02.12.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 02.12.2016
Updated on: 13.12.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/Shibir
  • ACC BOD Nominations
  • Webcast Of Discourses by Respected Rakeshbhai - 12/4
  • Raj Pad Shibir - 12/5 - 12/11
  • Maun Ekadashi - 12/10
  • Snatra Puja at Valley Temple - 12/17
  • 18 Abhisheks Of Private Bhagwans - 12/18
  • Shri Parshvanath Kalyanak Puja - 12/24
  • Wellness Challenge
  • Other News & Events

    Ongoing Programs | Dec 2016






    Start Time

    Daily Ashtprakari Puja


     7:30 AM

    Aarti-Mangal Divo


     8:15 PM


     7:30 PM


    Daily in the morning


    Chaudas Pratikraman


     6:30 PM (Weekday)

     6:00 PM (Weekend)

    Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

    12/3 (First Saturday of Lunar Month)

     9:00 AM

    Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


     7:30 PM

    JCYC*, JSG Pathshala**,

    Adult Swadhyay**, Sutra Class**


    9:40 AM

    Weekly Evening Swadhyay

    Every Tue & Wed


    14 Gunasthanak


     By Hasendrabhai
     (8.30 PM to 10.00 PM)

    Shrimad Rajchandra Vachnamrut


     By Rameshbhai
     (8.30 PM to 10:00 PM)



    • Adhyatmasar Swadhyays on Mondays and Yogshatak Swadhyays on Thursdays will be suspended until Shree Girishbhai returns in Late January 2017 or Latest in February 2017. 
    • Scheduled Pathshala class of 12/11 as per calendar was moved to 11/20, so there is NO CLASS 12/11.



    Life Time Tithis



    • 12/14 Shah,Dr Jaykumar & Ramilaben - Punyatithi of Lilaben Harilal Shah
    • 12/15 Jhaveri Kalpesh & Roopa family - Wedding Anniversary of their son - Harsh & Pooja

    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, questions or any pledges.




    Upcoming Events




    • Maun Ekadashi - Dev Vandan - Saturday, Dec 10, 2016
    • Snatrapuja at Valley - Saturday, Dec 17, 2016
    • 18 Abhisheks of Private Idols (Bhagvans) - Sunday, Dec 18, 2016
    • Shri Parshwanath Janm/Diksha Kalyanak - Puja/Ekashana - Saturday, Dec 24, 2016




    Dignitary Visits/Shibirs



    • Raj Pad Shibir by Swadhyaykar Smrittiji - Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2016




    Anekant Community Center BOD Nomination Form



    The Nomination Committee is seeking nominations for positions as indicated on the Board of Directors Nomination form, and invites interested and dedicated life members to serve on the Board of Directors for 2017/2018.  Candidates are urged to carefully review the eligibility requirements before completing the Nomination form.
    A completed Nomination form should be received by mail/e-mail at the address shown on the form, on or before November 30, 2016.  A candidate may voluntarily withdraw from consideration by contacting any member of the Nomination Committee on or before December 5, 2016.

    Please CLICK HERE for the Nomination Form.




    Webcast Discourse By Respected Rakeshbhai - Dec 4, 2016



    JCSC will webcast the discourses by Respected Rakesh bhai Jhaveri on Vachanamrut.

    Details are as follows:

    Event: Webcast of the discourses on Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrutji by

    Respected Rakeshbhai Jhaveri 

    Date: December 4, 2016

    Time: 1 pm to 3:30 pm

    Place: Aradhana Hall





    Raj Pad Shibir Announcement - Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2016



    A  7 day Rajpad Shibir being held from Monday, December 5th to Sunday, December 11th. Swadhyaykar Smrittiji from Dharampur, India, will conduct the sessions.

    The details of the Shibir topics:

    1) Samanya Manorath - What type of goal or desires a SHRAVAK should have- along with 12 vrats what else is expected from a Shravak.
    2) Hoth Aasava Parisava - How does an enlightened being SamyakDrashti do KARMA NIRJARA and tips as to how can we do that too.
    3) Kaal Koi Ne Nahi Muke - Death is inevitable - this poem makes us aware of this fact - how and why people forget this and get engrossed in this world.
    4) Panth Parampad Bodhyo - Parampad - Siddha pad what is this path? - Mokshmarag shu chhe - Ratnatray ni aaradhana means what?
    5) Jadbhave Jad Pariname - all 6 dravyas being independent - how to apply in sadhana and do Bhedgnan - which leads to enlightenment 
    In addition to above 5 sessions there are 
    4 sessions on Ichhe Chhe Jogi Jan - the last poem of Param Krupalu dev - depicting what an ideal Sadhak should DESIRE on mokshmarag. The topics of each session are: 1) Sadhya 2) Sadhana 3) Sadhak 4) Siddhi 

    Please CLICK HERE for the flyer giving all the details of the Shibir.

    The Shibir session schedule is as follows:

    Monday, Dec 5th to Friday, Dec 9th:
       Sessions 1 to 5:  8:30 PM to 10 PM

    Saturday, Dec 10th: 
       Session 6:     10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
       Lunch:          11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
       Session 7:     01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
       Dinner:         04:00 PM to 04:45 PM
       Session 8:     05:00 PM to 06:00 PM

     Sunday, Dec 11th:
       Session 9:     10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    There is no cost to attend the Shibir. The lunch and dinner on Saturday are also free of charge.

    Please fill out the RSVP form at: https://goo.gl/forms/ 0sVQohRITvi05qy33
    Please contact Dilip Parekh at 310-721-5947 if you have any questions.




    Maun Ekadashi & Dev Vandan - Dec 10, 2016



    Maun Ekadashi: Saturday, Dec 10, 2016.

    The festival of Maun Ekadashi (also known as Maun Agyaras) is an auspicious Jain festival 
    which falls on the 11th day of the month Magshar (Magshar Sud 11). 
    According to the English calendar, this year it falls on the 10th of December, 2016.
    On this day 50 Kalyanaks in all the kshetras for the past, present and future Chauvishi  gives us 150 Kalyanaks to celebrate.
    We will have Maun Ekadasi Dev Vandan at 9:30 am,on Saturady,Dec 10,2016.




    Snatra Puja At Valley Hindu Temple - Dec 17, 2016



    Snatrapuja at Valley, Saturday, Dec 17, 2016.

    On Behalf of all Jain devotes we would like to invite the entire Sangh for “Snatra Puja " at the Valley Hindu Temple

    • Day/Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016,10:30 am.
    • Venue: Valley Hindu Temple, 18700 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA.

    The Puja will start at 10:30 am and followed by Swamivatsalya (Lunch).

    Please RSVP to getnirmaljain@hotmail.com or manishkj@gmail.com 





    18 Abhisheks of  Private Bhagwans - Dec 18, 2016



    JCSC is pleased to announce the 18 Abhisheks Pujan for Private Bhagwans on Saturday, Dec 18, 2016

    The details are as follows:
    Day/Date/Timings: Saturday, Dec,18, 2016
                                   Sntrapuja at 09:00 AM - Nakro $ 101.
                                   18 Abhishek Pujan -10:00 AM

    Venue: Derasar.

    Vidhikar                : Ashokbhai Saghvi

    Nakro: $101 for one spot. Gheeboli for Shihasan Bhagvan.
                                     Gheeboli for Suryadarshan & Chandradarshan.

    Samgri: Will be provided by JCSC.

    Requirement: Puja clothes.

    Lunch: 12:30 pm.

    Please RSVP ASAP and register so that we can make proper arrangements.

    Contact Ketan Parekh at ketanraj@sbcglobal.net or on 1(714) 299-6789





    Shri Parshvanath Janm / Diksha Kalyanak Puja - Dec 24, 2016



    JCSC will be having Shri Parshvanath Kalyanak Puja and Ekashana  on Saturday, Dec 24, 2016

    Snatra Puja - 9:30 AM on wards, Nakro $101
    Parshvnath Kalyanak Pujas  (total 8 pujas) - Each Puja Nakro $51
    Ekashana - 12:30 PM on wards, sponsorship available.

    • For Snatra Puja and Kalyanak Pujas participation contact Padma Shah at 714 932 0756
    • For Ekasana sponsorship (full - $501 or partial) contact Geeta Khona at 714 872 7283

    1) Posh Dashami
    2) Magshar Vad Nom, Dasam, Agiyaras - 22nd, 23rd, 24th, Dec, 2016
    (Margashirsha Krishna Navmi, Dashmi, Ekadashi)

    Jain Center request to observe Parswanath Kalyanak (Posh Dasami) as follows:


    Vad Nom (9)
    Krishna(K) Navmi

    Posh Dasam Aradhna starts 


    Vad Dasam (10)
    K Dashmi

    23rd Shree Parshvnath

    Janam Kalyanak 
    20 Mala:  OM HRIM SHREE Parshwnath ARHATE NAMAH


    Vad Agiyaras (11)
    K Ekadashi

    23rd Shree Parshvnath

    Diksha Kalyanak
    20 Mala:  OM HRIM SHREE Parshwnath NATHAY NAMAH





    Wellness Challenge - Do a Total Of 3 Hours Of Yoga



    For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to "do a total of 3 hours of yoga." The Purpose of Yoga: Meditation in Motion. Traditionally yoga was practiced and developed to open your body and clear your mind. It's so you can sit and meditate without dwelling on a stiff back or congestion in your thought process. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.




    Other News & Events



     Jain Milan Event from December 2 - 4, 2016 at New Jersey

    We are happy to announce that the next Jain Milan In-Person event will be held from December 2nd – 4th  (Fri - Sun) at Embassy Suites Newark Airport, New Jersey. Over 60 Youths have already registered!
    Jain Milan is an opportunity for Jain youths age 22 and older to meet in person, to make friends, to engage in networking, and to find a life partner. In the past Jain Milan sessions facilitated the interactions through Ice-breakers, interactive sessions, speed dating, mixers, meet & greet events, relationship workshops, and Garba-Raas. Though online and email communication help to a certain extent, nothing comes close to meeting potential suitors in person. Jain Milan is organized to encourage our Jain youth to meet other Jains for the purpose of matrimony and to facilitate face-to-face meeting in a comfortable, welcoming environment
    Please register today to take advantage of early bird pricing on:

    Registration for Jain Milan 2016, is now open. Details are attachedbelow.

    Please CLICK HERE to know more about Jain Milan
    Please CLICK HERE for the Agenda and details
    For any further questions or inquiries please contact:
    Purvin Vakharwala
    Jain Milan - Chair
    Email: jainmilan@jaina.org
    www.jainmilan.org events.php   








    Kinal Modi
    Public Relations
    Jain Center of Southern California

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