03.11.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Published: 03.11.2017
Updated: 04.11.2017

Jain Center of Southern California

In this Issue:

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits and Shibirs
  • JCSC Calendar 2018
  • Chaumasi Chaudas - 11/3
  • Kartiki Punam Program Details
  • Daylight Saving Time - 11/5
  • GBM at JCSC - 11/5
  • A Prayer on Thanksgiving Day - 11/23
  • Maun Ekadashi - 11/30
  • Wellness Challenge
  • Other News & Events

Ongoing Programs - Nov, 2017

Event Date Start Time
Daily Ashtprakari Puja Daily  7:30 AM 
Aarti-Mangal Divo Weekdays   8:15 PM
Sat/Sun/Holidays  7:30 PM
Chundadi Daily in the morning  
Chaudas Pratikraman 11/3, (Chaumasi Chaudas Dev Vandan at 2:30 PM), 11/17  6:30 PM (Weekday)
6:00 PM (Weekend)
Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap 11/25  9:00 AM
Monthly Bhavna Bhakti 11/24  7:30 PM
JCYC & JSG Pathshala / Adult Swadhyay / Sutra Class  11/19  9:40 AM
Webcast of Discourses by
Shri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri
 To be announced 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Aradhana Hall
Weekly Evening Swadhyay Every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday  
Adhyatmasar Swadhyays Monday By Girishbhai
(8:00 PM to 9:30 PM)
14 Gunasthanak Tuesday By Hasendrabhai
(8.30 PM to 10.00 PM)
Yogshatak Swadhyays Thursday By Girishbhai
(8:00 PM to 9:30 PM)

Life Time Tithis

  • 11/05  - Shah, Varshaben & Kunal - In memory of Tusharbhai Babubhai Shah
  • 11/11 - Shah, Vijay & Neeta - In memory of Babubhai and Lilaben
  • 11/13 - Shah, Yogesh & Saurabh - Punyatithi Of Shardaben Shah
  • 11/16 - Shah, Nilesh & Krina - In memory of  Nanalal Shah
  • 11/18 - Dr Anila Guruji - In memory of Dinesh Guruji

Send a photograph of your loved one to Kinal Modi at kinalmodi12[at]yahoo.com.
Please contact Ketan Parekh at ketan.parekh[at]jaincenter.net for information, questions or any pledges.

Upcoming Events

  • Chaumasi Chaudas -11/03 - Dev Vandan at 2:30 PM, Pratikraman at 6:30 PM in Aaradhana Hall
  • Karti Punam & Pat Darshan -11/4, 11/5 - 9:30 AM, Chaitya Vandan and Khamasana in Cultural Hall.
  • Bhaktamar Recital - 11/23 - 9:00 AM in Aaradhana Hall
  • Maun Ekadashi - 11/30 - 9:30 AM - Dev Vandan in Derasar.

Dignitary Visits and Shibirs

To be announced

JCSC Calendar - 2018

This year we have started distributing JCSC calendar for the year 2018 well in advance, starting from Diwali Program and Pathshala days as announced. JCSC calendar is so useful and popular among the community that we have requested for a second edition to print.Those who have not received it so far, please wait and those who have received additional copies, if not useful, please return them.

The subject is the artistic new 'Chhod's" that have been custom made for our center in various prints and colors displayed during Ujamanu Celebration. The 2018 calendar is and will be distributed freely to all members as well as non members as also to people visiting our center

The Jain calendar includes Tithi's, Sun rise & Sunset times of Los Angeles, major events of our Jain center, Ongoing programs, Pathshala and Swadhyay schedules, Tirthankar Bhagvan's Kalyanaks and other valuable information. 

For further details please contact Dr Mahendra Shah at 714-757-9490 or at mahendra.shah[at]jaincenter.net

Chaumasi Chaudas - Nov 03, 2017

Jains celebrate  Chaumasi Chaudas three times in a year on the fourteenth day of Kartik, Falgun and Ashadh months.

Kartik Sud 14,Nov 3rd, is Chaumasi Chaudas.

Things to do on Nov 3rd, 2017:
Devotees do Tap (Penance), Meditation, Dev-Vandan, Chaumasi Pratikraman etc.
In Dev Vandan  do Chaitya-Vandan to all 24 Tirthankars.
Because of rainy season from Ashadhi Chaudas to Kartik Chaudas (four Months) our Sadhus & Sadhavis stay at one place. On Kartik Poonam day they start traveling to another place as the rainy season is over.

Kartiki Punam & Pat Darshan (Actual Nov 4, 2017, Observed - Nov 5, 2017) 

JCSC Executive Committee and Board of Directors wishes everybody a Very Happy Deepawali and a Prosperous, Peaceful and Healthy,New Year,Vikram Samvat 2074 (Vir Samvat 2544). 

Kartiki Punam night is considered as the brightest full moon night in the whole year as the rainy season is supposed to end and night sky is all clear. 

This is the day to resolve to free oneself of basic instincts. 

In the rainy/monsoon season, all Acharya Bhagvants, Sadhus, Sadhvis, Munis etc stay at one place and do not travel for four months. 

This starts from Aso Sud Chaturdashi and ends on Kartik Sud Punam. 

On Kartik Punam their Vihar starts again, to spread the knowledge of Principles of Jainism such as Truth, Ahimsa, and Compassion etc. 

Thus Kartiki Punam has a big significance for all Jains. 

We will have Kartiki Punam Celebration on two days as below:

Day/Date Time Program

Saturday, 4th Nov, 2017(Kartiki Punam actual day)

9:30 AM Pat Darshan in Cultural hall

Sunday, 5th Nov, 2017(Kartiki Punam observed)

9:30 AM Pat Darshan with Khamasna and Chaitya vandan 

11:00 AM General Body Meeting - in Cultural hall, followed by Swamivatsalya Lunch

Daylight Saving Time Ends on Nov 5, 2017

Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 AM

Remember to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night or turn them back when you wake up on Sunday morning.

General Body Meeting At JCSC - Nov 5, 2017

The next General Body Meeting of JCSC will be held on Sunday, Nov 5th, 2017 from 11:00 AM in the Cultural Hall. 

Following is the agenda for the meeting: 

• Election Committee Report for BOD & EC positions 
• Introduction & recognition of incoming and outgoing EC/BOD members 
• Paryushan Report 
• President's Report 
• Other business.

The meeting will be followed by Swamivatsalya Lunch. 

General Body Meeting is for all members and is a platform where you can meet EC & BOD members and provide your suggestions/comments or get any questions answered. 

Please mark your calendars and make sure to attend this important meeting.

A Prayer on Thanksgiving Day - Nov 23, 2017

JCSC will observe Thanksgiving Day with Bhaktamara Stotra Paath.
Bhaktamara Stotra is the most famous of the Jain prayers.
It was composed by Acharya Manatunga. Bhaktamara stotra is gem of devotional Jain literature.

We pray that all the people of the world will avoid inflicting harm on animals
and fellow human beings and practice nonviolence and compassion.
We express our sorrow at the suffering of all the turkeys and other animals that have died. 
May peace and compassion grow in ourselves and extend to all around us.

Date & Time: Thursday, Nov 23rd, 2017, 09:00 AM

Venue: Aradhna Hall

Maun Ekadashi - Nov 30, 2017

The festival of Maun Ekadashi (also known as Maun Agyaras) is an auspicious Jain festival which falls on the 11th day of the month Magshar (Magshar Sud 11). 

According to the English calendar, this year it falls on the 30th November, 2017.

A person who worships this day of Ekadashi with all the rites and rituals every year for a period of 11 years and 11 months is said to achieve salvation.

JCSC will observe  Maun Ekadashi Dev Vandan from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM on Thursday, Nov 30, 2017.

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." Tea is one of the most loved beverages worldwide.  Alongside coffee and water, it’s also one of the most consumed.  The many types of tea and different ways it is consumed makes it a diverse and enjoyable drink. With such a high level of popularity, a lot of research has followed looking at the effect tea has on the body.  This has been joined with studies looking at the benefits tea drinking might have. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.  

Other News & Events

1) Anya Shah and "Light The Night Walk" - Nov 4, 2017

The Jain Center of Southern California is proud to announce that Anya Shah (daughter of Ajeet and Nirali Shah, granddaughter of Dr. Chunilal Shah) has been selected as the 2017 Honored Hero for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)’s Light The Night Walk. LLS s the largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. As many of you know, Anya is an acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivor. We would like to urge all the members of our community to support Anya by joining her at the Los Angles Walk on Saturday November 4th,  at LA Live!!!

Please CLICK HERE for a picture.

Below is a special message from Anya Shah.

Jai Jinendra,

As an Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia survivor, I’m honored to partner with them to help raise funds and awareness for the organization. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments, and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere. Each year friends, families, and coworkers form teams for the Light The Night walk to raise money in support of the LLS mission in over 180 communities across the country.

You can get a sneak preview of the Light The Night experience here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fSEH237rbA

I am excited to raise a white lantern in the Survivor’s Circle at the Los Angeles Walk this November. Please join me at the Los Angeles Walk on Saturday November 4th at LA Live so I can be surrounded by family and friends in this special moment.

You can join my team by clicking the red “JOIN” button at the bottom of my team page, which can be found here: http://pages.lightthenight.org/calso/LAWALK17/anyashah
Thank you again for your support. Together we will bring an end to cancer.

Please Click Here to Join Me Now!

Anya Shah

2) One day Yoga Retreat on Nov 11 & Nov 12, 2017

Southern California Mahavir Jain Mission is hosting a Yoga and Meditation retreat on Nov 11th and Nov 12th at their Ashram in Corona. 

Please CLICK HERE for the details.

Do make use of this opportunity. 
Kinal Modi
Public Relations
Jain Center of Southern California
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