21.04.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 21.04.2017

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

    • Ongoing Programs
    • Life Time Tithis
    • Upcoming Events
    • Dignitary Visits/ Shibir
    • Shri Simandhar Swami Janm Kalyanak - 4/22
    • Shibir by Shri Jitenbhai - 4/22 - 23
    • Varshi Tap Parnas - 4/29
    • Pottery Classes at JCSC - 4/30
    • Shibir by Shri Girishbhai - 5/13 - 14
    • Satsang by Shri Fulchand Shastri - 5/13 - 14
    • 29th Anniversary Celebrations Of JCSC - 5/19 - 21
    • Cultural Program during Anniversary Celebrations - 5/20
    • Wellness Challenge
    • Sugar Free Wellness Challenge
    • TCCOP & ACC Update

        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


         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


        • Simandharswami 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 Program  by Shri Atulbhai & Team
        • May 13/14, 2017 - "Jain Sidhdhant" Satsangs by Shri Fulchand Shastri - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM




        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
        •  Ashtprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo, Shanti Kalash per Ghee Boli
        •  Ekasana $701


        Padma Shah on (562) 451-3624 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




        Pottery Classes at JCSC - 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: Sunday, April 30, 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 and will fill up fast on a first come first basis.

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




        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.




        Satsang By Shri Fulchand Shastri - May 13 - 14, 2017


        JCSC will be hosting Satsangs by Shri  Fulchand Shastri

        Date: May 13 and May 14
        Time: 730 to 9pm
        Topic: *જૈનધર્મ રહસ્ય*

        વિજ્ઞાન નગરના વૈજ્ઞાનિક સર્વજ્ઞ ભગવાનની કેવળજ્ઞાનની પ્રયોગ શાળામાં સ્વતઃસિદ્ધ સિદ્ધાંતની સાચી સમજણથી ચૈતન્ય તત્વની નિર્વિકલ્પ અનુભૂતિ થાય છે, અજ્ઞાનનો અંધકાર વિલય થતા શુધ્ધાત્માની પર્યાયમાં જ્ઞાનનો પ્રકાશ ફેલાય છે. હે ચૈતન્ય પરમાત્મા! આ સત્સંગ દ્વારા ચૈતન્ય તત્વમાં ડૂબકી લગાવીને અતીન્દ્રિય આનંદના મોતી પ્રાપ્ત કરવા આપ અવશ્ય પધારો. *જૈનધર્મ રહસ્ય* માટે બીજું તો શું કહીયે? બસ, *જૈનધર્મ રહસ્ય* સત્સંગ શિબિરના નિમિત્તે અલૌકિક ચૈતન્ય લોકમાં એકવાર પધારો અને સદાકાળ માટે રહી જાઓ.




        29th Anniversary Celebrations Of JCSC - May 19 - 21, 2017


        29th Anniversary Celebrations of our Jinalay: Fri - Sun, May 19 - 21, 2017

        Dignitary: Atulbhai Shah & Team


        Friday, May 19: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Swamivatsalya Dinner. 
        7:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Bhavna Bhakti - Swar to Iswar, Aarti, Mangal divo,
        Pledges for Ghabhara and Derasar Entrance Torans
        and miscellaneous silver items. 

        Saturday, May 20: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Toran Bhadhan, Silver Upkaran Arpan,
        Skarastav Abhishek (Mulnayak Bhagavan) 
        11:30 AM -1:00 PM: Swamivatsalya Lunch 
        12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Snatra Puja, 18 Abhisheks 
        6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Swamivatsalya Dinner 
        7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Aarti, Mangal Divo & Chovis Tirthankar Aarti in Derasar
        8:00 PM onwards:   Cultural Program 

        Sunday, May 21: 9:00am onwards: Snatrapuja, Sattrbhedi Puja, Dhaja Ceremony 
        12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Swamivatsalya Lunch 

        Grand Multiple opportunities for Sponsorship Of Swamivatsalya are available.

        •  Friday, May 13 - Dinner- $2,001
        •  Saturday, May 14 - Lunch - $3,001
        •  Saturday, May 14 - Dinner- $5,001 
        •  Sunday, May 15 - Lunch - $5,001




        For Boli / Nakro Details for all Programs please contact Ketan Parekh @: ketanraj@sbcglobal.net or (714) 299 6789

        For Sponsorships please contact Geetaben Khona @geeta.khona@jaincenter.net or ((714) 872-7283 




        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 - Reflect Or Relax For 15 Minutes Daily


        For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to "Reflect or Relax For 15 Minutes Daily." Relaxation techniques are a great way to help with stress management. Relaxation isn’t just about peace of mind or enjoying a hobby. Relaxation is a process that decreases the effects of stress on your mind and body. Whether your stress is spiraling out of control or you’ve got it tamed, you can benefit from learning a few relaxation techniques. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.




        Sugar Free Wellness Challenge


        Take the “Sugar Free Living” Wellness Challenge - May 15 to June 14, 2017 (Ages 18 & Up)

        Sarva Mangal Family Trust Will Donate $100 per participant to the Jain Center Wellness Program For Those Successfully Completing "Sugar Free Month".

        Join the 1st Educational Seminar at JCSC, Buena Park on April 23, 2017 at 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

        The Program will be followed by Dinner.

        To Attend the Seminar on  April 23, 2017 please RSVP: info@jcscwellness.org

        By attending the Seminar you will learn the following details of the program:

        •  How to Participate
        •  Sugar-Free Recipes
        •  Learn From Doctors and Dietitians

         Be a Volunteer, Participant, Proponent, Supporter or Well-Wisher




        TCCOP & ACC Update


        Tender Care Community Outreach Program (TCCOP) March 2017 update
        ACC (Anekant Community Center)

        Our efforts of serving the community is continuing with your gracious support. We added a few more projects this year and have had very good support from the community. 

        We are continuing our routine of serving weekly breakfasts and monthly dinners, providing groceries, and visiting lonely patients. Masking sandwiches for homeless in down town LA.

        We want to thank our sponsors for last month:

        1. Mita & Mahesh Shah
        2. Sachi & Sailesh Jain
        3. Parekh Family
        4. Hansa & Narendra Shah
        5. Madhu & Vijay Chedda
        5. Ila & Prakash Dosh for Dinner at Long Beach Church..
        6. Anonymous  for donating a pallet of grocery to Giving Children Hope organization.
        7. Former JCYC student  & Anonymous donor for sandwiches to LA Downtown Mission for homeless.

        We can help you celebrate yours or other family member's birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions meaningfully, by sponsoring an event in their honor! Also, if you want to help us in any of our projects please contact us.

        Thank you in advance for your contributions. 

        Please call 714-856-4256 or contact any of us at the following:

        • Smita Doshi: smitadoshi@gmail.com
        • Sachi Jain:sachijain311@gmail.com
        • Darshna Shah: dshsh50@gmail.com
        • Jayana Shah: jayana.n.shah@gmail.com
        • Prafulla Shah: prafullashah@hotmail.com





        Kinal Modi
        Public Relations
        Jain Center of Southern California

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