10.11.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 10.11.2017

Jain Center of Southern California

In this Issue:

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits and Shibirs
  • JCSC Calendar 2018
  • A Prayer on Thanksgiving Day - 11/23
  • Maun Ekadashi - 11/30
  • TCCOP & ACC Update
  • Wellness Challenge
  • Other News & Events

Ongoing Programs - Nov, 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


 9:00 AM

Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


 7:30 PM

JCYC & JSG Pathshala / Adult Swadhyay / Sutra Class 


 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


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

14 Gunasthanak


By Hasendrabhai
(8.30 PM to 10.00 PM)

Yogshatak Swadhyays


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






Life Time Tithis




  • 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@yahoo.com.
Please contact Ketan Parekh at ketan.parekh@jaincenter.net for information, questions or any pledges.






Upcoming Events




  • 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@jaincenter.net






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




It is a very important day because 150 Kalyanakas of the Tirthankars of past, present and future have happened on this day. 

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.






TCCOP & ACC Update




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

Our efforts of serving the community is continuing with your gracious support. We added few more projects this year and 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. Making sandwiches for homeless in down town LA.

We want to thank our sponsors for last month:

1. Bina & Mukesh Doshi
2. Nitu & Harshad Kothari
3. Mita & Mahesh Shah
4. Bina & Mukesh Shah
5. Nitu and Harshad Kothari for Dinner at Long Beach Church..
6. Anonymous donor for donating a pallet of grocery to Giving Children Hope organization.
7. Former JCYC student, and Serving friends of JCYC were donors 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






Wellness Challenge - Walk A Total Of 5 Miles




For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to “Walk A Total of 5 Miles." Teas one of the most loved beverages worldwide.  Alongside coffee and water, it’s also one of 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) 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.

2) Announcement - 2nd Jain Workshop at Raleigh, NC USA - Friday, December 8, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017

Jaina Education Committee and Jain Study Center of North Carolina have jointly organized the 2nd Jain workshop from Friday December 8, 2017 to Sunday December 10, 2017.  We request individual Jain Centers of North America to circulate this e-mail to their members andto sponsor one or two pathshala teachers as well.

We had a great success on our 1st Workshop in October 2017 with more than 10 members that had to be wait listed due to limited availability.

Workshop Theme

The December theme will follow a similar topic and structure as the 1st workshop.

STRIKING A BALANCE: - EXAMINING Social, Cultural, and Spiritual environment that our youth face while growing up in North America


To educate both adults and youth (over 14 years of age) with regards to the fundamental principles and philosophy of Jainism and how to apply these principles in all walks of life through practical examples.  This includes social, business, family, ethical, religious and spiritual environment.

Click Here for More Information







Kinal Modi
Public Relations
Jain Center of Southern California


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