23.06.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 23.06.2017
Updated on: 24.06.2017

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/ Shibirs
  • Shibir on MokshMala - 6/24 - 25
  • Meet & Greet Shri Veerendra Heggade - 6/24
  • Inspirational Talk by Shri Rahul Kapoor Jain - 6/25 & 6/27
  • Wellness Challenge

        Ongoing Programs - Jun, 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

        JSG Group B Adult Swadhyay Class* in Gujrati






        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)


        NOTE: *Hasendra bhai's next class will be on Jun 27, 2017




        Life Time Tithis


        • 6/25 Shah Girish & Pravina - Dedicated to Manchhaben Chunilal 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





        Dignitary Visits / Shibirs


        • Jun 24 - 25 - Moksh Mala Shibir at JCSC
        • Jun 24 - Shri Veerendra Heggade
        • Jun 25 & Jun 27 - Shri Rahul Kapoor Jain




        Shibir on MokshMala - Jun 24 - 25, 2017


        The spiritual guide of Mahatma Gandhi and Bhagwan Shree Mahavir Swami’s pupil, Shrimad Rajchandra  wrote the "MokshaMala", a scripture-like short treatise which can be understood by young & old alike.  Shrimadji wrote this at the age of 16, in the unbelievable short span of only 3 days.

        It consists of 108 Lessons written in simple Gujarati, each less than a page. It encompasses all four styles (Anuyog) of Jineshwar Bhagwan.  Almost a fourth of them are short popular stories including Bhagwan Mahavir, Gautam Swami, King Shrenik, Abhayakumar, Bahubali, Gajsukumar, Sudarshan Sheth, Anathi Muni, Kapil Muni, Kamdev Shravak, Sanatkumar Chakravarti and others.

        In the "MokshaMala", there is meaningful preaching of Tirthankars to make our life spiritual, noble, uplifting and soul-centered.  The essence of Jainism is taught here.  The inspiring stories in "MokshaMala" can help the reader imbibe the preaching of Mahavir Swami.  The nectar of fundamental Jain Path in MokshaMala will make the readers experience the religious awakening in their heart & soul.  It combines knowledge & its implementation through daily practice, ultimately leading to liberation.  

        On the auspicious occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji, let us study and elevate our soul.  This is the main goal.  To help in this regard, “Shrimad Rajchandra Nijabhyas Mandap and Vihar Bhavan Trust” in Ahmedabad, India has organized a short open book exam at home to inspire the aspirants.  The simple exam paper consists of multiple choice, fill in the blanks, matching columns and short 2-3 line answers.  The exam can be in Gujarati, English or Hindi.  The MokshaMala in Gujarati & English, as well as the Question-Answer Paper in all 3 languages are on line at the Trust Website

        The Trust is offering hundreds of prizes as outlined on their website.  www.shrimadrajchandratrust.org

        To facilitate the study of MokshaMala, a Shibir is organized during the weekend of June 24-25 at our Jain Center in the Aradhna Hall. The Shibir program is: 

        Saturday 6/24,      10:00 AM to 12:00 PM          Session 1
        12:00 PM to 01:00 PM          Light lunch
        1:00 PM to 3:00 PM              Session 2
        3:00 PM to 3:30 PM              Tea break
        3:30 PM to 5:30 PM              Session 3

        Sunday 6/25          10:00 AM to 12:00 PM          Session 4
        12:00 PM to 1:00 PM             Light lunch
        1:00 PM to 3:00 PM               Session 5
        3:00 PM to 3:30 PM               Tea-break
        3:30 PM to 5:30 PM               Session 6

        Although the Shibir will be conducted in Gujarati (by Mahendrabhai Khandhar), youngsters are welcome to attend and ask questions in English during the Shibir or during the break.Their questions will be responded to in English.  It is also expected that several learned lecturers (Swadhyaykars) from our Jain Center will actively participate. 
        There is no cost or obligation.

        Kindly RSVP by clicking the link hereMokshaMala Shibir: June 24-25, 2017

         CLICK HERE for details of the Shibir in Gujarati.




        Meet and Greet Shri Veerendra Heggade -  Sat, Jun 24, 2017


        JCSC is happy to announce a Meet & Greet session with Shri Veerendra Heggade on Saturday, 24th June, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Jain Center of Southern California, Buena Park.

        It is a must to Please RSVP  for Swamivatsalya Lunch, if you are attending.

        For Further information contact Virendra Shah: jcflag@yahoo.com, 310-218-7979

        “We come into this world not to do well, but to do good.”

        Dharmaadhikari, Reformer, Educationist, Philosopher and Philanthropist, Dr. Veerendra Heggade is a multidimensional individual. Significantly, what truly defines Dr. Heggade’s contribution is his determined and consistent service to the nation.

        In the last 47 years as Heggade of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, he has initiated multiple pioneering social, economic and cultural projects for development of the Society. He has converted small towns into modern educational hubs. He has redefined the very role of a temple from being a place of worship to a place of service. He has revived ancient sciences to further enhance modern lifestyles. 

        Most importantly, he has shown that one individual has the potential to change and evolve himself as a social reformer in a nation of one billion. This is perhaps the reason why in 2015 Dr. Veerendra Heggade was awarded the second highest Civilian award Padma Vibhushan by Govt of India from the hand of Rashtrapati. (President of India). He is the only JAIN to have received Padma Vibhushan and and very few individuals to have received both Padma Bhushan (Year 2000) and Padma Vibhushan (2015).

        Please CLICK HERE for a picture
        Please CLICK HERE for a picture
        Please CLICK HERE for a picture




        Inspirational Talk By Shri Rahul Kapoor Jain - Sun, Jun 25 & Tue, Jun 27, 2017


        Keynote speaker at JAINA 2017 Presents an Inspirational Talk in English at Jain Center Of Southern California


        • Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM 
        • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM

        Rahul is an Indian Motivational Speaker who lives with a vision and purpose to help people across the world to ignite their inner powers and achieve results that matter. He employs his signature style - a combination of high energy levels, a willingness to reinvent and an enviable presence of mind to impart difficult lessons in the most palatable manner.

        His years of experience has been enriched by conducting over a thousand sessions for individuals of all ranks and positions of corporate hierarchy which makes him a preferred choice for various events and interventions. He has worked closely with leadership teams in many organizations to design and execute companywide initiatives to enhance productivity and employee effectiveness.

        Rahul has trained over 1 Lakh people from various backgrounds in the past 17 years and has conducted sessions for over 200 clients in 11 countries which include Australia, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore & USA.

        Rahul has authored a book Workwise - Lessons in Excellence for Young Professionals published by the Times Group Books. He is a Guest faculty at IIM, Bangalore. He was recently awarded the Outstanding Young Persons of India 2010 conferred by Junior Chamber International. He is also the Official host for Royal Challengers Bangalore - DLF IPL 3, 4 and 5.

        Please CLICK HERE for a picture

        If you are interested to host Rahul Kapoor Jain please contact Virendra Shah on jcflag@yahoo.com or Phone # 310-218-7979




        Wellness Challenge - Get 7 to 9 Hours Of Each Night


        For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to “get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night." The benefits of sleep impact nearly every area of daily life. While it may be obvious that sleep is beneficial, most people don’t realize how much sleep they need and why it is so important. Some of the benefits of sleeping is better memory, mood, weight control, clearer thinking and you have better health.  If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.





        Kinal Modi
        Public Relations
        Jain Center of Southern California

        White Marble Zone is Quiet Zone. 

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