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Posted: 25.01.2019

Jain Center of Southern California

JAINA and JAINA Convention 2019 Updates

JAINA 2019 Convention Board and JAINA Convention Fundraising Committee invites you, your family and friends to join us on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Jain Center of Southern California, Buena Park for an informal session about JAINA activities and JAINA Convention 2019 that is taking place at Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, California from July 4, 2019 to July 7, 2019.
As a continued supporter of JAINA, this will be a great opportunity for you to meet and greet JAINA Convention Board and to learn about JAINA projects, upcoming Convention and sponsorship opportunities.

Swamivatsalya Lunch will be served from 12 noon to 1.00 pm.

RSVP, a must, on or before January 29, 2019. Click Here to RSVP, Please contact one of our JAINA Directors below for more information or any questions.

Best Regards,

Mahesh Wadher - Convener & JAINA First VP
Dr. Jasvant Modi - Co-Convener JAINA 2019 Convention
Dr. Nitin Shahn- Co-Convener JAINA 2019 Convention
JAINA 2019 Convention Board Members

Signing Ceremony of Bhagwan Sumatinath and Guru Nanak Post Doctoral Fellowship for Jain And Sikh Studies at San Diego State University - Jan 27, 2019

We invite you all for yet another exciting event by External Education Committee of our Jain Center!!!

With blessings from Bhagwan Sumatinath and the generosity of donors Mr. Rohak and Swati Vora (San Diego), Mr. Mahesh and Usha Wadher and Drs. Meera and Jasvant Modi we have achieved yet another milestone to further Education of Jain Studies in Mainstream Academic University!

There will be a Signing Ceremony of "Bhagwan Sumatinath and Guru Nanak Postdoctoral Fellowship for Jain and Sikh Studies at San Diego State University"

Day and Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019

Time: Tour of Jain Center followed by Lunch - 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Program - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Tea - 3:00 pm

Location: Auditorium of Cultural Complex,
Jain Center of Southern California
8072 Commonwealth Avenue
Buena Park, CA 90621-0549

Please RSVP Here

Call Dr. Nitin Shah at 562 244 9035 with any questions.

JCYC Bowling Event - Feb 9, 2019

JCYC is holding Bowling event as part of its fun activities on Saturday, February 9th, 2019. All JCYC students are invited to join bowling, meet friends and have fun.

**NOTICE! Due to the large volume of attendees, we are switching the date of this event to have enough bowling lanes for everyone!**

When: February 9th, Saturday from 1:30-4:30pm

Where: La Habra 300 Bowl, 370 E Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631

Price: $8 for two hours of bowling

There will be snacks and drinks provided for free!

Participant’s parents need to fill out the bowling event Google Form provided in this link:


*If you cannot make the new arranged date and have already bought tickets for this bowling event, please contact Sahil Shah at (949)573-8263 or Neil Dudheker at (714)336-7801 to get a refund for your tickets.*

See you there for fun on February 9th!

JCYC Committee

Shibir by Shri Girishbhai - Feb 23 - 24, 2019

Two full days of Shibir is arranged at Aradhana Hall of Jain Center during February 23-24 weekend on the subject of Namuththunam (નમુત્થુણં) to be conducted by Shri Girishbhai. The details and registration information will follow shortly.

KalaCircle⭕️ Mission Statement and Logo

A Comprehensive Art Program to connect with our Community and to Manifest the Jain Virtues.
*(Mission Statement)

On January 19th. 2019, we unveiled The Basics of Watercolor Workshop taught by Mina Choksi. The first of its series of scheduled programs.
In the future we have already reserved our own credentialed Artists and Alumni to teach the whole spectrum of Art Skills which will include Calligraphy, Sketching and Digital Media for our daily Creative Publicity needs and all within the perimeters of our Jain Values.

Also, included is the Art Appreciation Program which will train Our Advanced ToastMasters to become our Derasar’s Docents under the guidance of Mr. Hasendrabhai Shah. They will become our Future Emissaries in Spreading our Tirthankar’s message as Sevaks thru the Medium of Art.

Thanking JCSC! For raising the platform for more Creative Talent!

Upcoming Workshop:
Sketching like a Pro
taught by Rahul Jobalia
Saturday February 23rd
Time: 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Logo Design - Minaxi Choksi
Art Rendition - Dipali Shah

Minaxi Choksi
(Art Ambassador)

Wellness Challenge - Walk A Total Of 12 Miles

For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to “Walk a Total of 12 Miles. ” There are so many benefits if you walk. Walking is one of the easiest ways to get more active. It reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety. It’s a low impact exercise, it lowers blood pressure and so much more. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.

Ongoing Programs - Jan - Feb 2019



Start Time

Daily Ashtprakari Puja


7:30 AM

Aarti-Mangal Divo


8:15 PM


7:30 PM


Daily in the morning


Chaudas Pratikraman

2/3, 2/18

6:30 PM (Weekday)
6:00 PM (Weekend)

Sthanakvasi Pakhi Pratikraman


6:15 PM

Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap


9:30 AM

Monthly Bhavna Bhakti

1/25, 2/22

7:30 PM

JCYC & JSG Pathshala / Adult Swadhyay / Sutra Class

2/3, 2/17

9:40 AM

Webcast of the discourses by Shri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri


Weekly Evening Swadhyay

Every Monday, Tuesday Wednesday & 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 pm

Yogshatak Swadhyays


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

Lifetime Tithis

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

To be Announced

Dignitary Visits & Shibirs

Sat - Sun, 2/23 - 2/24, 2019 - Shibir by Shri Girishbhai

Other News

1) International Summer School For Jain Studies

There is a unique opportunity to Study Nonviolence & Jainism in India. International Summer School for Jain Studies (ISSJS) is currently accepting applications for three, four and six week study programs in India. Last date of Application is 28th Feb, 2019

Jain Dharma/Religion originated 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 Programs are 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) 2019 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 14 years, every summer, ISSJS have been offered regularly in India. The number of participants has seen a steady increase every year. Nearly 900 students and scholars from many universities and High Schools have participated in ISSJS programs so far.

We are excited to be offering ISSJS-2019 in its 15th annual year.

ISSJS is unique in many ways. 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

Kindly promote this program, give it wide publicity and encourage students and Faculty to apply.

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