17.02.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 17.02.2017

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Webcast by Pujya Rakeshbhai Jhaveri - 2/19, 3/5, 3/26
  • JCSC Wellness Seminar - 2/19
  • Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti - 2/26
  • ACC/JCSC 2017 Health Fair
  • Jivdaya Distribution
  • First Shibir of 2017 - 3/18 -19
  • Jain Got Talent at JAINA Convention 2017
  • Other News

        Ongoing Programs Feb 2017





        Start Time

        Daily Ashtprakari Puja


         7:30 AM

        Aarti-Mangal Divo


         8:15 PM


         7:30 PM


        Daily in the morning


        Chaudas 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**



        Weekly Evening Swadhyay

        Every Monday To Thursday


        Adhyatmasar Swadhyays


        By Girishbhai
        (8:00 PM to 9:30 PM)

        14 Gunasthanak


         By Hasendrabhai
         (8.30 PM to 10.00 PM)

        Shrimad Rajchandra Vachnamrut


         By Rameshbhai
         (8.30 PM to 10:00 PM)

        Yogshatak Swadhyays


        By Girishbhai
        (8:00 PM to 9:30 PM)




        Life Time Tithis



        • Feb 20    Dharod, Zaverben  - In Memory of  Devji Gala Dharod
        • Feb 21    Dharod, Zaverben  - In Memory of  Harsh Devji Dharod
        • Feb 28    Shah, Yogesh and Saurabh - In Memory of Anand Shah
        • Feb 28    Shah, Dr. Jaykumar and Ramilaben - In Memory of Shri Haribhai M. 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.




        Webcast By Respected Rakeshbhai Jhaveri - Feb 19, Mar 5, Mar 26, 2017



        Event: Webcast of the discourses on Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrutji by Respected Rakeshbhai Jhaveri 

        Dates: February 19, March 5, March 26

        Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

        Place: Aradhana Hall




        JCSC Wellness Seminar - Feb 19, 2017



        Our next week's speaker for the JCSC Wellness Series is Dr. Nirali Vakil.

        She is going to discuss about the following:

        • Nutrition in children with a focus on vegetarian diet in kids and obesity.
        • Preventive medicine topics for kids
        • Discuss importance of helmets for bikes/scooters/skateboards.
        • Effects of screen/video games. How screen time prior to bedtime can affect sleep for kids/teenagers
        • Social media and kids/bullying. 


        • When: February 19th, 2017
        • Time: Yoga 10:15-11:00AM, Wellness discussion 11:00 - 12:15PM
        • Subject: Childhood obesity and Stress Management
        • By: Dr. Nirali Vakil
        • Place: JCSC Exhibit Hall  (Outside the office area)

        For any further inquiry please send queries to: info@jcscwellness.org




        Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti - Feb 26, 2017



        We will have Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti in JCSC Aradhana Hall on Sunday, February 26th, 2017 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

        The agenda is as follows:

        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

        In order to participate, please let us know the Bhakti pad by no later than Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 so that we can plan the program appropriately.

        Please feel free to contact any one of the following if you have any questions or would like to take a bhakti pad.

        Dilip Parekh (310) 721-5947 dilipjparekh@gmail.com 
        Ashok Savla (626)372-4246 ashoksavla630@yahoo.com
        Mahesh Wadher (909) 376-4027 Mahesh.Wadher@gmail.com

        Please come in time as the Bhakti program will start promptly at 3:30 PM.




        ACC/JCSC 2017 Health Fair - Mar 12, 2017



        Jain Center is holding the annual Health Fair on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

        Online Registration Starts on February 15, 2017

        For Online registration, visit: http://www.jaincenter.net or http://www.anekant.net





        Jivdaya Distribution 2016



        We are pleased to inform you that we distributed $57,000 (Rs.37,97,752) to 55 different Panjarapoles in India. We also distributed $8,000 to domestic organizations which are involved in animal protection (Jivdaya). Total Jivdaya distribution for 2016 was $65,000.

        Please call Vipin Vadecha on (909) 861-2677 or Manibhai Mehta on (714) 898-3156 if you have any question or need more information. Many thanks to everyone for supporting Jivdaya.




        First Shibir of 2017 on March 18 - 19



        Good news! We have scheduled our first Shibir of 2017 during the weekend of March 18-19, 2017 with Girishbhai at Aradhana hall of Jain center. There is no cost to Shibir and food is provided.

         Please Click Here to RSVP for "The First Awakening" (સ્વાનુભૂતિ ના આનંદ તરફ પ્રથમ ચરણ) Shibir" (મિથ્યાત્વ અને સમ્યકત્વ ની વ્યવહારૂ તેમજ સૈદ્ધાંતિક અને પ્રયોગાત્મક સરળ ભાષામાં સમજણ આપતી આ શિબિરનો લાભ લેવા આમંત્રણ.)




        Jains Got Talent at JAINA Convention 2017



        You Got Talent? We got the Stage!!!
        Jains Got Talent is one of the highlights of the upcoming JAINA convention. It offers you unique opportunity to showcase your talent in front of the entire Jain Community during Jaina Convention in Edison, New Jersey from June 30 to July 4, 2017.

        Singers, Magicians, Dancers, Comedians, Jugglers…anyone can compete to be the winner.
        Register as a solo performer or as a group! Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to share your great talent and performance with our community. Please begin preparations to take part and register for this exciting event…

        There are three categories, based on the age:

        • Group 1: 17 years and under;
        • Group 2: 18-34 years;
        • Group 3: 35 years and above.

        The competition will be between the contestants of the same age category. Groups can be merged based on the number of entries.

        Registration Form and guidelines will be available soon at convention.jaina.org

        Please contact Jains Got Talent Chair:
        Jayesh Sanghvi: jaingottalent@jaina.org (512) 733-7100
        Gunvant Shah: convener2017@jaina.org




        Other News



        We are happy to announce an Invitation to the LMU Conference "Spiritual Warriors: Non Violence in the Sikh and Jain Traditions" to be conducted from Feb 23 to Feb 24, 2017.

        This conference will explore the spiritual-political nexus of violence and non-violence in the Jain and Sikh traditions through the concept of the "spiritual warrior." The Jain practices of ahimsa (nonviolence) and Sikh practices of seva (selfless service) promote care for and protection of all others through conquering self-centered desires and behavior. However, they differ in their approaches with Jain monks and nuns avoiding harm to others at all costs and Sikhs known historically as warriors who defend those in need against injustice. Their competing and complementary narratives and practices have the potential to radically inform contemporary struggles by offering dynamic paths to ethical engagement with all life.
        Please note that the conference day (Friday, Feb 24, 9am-5pm) is invite only, and this is your official invite.  The evening talks (Feb 23 & 24) are open to the public.
        Please Register:

        All events will be held in Ahmanson Auditorium in University Hall  (Room 1000) on the Loyola Marymount University Campus. The events are Free (though you will have to pay for parking until 8pm.)
        Please see the attached flyer for more information (also given below)
        Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m. | Evening Talk | Ahimsa - Nonviolence
        Keynote: Indian Cabinet Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi
        Maneka Sanjay Gandhi is an Indian Cabinet Minister, animal rights activist, environmentalist, and politician for women and children. *(expected to attend, her responsibilities permitting)
        Virchand Gandhi Memorial Lecture: Dr. Sulekh C. Jain 
         Dr. Sulekh Jain is an engineer, scholar and Jain advocate, author of An Ahimsa Crisis: You Decide
        Friday, February 24, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Spiritual Warriors Conference with Sikh & Jain Scholars
        Exploring topics of Religion, Mysticism, Cultural Theory, Feminism, Bioethics, Anthropology, History, Literature, Architecture, Lived Practice, Post-Colonial Theory, Identity Politics.
        Friday, February 24, 7 p.m. | Evening Talk | Revolutionary Love with Valarie Kaur 
        Valarie Kaur is an award-winning filmmaker, civil rights lawyer, media commentator, Sikh activist and interfaith leader who uses storytelling for social change.

        Click Here To View The Flyer






        Kinal Modi
        Public Relations
        Jain Center of Southern California

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