay


               By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)

              14 Gunasthanak Swadhyay


               By Hasendra bhai (8.30 to 10.00 PM)

              Shripal Raja's Raas Swadhyay


               By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)

              Shri Yogshatak Granth Swadhyay


               By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)

              Life Time Tithis

              • 2/20 Dharod, Zaverben - In memory of Shri Devaji Gala Dharod
              • 2/21 Dharod, Zaverben - In memory of Shri Harsh Devji Dharod
              • 2/28 Shah, Yogesh and Saurabh - In memory of Shri Anand Shah
              • 2/28 Shah, Dr. Jaykumar and Ramilaben - In memory of Shri Haribhai M. Shah
              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 or questions.

              Upcoming Events

              • Ayambil Oli | April 14 - 22, 2016
              • Mahavir Janma Kalyanak | April 24, 2016
              • JCSC Anniversary Celebrations | May 13 - 15, 2016

              Dignitary Visits/Shibirs

              • "Discover the Powerful You" Workshop by Shri Jiten Bhai Shah | March 19 - 20, 2016

              JAYA Bowling for Charity - Sunday, March 6, 2016


              Its now time to block off your calendars for our next event!!!!!!!


              Please plan to come to Irvine Lanes on Sunday, March 6th at 1:30 PM for an afternoon of fun.  For just $10 per person, you and your family will rent bowling shoes and get to play games as time and space permits until 5:30 PM.  Come at your convenience.  Light snacks will be provided.   

              Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF), USA (SEF, USA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the eradication of curable blindness in India. SEF, USA was founded in 1998 in San Jose, California by K. Muralidharan, K. Sridharan and Ahmad Khushnood. With hundreds of volunteers, SEF, USA covers several cities in the US.

              An estimated 55 million people in India suffer from some form of visual handicap. Over 8 million are blind which is 1/5th of the world’s blind! These are incredibly large numbers and Shankara eye foundation's bold vision is to work towards eradicating this problem by building 20 super specialty eye care hospitals across India providing free eye care to the needy.

              Sankara Eye Foundation, USA is a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit organization and all donations are tax exempt in the USA.  For more details visit SANKARA EYE FOUNDATION link!!!

              CLICK HERE to see the Flyer for the event!!!!!!!

              Please make checks payable to Jain Center of Southern California.  JCSC will send the check to Sankara Eye Foundation.

              This event addresses two pillars of JAYA’s mission of fostering relationships in our community and supporting causes aligned with our beliefs.  We hope you will support the event and we look forward to seeing you there!

              Irvine Lanes is located at 3415 Michelson Drive in Irvine.  We will be registering people on February 14th and 28th at the Jain Temple, so don't miss this opportunity to help people in need.  You can pay on the day of the event, but please send an RSVP email to jaya.jcsc[at]gmail.com or call Kruti Shah at 714-585-5981 indicating the number of people that will be attending.  If you are not able to make it to the event, you can still make a DONATION for this worthy cause!  Please note that there will be shoes, balls, and bowling lanes appropriate for younger children.

              "Discover The Powerful You", Weekend Workshop March 19 - 20, 2016

              Discover the "Powerful" You!
              Relations & Karma

              2 Day Workshop: Saturday, March 19th & Sunday, March 20th, 2016 at the 
              Jain Center of Southern California, Buena Park, CA

              After successful Shibirs all across USA last year, it will be our honor to have Shree Jitenbhai Shah (35 years old) conduct the second series of "Discover the Powerful You" on the topic of Relations & Karma. In this 2 day Workshop, HE will help explain theKarmic Effect that impacts our Relations. The workshop will cover how spirituality can help practically FLOW and GROW our relationships at home, work and society - in a very simple yet powerful way. 

              Last time over 1000 jignasus took advantage of Shree Jitenbhai's workshop. Both youngsters & elders equally benefited from HIS simple language, unique examples, audience interaction, and classroom approach. AND this time will be no different. 

              To register, please click the link below:

              Meet the Speaker: Shri Jitenbhai Shah
              • Young age of 35.
              • Retired from active business by the age of 31. 
              • Pursuer of Spiritual Sadhna for the last 18 years. 
              • Swadhyay Karta on topics such as Nav Tatva, Bhakti Marg, Karmic Effects, Aatma na 6 Pad, Tyaag Vairagya, Uttam Sadhak, Bhakti Marg, etc
              • Conducts Shibirs all over India, Dubai and the US in simple Gujarti/English.
              • EC member of Shrimad Rajchandra Aatma Tatva Research Center.
              Barometer of Spiritual Life is Peaceful Relations!!!!!

              For any questions or concerns, please contact: 
              • Premal Doshi 213-210-3711
              • Hiren Shah 949-375-7063
              • Reena Shah 818-859-8183

              YJA Convention Volunteer Recruitment

              “The 2016 YJA Convention would not be possible without the tireless work of our volunteers. The Adult Volunteer Committee is looking for dedicated individuals to help us have a successful convention. Jobs include:
              • Security (Help manage crowd flows and traffic during registration; partner with external security team to ensure convention rules are followed (requires long periods of standing/sitting)
              • Hospitality - Prepare, distribute and transport food, and assist with other food logistics
              • Travel - Assist attendees and speakers with reaching the hotel from major airports (requires long periods of standing/sitting and providing transportation from airport to convention hotel)
              • Decorations - Assist setting up decorations in hotel (may require heavy lifting, standing on ladders, and/or reaching heights)
              • Speaker Liaison - Assist speakers with directions, providing items they may require, and/or assist them with sessions
              • Assist Dignitaries - Accommodate dignitaries' needs and assist them throughout the convention
              • Photography/Videography - Use your own equipment to record sessions and events as needed
              • General Assistance - Provide help wherever necessary

              If you’re over the age of 35 and interested in helping make this the best convention yet, please fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/F8dR6Fcf63.

              Should you have any questions or concerns, please email volunteer.la[at]yja.org.

              Thank you for your interest and we will be in touch with you shortly!”

              For any further questions please contact the following:
              • Urvashi Jain
              • Tina Lapsia
              • Diyaanka Jhaveri
              Adult Volunteer Committee Co-Lead, 2015-2016
              Young Jains of America

              Wellness Challenge - Reduce Your Calorie Intake By 100 Calories Each day

              For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "reduce your calorie intake by 100 calories each day” With over one-third of Americans classified as being not just overweight but obese, many people would benefit from cutting calories to lose weight. Even those who are at a healthy weight might be able to benefit from reducing their caloric intake. Making a few simple changes to your diet can help you cut calories. For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.

              Other Events

               1) “Music and Poetics of Devotion in the Jain and Sikh Traditions” Feb 25-27, 2016

              The Department Of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University will be holding their first conference, “The Music and Poetics of Devotion in the Jain and Sikh Traditions,” at the end of this month on Friday & Saturday, February 26 - 27th, 2016 at Loyola Marymount University. In addition to the expert scholars from around the world who will be presenting their most recent scholarship in this field, we will also have two musical concerts with master musicians to give participants not only an intellectual understand, but also an experience of the lived devotional practices of these traditions.  (Please see the attached flyer as well as the preliminary schedule.)

              This event is free and open to the public.*
              *Please note that parking costs $10/day M-F before 8pm and is FREE on Saturday. Anyone attending the lecture on Thursday evening or the Conference & Concert on Friday will need to pay for parking.

              To RSVP please download the Form at https://nirinjan.wufoo.com/forms/z5bve4n1hyp8zl/

              One part of the program will be held at the Jain Center of Southern California, Buena Park, CA on Feb 27th between 6.00 PM to 9.00 PM.....

              Please CLICK HERE for the FLYER
              Please CLICK HERE for the SCHEDULE DETAILS

              For further inquiries call Mr Nirinjan Khalsa on (310) 258-8621 or fax: (310) 338-1947
              or email him at Nirinjan.khalsa[at]lmu.edu

              2) NRI Participation in Maha Mastak Abhishek Of Aadinath Bhagwan 

              Please take a look at the information about NRI participation in the Maha Mastakabhishek of Aadinath Bhagwaan 108 Foot pratimaji in Mangi Tungi below:
              • Panchkalyanak Pratishtha starts ​Feb 11th, 2016
              • Mahamastakabhishek starts Feb 18th, 2016  
              • NRI's Kalasha Abhishek​ is on Feb 19th, 2016
              The 108 Feet Digambar Idol of Bhagwan Rishabhdev was the inspiration of Ganini Pramukh Aryika Shiromani Shri Gyanmati Mataji. The organizing committee has made it a point to attract overseas Jains (NRI's) from North America to this event and have made special arrangements for their visit and accommodations. This will be one of the largest Panchkalyanak Pratishtha and Mahamastakabhishek Mahotsav in the history for Digambar Jains.

              Members of the ​NRI ​Yaatri's ​from North America ​should reach Mangitungi by February 17th, 2016 and will enjoy viewing the great event on February 18th, 2016. On ​the ​morning of February 19th 2016, group of ​​NRI's ​from North America ​will participate in Kalasha Abhishek.

              CLICK HERE to see the picture of the 108 foot Idol.

              If you wish to attend this auspicious event and participate,​ ​​please email your request along with your full name, names of any additional participants traveling with you, USA mailing address, email address, USA & India mobile number to ​MangiTungiNRI[at]gmail.com​ ​by Feb 1, 2016 for accommodations and additional info.​​​ Please note this special arrangement is limited only to NRI's.
              Kinal Modi
              for the office of Public Relations
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