14.04.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 14.04.2017

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/ Shibir
  • Pottery Classes at JCSC - 4/16 & 4/30
  • Bhakti on Shrimad Rajchandra Dehotsarg Din - 4/16
  • TCCOP & ACC Clothes Drive - 4/16
  • Shri Simandhar Swami Janm Kalyanak - 4/22
  • Shibir by Shri Jitenbhai - 4/22-23
  • Varshitap Parnas - 4/29
  • Cultural Program during Anniversary Celebrations - 5/20
  • Wellness Challenge
  • Other News

      Ongoing Programs - April 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) 4/29

       9:00 AM

      Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


       7:30 PM

      JCYC, JSG Pathshala,
      Adult Swadhyay, Sutra Class

      4/16, 4/30

       9:40 AM




      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.

      Dial in number: (712) 775-7031    Access Code: 894-806-407#  
      After you are connected please mute your phone by dialing *6




      Life Time Tithis



      • Apr  21    Jain, Surendra & Kala - Punyatithi of Parmar Pukhraj Poonamchand
      • Apr  25    Jhaveri, Kalpesh & Roopa - For Rashmikant & Kishoriben Jhaveri
      • Apr  25    Udani, Neeta - For Dr Vikram Udani
      • Apr  26    Shah, Kaushal & Bhavi - For their mother Shakuntalaben Shah
      • Apr  26    Modi & Shah family - Punyatithi of Kamalaben Nagindas Modi
      • Apr  28    Shah, Dinesh & Geetaben - For Geetaben & Alka D 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 Bhakti - Sun, 4/16 - 1:00 PM - 3:30 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
      • Gautamswami Diksha Kalyanak Puja/Ekasana - Sat, 5/6 - 9:00 AM -12:00 PM - Derasar
      • Adult Swadhyay Shibir 2 - Sat/Sun, 5/13 -14 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Aradhana Hall
      • JCSC Anniversary Program - Fri/Sun, 5/19 - 5/21




      Dignitary Visits / Shibirs


      • Apr 22/23, 2017 - "Qualities Of A Truth Seeker" Shibir by Shri Jitenbhai Shah
      • May 19/21, 2017 - JCSC Jinalay Anniversary  by Shri Atulbhai & Team




      Pottery Classes at JCSC - Apr 16 and Apr 30, 2017


      The Enrichment Program at JCSC would like to offer a 1 day class of making Pottery to all our Adult members.

      Join the fun, make a pottery this week and receive the fired piece back next week.

      • When: Choose either Sundays - April 16th or April 30th, 2017
      • Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm -
      • Where: Behind the wooden Temple @ JCSC.

      For a cost of $20/- to be paid at the beginning of the class (CASH ONLY)

      Class size is only 10 adults for either of the days and will fill up fast on a first come first basis.

      To enroll please contact Jayanaben Shah on 714-856-4256




      Bhakti On Shrimad Rajchandra Dehotsarg Din - Apr 16, 2017


      On account of Param KrupaluDev Shrimad Rajchandraji's Dehotsarg Din - Chaitra Vad Pancham, we will have a Bhakti Program on Sunday April 16, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM in the Aradhna Hall.
      The Program will be as follows:

      1.    Navkaar Mantra
      2.    Mangalacharan
      3.    Jineshwarni Vani
      4.    Importance of Krupaludev's Life  
      5.    Bhakti Pads by Mumukshus
      6.    Kshamapna
      7.    Aarti
      8.    Mangal Divo
      9.    Aho Aho Shri Sadguru
      10.  He! Param Krupalu Dev

      In order to participate, please let us know the Bhakti Pad by no later than Thursday April 12, 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.

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




      TCCOP - ACC Clothes Drive - Apr 16, 2017


      TCCOP - ACC will be collecting gently used, clean, Western Professional Clothes  at JCSC on April 16, 2017. There will be a TCCOP table set up and they will be collecting all the clothing on that day.





      Shri Simandhar Swami Janm Kalyanak - Apr 22, 2017


      Shree Simandharswami Janam Kalyanak falls on Chaitra Vad 10, April 21 st, 2017. Shree Shimandharswami presently resides at Maha Videsh Kshetra. We will celebrate this day with Pujas and Ekasana on Chaitra Vad 11, Saturday, April 22, 2017

      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 $701


      Padma Shah on 714-670-7854 or at padmashah9(at)gmail.com




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


                           Discover the Powerful You: THE QUALITIES OF A TRUTH SEEKER
                                                               ઉત્તમ મુમુક્ષુ ના લક્ષણો 

      No one is born a Saint!!! But rather they achieve this state with the 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. 

      આપણે સૌ આત્મા છીએ અને પરમાત્મા બની શકીયે છીએ. પણ એના માટે સૌ પ્રથમ ઉત્તમ મુમુક્ષુ બનવું જરૂરી છે. સંસાર માં રહી, સત પરમાર્થ કેવી રીતના સાધવો એ ઉત્તમ મુમુક્ષુ જાણે છે. તો ચાલો આપણે પણ આ શિબિર દ્વારા એવા ઉત્તમ મુમુક્ષુ બનીયે:

      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 in India.Young and dynamic at the age of 36 has retired to pursue Spiritual Sadhna. He has conducted various Shibirs all across Inida, USA & Dubai

      To Register: Click Here

      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




      Varshitap Parnas - Apr 29, 2017


      We will have Varshitap Parana on Vaishkh Sud 3, Akhatrij on Saturday, April 29, 2017

      All  Tapsvis, doing Varshitap or Varshik Tap, please accept this as an invitation from JCSC to come for Parana.

       We will celebrate Parnas during the following time:

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

      Please send your name, phone number, and e-mail address to Hemendra Doshi.
      This is the auspicious day when Shree Rushabhdev Bhagavan did Parana with Ikshu Ras after his year-round fasting.

      The following sponsorships are available:

      * For Ikshu Ras (Sugarcane Juice): $501
      * For Bhathu to community members: $751

      Please contact:

      Hemendra Doshi (562) 809-6066 or hemendra.doshi@jaincenter.net




      Shibir by Shri Girishbhai - May 13 - 14, 2017


      "The First Awakening Shibir"  (સ્વાનુભૂતિ ના આનંદ તરફ પ્રથમ ચરણ)  Part 2: Sat/Sun, May 13 -14, 2017 

        મિથ્યાત્વ અને સમ્યક્ત્વ ની વ્યવહારૂ તેમજ સૈદ્ધાંતિક અને પ્રયોગાત્મક સરળ ભાષામાં સમજણ આપતી આ શિબિરનો લાભ લેવા આમંત્રણ.    

      For those who attended the First Shibir in March and enjoyed, told us that they would like to continue that experience and would be happy for continuation of the subject and for those who missed the First Shibir may get another opportunity to experience the spirit of TRUE INNER JOY,  here is your chance............  

      We have arranged a Two-Day Followup Shibir during May 13-14, 2017 to Explore, Investigate, Apply and Ultimately Imbibe… Please join us for an Experience of an Enlightenment. You will not be Disappointed! 

      Location: Jain Center (Aradhna hall), 8072 Commonwealth Ave, Buena Park, Ca 90621 

      This Shibir is conducted by Shri Girishbhai and the schedule is as follows:    

      May 13-14, 2017 "The First Awakening" Shibir 


      Sat (May 13) 

      Sun (May 14) 


      Session 1 

      Session 4 





      Session 2 

      Session 5 





      Session 3 

      Session 6 




      Please CLICK HERE for the Registration Form.

      NOTE: This form needs to be filled out and handed over to the caretaker Ambrish bhai Bhojak.




      Cultural Program during JCSC Anniversary Celebration - May 20, 2017


      JCSC will have a Cultural Program on May 20, 2017, during our Anniversary Celebrations (May 19-21, 2017)

       All JCSC members including kids and/or adults are invited to perform and show their talents. Either Solo or group performances welcomed.We have a skit being planned and are looking for participants for the skit

      For more information and qualifications please contact by email at your earliest to the following:

      • Pinal Doshi - fdoshi71@yahoo.com
      • Komal Desai - ppdkpdspd@yahoo.com




      Wellness Challenge - Drink A Cup Of Tea Every Day


      For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to "Drink A Cup of Tea Every Day This Week." You already know that tea can improve your skin and help keep you fit and trim, but did you know that it also does amazing things for your health? If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.




      Other News


      The British Prime Minister Ms Theresa May sent out a formal letter wishing the entire Jain Community a Very Happy Mahavir Jayanti on April 9, 2017.

      Please CLICK HERE for the details.



      Kinal Modi
      Public Relations
      Jain Center of Southern California

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