12.01.2018 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 12.01.2018

Jain Center of Southern California

In this Issue:

    • Ongoing Programs
    • Life Time Tithis
    • Upcoming Events
    • Dignitary Visits and Shibirs
    • Change of Dates in 2018 JCSC Calendar
    • Derasar Timings & Seva
    • Meru Teras
    • 12 Bhavna Shibir - 1/27 - 1/28
    • Wellness Challenge
    • Other News

    Ongoing Programs -  Jan, 2018





    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


    1:30 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



    • 01/13  - Shah, Nilesh and Krina -  Shah Vimalaben Ratilal
    • 01/19 - Sheth,Samir,Komal and Hitesh,Kajal – Death Anniversary of Shri Satish Mehta 
    • 01/20  -Parekh, Ketan and Bhavna -  Kamalaben Parekh        
    • 01/21  -Kamlaben K. Shah and Family - Kirtichandra N. Shah
    • 01/24  -Sheth,  Harshad, and Bharti -  In memory of Shri Harshadbhai Sheth
    • 01/25  -Vadecha, Niruben, Pragnesh, Biren,  -In memory of Shri Jashvantlal Devshibhai Vadecha, Mita,Sweta,Agam,Nigam

    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



    • Meru Teras-1/14
    • Adult Swadhyay Shibir 1-1/27,1/28





    Dignitary Visits and Shibirs



    12 Bhavna Shibir - 1/27 - 1/28, 2018





    Change Of Dates In 2018 JCSC Calendar



    We wanted to let you all know that the calendar of events is changing for
    the month of  April and December 2018. 
    The change is as follows:

    1. Mahavir Janam Kalyanak (MJK) will now be moved from April 1 to April 8, 2018, from 2 PM onwards.
    2. JCYC & JSG Pathshala / Adult Swadhyay / Sutra classes will now be held on April 1, 2018. 
    Earlier these was being held on  April 8, 2018, but is now canceled.
    3. JCYC winter camp for 2018 will be Dec 21, 22, 23 and 24,2018.

    Please make note of these changes in your personal calendars.




    Derasar Timings & Seva Request 



    As JCSC caretaker Amrish Bhojak will be on vacation and out of the country from December 3, 2017 to January 23, 2018, Derasar timings will be strictly observed as per the following schedule:

    • Mon - Fri: Morning 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Evening 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sat - Sun from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    If you happen to visit Derasar, please see that you check in and check out during these hours.
    JCSC  also requests community members to volunteer and offer your Seva during these hours.

    For "Seva" on any day/any hours please contact:

    • Salil Bhojak on 714-253-8569 or email - salilvbhojak@hotmail.com
    • Dr. Mahendra Shah at 714-757-9490 email - drmcshah@hotmail.com





    Meru Teras: January 14th,2018.



    It falls on the month of Posh Vad 13, January 14th,2018. 
    This day happens to be a day of Nirvana of Lord Rikhawdev, the first Tirthankara.
    The day is celebrated by all-around penance (fast etc) on that day. 
    People especially remember Lord Adishwar with special reverence. 
    It is a day for offering nectar of devotion to God.





    12 Bhavna Shibir - Jan 27 - 28, 2018



    The "12 Bhavna" Shibir is scheduled during the weekend of January 27 - 28, 2018. Please sign up for this Shibir using the attached form.

    "12 Bhavna" Shibir January 27 - 28, 2018

    ભાવના ભવ નાશીની

    પ્રભુ મહાવીર દેવ પોતાની સાડા બાર વર્ષની સાધના માં ભાવના-ધ્યાન-ભાવના-ધ્યાન વડે છેવટે સર્વ ઘાતી કર્મોનો ક્ષય કરી કેવળજ્ઞાન ની પ્રાપ્તિ કરીને મોક્ષે પધાર્યા. ભાવના = અનુપ્રેક્ષા = અંતર્મુખતા અને તેના પરીણામે એકાગ્રતા અને એકાગ્રતા એટલે ધ્યાન અને ધ્યાનની પરાકાષ્ઠા એટલે અનુભૂતિ. અનુભૂતિથી આત્માનો સાક્ષાત્કાર અને અનંત આનંદ ની પ્રાપ્તિ...

    એવી પરમાત્માએ બતાવેલ, ઉપદેશેલ અને પોતે પ્રયોગ કરી સિદ્ધ કરેલ મોક્ષના સચોટ ઉપાય રૂપ બાર ભાવનાની શિબિર:

    January 27- 28, 2018 "12 Bhavna" Shibir Schedule

    Saturday, Jan 27, 2018     

    Session 1 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
    Lunch - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Session 2 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Break - 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Session 3 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Dinner - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Sunset 5:18 PM)

    Sunday Jan 28, 2018

    Session 4 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
    Lunch - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Session 5 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Break - 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Session 6 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Dinner - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Please CLICK HERE for the form

    About Car Ride during the upcoming Shibir on January 27-28,2018
    Kalpanaben Shah will manage   Ride arrangement. You or someone you know will need a ride to and from the Shibir, 

    Please contact her on  (949) 784 - 9950‬ and let her know. 
    DRIVERS: If you drive and can provide a ride to others, please contact Kalpanaben by calling or text and please volunteer.  

    She will try and match up to satisfy as many as practical.  This needs to be done as early as possible for bigger success. 





    Wellness Challenge - Eat Smaller Portions



    For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to “Eat Smaller Portions." Practicing portion control can help you learn to be satisfied eating less food, which can help you both physically and financially.  Eating smaller portions can decrease calorie intake, maintain blood sugar levels, and even help prevent metabolism crashes and nutrition imbalances If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.  





    Other News



    1) A Unique Opportunity to Study Non Violence, Jain Dharma & Religious Traditions in India

    Last Date to Apply is March 1st, 2018

    International Summer School for Jain Studies (ISSJS) is currently accepting applications for three, four and six week study programs in India. 

    Jain Dharma/Religion originate d in India several thousand years ago. An elder cousin of Buddhism, Jain dharma teaches a lifestyle rooted in the practice of unconditional nonviolence. 

    Its teachings inspired and influenced Mahatma Gandhi. Students and scholars will learn about Jain traditions from learned lay scholars as well as practicing monks and nuns in India.

    The Program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, full time faculty and High School Teachers with an interest in the Jain Studies and ahimsa (nonviolence). The three, four  and six week long, stand alone and separate intensive courses in International Summer School for Jain Studies (ISSJS) 2018 will entail morning lectures, afternoon field trips, visits to some schools, time in a few ancient cities and meetings with Jain professionals, monks and  nuns. 

    For the last 13 years, every summer, ISSJS have been offered regularly in India. The number of participants has seen a steady increase every year. Nearly 800 students and scholars from many universities and High Schools have participated in ISSJS programs so far. 

    We are excited to be offering ISSJS-2018 in its 14th annual year.  

    ISSJS is unique in that it is an experiential and India based program and makes India a classroom for the study of ahimsa /nonviolence, Jain, history, art, culture and philosophy.
    This program is highly subsidized by the Jain community. For Program Details & Application, Visit our website   www.isjs.in 

    Please contact Dr. Sulekh C. Jain, Houston, Texas, USAfor further information.
    Home:  281-494-7656  Cell:  832-594-8005
    His blog is https://sulekhcjain.wordpress.com 






    Kinal Modi
    Public Relations
    Jain Center of Southern California

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