03.02.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 03.02.2017

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue


  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Wellness Series of Discussion and Seminars
  • Invitation to LMU Conference "Spiritual Warriors: (Non)Violence in the Sikh & Jain Traditions" Feb 23-24
  • Jain Got Talent at JAINA Convention 2017
  • 2017 JCSC Calendar Pick up
  • Missing Umbrellas

      Ongoing Programs Feb 2017





      Start Time

      Daily Ashtpr
      akari Puja


       7:30 AM

      Aarti-Mangal Divo


       8:15 PM


       7:30 PM


      Daily in the morning


      Chaudas Pratikraman

      2/9/17 & 2/25/17

       6:30 PM (Weekday)

       6:00 PM (Weekend)

      Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

      (First Saturday of Lunar Month)

       9:00 AM

      Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


       7:30 PM

      JCYC*, JSG Pathshala**,
      Adult Swadhyay**, Sutra Class**

      2/5/17 & 2/19/17


      Weekly Evening Swadhyay

      Every Monday To Thursday


      Adhyatmasar Swadhyays


      By Girishbhai
      (8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

      14 Gunasthanak


       By Hasendrabhai
       (8.30 PM to 10.00 PM)

      Shrimad Rajchandra Vachnamrut


       By Rameshbhai
       (8.30 PM to 10:00 PM)

      Yogshatak Swadhyays


      By Girishbhai
      (8:00 PM to 9:30 PM




      Life Time Tithis



      Feb 3           

      Sheth, Samir Komal and Hitesh Kajal - Punyatithi of Smt Neera Mehta

      Feb 9    

      Krina, Nirali & Nilomi Shah -In Memory of Nilesh N Shah 

      Feb 20         

      Dharod, Zaverben  -In Memory of  Devji Gala Dharod

      Feb 21      

      Dharod, Zaverben  -In Memory of  Harsh Devji Dharod

      Feb 28    

      Shah, Yogesh and Saurabh -In Memory of Anand Shah

      Feb 28 

      Shah, Dr. Jaykumar and Ramilaben- In Memory of Shri Haribhai M. Shah

      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.




      Wellness Series of Discussion and Seminars



      Last week we started our Wellness Series and discussion after Yoga practice. Dr. Bindesh presented valuable information on Osteoporosis. Some of us had more questions but we ran out of time so we have decided to continue on the same subject next week - February 5th, 2017. Dr. Bindesh talked about importance of simple exercise that can be done at comfort of your home. 

      Next week, a Personal Trainer will demonstrate and teach us exercise routine which will help us with osteoporosis using household items. 
      Also you can email (reply to this email) any questions you have if you want Dr. Bindesh to cover.
      Date: February 5th, 2017
      Time: Yoga 10:15-11:00AM, Well ness discussion 11:00 - 12:15PM
      Subject: Osteoporosis part II; Importance of Exercise routine 
      Place: JCSC Exhibit Hall  (Outside the office area)




      Invitation to LMU Conference "Spiritual Warriors: (Non)Violence in the Sikh & Jain Traditions" Feb 23-24



      This conference will explore the spiritual-political nexus of violence and non-violence in the Jain and Sikh traditions through the concept of the "spiritual warrior." The Jain practices of ahimsa (nonviolence) and Sikh practices of seva (selfless service) promote care for and protection of all others through conquering self-centered desires and behavior. However, they differ in their approaches with Jain monks and nuns avoiding harm to others at all costs and Sikhs known historically as warriors who defend those in need against injustice. Their competing and complementary narratives and practices have the potential to radically inform contemporary struggles by offering dynamic paths to ethical engagement with all life.
      Please note that the conference day (Friday, Feb 24, 9am-5pm) is invite only, and this is your official invite.  The evening talks (Feb 23 & 24) are open to the public.
      Please Register:

      All events will be held in Ahmanson Auditorium in University Hall  (Room 1000) on the Loyola Marymount University Campus. The events are Free (though you will have to pay for parking until 8pm.)
      Please see the attached flyer for more information (also given below)
      Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m. | Evening Talk | Ahimsa - Nonviolence
      Keynote: Indian Cabinet Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi
      Maneka Sanjay Gandhi is an Indian Cabinet Minister, animal rights activist, environmentalist, and politician for women and children. *(expected to attend, her responsibilities permitting)
      Virchand Gandhi Memorial Lecture: Dr. Sulekh C. Jain 
       Dr. Sulekh Jain is an engineer, scholar and Jain advocate, author of An Ahimsa Crisis: You Decide
      Friday, February 24, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Spiritual Warriors Conference with Sikh & Jain Scholars
      Exploring topics of Religion, Mysticism, Cultural Theory, Feminism, Bioethics, Anthropology, History, Literature, Architecture, Lived Practice, Post-Colonial Theory, Identity Politics.
      Friday, February 24, 7 p.m. | Evening Talk | Revolutionary Love with Valarie Kaur 
      Valarie Kaur is an award-winning filmmaker, civil rights lawyer, media commentator, Sikh activist and interfaith leader who uses storytelling for social change.

      Click Here To View The Flyer




      Jain Got Talent at JAINA Convention 2017



      You Got Talent? We got the Stage!
      Jains Got Talent is one of the highlights of the upcoming JAINA convention. It offers you unique opportunity to showcase your talent in front of the entire Jain Community during Jaina Convention in Edison, New Jersey from June 30 to July 4, 2017.

      Singers, Magicians, Dancers, Comedians, Jugglers…anyone can compete to be the winner.
      Register as a solo performer or as a group! Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to share your great talent and performance with our community. Please begin preparations to take part and register for this exciting event…

      There are three categories, based on the age:

      • Group 1: 17 years and under;
      • Group 2: 18-34 years;
      • Group 3: 35 years and above.

      The competition will be between the contestants of the same age category. Groups can be merged based on the number of entries.

      Registration Form and guidelines will be available soon at convention.jaina.org

      Please contact Jains Got Talent Chair:
      Jayesh Sanghvi: jaingottalent@jaina.org (512) 733-7100
      Gunvant Shah: convener2017@jaina.org




      2017 JCSC Calendar Pick Up



      The new 2017 Jain Center Calendar is available for pick up in person at our center.




      Missing Umbrellas



      Missing Umbrellas after rains previous Sunday

      We had a lot of rains previous weekend during Pathshala Sunday. We made arrangements for people to put their umbrellas outside the main building, so that the inside of the building and the temple would not get dirty.

      However, there were cases when some members have been missing their umbrellas. This could be because somebody took the umbrellas by mistake. We request members to put these umbrellas back in the collection area near the main building entrance before Next Pathshala Sunday.





      Kinal Modi
      Public Relations
      Jain Center of Southern California

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