10.04.2015 ►JCSC ►Dhyan Shibir And Other Auspicious Events

Posted: 10.04.2015
Updated on: 18.04.2015


Jain Center of Southern California

Ongoing Programs | April 2015




Start Time

Daily Asthprakari Puja


7:30 a.m.

Aarti-Mangal Divo


8:15 p.m.


7:30 p.m.


Daily in the morning


Chaudus Pratikraman


6:30 p.m. (weekday)

6:00 p.m. (weekend)

Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap


9:30 a.m.

Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


7:30 p.m.

JCYC Pathshala and JSG class and

Adult Swadhyay on Tatvarthadhigam Sutra


9:40 a.m.

Weekly evening Swadhyay

Every Mon - Thurs

8:30 p.m.


Shri Adhyatmsar Granth

By Girishbhai


Choud Gunasthanak

By Hasendrabhai


Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrut

By Rameshbhai


Shri Yogshatak Granth

By Girishbhai



Upcoming Events


  • Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti - Thursday, April 9, 2015
  • Shree Simandharswami Janam Kalyanak - Saturday, April 18, 2015
  • Varshitap Parna - Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  • Shri Gautamswami Diksha Kalyanak - Saturday, May 2, 2015
  • JCSC Anniversary Celebration - Friday May 15 - Sun, May 17, 2015



Life Time Tithis


April 2015:

  • 4/21 Jain Surendra and Kala - Punyatithi of Parmar Pukhraj Poonamchand
  • 4/25 Jhaveri Kalpesh and Roopa family - Rasmikant and Kishoriben Jhaveri
  • 4/25 Udani Neeta - DR Vikram Udani 4/26 Modi Bhavin and family - Punyatithi of Kamalaben Nagindas
  • 4/26 Shah Kaushal and Bhavi - For their mother Shakuntalaben Shah
  • 4/28 Shah Dinesh and Alka - Punyatithi of Geetaben

Send a photograph of your loved one to Narendra Maniar at n_maniar(at)yahoo.com. Please contact Ketan Parekh at Ketan.Parekh(at)JainCenter.net for information or questions.



Dignitary Visits / Shibirs


Saturday - Sunday, April 11-12 | "Dhyan Shibir 2" conducted by Shri Girishbhai

Saturday- Sunday, April 11-12 | "Swadhyay conducted by Dr Rameshbhai

Sunday, April 26 | "4 Kashyay" presented by Premal Doshi

Saturday - Sunday, May 9-10 | "Lectures by Ben Shri Ratnaprabhaji"

Friday - Sunday, May 15-17 | "Anniversary Celebration" conducted by Ashishbhai Mehta



Dhyan Shibir 2 By Girishbhai - April 11-12, 2015


"Dhyan is necessary to attain 'SamyakDarshan' - (Experience of our True Self - The First Awakening - 4th Gunasthanak) & Dhyan is also at the root of attaining 'Kevalgnyan', the penultimate stage to 'Moksh'

A two-day program will try to explore further on this 'Dhyan Phenomenon' as a follow up to the first Dhyan Shibir that took place in January 2015.

This Dhyan Shibir will be conducted by Shri Girishbhai Shah.

We are still accepting the registration for Dhyan Shibir 2 scheduled this weekend during April 11-12, 2015.

Please click at link below to register:



Swadhyay by Dr. Rameshbhai - April 11-12, 2015


Dr. Rameshbhai Parekh has been a frequent and well-received speaker at our Jain Center in the past. Last year he conducted the “Das Lakshana” Program.  We are fortunate to have him visit us and conduct these programs. Location: Aradhana Hall

Swadhyays: Atmanubhav (આત્માનુભવ) on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12 at 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

Celebration of Gurudev Shri Kanjiswami's Janm Jyanti on Monday, April 20 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

This will include: (1) Bhav pooja (2) Jivan Parichay (3) Gunanuvad by all present (4) Stuti



Shree Simandharswami Janam Kalnayak - April 18, 2015


Shree Simandharswami Janam Kalyanak falls on Chaitra Vad 10, April 14, 2015. Shree Shimandharswami presently resides at Maha Videh Kshetra. We will celebrate this day with Pujas and Ekasana on Chaitra Vad Amash, Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Pledge opportunities are as follows:

  • Snatrapuja $101
  • Puja (total of 20) at $31 each
  • Asthprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo, Shanti Kalash per Ghee Boli
  • Ekasana $701-Sponsored by "anonymous"

Please contact Padmaben Shah on 714-670-7854 or padmashah9(at)gmail.com.



Varshi Tap Parna - April 21, 2015


We will have Varshitap Parna on Vaishkh Sud 3, Akhatrij on Tuesday, April 21. All the Tapsvis who are doing Varshitap or Varshik Tap, please accept this as an invitation from JCSC to come for Parna. We will celebrate Parnas during the following time:

  • 8:00am - 10:00am: Navkar Mantra Jaap and Snatra Puja
  • 10:00am onwards: Varshitap Parna with Ikshu Ras (Sugar-Cane Juice) followed by Bhathu

Please send your name, phone number, and e-mail address to Hemendra Doshi if you are doing Varshi Tap.

This is the auspicious day when Shree Rushabhdev Bhagvan did parna with Ikshu Ras after his year-round fasting.

The following sponsorships are available:

  • For Ikshu Ras (Sugar-cane Juice): $501
  • For Bhathu to community members: $751

Please contact:
Hemendra Doshi
(562) 809-6066 



JAYA Event - "Desi Dhamal 2015" - April 25, 2015


JAYA proudly presents it's upcoming event "Desi Dhamal 2015". Please come and join us for an exciting and fun filled "Family Fun Night". Click here to view the flyer.

Date: Saturday, April 25th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 
Place:  Jain Center, Buena Park, CA
Dinner will be served from 6:00 PM to 7:00 only!

We will be selling tickets for this event on April 19th (Pathshala day).  

Pre-sale tickets will be $10 a person and if you purchase at the Door it will be $20 a person. This event is for Jaya Members ONLY (Ages 25-50) or you must be a part of JAIN CENTER. Do not forget to stop by at the JAYA booth to register. You can get more details about purchasing tickets by emailing us at jaya.jcsc@gmail.com.



Shibir On Conquering Four Kashays - April 26, 2015


How do we recognize the 4 passions in our day to day life? How do we overcome them? Let us understand them in detail and overcome these hurdles to achieve Moksh [True Happiness]. 

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 10am to 12:30pm at JCSC followed by lunch.

For accurate head count for lunch, please register using this form before April 20, 2015.

Shibir is to be conducted by Premalbhai Doshi and he can be contacted at premald2003(at)yahoo.com



Lectures by Ben Shri Ratnaprabha Ji - May 9-10, 2015


Spiritual Drive 2015 - "Dharm - Etley Kashay Vijay" based on Uttaradhyan Sutra

Saturday,9th May, 2015 - 8 PM - 9:30 PM

Sunday,10th May, 2015 -10 AM - 12 Noon

Contacts: Raj Adani: (714) 803-3399 or Gautam Kamdar: (409) 767-0703



Wellness Challenge - Eat Breakfast Every Day


For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "eat breakfast every day.” Everyone should start their day off right by eating as many vitamins and other nutrients as possible. The great thing about breakfast is there are so many common breakfast foods that can be considered super-foods because of their nutrition value. For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.



Other Community Events


Need Volunteers


  • Every Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm in Buena Park. Along with Lestonnac Free Clinic we have started a Free Clinic for Uninsured and under served people in Buena Park. It operates on Thursdays and Sundays. We are looking for primary care physicians to serve from 1 pm to 5 pm every Sunday. You can volunteer for as many Sundays as you can. Professional Liability Insurance will be covered by Lestonnac Free Clinic.
  • Anaheim Health Fair, May 29,30&31 in Anaheim Convention Center. All Physicians, Dentists, Specialists and other healthcare professionals can volunteer for one day, two days or all three days. We plan to see thousands of people in 3 days. You will have to register online at www.RAMUSA.Org.


  • To help in Buena Park Clinic every Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.
  • To help in Anaheim Health Fair on May 29, 30 & 31 in Anaheim Convention Center. We will also need help to prepare sandwiches (for 1000 people per day) and may be lunch (for 500 people per day) at Jain Center for all three days.

For questions please contact Dr. Nitin Shah at 562-244-9035, nitinshahmd(at)gmail.com.

Recording Of Mahavir Janma Kalyank 2015

The HD recording of all Mahavir Janma Kalyanak 2015 items that did not have any copyright issues are now on youtube.
The direct MJK2015 link is as follows:

For best viewing experience, use Google Chrome browser and change the video quality setting to 1080p HD.
The raw recordings (much better quality) can be copied to your drive on Sunday April 19. Please drop a portable hard drive and/or a flash drive (64GB or larger) with your name/phone# to Derasar on Sunday April 19 between 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (AV room). You can collect the same between Noon to 12:30 PM.

Vipin Vadecha
for the office of Public Relations
Jain Center of Southern California

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