08.07.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 08.07.2016
Updated on: 30.08.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/Shibirs
  • Discourses by Samnijis - 7/8-10
  • Bhavna Bhakti during Paryushan
  • Applied Faith Of Lord Mahavir by Shri Girishbhai - 7/23-24
  • Wellness Challenge
  • Other News & Events

      Ongoing Programs | July 2016







      Start Time

      Daily Ashtprakari Puja


       7:30 AM

      Aarti-Mangal Divo


       8:15 PM


       7:30 PM


      Daily in the morning


      Chaudus Pratikraman

      7/18 (Chaumasi Chaudas - Dev Vandan 2.30 pm)

       6:30 PM (week day)

       6:00 PM (weekend)

      Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

      7/9 (First Saturday of Lunar Month)

       9:00 AM

      Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


       7:30 PM

      JSG (No Pathshala class until October 1st)

      Every Sunday: Gujarati class till Oct 1st

      10:00 AM




      Weekly Evening Swadhyay

      Every Mon,Tue & Thu


      Shri Adhyatmsar Granth


       By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)

      14 Gunasthanak


       By Hasendrabhai
      (8.30 to 10.00 PM)

      Shri Yogshatak Granth^^


       By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)


      • NOTE: There will be no Pathshala class till 10/1





      Life Time Tithis




      • 7/17  Chheda, Vijay & Madhu  -  For Panbai Dharshi Chheda
      • 7/24  Shah, Dr Nitin & Krina  -  Punyatithi of Kevin Prakash Ghandhi
      • 7/27  Shah, Abhaybhai (Jigar Shah)  -  Punyatithi of Jitendrabhai Harilal Shah

      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, questions or any pledges.






      Upcoming Events




        Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti | July 20, 2016

      • Shibir by Shri Girishbhai | July 23-24, 2016.
      • Neminath Janm Kalyanak | August 7, 2016.
      • Paryushan Mahaparv | August 29 - September 5, 2016 
      • Tapasvi Parna | September 6, 2016
      • Das Laxna Mahaparv | Sept 6-15, 2016






      Dignitary Visits/Shibirs




      • Friday - Sunday, July 8th -10th: Discourses by Samnijis from Banglore, India.
      • Saturday - Sunday, July 23rd - 24th: Shibir by Shri Girishbhai 
      • Monday - Monday, August 29th - Sept 5th: Paryushan Mahaparv - Shri Dhirajlal Pandit.
      • Friday - Sunday, September 16th - 18th: Lectures by Smt Taralaben Doshi.






      Discourses by Samnijis from Banglore, India - July 8-10, 2016




      JCSC is pleased to welcome Samni Shruthnidhi ji and Samni Dr Suyashnidhi ji from Banglore,India,at Jain Center to participate with us in the soul lifting discourses during Fri-Sun, July 8-10,2016.

      Details are as follows:
      Friday,     7/8: Timings: 08:30 pm-10 pm.
      Sat,Sun,   7/9,7/10: Timings: 10:30 am-12 noon.
      Topics: Shravak ke 12 Vrat-by Samni Shruthnidi ji
      : Bhaav kare bhav paar(12 bhavna) with practical experiences
      by Samni Dr Suyashnidhi  ji






      Bhavna Bhakti During Paryushan




      JCSC is inviting members’ participation for Paryushan Bhavna Bhakti for the evenings of Monday, August 29th through Thursday, September 1st. Participants will be assigned to a group and the group will practice singing Stavans in chorus. All Stavans will be sung with the chorus on these days. 

      Please contact either Ramilaben Shah or Pramodbhai Shah by July 12th, 2016 for your participation. The Bhavna Bhakti Committee will notify participants of the practice schedule, general instructions and available musicians. 

      Paryushan Bhavna Bhakti Committee: 






      ભગવાન મહાવીરનો આચાર ધર્મ યાને ક્રિયા અને જ્ઞાનનો સમન્વય Applied Faith of Lord Mahavir by Shri Girishbhai - July 23 - 24, 2016




      Shri Girishbhai will be conducting a Shibir on July 23 - 24, 2016 and the topic is 
      ભગવાન મહાવીરનો આચાર ધર્મ  (ક્રિયા અને જ્ઞાનનો સમન્વય) 

      The schedule for the Shibir is as follows:

      ભગવાન મહાવીરનો આચાર ધર્મ 
      (ક્રિયા અને જ્ઞાનનું સમન્વય)

      Shibir at JCSC (July 23-24, 2016)




      10-12 am

      Session 1

      Session 4

      12-1 pm



      1-3 pm

      Session 2

      Session 5

      3-3:30 pm

      Tea break

      Tea break

      3:30-5:30 pm

      Session 3

      Session 6

      5:30-6:30 pm


      Dinner - finish

      ભગવાન મહાવીર દેવનો આચાર ધર્મ (ક્રિયા અને જ્ઞાનનું સમન્વય): July 23-24, 2016






      Wellness Challenge - Eat Fiber Rich Foods(Whole Grain Meals Per Day)




      For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "eat fiber rich foods (whole grain meal per day) Public health guidelines from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advise Americans to eat between 20 and 30 grams of fiber a day, but most adults don't even eat half that much. This isn't surprising, since fiber refers to the indigestible portion of plant foods, and in the largely refined standard American diet, healthful fibers are often processed right out. For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.






      Other News & Events




      1) 2017 JAINA Convention - June 30 - July 4, 2017


      The JAINA Executive Committee, JAINA Convention 2017 Convener, Gunvant Shah and its Board Members are excited to take this opportunity to invite you, your immediate and extended family members, friends and the Jain community around the world to join highly anticipated JAINA Convention 2017. It will be held at the NJ Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJ from Friday June 30, 2017 to Tuesday July 4, 2017. 

      For the first time in JAINA history, the convention will be held for 5 days to help you get the most out of this exciting event. Please register early as we expect a record setting number of attendees and the space is limited. Registration will start on August 15, 2016. 
      We are planning to invite many learned scholars and high profile speakers from both within and outside of our community. Please share this invitation with anyone that would enjoy a wide variety of religious, cultural and social programs. This will be a unique opportunity -- we hope to see you there! 

      A convention board consisting of the following members is already in place and plans are being developed for a memorable event:

      Gunvant Shah

      Ashok Domadia
      JAINA President
      San Francisco, CA

      Atul Shah
      Youth Programs
      Chicago, IL

      Devang Shah

      Dilip Punatar
      Facility & Daytime Programs
      Dayton, OH

      Dilip Shah
      Philadelphia, PA

      Harshad Shah

      Jayesh Sanghavi
      Marketing & PR
      Houston, TX

      Kalpana Gandhi
      Long Island, NY

      Purvin Vakharwala
      YJP & Jain Milan
      Atlanta, GA

      Snehal Shah

      Vijay Kothary
      Booths & Exhibition
      Atlanta, GA

      Please mark your calendar.
      Please CLICK HERE for JAINA Convention Logo Design Contest Rules.
      Please CLICK HERE for JAINA Convention 2017 Flyer.

      2) 'Puja and Piety' Exhibition & Details of a Lecture at SBMA

      a) Please see the full release below on the groundbreaking exhibition―Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent, currently on view at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art through August 28.This presentation is the first in North America to celebrate the diversity of South Asian art by examining the relationship between aesthetic expression and the devotional practice in the three native religions of the Indian subcontinent―of Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism.  We think this topic will be of interest to your constituency.

      CLICK HERE for the pictures.

      b) In addition, we would like to inform you of an important lecture coming up:

      When: Sunday, July 10, 2:30 pm
      What: Worshiping the Dispassionate Lord: Rituals of Jain Piety

      A lecture by Dr. John E. Cort, Professor of Asian & Comparative Religions, Denison University
      The Jains are well known to scholars of Indian art for their thousands of elaborate temples which house three-dimensional stone and metal icons of the Jinas, enlightened and liberated teachers, and are among the masterpieces of Indian religious architecture. Cort explains the basic rituals of Jain piety, which are performed in large pilgrimage temples, in smaller neighborhood temples, and also at home shrines. His talk supplements and expands upon the many objects on display in the exhibition, and allows viewers to appreciate how these objects are simultaneously ritual implements and works of art.

      Free for SBMA Members
      $10 Non-Members
      $6 Senior Non-Members

      Reserve or purchase tickets at tickets.sbma.net
      More information here https://www.sbma.net/events/worshipping







      Kinal Modi
      Public Relations

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