06.05.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 06.05.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/Shibirs
  • Young Jain Authors for Jain Digest
  • Simandhar Swami Janm Kalyanak - 5/7
  • Varshi Tap Parna - 5/9
  • Jinalay 28th Anniversary Program - 5/13-15
  • 99 Prakari Girnar Patt Puja
  • JYEP Deadline Extended - 5/15
  • Gautam Swami Diksha Kalyanak - 5/21
  • JAYA Event - 5/21
  • Wellness Challenge
  • "JWELL" Program
  • Other News & Events

                          Ongoing Programs | 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

                          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


                           7:30 PM


                          Anumodana & Importance of Chaitya Vandan Swadhyay^^

                          5/15**, 5/22'`'


                           9:40 AM

                          10:00 AM to 12:15 PM
                            By Hasendrabhai^^

                          Webcast of Discourses on Shrimad Rajchandra's Vachanamrut


                           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, 2016 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.
                          • '`'Due to Memorial day weekend Pathshala and other classes are moved from 5/29 to 5/22.




                          Life Time Tithis



                          • 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



                          • Shree Simandharswami Janm 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 - Sunday, May 13th - 15th: Anniversary Celebration - Shri Niravbhai Sanghavi
                          • Friday - Sunday, June 18th - 19th: Lecture by  Shri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri




                          "Young Jain" Authors For Jain Digest




                          Jain Digest committee is Looking for “Young Jain” authors for the next issue of Jain Digest

                          The theme of the August 2016 issue of Jain Digest is “Young Jains”. We are looking for articles related to the following topics:

                          1) Growing up in North America as a Jain - In this topic we are looking for your childhood experiences; up to high school. You can provide a general narration about your trials and triumphs Or a write about a specific incident. 

                          2) Learning about Jainism – In this topic we would like you to describe about your pathshala learning experience. You can describe ‘a typical day in pathshala’ and take our readers on a virtual tour of your pathshala class. Or you can write about one or two things that you learned about Jainism that has made an impact on you.

                          3) Practicing Jain Principles at College or Work - In this topic we are looking for specific college or work incidences where you were able to apply some of the Jain principles you have learned.

                          4) Jain Entrepreneurs - If you or someone you know has a business that uses Jain values, principles as a basis for their venture, we would like to publish information about it.

                          The length of the article can be from 200 words to a maximum of 1,000 words. You can also include pictures related to your write-up. The deadline to submit your entry is May 23, 2016. 

                          Your entry will be reviewed by the Jain Digest Editorial Team and you will be notified by May 31st if your entry is selected for publication.

                          Please send your entry as a Microsoft Word file to jaindigestpublication@gmail.com. You can also write to us or call us at 310-721-5947 if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

                          Thanking You
                          Jain Digest Editorial Team






                          Simandhar Swami Janm Kalyanak - May 7, 2016

                          Shree Simandharswami Janam Kalyanak falls on Chaitra Vad 10, May 2nd, 2016.
                          We will celebrate this day with Pujas and Ekasana on Chaitra Vad Amash, Saturday, May 7, 2016.

                          Program details are as follows:

                          • 9:00 am - Snatrapuja.
                          • 10:00 am - Simandharswami Kalyanak Puja.   
                          • 12:30 pm - Ekasana  

                          Pledge opportunities are as follows:

                          •  Snatrapuja $101
                          •  Puja (total of 20) at $31 each 
                          •  Asthprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo, Shanti Kalash per Ghee Boli
                          •  Ekasana $ 501

                          Please Contact:

                          Padmaben Shah (for Puja matters) 714-670-7854  padmashah9@gmail.com  
                          Geetaben Khona (for sponsorship) (714) 872 -7283   geeta.khona@jaincenter.net






                          Varshi Tap Parna - May 9, 2016




                          We will have Varshitap Parna on Vaishkh Sud 3, Akhatrij on Monday May 9th.
                          All the Tapsvis who are doing Varshitap or Varshik Tap, please accept this as an invitation from JCSC to come for Parna. Please send your name, phone number, and e-mail address to Mahendra Shah   

                          We will celebrate Parnas during the following time:

                          • 8:00am - 10:00am: Navkar Mantra Jaap and Snatra Puja
                          • 10:00am onwards: Varshitap Parna with Ikshu Ras (Sugar-Cane Juice) followed by Bhathu  

                          This is the auspicious day when Shree Rushabhdev Bhagvan did Parna with Ikshu Ras after his year-round fasting.  

                          The following sponsorships are available:

                          • For Ikshu Ras (Sugar-cane Juice): $501
                          • For Bhathu to community members: $751  

                          Please contact: Mahendrabhai Shah (714) 757- 9490  mahendra.shah@jaincenter.net






                          Jinalay 28th Anniversary Program - May 13 - 15, 2016




                          The Jain Center Of Southern California would like to cordially invite all Community members to take part in the 28th Anniversary Celebrations of our Jinalaya, from May 13 - May 15, 2016. We encourage members to make use of all available opportunities during this Anniversary Celebration. We are fortunate to have Vidhikar Niravbhai Sanghvi from Mumbai, India (Grandson of renowned Vidhikar Babubhai Kadiwala) to perform the ceremonies during the Celebration. We are blessed to be having the Girnarji 99 Prakari Puja performed for the first time in USA during the Jinalaya Anniversary Celebrations. So please all do attend this auspicious event as well as other events planned during the Anniversary Celebrations.

                          The link for RSVP is as follows: jaincenter.org/rsvp.php
                          CLICK HERE for the Program Details
                          Looking forward to seeing all of you.






                          New Opportunity for 99 Prakari Girnar Patt Puja




                          Please look at Girnar Patt on which community members will do Girnar 99 Prakari Puja, along with Ghabhara Bhagvan Puja. JCSC offers this opportunity with $ 51 each, along with CD. Looking at the capacity of our Derasar rang mandap, we have ordered 75 at present which includes 11 to the families who will take laabh for Ghabhara Bhagvan.
                          Patt Puja laabh will be given on first come first basis.
                          Following is the update for opportunities during anniversary-

                          •  Asthprakari Puja - 2 opportunities:  (a) Shakrastav Abhishek (b) Remaining Pujas.
                          •  18 Abhisheks of Ghabhara Bhagvan - slots which were reserved for patrons are now open.
                          •  Girnar Patt Puja with $ 201 nakro which was announced before stands cancelled.
                          •  Chamar puja during 99 Prakari Puja, honoring with chhadi etc.

                          CLICK HERE for Girnar Patt Details.






                          Jain Youth Exchange Program Deadline Extended to May 15, 2016



                          Thank you to those who have already applied to the Jain Youth Exchange Program (JYEP).
                          For those who haven’t yet applied, we still need YOU and as a courtesy have extended the deadline to Sunday, May 15th, 2016.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!!!!!

                          Please CLICK HERE for the Flyer and Details






                          Gautam Swami Diksha Kalyanak - May 21, 2016




                          Shree Gautamswami Diksha Kalyanak falls on Vaishakh Sud 11, Tuesday, 17th May 2016.     
                          We will be celebrating this day on Saturday, 21st May, 2016.

                          We will perform Shree Gautamswami Puja followed by Ekasana on this auspicious day.

                          The Program is as follows:

                          9:00 am - Snatrapuja.
                          10:00 am - Gautamswami Kalyanak Puja.   
                          12:30 am - Ekasana.

                          Pledge opportunities are as follows:

                          •  Snatrapuja $101
                          •  Puja  at $51 each
                          •  Asthprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo, Shanti Kalash per Ghee Boli
                          •  Ekasana $501

                          Please Contact:
                          1) Padmaben Shah (for Puja matters) 714-670-7854  padmashah9@gmail.com  
                          2) Geetaben Khona (for sponsorship) (714) 872 -7283   geeta.khona@jaincenter.net






                          JAYA Event "Desi Masti 2016" - May 21, 2016




                          JAYA proudly presents it's upcoming event "Desi Masti 2016". Please come and join us for an exciting and fun filled "Family Fun Night". 

                          Date: Saturday, May 21st from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
                          Place:  Jain Center, Buena Park, CA
                          Dinner will be served from 6:00 PM to 7:00 only!

                          We will be selling tickets for this event on April 17 (Pathshala day), April 24 (MJK Program), May 1 (Pathshala day) and May 15 (Pathshala day).  

                          Pre-sale tickets will be $10/adult, $7/child ages 2 and above,  and if you purchase at the Door it will be $15/ adult and $10/child. This event is for Jaya Members ONLY (Ages 25-50) or you must be a part of JAIN CENTER. Do not forget to stop by at the JAYA booth to register. You can get more details about purchasing tickets by emailing us at jaya.jcsc@gmail.com or call Kruti Shah (714-585-5981).

                          Babysitting will be available for kids. Movie and lots of activities to keep them entertained while you enjoy your special evening!!!

                          This will be one night to remember; and YOU can be the "star"!!!!

                          JAYA presents a special evening for special couples and stars! It is guaranteed to be a memorable evening full of fun, laughter, dancing and prizes.

                          - Bring your passion for fashion and walk on the ramp and be part of the red carpet awards!

                          - Participate in trivia to quest for your Indian film knowledge!
                          - Dance like a Rockstar on pulsating Bollywood hits!!!!!
                          - Power couple games to reignite spark in your life!
                          - Photo booth to remember this evening!
                          - Awards for best dressed couples, variety of dancing stars and even more special awards!

                          This event includes dinner, fashion show, dance, fun games and Bingo raffle.
                          CLICK HERE for the Flyer!!!!!!!!






                          Wellness Challenge - Do A Set Of Balance Exercises Daily




                          For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "do a set of balance exercises daily.” Balance exercise is one of the four types of exercise along with strength, endurance and flexibility. They don’t need all to be done every day, but variety helps keep the body fit and healthy, and makes exercise interesting. Having good balance is important for many activities we do every day, such as walking and going up and down the stairs. Exercise that improve balance can help prevent falls, a common problem in older adults and stroke patients.  For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.






                          JAINA "WELLNESS FOR LIFE" Program




                          A JAINA Wellness Committee has been formed to promote a program "JWELL" meaning JAINA Wellness For Life.The Sarva Mangal Trust is the main donor for this program.The committe includes Dr Nitin Shah, Mrs Jayana Shah, Dr Manoj Jain & Mr Manu Shah.

                          Please CLICK HERE for the Program Details.






                          Other News & Events




                          1) 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.

                          2) Gujarat Mahotsav in LA - June 18-19, 2016

                          As you know there is an upcoming Gujarat Mahotsav in LA on June 18 & 19, 2016.They are organizing a Gujarati Speech Competition along with various other Cultural Activities during this event.

                          Please CLICK HERE for details regarding the Speech Competition as well as the Form to register for participation in the Competition.

                          They need participants for the following:

                          1. Six students for Gujarati Speech Contest. (3 each in the 2 categories)
                          2. 5 boys and 5 girls age 6-12 for singing Jai Garvi Gujarat during opening ceremony.
                          3. One Gujarati folk dance group.

                          Please attend and support this wonderful event!!!!!
                          For any questions you may call Nitin bhai on 562-244-9035

                          3) IAAMJV Offering Scholarship & Loans for College Education

                          International Alumni Association of Shri Mahavir Jain Vidyalaya (IAAMJV), a non-profit organization supported by Jain community in USA, is proud to offer loans of $5,000 ($2,000 for the 1st year and $1,000 per year for the next 3 years) to deserving Jain students graduating from US high schools and pursuing undergraduate studies in USA. The loan is repayable starting six months after recipient enters workforce on a full time basis.

                          This program was introduced in1999. It is a nationwide program and is funded by generous donations from IAAMJV Benefactors. It has been established as a loan program to allow reuse of the funds in perpetuity.  When repaid, the same loan amount will be made available to other deserving students. Forty six students have taken advantage of this program over the past 16 years.

                          We encourage every family to take advantage of this program in coming years. Deadline for submission of applications for current year is June 30, 2016. Please visit www.iaamjv.org (College Education Loan Scholarship for U.S. High School Students) for more information.







                          Kinal Modi
                          Public Relations


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