17.03.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 17.03.2017
Updated on: 19.03.2017

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/ Shibirs
  • Teleconference Swadhyays by Shri Rameshbhai
  • First Shibir of 2017 - 3/18 - 19
  • Varshitap Prarambh, Shree Adinath Kalyanak
  • Raj Katha Shibir - 3/24 - 26
  • Tapasvi Bahuman & Anumodana - 4/9
  • Shibir by Shri Jitenbhai Shah - 4/22 - 23
  • Other News

    Ongoing Programs - Mar 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


     9:40 AM

    Webcast By Respected Rakeshbhai Jhaveri


    1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    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 (Via Tele conference for two months)
     (8.30 PM to 10:00 PM)

    Yogshatak Swadhyays


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



    NOTE: Shree Rameshbhai will be in India for the next two months starting March 7, 2017. He will conduct the Swadhyays via Teleconference during that time.




    Life Time Tithis




    • Mar 24    Shah, Dilip & Pragna - Punyatithi of Manekben Shah
    • Mar 31    Salvi, Kirit & Rekha - Punyatithi of Savitaben Ambalal

    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



    • Adult Swadhyay Shibir - Sat-Sun, 3/18 - 19 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Aradhana Hall
    • Varshitap Prarambh - Tue, 3/21
    • Rushbhdev Kalyanak - Sat, 3/25 - 9.00 AM - 12.00 PM - Derasar
    • Navpadji Ayambil Oli - Mon-Tue, 4/3 - 4/11 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Dining Hall
    • Navpadji Puja - Sat, 4/8 - 9:00 AM -12:00 PM - Derasar
    • MJK Puja - Sun, 4/9 - 9:00 AM -12:00 PM - Derasar
    • Cultural Program/GBM - Sun, 4/9 - 2:00 PM - 5:00PM - Main Hall
    • Tapasvi Bahuman - Sun, 4/9            ----DO-------
    • Shrimad Bhakti - Sun, 4/16 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Aradhana Hall
    • Shimandharswami Puja - Sat, 4/22 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Derasar
    • Varshitap Parna - Sat, 4/29 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Main Hall





    Dignitary Visits / Shibirs



    • Mar 18/19, 2017 - "The First Awakening" Shibir by Shri Girishbhai
    • Mar 24/26, 2017 - "Raj Katha Shibir" by Atmarpit Shri Rajuji
    • Apr 22/23, 2017 - "Qualities Of A Truth Seeker" Shibir by Shri Jitenbhai Shah




    Teleconference Swadhyays by Shri Rameshbhai Khandhar 



    Next several Swadhyays conducted by Shree Rameshbhai Khandhar will be by phone bridge. 

    Dial in number: (712) 775-7031    Access Code: 894-806-407#   

    After you are connected please mute your phone by dialing *6
     Swadhyay byTeleconference will start on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 8:30 PM


     8:30 PM                       નવકાર મંત્ર।

    Then till about 9:40 PM - Patrank 570 Swadhyay from Koba (pre-recorded for us)





    First Shibir of 2017 -  March 18 - 19, 2017



    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.)




    Varshitap Prarambh, Shri Adinath Kalyanak - Actual, March 21st, Observed March 25th, 2017.



    Jain Center will celebrate Shree Adinath Janam and Diksha Kalyanak on Saturday, March 25.
    Actual Kalyanak day and Varshitap Prarambh day is March 21st.
    We hope that this auspicious day inspires our community and Sangh to start their Varshitap.

    Program details are as follows for Saturday March 25th,2017:

    9:00am - 10:00am: Snatrapuja with Nakro - $101 
    10:00am - 12:30pm: Panch Kalyanak Puja with Nakro - $51 for each puja Followed by: Aarti, Mangal Divo, Shanti Kalash per Gheeboli
    12:30pm - 2:00pm: Ekasana for sponsorship  (whole, partial or multiple sponsorship are accepted) 

    Contact: Padma Shah at padmashah9@gmail.com






    Raj Katha Shibir - Mar 24 - 26, 2017



    On the auspicious occasion of celebration of 150th birth anniversary year of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji, Jain Center of Southern California is pleased to invite you to a 3 day Raj Katha shibir being held from Friday, March 24th to Sunday, March 26th. Swadhyaykar Atmarpit Rajuji from Dharampur, India, will conduct the sessions.

    To RSVP, please fill-out the form at https://goo.gl/forms/KHmhbAHWVAbeTTyZ2  by Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Please contact Dilip Parekh at 310-721-5947 if you have any questions.





    Tapasvi Bahumaan and Anumodana - Apr 9, 2017



    JCSC is pleased to honor all Tapasvis who have done any of the following Tapsya during year 2016 -17.
    This function will be held on on Mahavir Janm Kalyanak Day, April 9, 2017

    The details are as follows:

    • When: On the day of MJK - Sunday, April 9,2017.
    • Where: Main Hall.

    The following Tapsyas  qualify:

    1. Varshitap
    2. 99 Yatra of Sidhhchalji/Girnarji.
    3. Updhan Tap.

    Please submit following information to Dr Mahendra Shah, as soon as possible.

    • Name:
    • Address:
    • Phone No:
    • Type of Tapsya:
    • Will attend: Yes/No.
    • If No, will any member of the family attend?
    • Give his/her details:

    Contact:Dr Mahendra Shah at 714-757-9490 or e-mail at drmcshah@hotmail.com




    Shibir by Shri Jitenbhai Shah - Apr 22 - 23, 2017



    " Arise, Awake and Stop NOT until the Goal is reached. You have to grow Inside out" 
    Swami Vivekanand

    "ઍક ભવના થોડા સૂખ માટે અનંત ભ​વનું અનંત દુખ નહીં વધારવાનો પ્ર્યત્ન સત્પુરુષો કરે છે" 
    - Shrimad Rajchandra

    "અબ હમ અમર ભયે ન મરેંગે" 
    - Shri Anandghanji

    No one is born a Saint! But rather they achieved this state with a beautiful development of various spiritual qualities. All these Saints were ordinary people just like us….who mastered the balance of Spiritual and Material life while nurturing their Soul. They were TRUTH seekers and TRUTH Achievers.

    For those who wish to be Truth Seekers, you may not know what characteristics you need to possess. 

    Learn this in the upcoming Workshop/Shibir which is:

    "Discover the Powerful You": THE QUALITIES OF A TRUTH SEEKER

    • WHERE: JCSC Aradhna Hall
    • WHEN: Sat & Sun, April 22nd & 23rd, 2017
    • CONDUCTED BY: Shri Jiten Bhai Shah

    He is the Spiritual lead at Aatma Tatva Research Centre
    Young and dynamic at the age of 36 has retired to pursuit spiritual sadhna
    Has conducted various Shibirs all across Inida, USA & Dubai

    To Register: Click Here

    Highlights to be covered in the Sessions:---

    • Traits to balance Spiritual and Material World
    • To learn Practices that transform us & Practices that weigh us down.
    • Develop necessary virtues for a Happy Life

    Shibir/Workshop to be covered in simple Gujrati & English; with stories, practical day-to-day examples and Meditation/Prayers after each session.


    Ms. Sonaly Dudhekar:
    "I felt the shibir was very helpful. The way of teaching by Jitenbhai was very practical, simplistic....and the emphasis was more on how to apply than theory. I think the methods and the tools he shared with us, we can easily adapt to. So, I feel like it was one of the best workshop I had."

    Ms. Priti Khara:
    "Shibir was very enlightening. Usually you listen to all the gurus who are older than you. For a change, this time I was listening to someone who was much younger than me and having so much wisdom. He answered questions which were in my mind and which were unspoken; and that really cleared a big cloud and gave us a proper path and vision of how to improve our life."

    Dr. Bindesh Shah
     "Shibir was excellent. અમને બહુ લાભ મળ્યો. It has given me strength and pathway to spiritual life."

    For full video of all the testimonials, please click on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUHq52EcspY

    For more information, please contact:

    • Sejal Bindesh Shah - (916) 770-0482
    • Premal Doshi - (213) 210-3711
    • Hiren Shah - (949) 375-7063
    • Sanket Khandhar - (562) 619-7008




    Other News



    The Jain All Party Parliamentary Group and One JAIN, UK celebrate Mahavir Janm Kalyanak at the House of Commons, London!!!

    The Institute of Jainology (IOJ) held the first event of the Jain All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on March 7,2017 in Committee Room 14 of the House of Commons to mark Mahavir Janm Kalyanak, the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir, the twenty-fourth and last Tirthankara (enlightened soul) of the Jain tradition.

    The event, which was called "Effective Strategies to meet the Environmental Challenge", had keynotes from Mr Bill Liao, founder of WeForest.org which has planted over 18 million trees to reduce global warming; and Mr Satish Kumar, a former Jain monk who walked over 8,000 to the capitals of the major nuclear powers to give a message of peace.

    Please CLICK HERE for all the details







    Kinal Modi
    Public Relations
    Jain Center of Southern California

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