25.03.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Published: 25.03.2016
Updated: 25.03.2016

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
    • Tap Anumodana & Tapasvi Recognition, 4/24
    • Bhakti On Param Krupaludev, 4/27
    • Wellness Challenge
    • TCCOP & ACC Update
    • Community Service Message
    • Other News & Events

                    Ongoing Programs | March - April 2016



                    Start Time

                    Daily Ashtprakari Puja


                     7:30 AM

                    Aarti-Mangal Divo


                     8:15 PM


                     7:30 PM


                    Daily in the morning


                    Chaudus Pratikraman


                     6:30 PM (weekday)

                    Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

                    4/9 (First Saturday of Lunar Month)

                     9:00 AM

                    Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


                     7:30 PM


                    Tatvarthadhigam Sutra Swadhyay

                    3/27, 4/3, 4/17

                    3/27, 4/3, 4/17

                     9:40 AM

                    10.00 AM to 12.15 PM
                    By Girishbhai

                    Webcast of Discourses on Shrimad Rajchandra's Vachanamrut

                    3/27, 4/3, 4/17

                     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
                    • 4/21 Jain Surendra and Kala - Punyatithi of Pookhraj Poonamchand
                    • 4/25 Jhaveri Kalpesh and Roopa - For Rashmikant & Kishoriben Jhaveri
                    • 4/25 Udani Neeta - For Dr Vikram Udani
                    • 4/26 Modi and Shah family - Punyatithi of Kamlaben Nagindas Modi
                    • 4/26 Shah Kaushal and Bhavi - For their mother Shakuntalaben Shah
                    • 4/28 Shah Dinesh and Geetaben - For Geetaben Shah & Alka D Shah
                    Send a photograph of your loved one to Kinal Modi at kinalmodi12[at]yahoo.com. Please contact Ketan Parekh at Ketan.Parekh[at]JainCenter.net for information or questions.

                    Upcoming Events

                    • Rushabhdev - Adinath Janm/Diksha Kalyanak | April 2, 2016
                    • Ayambil Oli | April 14 - 22, 2016
                    • Mahavir Janma Kalyanak | April 24, 2016
                    • Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti | April 27,  2016
                    • Simandharswami Kalyanak | May 7, 2016
                    • JCSC Anniversary Celebrations | May 13 - 15, 2016
                    • Gautamswami Diksha Kalyanak | May 21, 2016

                    Dignitary Visits/Shibirs

                    • JCSC Anniversary Celebrations - Shri Niravbhai Kadiwala from India | May 13 - 15, 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 hosting this convention is having great volunteers. YJA'16 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!! 

                    The link to the Convention page is as follows:

                    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:

                    Tap Anumodana & Tapasvi Recognition - April 24, 2016

                    JCSC is pleased to announce Tap Anumodna and Tapsvi recognition on 24th April,2016, during Mahavir Janm Kalyanak celebration.You and your family are cordially invited.

                    The criteria of Tap and other details are as follows:
                    • Tap - Updhan Tap-either 45 days,35 days,28 days or 18 days.
                    • 99 yatra of Shatrunjay,Palitana.
                    • Duration-during your stay in California under JCSC umbrella.
                    Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016 during cultural program on MJK day.
                    Time: About 3:30 pm
                    Venue: Cultural Hall.

                    Details required to be submitted:
                    • Name:
                    • Age:
                    • Type of Tap:
                    • When:
                    • Address, ph.no,e-mail add:
                    • Will attend: Yes () No ()
                    • Remarks:
                    Please contact Dr. Mahendrabhai Shah on drmcshah[at]hotmail.com,
                    Phone: 714-757-9490 for any question or further information

                    Updhan Tap

                    Updhan Tap is one of the most wonderful and holy Tap in Jainism. In this Tap, Jain follower needs to live with Jain Sadhu/Sadhvi. This Tap lasts for 45 days, if you are doing it for the first time, 35 days if for second time and 28 days for the third time. 
                    You can start with 18 days tap to be eligible for Navkar mantra recitation.

                    During this Tap, Tapasvis need to have Two Fast (Chhath), Fast (Upvas), Half Fast (Ekasanu), Biyasanu or Aayambil. 

                    Along with Fast and other things, they have to do some more Kriyas of Jainism  eg Two times Pratikaman, Vandana and more. Tapasvi's need to wake up by 3:30 AM in the morning and can sleep by 10:00 PM.

                    99 Yatra of Shatrunjay Giriraj Mahatirth, Palitana.

                    Palitana is considered to be an eternal pilgrimage.Thousands and lakhs of souls embraced "Samadhi"- death - Mahanirvana. Of the 24 Tirthanksrs, 22 tithankars enhance the glory of this pilgrimage by blessing it with their touch. Lord Rishabhdev visited this pilgrimage 99 times,which itself is an inspiration for the followers of Jainism to do "Navanu Yatra". With every Yatra day you have to perform Navannu Yatra Vidhi.
                    We have spiritually recognized tapsvis of 99 Yatra of Shatrunjay,by 99 prakari puja in derasar with each puja to Tapsvi before.This time we will recognize other than them with physical recognition on 24th April,2016.We request only those tapsvi who were not recognized before to send their information.

                    Bhakti On Param Krupalu Dev's Deh Vilay Din - April 27, 2016

                    Jai Jinendra,

                    To commemorate Para​m KrupaluDev Shrimad Rajchandraji's ​Dehvilay Din - Chaitra Vad Pancham, we will have Bhakti on Wednesday April 27th, 2016 from 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM.

                    The Program will be as follows:

                    1.    Navkaar Mantra
                    2.    Mangalacharan
                    3.    Jineshwarni Vani
                    4.    Importance of Krupaludev's Life
                    5.    Apurva Avsar
                    6.    Bhakti Pads by Mumukshus
                    7.    Kshamapna
                    8.    Aarti
                    9.    Mangal Divo
                    10. Aho Aho Shri Sadguru
                    11. He! Param Krupalu Dev

                    In order to participate, please let us know the Bhakti pad you want to take by no later than Thursday April 14th, 2016, so that we can plan the program appropriately.

                    ​Please feel free to contact any one of the following if you have any questions.
                    Please do come on time as the Bhakti program will start promptly at 8:30 PM.

                    Wellness Challenge - Do Not Eat Any Fried Foods.

                    For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "not eat any fried foods.” Fried have little to no nutritional value. Friend foods are drenched in unhealthy oil-most commonly used are Canola, Vegetable, or Peanut oil-that are not good for your body. These oils become even more harmful for you when they are heated at such high temperatures to cook your food. Some alternatives to frying foods are steaming, baking, or toasting your food. For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.

                    TCCOP & ACC Update

                    Tender Care Community Outreach Program (TCCOP) February 2016 Update
                    ACC (Anekant Community Center)

                    Our efforts of serving the community is continuing with your gracious support. We added few more projects this year and had very good support from the community.

                    We are continuing our routine of serving weekly breakfasts and monthly dinners, providing groceries, and visiting lonely patients.We have also started serving breakfast to Mental Health Association of Orange County once a month.

                    We are pleased  to inform that young children in our community expressed an interest to participate in TCCOP Seva! This need prompted us to start Bag Packing of basic food items at the Derasar, for 250 economically challenged students. We have embarked upon this project since last November. If you are interested in participating please contact us.

                    This weekend on 27th March we will be Bag Packing 250 bags downstairs in the Garage area!!!!! Please join us and help. 

                    We want to thank our sponsors for last month:

                    1. Bina & Mukesh Doshi
                    2. Sachi & Sailes Jain
                    3. Harshila & Dipak Doshi
                    4. Kokila & Bipin Mehta
                    5. Renu & Dilip Shah for sponsoring Dinner at Long Beach Church.
                    6. Anonymous for providing Breakfast and needed items for Mental Health Association.
                    7. Jayshree & Kishoriben Parekh for donating a pallet of grocery to Giving Children Hope organization
                    8. Chhaya & Manish Mehta for providing grocery to the shelter in Buena Park.

                    We can help you celebrate yours or other family member's birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions meaningfully, by sponsoring an event in their honor! Also, if you want to help us in any of our projects please contact us.

                    Thank you in advance for your contributions. 

                    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   

                    Community Service Message

                    Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy by Jain Foundation
                    The Jain Foundation is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to cure muscular dystrophies caused by dysferlin protein deficiency, which includes the clinical presentations Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B (LGMD2B) and Miyoshi muscular dystrophy 1 (MMD1). The foundation is privately funded and does not solicit funding from patients or other sources.
                    The Foundation's focused strategy includes funding and actively monitoring the progress of scientific research projects in key pathways towards a cure, providing financial and logistical support to promising drug candidates to accelerate them to clinical trials, funding clinical trials and studies, encouraging collaboration among scientists, and educating LGMD2B/Miyoshi patients about their disease and helping them with their diagnosis (e.g., funding dysferlin protein and gene mutational analysis).
                    Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) or Erb's muscular dystrophy is a genetically and clinically heterogeneous group of rare muscular dystrophies. It is characterised by progressive muscle wasting which affects predominantly hip and shoulder muscles.
                    LGMD has an autosomal pattern of inheritance and currently has no known cure.
                    It is similar to but distinct from Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Becker's muscular dystrophy.
                    Visit their website www.jain-foundation.org

                    Other News & Events

                    1) Special Premier Event At Claremont School Of Theology - March 31, 2016
                    Please join us for a special advanced screening of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, an epic new series by the National Geographic Channel, which explores different cultures and religions around the world to uncover the meaning of God and life. Watch the trailer.

                    Thursday, March 31, 6:30pm to 9pm
                    Mudd Theater, Claremont School of Theology
                    1325 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711


                    6:30 p.m. Doors Open
                    7:00 p.m. Screening Starts

                    8:15 p.m. Tripp Fuller and Prof. Philip Clayton host an Interfaith Panel Discussion with The Story of God producer, James Younger. The Panel includes:

                    • Dr. Nitin Shah, anesthesiologist at Loma Linda Medical Center, Former President, Jain Center of Southern California, internationally known Jain leader and spokesperson 

                    • Rabbi Anne Brener, LCSW, Professor of Ritual and Human Development,
                    The Academy for Jewish Religion, California

                    • Imam Jihad Turk, President, Bayan Claremont

                    • Victor Gabriel, Buddhist scholar, Chair and Assistant Professor of the Department of Buddhist Chaplaincy at the University of the West 

                    8:45 p.m. The evening concludes with light refreshments.

                    Students are encouraged to come and tweet the evening.

                    RSVP to: Aubrey[at]differentdrummer.com

                    For more information, clickhere.

                    2) Invitation from Ahimsa Center Of Cal Poly Pomona - April 23, 2016
                    Please join us for Ahimsa Center's annual public lecture on Saturday, April 23. This lecture is named after Girish and Datta Shah and will be delivered by Gene Baur.  

                    The topic is Ahimsa for Our Plate and the Planet.  It will be held on our campus at 5:00 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center, Ursa Minor Room and will be followed by reception at 6:30 pm.

                    For details about speaker bio, description of the talk, and directions to event, please visit:


                    RSVP to: ahimsacenter[at]cpp.edu

                    For any further questions or information please contact:
                    Tara Sethia, Ph.D.
                    Professor, History Department
                    Director, Ahimsa Center
                    Cal Poly Pomona
                    Pomona, CA 91768
                    (909) 869-3868

                    3) Shree Shatrunjay Mahatirth Navannu Yatra 2016 Information

                    We are happy to provide the community with the final program information on the Navannu Yatra which will take place in India between November 16, 2016 up to January 13, 2017. Two more events have been added to this Yatra.

                    • Girnar Tirth  
                    • 12 Gau Chharit Palit Sangh
                    Please CLICK HERE for the Flyer indicating the entire program.

                    Kinal Modi
                    for the office of Public Relations
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