22.04.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 22.04.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

    • Ongoing Programs
    • Life Time Tithis
    • Upcoming Events
    • Dignitary Visits/Shibirs
    • Navpad Ayambil Oli, 4/14-22
    • Mahavir Janm Kalyanak Puja & Cultural Program, 4/24
    • Tap Anumodana & Tapasvi Recognition, 4/24
    • Bhakti On Param Krupaludev, 4/27
    • Heritage Seminar, 5/1
    • Wellness Challenge
    • Wings Of Jain Education
    • TCCOP & ACC Update
    • Other News & Events

                        Ongoing Programs | April - May 2016





                        Start Time

                        Daily Ashtprakari Puja


                         7:30 AM

                        Aarti-Mangal Divo


                         8:15 PM


                         7:30 PM


                        Daily in the morning


                        Chaudus Pratikraman

                        4/21, 5/5, 5/20

                         6:30 PM (weekday)

                        Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

                        5/7 (First Saturday of Lunar Month)

                         9:00 AM

                        Monthly Bhavna Bhakti

                        4/29, 5/27

                         7:30 PM


                        Tatvarthadhigam Sutra Swadhyay

                        5/1, 5/15**, 5/29

                        5/1^^, 5/29

                         9:40 AM

                        10:00 AM to 12:15 PM
                          By Girishbhai

                        Webcast of Discourses on Shrimad Rajchandra's Vachanamrut

                        5/1, 5/29

                         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)


                        • **Due to Jinalay  Anniversary program all the classes on May 15, will be postponed. Only Pathshala will continue up to 11:00 am.
                        • ^^Shree Girishbhai's swadhyays on Adhyatmsar, Yogshatak & Tatvarthadhigamsutra during the period of April 27 to May 8, 2016 are cancelled as he is away from town. The Sunday morning swadhyay on May 1 will be conducted by Hasendrabhai Shah.




                        Life Time Tithis



                        • 4/21 Jain Surendra and Kala - Punyatithi of Pookhraj Poonamchand
                        • 4/25 Jhaveri Kalpesh and Roopa - For Rashmikant & Kishoriben Jhaveri
                        • 4/25 Udani Neeta - For Dr Vikram Udani
                        • 4/26 Modi and Shah family - Punyatithi of Kamlaben Nagindas Modi
                        • 4/26 Shah Kaushal and Bhavi - For their mother Shakuntalaben Shah
                        • 4/28 Shah Dinesh and Geetaben - For Punyatithi of Geetaben & birthday of Alka D Shah
                        • 5/05 Sheth Rasiklal and Manjulaben - Punyatithi of Manguben Sheth
                        • 5/11 Shah Dr Nitinbhai and Kinnaben - For Rasilaben Shah
                        • 5/16 Shah Nilesh and Krina - For Ramilaben Nanalal Shah
                        • 5/17 Shah Mehul and Sneha - For Birthday of Mehul

                        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



                        • Ayambil Oli | April 14 - 22, 2016
                        • Chaitri Punam | April 22, 2016 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Snatrapuja & Vidhi)
                        • Mahavir Janma Kalyanak | April 24, 2016
                        • Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti | April 27,  2016
                        • Simandharswami Kalyanak | May 7, 2016
                        • Akhatrij Varshitap Parna | May 9, 2016
                        • JCSC Anniversary Celebrations | May 13 - 15, 2016
                        • Gautamswami Diksha Kalyanak | May 21, 2016





                        Dignitary Visits/Shibirs


                        • Friday - Saturday, May 6th - 7th: Lecture - Shri Vasant Vijayji Maharaj
                        • Friday - Sunday, May 13th - 15th: Anniversary Celebration - Shri Niravbhai Sanghavi
                        • Friday - Sunday, June 18th - 19th: Lecture by  Shri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri




                        Navpad Ayambil Oli - April 14 - 22, 2016



                        One of the most auspicious religious festivals is soon approaching on Thursday, April 14th through Friday, April 22nd, 2016 which signifies the days of Ayambil Oli, where we have approximately 50 people doing the full 9 days of Ayambil Oli and about 125 to 150 people doing Ayambil on weekends. 

                        9:30am onwards: Navpadji Puja on Saturday, April 16,2016

                        We hereby present you an opportunity to sponsor the upcoming 9 days of Ayambil Oli. Sponsorship opportunities are as follows:  

                        • $250 for each weekday Ayambil Sponsorship 
                        • $500 each for Saturday and Sunday Ayambil Sponsorship 
                        • $101 for Snatrapuja 
                        • $51 for Puja (Total of 9 available) 
                        • Asthprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo, Shahti Kalash per Ghee boli. 

                        Grocery purchases, cooking, serving and cleaning for the entire Oli will be done by Jain Center volunteers and part-time hired help. We encourage all members to come forward and sponsor this auspicious occasion. As per our policy we shall try and accommodate as many sponsors as possible.
                        Please sign up on sign board which day you are going to do Ayambil, this will help us for proper management.  

                        Please contact:  

                        • Savitaben Mehta on (714) 898-3156 or at  savitamehta@msn.com
                        • Padmaben Shah (for Puja matters) on 714-670-7854 or at padmashah9@gmail.com 





                        Mahavir Janm Kalyanak Puja, Ekasana, Cultural Program General Body meeting - April 24, 2016



                        JCSC will celebrate Mahavir Janm Kalyanak with Snatrapuja, Mahavirswami Panch Kalyanak Puja & Cultural Program on Sunday, April 24th, 2016

                        The program will be as follows:

                        • 9:00am - 10:00am: Snatra Puja (with Nakro of $101) 
                        • 10:00am - 12:30pm: Shree Mahavirswami Panch Kalyanka Puja (Total of 5 Pujas)
                          Each puja with nakro of $51. Gheeboli will be conducted for Asthprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo and Shanti Kalash. 
                        • 12:00pm - 2:00pm: Ekasana 
                        • 2:00pm - 5:30pm: Children's Cultural Program and General Body Meeting,Updhan Tapsvi & 99 Yatra Tapasvi recognition. 
                        • 5:30pm - 7:00pm: Swamivatsalya Dinner

                        Please note that dinner will be served till 7:00 PM so that everyone can finish dinner before sunset and avoid Ratri Bhojan.

                        Full or partial sponsorship of Ekasanas or Swamivatsalya Dinner, are welcome.
                        Sponsorships: Ekasana $501, Swamivatsalya Dinner $3,101

                        Please contact:

                        • Padmaben Shah (for Puja matters) on 714-670-7854 or at padmashah9@gmail.com
                        • Geetaben Khona (for sponsorship) on 714-872-7283 or at gkhona@gmail.com





                        Tap Anumodana & Tapasvi Recognition - April 24, 2016



                        JCSC is pleased to announce Tap Anumodna and Tapsvi recognition on 24th April,2016, during Mahavir Janm Kalyanak celebration.You and your family are cordially invited.

                        The criteria of Tap and other details are as follows:

                        • Tap - Updhan Tap - either 45 days, 35 days, 28 days or 18 days.
                        • 99 yatra of Shatrunjay,Palitana.
                        • Duration-during your stay in California under JCSC umbrella.

                        Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016 during cultural program on MJK day.
                        Time: About 3:30 pm
                        Venue: Cultural Hall.

                        Details required to be submitted:

                        • Name:
                        • Age:
                        • Type of Tap:
                        • When:
                        • Address, ph#, e-mail:
                        • Will attend: Yes () No ()
                        • Remarks:

                        Please contact: Dr. Mahendrabhai Shah at drmcshah@hotmail.com or on 714-757-9490 for any questions or further information

                        Updhan Tap

                        Updhan Tap is one of the most wonderful and holy Tap in Jainism. In this Tap, Jain follower needs to live with Jain Sadhu/Sadhvi. This Tap lasts for 45 days, if you are doing it for the first time, 35 days if for second time and 28 days for the third time. 

                        You can start with 18 days tap to be eligible for Navkar mantra recitation. During this Tap, Tapasvis need to have Two Day Fast (Chhath), Fast (Upvas), Half Fast (Ekasanu), Biyasanu or Aayambil. 

                        Along with Fast and other things, they have to do some more Kriyas of Jainism  eg Two times Pratikaman, Vandana and more. Tapasvis need to wake up by 3:30 AM in the morning and can sleep by 10:00 PM.

                        99 Yatra of Shatrunjay Giriraj Mahatirth, Palitana

                        Palitana is considered to be an eternal pilgrimage.Thousands and lakhs of souls embraced "Samadhi"- death - Mahanirvana. Of the 24 Tirthanksrs, 22 tithankars enhance the glory of this pilgrimage by blessing it with their touch. Lord Rishabhdev visited this pilgrimage 99 times,which itself is an inspiration for the followers of Jainism to do "Navanu Yatra". With every Yatra day you have to perform Navannu Yatra Vidhi.
                        We have spiritually recognized tapsvis of 99 Yatra of Shatrunjay,by 99 prakari puja in derasar with each puja to Tapsvi before.This time we will recognize other than them with physical recognition on 24th April,2016.We request only those tapsvi who were not recognized before to send their information.





                        Bhakti On Param Krupalu Dev's Deh Vilay Din - April 27, 2016



                        To commemorate Para​m KrupaluDev Shrimad Rajchandraji's  Dehvilay Din - Chaitra Vad Pancham, we will have Bhakti on Wednesday April 27th, 2016 from 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM.

                        The Program will be as follows:
                        1.    Navkaar Mantra- 1 min
                        2.    Mangalacharan - 2 min
                        3.    Jineshwarni Vani - 1 min
                        4.    He! Prabhu - 5 min
                        5.    Yam Niyam - 2 min
                        6.    Khshmapna - 2 min
                        7.    Importance of Krupaludev's Life - 5 min
                        8.    Bhakti Pads by Mumukshus - 60 min
                        9.    Dev Vandan - 5 min
                        10.  Aarti - 2 min
                        11.  Mangal Divo - 2 min
                        12.  Aho Aho Shri Sadguru - 1 min
                        13.  He! Param Krupalu Dev - 1 min

                        In order to participate, please let us know the Bhakti pad you want to take by no later than Thursday April 14th, 2016, so that we can plan the program appropriately.

                        ​Please feel free to contact any one of the following if you have any questions.

                        Please do come on time as the Bhakti program will start promptly at 8:30 PM.





                        Heritage Seminar - May 1, 2016



                        JCSC, Anekant Community Center & Indian American Senior Heritage proudly announce, " HERITAGE SEMINAR # 6". The topic will be "Heart Disease And Heart Attack in the South Asian Community", with a special emphasis on Prevention and Treatment options.

                        • When: Sunday, May 1, 2016
                        • Time: 1.30 PM to 5.00 PM
                        • Where: Jain Center Auditorium 

                                       8032 Commonwelth Avenue
                        Buena Park, CA 90621

                        CLICK HERE for the flyer of the event

                        For any further questions please contact:

                        • Dr Gunvant Mehta MD on 714 318 7785
                        • Dr Jayesh Shah MD on 626 357 9888






                        Wellness Challenge - Meditate For 21 Minutes Everyday




                        For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "meditate for 21 minutes every day.”  To experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary. It takes only a few minutes every day. Once imbibed into the daily routine, meditation becomes the best part of your day! Meditation is like a seed. When you cultivate a seed with love, the more it blossoms.  For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.






                        Wings Of Jain Academic Education in USA




                        The study of Jainism is now getting wide spread in USA.There is an International School for Jain Studies (www.isjs.in) as well as various chapters of Studies in Jainism at different Universities all over North America. To see the progress as well as popularity of Jain Studies here in the USA and how it is impacting society in general CLICK HERE for more details.






                        TCCOP & ACC Update




                        Tender Care & Community Outreach Program (TCCOP) and Anekant Community Center (ACC) March 2016 Update

                        Our efforts of serving the community is continuing with your gracious support. We added few more projects this year and had very good support from the community.

                        We are continuing our routine of serving weekly breakfasts and monthly dinners, providing groceries, and visiting lonely patients. We have also started serving breakfast to Mental Health Association of Orange County once a month.

                        We are pleased  to inform that young children in our community expressed an interest to participate in TCCOP Seva! This need prompted us to start Bag Packing of basic food items at the Derasar, for 250 economically challenged students. We have embarked upon this project since last November. If you are interested in participating please contact us.

                        We have started to serve breakfast in Pasadena since last two months, If anyone is interested in volunteering  please contact us. 

                        We want to thank our sponsors for last month:

                        1. Anonymous
                        2. Pushpaben Shah
                        3. Vishal & Mrunal Shah
                        4. Jayshree & Raju Mehta
                        5. Nitu & Harshad Kothari for sponsoring Dinner at Long Beach Church.
                        6. Anonymous for providing Breakfast and needed items for Mental Health Association.
                        7. Nitu & Harshad Kothari for donating a pallet of grocery to Giving Children Hope organization
                        8. Jhara Jhaveri(Kalpesh) for providing grocery to the shelter in Buena Park.

                        We can help you celebrate yours or other family member's birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions meaningfully, by sponsoring an event in their honor! Also, if you want to help us in any of our projects please contact us.

                        Thank you in advance for your contributions. 

                        Please call 714-856-4256 or contact any of us at the following:
                        Smita Doshi: smitadoshi(at)gmail.com
                        Sachi Jain: sachijain311(at)gmail.com
                        Darshna Shah: dshsh50(at)gmail.com
                        Jayana Shah: jsdesigner(at)cox.com
                        Prafulla Shah: prafullashah(at)hotmail.com   






                        Other News & Events




                        1) Invitation from Ahimsa Center Of Cal Poly Pomona - April 23, 2016
                        Please join us for Ahimsa Center's annual public lecture on Saturday, April 23. This lecture is named after Girish and Datta Shah and will be delivered by Gene Baur.  

                        The topic is Ahimsa for Our Plate and the Planet.  It will be held on our campus at 5:00 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center, Ursa Minor Room and will be followed by reception at 6:30 pm.

                        For details about speaker bio, description of the talk, and directions to event, please visit:


                        RSVP to: ahimsacenter(at)cpp.edu

                        For any further questions or information please contact:
                        Tara Sethia, Ph.D.
                        Professor, History Department
                        Director, Ahimsa Center
                        Cal Poly Pomona
                        Pomona, CA 91768
                        (909) 869-3868

                        2) Talk on Jainism at Loyola Marymount University - May 18, 2016
                        The Yoga Studies Program at LMU is hosting a talk on Jainism on May 18, 2016, titled “Basic Principles of Jainism” by Ben Prabhu. She started the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission in Delhi, India in 2010 with the goal of inspiring and uplifting others. In this talk Ben Prabhu will share with everyone her thoughts on the core principles of Jainism. 

                        CLICK HERE for the flyer.






                        Kinal Modi
                        for the office of Public Relations

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