08.09.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 08.09.2017

Jain Center of Southern California

In this Issue:

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits and Shibirs
  • Michchammi Dukkadam
  • JCSC Calendar 2018
  • Jain Study Group Registration
  • Swadhyay by Dr. Tarlaben Doshi - 9/8 - 9/10
  • Rahul Kapoor Jain Program  - JAYA
  • Swadhyay by Shamnijis - 9/15 - 9/16
  • Sthanakvasi Pratikraman - 9/20
  • Navpad Aradhana & Ayambil Oli - 9/25 - 10/5
  • Wellness Challenge
  • Other News & Events

Ongoing Programs - September 2017




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

 9/23 (First Saturday of Lunar Month)

 9:00 AM

Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


 7:30 PM

JSG Group B Adult Swadhyay Class* in Gujrati



JCYC & JSG Pathshala / Adult Swadhyay / Sutra Class 

 9/17(first class),9/24

 9:40 AM

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



  • 9/16 Gala Rajiv & Darshana - Punyatithi of Shital Gala(daughter of Shantilal & Rajul Gala)
  • 9/20 Shah Jagrut & Darshana - Birthday of Mahika Shah
  • 9/23 Modi & Shah family - Birthday of Nagindas Modi
  • 9/27 Shah Kaushal & Bhavi - For their sister Purviben 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.



Upcoming Events


  • Chaitya Paripati - 9/10
  • Rahul Kapoor Jain's Program - 9/16
  • Sasvati Ayambil Oli - 9/27 - 10/5



Dignitary Visits and Shibir


  • Fri-Sun, Sept 8 -10: Lectures by Smt Tarlaben Doshi 
  • Fri-Sat, Sept 15 -16: Lectures by Shamanijis from India



Michchammi Dukkadam


As we conclude this year's Paryushan and Das-Lakshana Mahaparv, JCSC EC & BOD members, take this opportunity to ask for your humble forgiveness with folded hands and humility.

Knowingly or unknowingly, by deeds, thoughts and/or words, if we have hurt you, over the past year, we seek your forgiveness.

Mitchchhami Dukkadam!!!



JCSC Calendar - 2018


An appeal to JCSC members for help with pictures for Panchang for Vikram Savant 2074- 75 

We are happy to announce that preparation for our 5th, Jain Center calendar for 2018 is ongoing. The new calendar is scheduled to be distributed to JCSC members by Diwali i.e. by 3rd week of Oct 2017. This year the theme for the calendar is "Chhods" with different themes prepared and displayed during Ujamanu celebration. The Jain calendar will include tithi's, sun rise & sunset times of Los Angeles, major events of our Jain center, ongoing programs,
Pathshala and Swadhyay schedules, Tirthankar bhagvan's kalyanaks, details of families sponsoring tithis and other valuable information. 

If you have any suggestions for the new calendar please do let us know. We are looking for $501 sponsorship for each page similar to present calendar. we would like to thank you all for your support.

For further details please contact Dr Mahendra Shah at 714-757-9490 or at mahendra.shah@jaincenter.net. 



Jain Study Group Classes Registration



The  Jain Study Group (JSG), which is an integral part of Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC), was formed in 1997 with a goal to study principles of Jainism and practice them in daily lives.

The JSG is for young adults who are striving to progress spiritually on the path shown by Lord Mahavir. Members learn the absolute and practical aspects of Jain religion as applicable to current lifestyle through the interactive discourses and story sessions. These sessions help members to immerse into self reflection and introspection necessary to develop inner virtues and spiritual worthiness.

Each year about 50 members commit themselves to meet on Sunday mornings to learn the essence of Jain philosophy with a common goal of self improvement. We discuss a wide variety of topics such as basic tenets of Jainism, importance of human life, karma theory, vows of householders and monks, nine fundamentals, stories of great souls, etc.

If you would like to be a part of fun & interactive group which has serious desire to pursue path of enlightened ones, you have come to a right place. The JSG sessions are held on Sunday morning at Jain Center.

Group A - This is an English group which meets on Sundays from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM during regular Pathshala days. Check Jain Center's website for Pathshala schedule. 
Group B -- This is a Gujarati group which meets on non-pathshala Sundays.

To enroll in the JSG sessions, the minimum qualification is to show up with curiosity. We welcome individuals from all ethnic background who have aptitude to learn. If you are interested in joining the Jain Study Group (JSG),  please contact Shefali Parekh (Skp620@gmail.com) or Tushar Shah(tshah132@gmail.com) through email.



Swadhyay by Dr Tarlaben Doshi - Sept 8 - 10, 2017


Swadhyay by Smt Tarlaben Doshi will be held at the Jain Center from Fri - Sun, Sept 8 -10, 2017.

The subject for the Swadhyay will be "Bhav Shravakna Guno".

The Program timings are as follows:

Fri, Sept 8  -  08:30 PM - 10:00 PM.

Sat, Sept 9 -  10:30 AM - 12:00 noon.

Sun, Sept 10 - 10:30 AM -12:00 noon. 

 Dr. Taralaben Doshi, a well-known, an erudite, highly revered & respected Jain scholar currently resides in Mumbai, India, and travels worldwide every year for delivering discourses in Jainism. She has been a co-editor of Shasan Pragati since 2 years. She was an ex-editor of Jain Prakash magazine for past 20 years.

She has been a frequent contributor of articles on Jain philosophy in several Jain publications as well as reviewing books on Jainism

She was an ex-associate editor of Bal-Jyot, a monthly publication of Bruhad Bombay Jain Shala Utkarsh Sangh.

She is a national award recipient for essays such as Syadwad and Propriety in Jain Darshan.

Her goal is to remain simple, spiritual and always be ready to impart knowledge (on Jainism) to desirous individuals selflessly.

Dr Taralaben Doshi holds Masters in Literature and Ph.D.



Rahul Kapoor Jain Program - JAYA


JAYA (Jain Association of Young Adults) has arranged a program by Rahul Kapoor Jain
on S​unday,September 17, 2017 from 1:15 PM  AM to 3:15  PM. This is for the benefit of the families to enhance love and bonding and bring family closer. You do not need to be JAYA member to participate. The program will be in main hall.

Quick Facts about Rahul Kapoor (Speaker * Presenter * Author):

Outstanding Young Persons of India for 2010, JCI
Author of Work Wise - Lessons in Excellence for Young Professionals
Author of Dad & I - Inspiring Stories for Teens
Guest Faculty at IIM, Bangalore
Presenter for Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 3,4 & 5
Certified Consultant of Thomas Systems, UK
Certified Trainer for Six Thinking Hats, USA
Patron Member of JITO (Jain International Trade Organisation)

Click Here for More information
​  (Please ignore date and time in flyer)​

We are limiting this program to 30 families only. Two to Three generations with children over the age of 10 can participate. 

Please RSVP with name and age of each participant to vadechav(at)gmail.com. Please feel free to call Vipin vadecha on 909-861-2677 for any questions or further information.

If you have done RSVP for Saturday, September 16th, note this new date and please RSVP again for new date and time. Sorry for inconvenience.​



Swadhyay by Shamnijis - Sept 15 - 16, 2017


9.15.2017 Friday............8.30 PM to 10.00 PM

"Self Realization by Swadhyay" by Samani Sudhannidhiji followed by "Compassionate living through Jain way of Living" by Samani Dr. Suyashnidhiji

Compassion plays a crucial role for the attainment of human birth and it is one of the characteristics in the attainment of Right Faith (Samyaktva). As Jain Way of Living highlights more on non-violence, this session brings in a greater understanding as to how a householder can practice the principles laid down by the Tirthankars in day to day life. This in turn will help a person understand him Self. Swadhyay is the study of the Self and leads to Self realization. Understanding the concept of Soul and body consciousness is the core aspect of the lecture. Both the sessions would facilitate the progress of spiritual journey.

9.16.2017 Saturday.............10.00 AM to 12 noon 

Workshop on "Respond to life with acceptance" with meditation by Samani Dr. Suyashnidhiji

Acceptance in life brings in great solutions to many problems. This session delivers easy and simple techniques to develop the quality of acceptance from within. Practical Meditation Session facilitates the telescopic view of your own Self. 



Sthanakvasi  Pratikraman - Sep 20, 2017


The Sthanakvasi PAKHI Pratikraman will be on Bhadarva Amas Sep 20 Wed @ 7:00 PM in upstairs class room 4 in our Jain Center. Everybody is welcome.

Contact: Viren Shah (949 812 8216)



Navpad Aradhana And Ayambil Oli - Sep 27 - Oct 5, 2017


Navapada Aradhana is associated with the Shripal-Mayanasundari legend. Navapada Aradhana is performed by meditating on Navapada and doing an Ayambil. In an ayambil, only one meal is eaten each day of boiled plain food without any spices, sugar, salt, oil, butter, milk, vegetables or fruits. It is performed for nine days, twice a year. It is called Ayambil Oli. It falls in the months of Chaitra (March/April) and Ashwin (September/October).This is one of the most auspicious religious festivals and is soon approaching from Wednesday, Sept 27 - Thursday Oct 5,2017.

Program-Schedule:Daily: Sept 27 - Oct 5

9:30 am - 11:30 am - Vidhi in Derasar according to book or with guidance, Pachakhan.

12:00 Noon - Ayambil. If you have Kansa thali/vatki bring it or JCSC will provide.

Evening - Vidhi at home.

Navpadji Puja:

Saturday, Sept 30, 2017 - 9:30 am on wards.

Sponsorship opportunities are as follows:

  •  $101 for Snatrapuja
  •  $51 for Puja (Total of 9 available)
  •  Asthprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo, Shanti Kalash- Ghee Boli 

Grocery purchases, cooking, serving and cleaning for the entire Oli days will be done by volunteers. We encourage all members to come forward and sponsor this auspicious occasion. 

As per our policy, we shall try and accommodate as many sponsors as possible.

One Day Sponsorship with $ 501,Saturday/Sunday.

One day Sponsorship with $ 251,any of regular days.

Partial Sponsorship with $ 201

Partial Sponsorship with $ 101

Partial Sponsorship with any amount.

Please sign up on sign board which day you are going to do Ayambil.

Please contact:

· Savita Mehta on (714) 898 - 3156 or at savitamehta@msn.com

· Meena Chheda on (562) 665 - 3162 or at meena.chheda@jaincenter.net

· Padma Shah (for Puja matters) on (714) 670 - 7854 or at padmashah9@gmail.com 



Wellness Challenge - Improve Your Posture


For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to “Improve your posture." Standing up straight makes you feel better, not only physically but also mentally and emotionally.  Go ahead, try standing up straight right now, and it’s guaranteed to boost your mood and make you feel more confident.  Research has shown that good posture is linked to increased confidence, better memory, more energy, as well as a myriad of physical benefits. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.


Kinal Modi
Public Relations
Jain Center of Southern California

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