01.05.2015 ►JCSC ►CPR Training, 27th Anniversary Celebrations of Jinalaya, Shibirs and Other Auspicious Events

Posted: 01.05.2015
Updated on: 30.07.2015

Jain Center of Southern California

Ongoing Programs | April- May 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

5/3, 5/17

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

5/3, 5/17, 5/31

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


  • Shri Gautamswami Diksha Kalyanak - Saturday, May 2, 2015
  • TCCOP - Free CPR Training - Saturday, May 2, 2015
  • Volunteer Meeting For Jinalaya Celebrations - Sunday, May 3, 2015
  • JCSC Anniversary Celebration - Friday May 15 - Sunday, May 17, 2015



Life Time Tithis


May 2015:

  • 5/5 Sheth Rasiklal and Manjulaben-Punyatithi of Manguben Sheth
  • 5/11 Shah Dr Nitinbhai and Kinnaben-Punyatithi of mother Rasilaben Shah
  • 5/16 Shah Nilesh and Krina-Dedicated to Ramilaben Nanalal Shah
  • 5/17 Shah Mehul and Sneha-Birthday of Mehul Shah

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

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

Friday-Sunday, June 19-21 | Samkit Shibir by Shri Champaklal Mehta



Shri Gautam Swami Diksha Kalyanak (May 2, 2015)


Gautam Swami was the chief disciple of Lord Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankara. He was a Ganadhara.

Shree Gautamswami Diksha Kalyanak on Vaishakh Sud 11 is on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, which is also observed as Shashan Sthapana Din.

We will be celebrating this day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Derasar.

We will perform Shree Gautamswami Puja starting at 9.00 AM, followed by Ekasana on this auspicious day.

Sponsorships for Puja and Ekasana are welcome.  

  • Snatrapuja:$101
  • Puja: each $ 51
  • Ekasana: $ 701-(Sponsored by Jayesh and Jigna Vadecha)

For puja, please contact: Padmaben Shah at 714-670-7854 or rasikshah45(at)gmail.com

For Sponsorship, please contact: Vipul Udani at 714-992-6138 or vipuludani@gmail.com



Free CPR Training - (May 2, 2015)



Please call 714-856-4256 or contact any of us at the following:
Smita Doshi: smitadoshi(at)gmail.com
Sachi Jain: sachijain311@gmail.com
Darshna Shah: dshsh50(at)gmail.com
Jayana Shah: jsdesigner(at)cox.com
Prafulla Shah: prafullashah(at)hotmail.com



Volunteer Meeting for Jinalaya Celebrations (May 3, 2015)


In light of the upcoming Anniversary celebration the volunteer committee would like to get all volunteers and leads of each department together, to facilitate their working at this event as well as future ones. The Volunteer committee would like to invite all active volunteers, new, potential volunteers as well as various committee heads and liaisons to please come to the temple for a volunteer meeting on:
May 3rd, 2015 (Sunday, Pathshala day) from 11.00 to 12.30 pm.
The room in which the meeting will be held will be announced or directed to, on that day as per usage and availability.
If you wish to be an active, full or part time volunteer at any of JCSC events and have interest in a particular area of work, we hope to connect you with the leads of those departments.
If you are a lead or a liaison of a committee who needs more help or personnel, this is the place where we can connect you with potential volunteers who you may qualify.
For any questions or concerns please contact one of the following EC members:
Premal Doshi     PInal Doshi    Kalpesh Jhaveri



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


Spiritual Drive 2015 - "Dharm - Etley Kashay Vijay" based on Uttaradhyan Sutra,Bhagwan Mahavir’s last sermon by BEN Sri Ratna Prabhaji - Spiritual Head of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission- Delhi

Venue: Jain Center of Southern California, 8072 Commonwealth Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621

Pravachan #1: Saturday May 9, 2015- 8:30-10pm

Pravachan #2: Sunday May 10, 2015 - 10 am- 12pm followed by lunch

RSVP for lunch by May 5, 2015 by filling out this form.

Contact: Rajeshbhai Adani at 714-803-3399 or raj.adani(at)verizon.net



27th Anniversary Celebrations of Jinalaya (May 15 - 17, 2015)


Jain Center of Southern California is pleased to invite you all to celebrate the 27th Anniversary of our Jinalaya. JCSC EC, BOD and 27th Anniversary Planning Committee, along with help of volunteers has planned three days of program for the entire community.

Anniversary Update:

Programs include Religious and Cultural Celebrations as follows:

Friday - May 15, 2015 - 3:00 to 5:30 PM -Bhagvan Rushabhdev's Vandanavali in 22 pads.

Friday - May 15, 2015 - 7 PM onwards - Bhavna Bhakti-Boli and Adesh for Sanghpati in procession.

Saturday - May 16, 2015 - 9 AM - Gathering in cultural hall -Shasan vandna, Dhwaja geet, ready with Ghadas,Dhwajas,Bhagvan,Dhoop,Deep,Chamar,Dharavadi,Raman divo for guided procession, with the theme of carrying 27 decorative Ghadas and 40 Dhwajas.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 12 noon to 5:30 PM - Snatrapuja,18 Abhisheks -as per schedule

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 7:00 PM - Aarti in Derasar, 7:30 PM onwards Cultural program in Hall. This includes Nrutya Bhakti, Dhoon, Maha Mangalkari Divo, Some Bolis, Raas Garba.

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - Snatrapuja, Satter Bhedi Puja, Divo, Gyan Bhandar Arpan, Dhwaja ceremony.

The three days program is organised to:

  • Celebrate 27 bhav of Mahavirswami on 27th Anniversary.
  •  Sponsor new silver Gyan bhandar, new silver Divo, Contribution of silver for same.
  •  Take any pledges with Nakro/Boli
  •  Sponsor lunch, Navkarshi or Dinner to fulfill Swamivatsalya kartavya.


For details contact - Hemendrabhai Doshi on 
213-448-7722  or  Dr Mahendrabhai Shah on 714-757-9490.

You can also contact:

  • For Pledges/Nakro Items - Kinal Modi -  714-290-9981 
  • For Ghee Boli - Yogeshbhai Gheeboli - 714-936-5300
  • For Ghada - Savitaben Mehta. 714-898-3156



Samkit Shibir by Shri Champaklal Mehta (June 19 - 21, 2015)


We are happy to announce that the registration is now open for Samkit Shibir by Shri Champaklal Mehta - June 19-21, 2015 (Friday -Sunday) at Jain Center.  This "Samkit" is explained based on 67 Bol Sajjay from Pujya Mahopadhyay Shri Yashovijayji Maharaj. "Samkit" is also called "Atma Gyan" or "Samyag Darshan", which is a goal for any Sadhak who wants to attain complete happiness or Moksh. Samkit opes the door for Moksh and it guarantees it typically in 3 or 5 or 15 life spans.  We will provide everyone with paper copy of  67 Bol Sajjay from Pujya Mahopadhyay Shri Yashovijayji Maharaj.  (in Gujarati) during the Shibir.

Please click here to register. There is no cost to register or for lunch.

The Schedule for this Shibir is as follows:

Samkit Shibir (by Pandit Champaklal Mehta) schedule (June 19-21, 2015)


Friday June 19

Saturday June 20

Sunday June 21

9:15 -10:45 am


Session 2

Session 6* (starts 8:45)

10:45 - 11




11 -12:30


Session 3

Session 7

12:30-1:30 pm




1:30-3 pm


Session 4


3-3:30 pm


Tea break


3:30-5:30 pm


Session 5


8:30-10 pm

Session 1



* Session 6 to begin at 8:45 am on Sunday and will last two hours.


1. This Samkit Sajjay is based on 67 Bol Sajjay of Pujya Mahopadhyay Yashovijayji Maharaj. 
2. Please register for this Samkit Sajjay using the link in the email.



Wellness Challenge - Eat 1 Serving Of Leafy Vegetables Every Day


For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "Eat 1 serving of leafy green vegetables daily.” Leafy greens are full of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting phytochemicals. They are rich in fiber, an important nutrient for weight loss and maintenance because it keeps you feeling full and helps control your hunger. Fiber can also lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and help to temper blood-sugar swings by slowing the absorption of carbohydrates into your bloodstream after meals. This lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Leafy greens also contain a lot of water, which helps keep you hydrated and contributes to beautiful skin and hair. For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.



Other Events


YJP SoCal - Hiking and Networking Lunch
Date: Saturday, May 2, from 9am - 12pm (Hike) and 12pm - 1:30pm (Lunch)
Hike: Los Liones Trail in Pacific Palisades / Lunch: Real Food Daily in Santa Monica
Registration Form: http://goo.gl/6REsid 

YJP SoCal is excited for our next event: Hiking the Los Liones Trail in Pacific Palisades! We hope you can join us for this hike of breath-taking views and shade-filled paths. We'll be brunching afterward at Real Food Daily from 12pm - 1:30pm.
For questions or to RSVP, please email Vishal Ajmera (vishal_ajmera(at)yahoo.com) or Ruchita Shah (ruchita_1214(at)yahoo.com). 


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

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