11.03.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 11.03.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/Shibirs
  • Adult Volunteers Needed for YJA Convention 2016
  • Pandit Dhirajlal Mehta's Swadhyay
  • "Discover The Powerful You" Workshop, 3/19-20
  • Wellness Challenge
  • TCCOP Fruit Collection Drive, 3/13
  • 2016 JCSC Calendars
  • Other News & Events

                  Ongoing Programs | March 2016




                  Start Time

                  Daily Ashtprakari Puja


                   7:30 AM

                  Aarti-Mangal Divo


                   8:15 PM


                   7:30 PM


                  Daily in the morning


                  Chaudus Pratikraman

                  3/22 (Chomasi Chaudus)

                   6:30 PM (weekday)

                  Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

                  3/12 (First Saturday of Lunar Month)

                   9:00 AM

                  Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


                   7:30 PM


                  Tatvarthadhigam Sutra Swadhyay

                  3/13 & 3/27

                  3/13 & 3/27

                   9:40 AM

                  10.00 AM to 12.15 PM
                  By Girishbhai

                  Webcast of Discourses on Shrimad Rajchandra's Vachanamrut

                  3/13 & 3/27

                   1:00 to 4:00 PM
                  Aradhana Hall
                  By Rakeshbhai Jhaveri

                  Weekly Evening Swadhyay

                  Every Mon,Tue,Wed & Thu


                  Shri Adhyatmsar Granth


                   By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)

                  14 Gunasthanak


                   By Hasendrabhai
                  (8.30 to 10.00 PM)

                  Shrimad Rajchandra Vachnamrut 


                   By Rameshbhai 
                  (8.30 PM to 10.00 PM)

                  Shri Yogshatak Granth 


                   By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)



                  Life Time Tithis


                  • 3/24 Shah, Dilip and Pragna - Punyatithi of Manekben Shah
                  • 3/31 Salvi, Kirit and Rekha - Punyatithi of Savitaben Ambalal


                  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 or questions.




                  Upcoming Events


                  • Ayambil Oli | April 14 - 22, 2016
                  • Mahavir Janma Kalyanak | April 24, 2016
                  • JCSC Anniversary Celebrations | May 13 - 15, 2016




                  Dignitary Visits/Shibirs


                  • "Discover the Powerful You" Workshop by Shri Jiten Bhai Shah | March 19 - 20, 2016




                  Adult Volunteers Needed for YJA Convention 2016


                  The 2016 YJA Convention is celebrating two big milestones this year. First, YJA is turning 25 years old! Second, the convention is coming back to Los Angeles after 16 years! This is our chance to work together as a sangh to help throw the best national convention ever. One of the most important things in throwing this convention is having great volunteers. YJA16 will be hosting close to 800 different people from all across the country throughout the weekend, so we need as much help as we can get. Our adult volunteers always have a lot of fun, but it is even more fun if you tell your friends and family to volunteer with you. 

                  Volunteer Today!! 

                  Go to: www.convention.yja.org/volunteer

                  Or fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/okr7QWPqo9

                  The convention will be held from July 1st-4th at the LAX Gateway Sheraton Hotel. 

                  Deadline to register is March 31st. If you have any questions feel free to email us at volunteer.la(at)yja.org. Thank you and we hope to see you this July!"

                  Warm Regards,
                  Urvashi Jain, Tina Lapsia, and Diyaanka Jhaveri
                  Adult Volunteer Committee Co-Leads, 2015-2016
                  Young Jains of America
                  Connect with YJA:




                  New Swadhyay with Panditji Shree Dhirajlal Mehta on Adhyatma Geeta by Upadhyay Devchandraji - Mar 12, 2016 onwards


                  Jai Jinendra,

                  Pandit Dhirajlal Mehta has been conducting Swadhyays on Yogsaar Granth for the path 1.5 years which is now nearing completion. He will start with a new granth called Adhyatmageeta which was composed by P.P. Shreemad Devchandraji (approx 250 years ago). Panditji recently wrote a Gujarati Vivechan on it.  
                  New Swadhyays on this Granth are expected to start on,Saturday March 12,2016. If you wish to be notified, please send an email to Dr Nikhilbhai Doshi on nikdoshi67@hotmail.com

                  CLICK HERE to see a photo of the book.

                  Thanks and please feel free to pass this information to anyone that you think is interested in learning about the essence of Jainism.




                  Discover The "Powerful" You, Weekend Workshop
                  March 19 - 20, 2016


                                                        Discover the "Powerful" You!!!!!!
                  Relations & Karma

                  2 Day Workshop/શિબિર:

                  • When: Saturday, March 19th & Sunday, March 20th 2016
                  • Time: 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM
                  • Where: Jain Center of Southern CA, Buena Park.

                  After successful shibirs all across US last year, it will be our honor to have Shree Jitenbhai Shah (35 years old) conduct the second series of Discover the Powerful You on the topic of Relations & Karma. In this 2 day Workshop, HE will help explain the Karmic Effect that impacts our Relations - our parents, our children, our colleagues, our friends and everyone we know. 

                  પેહલી શિબિરમાં આપણે સ્વની સત ઓળખાણ કરી, હું આત્મા છું એ જાણ્યું. સ્વ અને પરને જે બાંધી રાખે છે એવા ઋણાનુંબંધના સંબંધો પાછળ નું science, કર્મ ની કરામત, અને કઈ રીતે બધા પ્રકારના સંબંધો ને આપણે શાંતિ અને પ્રેમપૂર્વક ન્યાય આપીએ એની અનોખી રીતો માર્ચ 19 અને 20 ની શિબિરનો વિષય છે. શિબિર કર્તા, શ્રી જીતેન ભાઈ શાહ, પાછા આવી રહ્યા છે. તો ચાલો અપણા ઋણાનુંબંધી સાથે કઈ રીતના હસતા રમતા મોક્ષે એ જાણીયે. 

                  Last time over 1000 jignasus took advantage of Shree Jitenbhai's workshop. This workshop will be unique in its approach with 1-1 participation, MBA like Case Studies, Peace Treaty, Meditation and Soulful Prayer Offerings and much more!

                  To register, please click the link below:

                  To view a video on this topic, please click the link below:

                  CLICK HERE for a flyer to learn more about the Speaker Shri Jitenbhai Shah.

                  Barometer of Spiritual Life are Peaceful Relations!!!!

                  For any questions or concerns, please contact: 

                  • Premal Doshi 213-210-3711
                  • Hiren Shah 949-375-7063

                  • Reena Shah 818-859-8183




                  Wellness Challenge - Get 7 to 9 Hours Of Sleep Each Night


                  For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.” What difference could an extra hour of sleep make in your life? Maybe quite a lot, experts say. Studies show that the gap between getting just enough sleep and getting too little sleep may affect your health, your mood, and your weight. A good night’s sleep can lower blood pressure and elevated levels of stress hormones, which are a natural result of today’s fast paced lifestyle.  For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here




                  TCCOP Fruit Collection Drive For 350 Needy Students on Sunday, Mar 13, 2016


                  TCCOP is collecting Bananas and Oranges for 350 needy students on Pathshala Sunday, March 13, from 9:30 AM to 12:30.PM

                  Please bring slightly UN-RIPENED bunch of bananas and a bag of HALOS (oranges).

                  CLICK HERE for the FLYER

                  For more information please contact Prafulla Shah at:
                  (H) 562 691 6623
                  (C) 532 576 2097

                  Thank you.




                  2016 JCSC Calendars


                  The 2016 JCSC Calender/Panchang have been distributed.
                  Thanks to the efforts and cooperation of our volunteers and members, we have also saved on mailing costs for the same, by hand delivering them.
                  If for some reason, you have not been able to pick up your calender, you may still do so at our Jain Center.

                  However, If you are unable to do so, and would like to receive one by mail, please send an email with full postal address to:

                  • Kalpesh Jhaveri, email kalherc@yahoo.com
                  • Jayana Shah, email jayana.n.shah@gmail.com
                  • Dr Mahendra Shah email drmcshah@hotmail.com

                  We will send it out as soon as we get the request, and as long as they are available.

                  Thank You

                  The Calendar Committee




                  Other News & Events


                  1. Change your clocks! Time changes on Sun, March 13
                  Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday morning. Clocks will need to be put ahead by one hour starting at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. We will lose one hour of sleep, but we will get an extra hour of sunshine in the evening! 
                  This is a back-to-back class week, so we have Pathshala, Swadhyay and Study Group classes this Sunday. Please make sure to be on time; thank you!  

                  2. JCYC Celebrates Holi - Sat March 19, 2016
                  JCYC committee will be hosting our annual Holi event at Huntington Beach (Blue Tower 17) on Saturday March 19, 2016 from 1PM - 5PM. Tickets are $5, $7 at the door, which includes the powder and food. Tickets can be purchased from any committee member this Sunday during this Pathshala Sunday. THIS IS AN OPEN EVENT AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO COME!!! Feel free to invite whomever you like to the event and hope to see you all there! 
                  (Holi is like the color run, but without all the running!)

                  3. Event At Claremont School Of Theology, March 31st
                  There is a video presentation on "The Story of God" at Claremont School of Theology. It will be followed by discussion amongst four Religions (Jew, Buddhisim, Islam and Jain). The event is open to community members. The following is the schedule:
                  The proposed start time is 7:00 PM on March 31st. The run of program, as envisioned, is along these lines:
                  7:00 - Greeting
                  7:05 - Start show - run time approximately 50 minutes.
                  7:55 - Tripp introduces Philip and producer or executive from National Geographic for conversation. Expected run time 20 minutes
                  8:15 - Tripp and Philip welcome panelists for discussion and Q&A. Expected run time: 30 minutes
                  8:45 - event concludes - reception being planned/discussed

                  Panelists are
                  - Rabbi Rochelle Robins, chaplaincy education at AJR <rochelle.robins(at)ajrca.org>
                  - Imam Jihad Turk, President, Bayan Claremont <jturk(at)bayan.us.org>
                  - Dr. Nitin Shah, anesthesiologist at Loma Linda Medical Center, Former President, Jain Center of Southern California, internationally known Jain leader and spokesperson <nitinshahmd(at)gmail.com
                  - Victor Gabriel, Buddhist scholar, Chair and Assistant Professor of the Department of Buddhist Chaplaincy at the University of the West <victorg(at)uwest.edu>

                  CLICK HERE to view flyer
                  External Education Committee,
                  Nitin Shah
                  562-244-9035 (cell)

                  4. GrandParents' Day Photos now available
                  Grand parents' day was celebrated at Jain Center on Feb 14, 2016. It was very well attended and we now have all the pictures available to view by all members. Please click on the link below to view pictures.






                  Kinal Modi
                  for the office of Public Relations

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