11.11.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 11.11.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/Shibir
  • Kartiki Punam & Pat Darshan at JCSC - 11/14,11/20
  • JAYA Diwali Mela - 11/13
  • Kartiki Purnima Bhakti - 11/13
  • Thanks Giving: The Jain Way - 11/24
  • Earn Donations for JCSC While Shopping with AmazonSmile
  • ACC BOD Nominations
  • Raj Pad Shibir - 12/5 - 12/11
  • Wellness Challenge

    Ongoing Programs | Nov 2016






    Start Time

    Daily Ashtprakari Puja


     7:30 AM

    Aarti-Mangal Divo


     8:15 PM


     7:30 PM


    Daily in the morning


    Chaudus Pratikraman

    11/13 (Chaumasi Chaudas - Dev Vandan 2:30 pm followed by Pratikraman),

     6:30 PM (Weekday)

     6:00 PM (Weekend)

    Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

    (First Saturday of Lunar Month)

     9:00 AM

    Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


     7:30 PM

    JCYC, JSG Pathshala,

    Adult Swadhyay, Sutra Class

    11/13, 11/20 JCYC Class only

     9:40 AM 

    Weekly Evening Swadhyay

    Every Tue & Wed


    14 Gunasthanak


     By Hasendrabhai
     (8.30 PM to 10.00 PM)

    Shrimad Rajchandra Vachnamrut


     By Rameshbhai
     (8.30 PM to 10:00 PM)



    • JCYC Pathshala Class on 11/20 will be from 8:40 am-11:30 am.
    • NO JSG Pathshala, Adult Swadhyay and Sutra Class on 11/20 due to Patdarshan/GBM
    • Sunday, November 13, 2016,we will show Karm Granth #1 Swadhyays 1 and 2 by Pandit Shree Dhirajlal Mehta, in the Aradhana hall.
    • Adhaytmsar Swadhyays on Mondays and Yogshatak Swadhyays on Thursdays will be suspended until Shree Girishbhai returns in Late January 2017 or Latest in February 2017. 



    Life Time Tithis



    • 11/11 Shah Vijay & Neeta - For Babulal and Lilaben Shah
    • 11/13 Shah Yogesh & Saurabh - Punyatithi of Shardaben Shah
    • 11/16 Shah Nilesh & Krina - For Shah Nanalal Chimanlal 
    • 11/18 Dr Anila Guruji - In memory of Dinesh Guruji

    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




    • Kartiki Punam & Pat Darshan (Actual - Mon, Nov 14th, 2016, Observed - Sun, Nov 20th, 2016)
    • Thanks Giving The Jain Way - Thu, Nov 24, 2016




    Dignitary Visits/Shibirs



    • To be announced




    Kartiki Punam & Pat Darshan Programs at JCSC



    Kartiki Punam & Pat Darshan (Actual - Mon, Nov 14th, 2016, Observed - Sun, Nov 20th, 2016) 
    Kartiki Punam night is considered as the brightest full moon night in the whole year as the rainy season is supposed to end and night sky is all clear. This is the day to resolve to free oneself of basic instincts.  
    In the rainy/monsoon season, all Acharya Bhagwants, Sadhus, Sadhvis, Munis etc stay at one place and do not travel for four months.This starts from Ashadh Sud Chaturdashi and ends on Kartik Sud Punam. After Kartik Punam, their Vihar starts again to spread the knowledge of Principles of Jainism such as Truth, Ahimsa, and Compassion. 
    A pilgrimage to Shatrunjay‑Palitana on this day is considered to be of great importance. Thousands of Jains go on pilgrimages on this day. This day also is celebrated as the birthday of Kalikalasarvajna, Acharya  Bhagavant Srivijay Hemachandrasooriji who was born on this day. (in Vikram Samvat 1134 or 1078 A.D.) Thus Kartiki Punam has a big significance for all Jains.

    Kartiki Punam Celebrations are as below:




    Monday, 14th Nov, 2016
    (Kartiki Punam Actual Day)

    9:30 AM

    Pat Darshan in Aradhana Hall
    Light Lunch will be served

    Sunday, 20th Nov, 2016
    (Kartiki Punam Observed)

    9:30 AM

    Pat Darshan with Khamasna & Chaityavandan
    in Classroom 1&2(Upstairs in Cultural Center)

    11:30 AM

    General Body Meeting,Classroom 1&2
    (Upstairs in Cultural Center)
    followed by Swamivatsalya Lunch




    JAYA Diwali Mela - Sun, Nov 13th, 2016



    JAYA presents Diwali Mela on Sunday, November 13th at 1:00 PM right after Pathshala at JCSC cultural hall!!  Come join us for rangoli, mehndi, crafts, sweets, snacks, cultural talent performances and lots more!!! 

    SAVE THE DATE as you don't want to miss this fun and exciting event that we as a Jaya group will put together.  We want YOU to tell us what talent you or your child has and start signing up!!

    We will be in the basement during lunch after Pathshala on NOVEMBER 6th for Sign Ups... so do come see us and give US YOUR IDEAS!!

    THIS PROGRAM is about YOUR TALENTS, so PLEASE PARTICIPATE and let's make this EVENT a success together!!   

    Please CLICK HERE for the flyer.

    Look forward to seeing everyone!!




    Shrimad Rajchandra Janma Din (Kartiki Purnima) - Bhakti,Sun, Nov 13th, 2016



    On the occasion of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandra Janma Din (Kartiki Purnima),we will have Bhakti in JCSC Aradhana Hall on Sunday, November 13th, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

    The agenda is:

    1. Navkaar Mantra
    2. Mangalacharan
    3. Bhakti pads by Mumukshus
    4. Kshamapana
    5. Aarti
    6. Mangal Divo
    7. Aho Aho Shri Sadguru
    8. He Param Krupalu Dev

    If you would like to sing a bhakti pad, please let us know by Wednesday, November 9th., 2016 so that we can plan the program accordingly. 
    Please feel free to contact any one of the following if you have any questions:

    Please come in time as the Bhakti program will start promptly at 2:00PM.





    Celebrating Thanks Giving: The Jain Way - Thurs, Nov 24th, 2016



    Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated by many with the purpose to give thanks and be grateful for your family, friends and loved ones. This year we should all pledge to celebrate a non-violent Thanksgiving and strive to have a Jain Vegan meal.

    In Jainism we are very careful not to harm other life forms and our rituals seem to emphasize beneficial regret and asking for forgiveness. Our Thanksgiving prayer typifies our Jain sensibility. In a complementary way, gratitude can bring a positive aspect to our care for other beings.

    We sincerely pray that all the people of the world will avoid inflicting harm on animals and fellow human beings and practice nonviolence and compassion.We express our sorrow at the suffering of all the turkeys and other animals that are being slaughtered. May peace and compassion grow in ourselves and extend to all around us.

    We will have recitation of the Bhaktamara Stotra on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 at 10:30 am in the Aradhana Hall. The Bhaktamara Stotra is a famous Jain Sanskrit prayer. It was composed by Āchārya Manatunga (c. seventh century CE) The prayer praises Lord Rishabhnath (Adinath), the first Tirthankara of Jainism. 

    Requesting all to attend the Thanks Giving Celebration in a Jain Way!!!




    Earn Donations for JCSC While Shopping This Holiday Season With AmazonSmile



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    Anekant Community Center BOD Nomination Form



    The Nomination Committee is seeking nominations for positions as indicated on the Board of Directors Nomination form, and invites interested and dedicated life members to serve on the Board of Directors for 2017/2018.  Candidates are urged to carefully review the eligibility requirements before completing the Nomination form.
    A completed Nomination form should be received by mail/e-mail at the address shown on the form, on or before November 30, 2016.  A candidate may voluntarily withdraw from consideration by contacting any member of the Nomination Committee on or before December 5, 2016.

    Please CLICK HERE for the Nomination Form.




    Raj Pad Shibir Announcement - Mon, Dec 5th to Sun, Dec 11th



    Jain Center of Southern California is pleased to invite you to a 7 day Rajpad Shibir being held from Monday, December 5th to Sunday, December 11th. Swadhyaykar Smrittiji from Dharampur, India, will conduct the sessions.

    The details of the Shibir topics:
    1) Samanya Manorath - What type of goal or desires a SHRAVAK should have- along with 12 vrats what else is expected from a Shravak.
    2) Hoth aasava Parisava - How does an enlightened being SamyakDrashti do KARMA NIRJARA and tips as to how can we do that too.
    3) Kaal koi ne nahi muke - Death is inevitable - this poem makes us aware of this fact - how and why people forget this and get engrossed in this world.
    4) Panth Parampad Bodhyo- parampad - Siddha pad what is this path? - Mokshmarag shu chhe - Ratnatray ni aaradhana means what?
    5) Jadbhave jad Pariname - all 6 dravyas being independent - how to apply in sadhana and do Bhedgnan - which leads to enlightenment 
    In addition to above 5 sessions there are 
    4 sessions on Ichhe Chhe Jogi jan - the last poem of Param Krupalu dev - depicting what an ideal Sadhak should DESIRE on mokshmarag. The topics of each session are: 1) sadhya 2) sadhana 3) sadhak 4) siddhi 

    The Shibir session schedule:
    Monday, Dec 5th to Friday, Dec 9th:
       Sessions 1 to 5:  8:30 pm to 10 pm 
    Saturday, Dec 10th: 
       Session 6:     10:00 am to 11:30 am
       Lunch:           11:30 am to 12:30 pm
       Session 7:     01:30 pm to 03:00 pm
       Dinner:          04:00 pm to 04:45 pm
       Session 8:     05:00 pm to 06:00 pm
     Sunday, Dec 11th:
       Session 9:     10:00 am to 11:30 am

    There is no cost to attend the Shibir. The lunch and dinner on Saturday are also free of charge.

    Please fill out the RSVP form at: https://goo.gl/forms/ 0sVQohRITvi05qy33
    Please contact Dilip Parekh at 310-721-5947 if you have any questions.




    Wellness Challenge - Do 10 minutes of Breathing Exercises Every Day



    For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to "do 10 minutes of breathing exercises every day." Breathing is something we all do in our daily lives, but still, it’s something we rarely pay much attention to. Focusing on breathing is an essential tool for wellness because it is one of the only ways to connect the mind and the body. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.








    Kinal Modi
    Public Relations
    Jain Center of Southern California

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