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Posted: 08.02.2019

Jain Center of Southern California

JCYC Bowling Event - Feb 9, 2019

JCYC is holding a 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

Town Hall Meeting With Young Jains - Feb 10, 2019

Date change for Town Hall meeting with Young Jains & General Body Meeting

Town Hall meeting with Young Jains and General Body meeting are moved to Sunday, February 10, 2019.

Dr. Jasvant Modi, JCSC President has scheduled Town Hall meeting specifically for Young Jains on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 10:00 AM to Noon. This meeting is for direct interactions with Young Jains, to give update on progress of new complex and have feedback. Lunch will follow the meeting from 12 PM to 1 PM.

General Body Meeting:

JCSC has scheduled General Body meeting on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM. All community members are invited to join the General Body meeting. Lunch

Lunch Time: 12 noon to 1 PM

GB Meeting: 1 PM to 2:30 PM


1. President’s Update

2. New Complex Update

3. Upcoming Events

4. JAINA Convention

5. Q & A

LA Study Group Meetings for Feb - Mar, 2019









Young Adult Spiritual Group Meeting

Post Office Bldg, Upstairs

LA Study Group

Biren Mehta



Young Adult Spiritual Group Meeting

Post Office Bldg, Upstairs

LA Study Group

Biren Mehta



Young Adult Spiritual Group Meeting

Post Office Bldg, Upstairs

LA Study Group

Biren Mehta

UCI School of Humanities - Jainism & Bioethics

UCI - Department of Philosophy Presents

Topic: Jainism & Bioethics

Day and Date: Saturday, February 22, 2019

Program - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Event Location: HIB 55

Please click here for Flyer

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.

A 2-day shibir on Namutthunam (નમુત્થુણં) is organized at Aradhana hall of Jain Center on February 23-24, 2019. Lunch & dinner will be provided on both days.

ધન્ય તે કાય જેણે પાય તુજ પ્રણમીએ,
તુજ થુણે જેહ ધન્ય ધન્ય જીહા,
ધન્ય તે હદય જેણે તુજ સદા સમરતાં,
ધન્ય તે રાત ને ધન્ય દીહા.

અરિહંત નું નામ, અરિહંત ની મૂર્તિ, અરિહંત ની કોઈ પણ અવસ્થા અને સાક્ષાત અરિહંત ભાવ સ્વરૂપ એ ચારેય સમ્યકત્વવાળા આત્માના અનન્ય આકર્ષણો હોય છે.

એવા અરિહંત પરમાત્મા ના ચ્યવન કલ્યાણક ના સમયે ઈન્દ્ર મહારાજા સિંહાસન પરથી નીચે ઉતરીને ભગવંત ની સન્મુખસાત-આઠ ડગલાં જઈને પરમાત્માની સ્તુતિ કરે છે. તે સ્તુતિ જે શબ્દરચના પૂર્વક કરાય છે, તેમાં પ્રથમ શબ્દ - નમુત્થુણં - (णमोत्थुणं) આવે છે.

તેથી આ સ્તુતિ શક્રસ્તવ ના નામે પણ પ્રસિધ્ધ છે. વર્તમાનમાં સંયમ ધર્મને યથોચિત આરાધન કરનારા અહોરાત્રમાં જેક્રિયાકાંડ કરે છે, તેમાં 12 થી 13 વખત અનિવાર્ય પણે નમુત્થુણં સૂત્રનો ઉપયોગ આવે છે. એટલે જ આ સૂત્રના ભાવોજાણ્યા હોય તો શ્રધ્ધા એટલી બળવતી બને કે બોલનારના ભાવ ઉલ્લાસમાં કોઈ અનેરી ચમક દેખાય. સૂત્રના એક એકશબ્દ આત્મામાં જડ ઘાલી ગયેલા મહા મેલને ધોવા સમર્થ છે, એવી જાગૃતિ સતત રહે.

Please RSVP by clicking on the link for "Namutthunam Shibir" conducted by Shri Girishbhai during February 23-24, 2019. (For RSVP for more than two (2) people, use a new form by first clicking "send form", and click on "Submit another response" on new window).

Please CLICK HERE for the RSVP:
Namutthunam Shibir: Feb. 23-24, 2019

The schedule of Namutthunam Shibir is as follows:

Saturday 2/23: Sunday 2/24:

10:00 to 11:30 Session 1 10:00 to 11:30 Session 4
11:30 to 12:30 Light Lunch 11:30 to 12:30 Light Lunch
12:30 to 2:00 Session 2 12:30 to 2 Session 5
2:00 to 2:30 Tea break 2:00 to 2:30 Tea break
2:30 to 4:00 Session 3 2:30 to 4:00 Session 6
4:00 to 5:30 Dinner 4:00 to 5:30 Dinner

Signing Ceremony Of Bhagwan Ajitnath Endowed Professorship In Jain Studies At CSUN - Feb 23, 2019

JCSC invites you all for yet another exciting event by External Education Committee of our Jain Center for the Signing Ceremony Of Bhagwan Ajitnath Endowed Professorship In Jain Studies At California State University, Northridge, CA, on Feb 23, 2019

With blessings from Lord Ajitnath and the generosity of donors 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 Ajitnath Endowed Professorship in Jain Studies at California State University, Northridge”

Day and Date: Saturday, February 23, 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 to 3:30 pm

Please Click-Here for the Flyer

Click Here to RSVP Now

KalaCircle Mission Statement and Logo - Feb 23, 2019

A Comprehensive Art Program to connect with our Community and to Manifest the Jain Virtues.

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)

Click Here for Flyer

Wellness Challenge - Do A Total Of 3 Hours Of Yoga

For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to “Do a Total of 3 Hours of Yoga.” Always remember that the minor things you do every day will eventually result in a long term healthy win. Yoga connects and purifies the mind and body. Yoga helps lower the risk of cholesterol disease and diabetes. Yoga helps with weight loss and helps with your posture. It also increases lung capacity. There’s so much that yoga can help you with. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.

Ongoing Programs - 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


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


7:30 PM

JCYC & JSG Pathshala / Adult Swadhyay / Sutra Class


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

2/23 - Sketching Like A Pro by Rahul Jobalia

Dignitary Visits & Shibirs

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

Other News

1) Jain Adhyatmic Study Group

Jain Adhyatmic Study Group has arranged a celebration of Gurudev Shri
Kanjiswami's Janm Jayanti on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 in the main hall at
2.00 PM - 5.30 PM
followed by dinner.

Program will include Video presentation, performances, small speeches, Gunanuvaad
and Vadhamana.

2) 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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