26.06.2015 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 26.06.2015
Updated on: 02.07.2015

Jain Center of Southern California

Ongoing Programs | June - July 2015




Start Time

Daily Asthprakari Puja


 7:30 AM

Aarti-Mangal Divo


 8:15 PM


 7:30 PM


Daily in the morning


Chaudus Pratikraman

7/1, 7/15, 7/30 (Dev Vandan at 2.30 pm followed by Pratikraman)

 6:30 PM (weekday)

 6:00 PM (weekend)

Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

7/18 - First Saturday Of Lunar Month

 9:00 AM


Monthly Bhavna Bhakti

6/26, 7/31  (Special Bhavna Bhakti on 6/26 - "Rangai Ja Ne Rangama) - Last Friday Of The Month

 7:30 PM

JSG class in Gujarati

 Every Sunday till Sept 6, 2015

 10.00 AM

Weekly evening Swadhyay

Every Mon - Thurs

 8:30 PM

Shri Adhyatmsar Granth


 By Girishbhai

Choud Gunasthanak


 By Hasendrabhai

Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrut


 By Rameshbhai

Shri Yogshatak Granth


 By Girishbhai



Upcoming Events


"Rangai Ja Ne Rangma" - Devotional Bhakti Program - Friday, June 26, 2015



Life Time Tithis


June - July 2015:

  • 6/25    Shah Girish and Pravina - Dedicated to Manchhaben Chunilal Shah
  • 7/04    Vadecha  Vipin & Jyoti - Punyatithi of Devshibhai Bhudarbhai Vadecha
  • 7/05    Shah Nilesh & Krina - For Ratilal Mohanlal Shah
  • 7/17    Chheda Vijay & Madhu - For Panbai Dharshi Chheda
  • 7/24    Shah,Dr Nitin & Kinna - Punyatithi of Kevin Prakash Gandhi

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, June 27- 28 | Workshop on "Discover the Powerful You" by Shri Jitenbhai Shah
  • Friday - Sunday, July 10- July 12 | "Samkit Shibir" by Shri Champaklal Mehta



Message About JCSC Faclity Use


We would like to provide an update to community members regarding special requests for the use of our Jain Center facility. We receive many requests from members to use areas within the Center such as classrooms, the dining hall or even the main hall stage.  All efforts are made to accommodate such requests.
However, in order to avoid any scheduling conflicts, ensure safety and maintain the cleanliness of the facility, the E​xecutive Committee​ is asking all members to submit written requests. These requests should be sent to the Facility Management Group, along with a detailed explanation of why the facility is needed, the duration and how often the specific facility will be required.The Facility Management Group will ​review all requests. If approved, they will inform the caretakers, Salil Bhojak and Amarish Bhojak, to allow the use of the facility in the Jain Center.​ Please follow the caretaker's instructions while using the facility.
Please send all Facility Usage requests to:

We appreciate everyone's cooperation in this matter.​ Please note that Caretakers are not allowed to let anyone use the facility without prior approval from the Facility Management Group. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Hemendra Doshi, Vice President or any of the JCSC Officers.



Weekend Bhathu Services At JCSC


JCSC is pleased to announce a new program - Weekend Bhathu.  We will launch this program on Saturday, July 4, 2015 (U.S. Independence Day). 
This program will be held from 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon all Saturdays and Sundays (other than Pathshala Sundays). For special trip visitors, Bhathu will be served at their visiting hours. Nakro is $151 for one weekend and $501 for one month (all weekends). As of June 20th, we have received eleven donor names for one month and two donor names for one weekend. Please let us know if you wish to participate.
For pledges, contact Vipul Udani at (213) 925-9453 or vipuludani(at)gmail.com 
For more information, contact Hemendra Doshi at (213) 448-7722 or hemantdrhd(at)hotmail.com



"Rangai Ja Ne Rangama" - Devotional Bhakti  Program -  (June 26, 2015)


Rangai Ja Ne Rangma!!

રંગાઈ જા ને રંગમાં!!
A Special Bhakti Night At Our Derasar On Friday, June 26, 2015.
Program 7.30pm onwards
ભક્તિ એ મોક્ષ પામવાનો સરળ અને સુગમ માર્ - છે. ભક્તિ ના રંગમાં ભક્ત અને ભગવાનબે એક થાય છે. તો ચાલો એવી ભક્તિમાં આપેડે સૌ રંગાઈ જૈયે.
Ritesh Gandhi, a professional singer from Kolkota, India will be joining us for this special occasion. He is one of the finalists from Kolkota for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, a Zee TV Production Program. Ritesh bhai’s primary singing is in the devotional genre. He is one of the lead singers in the “SPARSH” Bhakti group and has a series of productions like “Tane Chahu Chu Hari", “Tumse O Jodi”, "Tum Se Hi Jeevan" and "Jaa Saiyyam Panthe Diksharthi".
Everyone is invited to join us for this devotional music program.

Prabhavana after Bhakti is sponsored by Viren and Smriti of Mission V​iej​o, 
in memory of the passing away of Viren's father Shri Prabhudas Laxmichand Shah.

For further inquiries, please contact Hemendra bhai Doshi at (213) 448-7722



Workshop: "Discover The Powerful You" - (June 27-28, 2015)


2 Day Workshop: Discover the Powerful YOU

દરેક જીવ  સુખને ઈચ્છે છે. પણ સ્વ જાણ્યા વિના સતસુખ મળવું અઘરું થઇ જાય છે.

જ્ઞાનીઓ કહે છે કે "સુખ અંતરમાં રહ્યું છે". પણ અંતરને ઓળખવું કેવી રીતના?

તો આવા સુખનો ખજાનો, એવો આપણો આત્મા ચાલો ઓળખીએ  "ડીસ્કવર ધ પાવરફુલ યુ " શિબિર માં. 
Saturday, June 27th & Sunday, June 28th, 2015

10.00 AM - 10.30 AM - SPARSH Bhakti
      10.30 AM - 12.00 Noon -  Spiritual Session
     12.00 PM - 12.30 PM - Q & A
     12.30 PM - 02.00 PM - Lunch
     02.00 PM - 02.30 PM - Interactive Session
     02.30 PM - 04.00 PM - Spiritual Session
     04.00 PM Onwards - Tea
To register, please click the link below:
The Sessions will cover the following subject matter:

  •   What is TRUE HAPPINESS?
  •   3 tests to prove REAL HAPPINESS.
  •   How religion and spirituality can coexist in our day-to-day life.
  •   Existence of OUR true identity as a SOUL.
  •   Scientific way to recognize ourselves as a SOUL.
  •   How we can utilize the POWERS of SOUL to progress towards MOKSH.
  •   Importance of ‘YES I CAN’ philosophy. 

This two-day practical workshop will unleash OUR inner potential and help US discover OUR true existence through a series of lectures with unique experiments, audience interaction and Q&A. “Discover the Powerful You” is an exercise to realize and unravel the loving and kind YOU which resides inside all of us without our knowledge. It is a rare opportunity to connect with the self and begin the journey to freedom.
The language used at the workshop will be simple English & Gujarati. Effective for people from all age groups…. because the Soul is Eternal.
Meet the Speaker: Shri Jitenbhai Shah

  • Young age of 35.
  • Retired from active business by the age of 31. 
  • Pursuer of Spiritual Sadhna for the last 18 years. 
  • Swadhyay Karta on topics such as Nav Tatva, Bhakti Marg, Karmic Effects, Aatma na 6 Pad, Tyaag Vairagya, Uttam Sadhak, Bhakti Marg, etc
  • Conducts Shibirs all over India, Dubai and the US in simple Gujarti/English.
  • Spiritual inspiration for the Youth
  • EC member of Shrimad Rajchandra Aatma Tatva Research Center.

For more information about the speaker please click on the link below:

For any questions or concerns, please contact: 

  • Premal Doshi 213-210-3711
  • Hiren Shah 949-375-7063
  • Reena Shah 818-859-8183



Samkit Shibir By Shri Champaklal Mehta - (July 10 - 12, 2015)


We are happy to announce that registration is now open for Samkit Shibir by Shri Champaklal Mehta.  It will be held on the revised dates of July 10-12, 2015 (Friday -Sunday) at Jain Center. 

This "Samkit" explanation is 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 opens the door for Moksh and it guarantees it typically in 3, 5 or 15 life spans.  We will provide everyone with a paper copy of  67 Bol Sajjay from Pujya Mahopadhyay Shri Yashovijayji Maharaj (in Gujarati) during the Shibir.
Please click on the link below to register. There is no cost to register or for lunch. If you previously registered for this Shibir, you do not need to register again.

The Schedule for this Shibir is as follows:

Samkit Shibir (by Shri Champaklal Mehta) Schedule (July 10 - 12, 2015)


Friday July 10

Saturday July 11

Sunday July 12

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 provided above.



Wellness Challenge: Meditate for 21 Minutes Every Day


For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging  participants to "Meditate for 21 minutes every day.” If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Anyone can practice meditation. It's simple and inexpensive, and it doesn't require any special equipment. And you can practice meditation wherever you are - whether you're out for a walk, riding the bus, waiting at the doctor's office or even in the middle of a difficult business meeting. For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.


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

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