04.03.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 04.03.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/Shibirs
  • Changes in Evening Swadhyay Schedule
  • JAYA Event, 3/6
  • "Discover The Powerful You" Workshop, 3/19-20
  • Wellness Challenge
  • Free CPR Training, 3/6
  • 2016 JCSC Calendars
  • Other Events

                  Ongoing Programs | March 2016




                  Start Time

                  Daily Ashtprakari Puja


                   7:30 AM

                  Aarti-Mangal Divo


                   8:15 PM


                   7:30 PM


                  Daily in the morning


                  Chaudus Pratikraman

                  3/8 (Maha Vad)
                  3/22 (Chomasi Chaudus)

                   6:30 PM (weekday)

                  Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

                  3/12 (First Saturday of Lunar Month)

                   9:00 AM

                  Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


                   7:30 PM

                  JCYC/JSG/Pathshala/Adult Swadhyay

                  3/13 & 3/27

                   9:40 AM

                  Webcast of Discourses on Shrimad Rajchandra's Vachanamrut

                  3/13 & 3/27

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

                  Weekly Evening Swadhyay

                  Every Mon,Tue,Wed & Thu


                  Shri Adhyatmsar Granth


                   By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)

                  14 Gunasthanak


                   By Hasendrabhai
                  (8.30 to 10.00 PM)

                  Shrimad Rajchandra Vachnamrut 


                   By Rameshbhai 
                  (8.30 PM to 10.00 PM)

                  Shri Yogshatak Granth 


                   By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)



                  Life Time Tithis


                  • 3/6 Desai, Suraj and Hetal (Shah, Navnit & Niru) - Punyatithi of son/brother Kamal Shah
                  • 3/7 Shah, Jayantilal Chunilal - Birthday of Shah Jayantilal Chunilal
                  • 3/24 Shah, Dilip and Pragna - Punyatithi of Manekben Shah
                  • 3/31 Salvi, Kirit and Rekha - Punyatithi of Savitaben Ambalal

                  Send a photograph of your loved one to Kinal Modi at kinalmodi12@yahoo.com. Please contact Ketan Parekh at Ketan.Parekh@JainCenter.net for information or questions.




                  Upcoming Events





                  Dignitary Visits/Shibirs


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




                  Changes in the Evening Swadhyay Schedule


                  Jai Jinendra,
                  Two changes to the evening Swadhyays are as follows:

                  1.    “Shripal Raja no Ras” Swadhyays conducted by Shree Girishbhai on Wednesday are suspended effective immediately. Announcement will be made where another arrangement is made by Shree Girishbhai.  

                  2.    “Shrimad Rajchadra Vachanamrut” Swadhyays conducted by Shree Rameshbhai Khandhar  based on “Sadhana Path” book will recommence on Wednesday March 02, 2016 from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

                  Please note the time for Wednesday evening  Swadhyay is 8:30 PM to 10.00 PM. We are soon starting a Whats App group for Rameshbhai's Swadhyay.The Group would be useful for those who attend or view the Swadhyays on You Tube. Details will follow.




                  JAYA Bowling Event For Charity - Sunday, March 6, 2016


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


                  Please plan to come for an afternoon of fun on Sunday, March 6th at 1:30 PM to Irvine Lanes at 3415 Michelson Drive, Irvine CA.  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!

                  We will be registering people on February 28th at the Jain Templeso 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@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 US 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 the Karmic 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:

                  To view a video on this topic, 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 are Peaceful Relations!

                  For any questions or concerns, please contact: 

                  • Premal Doshi 213-210-3711
                  • Hiren Shah 949-375-7063
                  • Reena Shah 818-859-8183




                  Wellness Challenge - Do 15 Minutes Of Cardio Activity Every Day


                  For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "do 15 minutes of cardio activity every day.”  Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. You don't need to set aside large chunks of time for exercise to reap weight-loss benefits. If you can't do an actual workout, get more active throughout the day in simple ways - by taking the stairs instead of the elevator or revving up your household chores. It takes only a few minutes every day. When you cultivate a seed with love, the more it blossoms.  For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here




                  Free CPR Training At The Medical Camp On Mar 6, 2016


                  There will be a free CPR training class on March 6, 2016 at the Medical Camp organised at the Jain Center, Buena Park. Please use this opportunity and benefit from it. Shri Rupinder S Bedi will be conducting this free class and it is open to all community members.




                  2016 JCSC Calendars


                  The 2016 JCSC Calender/Panchang have been distributed.
                  Thanks to the efforts and cooperation of our volunteers and members, we have also saved on mailing costs for the same, by hand delivering them.
                  If for some reason, you have not been able to pick up your calender, you may still do so at our Jain Center.

                  However, If you are unable to do so, and would like to receive one by mail, please send an email with full postal address to:

                  • Kalpesh Jhaveri, email kalherc@yahoo.com
                  • Jayana Shah, email jayana.n.shah@gmail.com
                  • Dr Mahendra Shah email drmcshah@hotmail.com

                  We will send it out as soon as we get the request, and as long as they are available.

                  Thank You

                  The Calendar Committee




                  Other News & Events


                   1) Opportunity to become a catalyst in spreading the words of Bhagwan Mahaveer and extending the knowledge of Jainism to the Western World via University Education in Southern California.

                  A) Loyola Marymount University (LMU) -has hired Professor Nirinjan Khalsa who teaches 50% Jain and 50% Sikh religion classes. She has a class of 25 students for Jain studies and 5 students after learning about Jain Religion became Vegetarian! This is the result of our sponsorship! The cost to do so is $100,000 per year so share of Jains is $50,000. We are fortunate to have received $12,500 grant towards this from the Uberoi Foundation. We need to raise the difference of $37,500 towards this chair. We have made three years commitment for this professorship. This will be our second year. We need to give money to LMU before 31st March so please respond soon.Please come forward and donate/sponsor for this cause.

                  B) Claremont School of Theology (CST) - Our own Professor Sushamaben Parekh taught a graduate class from September to December 2015. Cost to teach this class is $3,500 per semester. We are looking for commitments.

                  Please call Dr. Nitin Shah at 562 244 9035 or Dr. Jasvant Modi at 213 999 7011 for details.

                  2) 26th Annual Medical Camp At JCSC - Sunday March 6, 2016

                  (Same information was sent in separate Medical Camp email on Feb 23, 2016)

                  Jain Center and Anekant Community Center will host the 26th Annual Medical Camp at the Jain Center on Sunday - March 6, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

                  To register visit http://jcsc.homeip.net/mc2016/ or www.anekant.net. Password is FreeCamp.

                  It is that time of year again, let us go and find out how did we do for a year, health wise of course? Our annual health fair will be on Sunday, March 6 and is just around the corner. Please start exercising and controlling your diet so that your sugar and Lipid profile come out normal!

                  We will offer free dental extractions and fillings to those who need them. This is possible courtesy of Lestonnac Free Clinic. We have made arrangements for dental chairs and necessary equipment to carry out the dental procedures during the health fair. 

                  We will have most of other services available as well and look forward to your participation. These include: Mammogram, PAP Smear, EKG, Eye Exams, Hearing Tests, Bone Density, CPR Training, etc.

                  Please let your relatives and friends know of this great free event at the Jain Center so that they can make use of this opportunity. This is especially good if you have relatives visiting from India.

                  Volunteers Required for Health Fair - Sat & Sun -  Mar 5 & 6, 2016

                  This year, we would need a lot of help from the volunteers for the Health Fair. All who can help during this great event please do come forward.

                  Medical Camp is Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 8.00 AM to 2.00 PM. The volunteers, however, need to come in on Sunday 7.00 AM for setup and training. Depending on the area you want to volunteer, the volunteers would also need to come on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 2.00 PM onwards to make necessary arrangements and setups.

                  Following are some of the areas we need help in. The number of people for each type is mentioned against it and also, if any specific gender (Male / Female) is required for the help.

                  Booth Setup - 15 (On Saturday)

                  Registration - 10

                  Line/crowd control at registration 1+3 = 4

                  At gate 1+1

                  Height & Weight - 4 (Teenagers are fine)

                  Blood work - 4

                  Sugar Tests - 4

                  Hemo Q - 2

                  Pathology - 4

                  Dental - Stage - 10

                  Ophthalmology - 2

                  Pap Smear + Mammogram - 3 (Female)

                  Kitchen - 6

                  EKG - 2+2 (2 Male+2 Female)

                  Chiropractor - 1+1 (1 Male + 1 Female)

                  Runners (Extra) - 6

                  No walk-in Volunteers accepted. All Volunteers have to pre-register by sending an email to Narendra Jain on nuks_jain(at)yahoo.com or by calling 310-320-5570.

                  You can be a great help even if you can volunteer a few hours of your time. Please note that we provide all students in School/College with Volunteer hours and certificates. If you are a medical college student or intend to join one, this exposure will be very helpful as well. If you can help during the Medical Camp, please send an email to Narendra Jain on nuks_jain(at)yahoo.com or call him on 310-320-5570.

                  Are you a Doctor? If you are a Doctor and want to volunteer, please contact Dr. Ramesh Kothari on 714-771-7474 or rkdds(at)hotmail.com. Please let us know your Full Name, Contact Phone#, Email address and your specialty.





                  Kinal Modi
                  for the office of Public Relations

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