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Posted: 02.08.2018

Jain Center of Southern California

Jain Stavan program by a classical singer Shri Kummar Chatterjee

Jain Center of Southern California is pleased to announce a Jain Stavan program by a renowned classical singer Shri Kummar Chatterjee, this Sunday, August 5, 2018 at the Jain Center of Southern California.

About Kummar Chatterjee:

Kummar Chatterjee is a renowned classical singer who performs Jain events internationally. He specializes in singing Jain Stotras and Stuties in Indian classical form of music. Kummar Chatterjee trained under the guidance of renowned Indian Classical Masters Sri Acharya T.L.Rana (Dhrupad), Sri Amiya Chattyopadhyay, and Srimati Sunanda Patnayak. Expressive in Hindu classical as well as Sufi mystic song, Kummar Chatterjee has been chosen to perform at convocations of the Parliament of the World Religions in the past.He is from Shantipur, West Bengal, India and lives in Mumbai, India.

Event Date: Sunday, August 5, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

AV & IT Volunteer Announcement for JCSC

As Jain Center of Southern California continues to expand not only with the facility but with more events every year attended by new members and young families, so does our need for volunteers in many different areas. For every event to be successful, it requires careful planning, organizing and execution by a number of volunteers with very specific skills. We are blessed to have some very dedicated and committed volunteers who regularly give their time and service (Seva) for the benefits of the entire community.

Have you ever asked yourself:

How much “Seva” am I giving to the Jain Center?

Am I getting more from the Center than I am giving?

Will we have a thriving Jain Center for the next generation as our children grow and continue living and practicing the Jain religion and culture?

If so, ask no more. Here is your chance to get involved and provide much needed “Seva” to our Center which is mutually beneficial. By doing this “Seva” you will not only reap the benefits in this life but even in your future lives to come. So please come forward and sign up. We are in need of volunteers in the AV (Audio/ Visual) and IT Infrastructure area. We are planning to overhaul our 15 years old equipment to take advantage of the features and functions available in the latest technology.

Every event requires Audio/Visual support. As you know, we cannot do this without the help of capable & willing community members. We are seeking individuals with not only specific skills & experience but also individuals who would like to learn the new technology that may help in even developing a career. We can also provide credits for volunteer work to the students over 14 years of age and young adults for their time which can help them with the college admissions etc.

Specific work areas and skills required include:

Audio/ Video, Lighting, Webcasting, Networking, Hardware/Software/Infrastructure Management, Technical Support, Project/People Management, Event Planning, Organizing, Technical Writing, Customer Service/Communication, Training etc. (More specifics of the Technical areas of interest are listed below)

If you have any of these skills or if you are interested in developing these skills then we want to hear from you. Please fill out the Google Form attached and we will contact you soon. This initiative has the full support from EC/BOD and our President Jasvant Modi. Please contact Narendra Maniar @ 562-761-3738 or n_maniar@yahoo.com, if you have any questions or suggestions. Our Jain Center will be only as good as we make it, so it is up to each and every one of us to see that we make it as best as we can.

Jain Studies at CSUN

On the Guru Purnima day (Friday July 27, 2018) with a gift of $800,000 dollars, Drs. Jasvant and Meera Modi of Los Angeles signed the legal documents to establish the Bhagwan Ajitnath Endowed Professorship in Jain Studies at California State University Northridge (a suburb of Los Angeles).

Modis are big philanthropists; particularly in promoting Gnan Mandirs (temples of learning) in Jainism at colleges and universities in USA. So far, they have been instrumental with their big donations to establish Bhagwan Parshvanath Chair at University of California at Irvine, Bhagwan Mallinath Endowed Professorship at Loyola Marymount University, Bhagwan Vimalnath Lecturership at University of California at Santa Barbara, Shrimad Rajchandra Chair at University of California at Riverside and Bhagwan Mahavir Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Rice University and several other such initiatives. More to come hopefully soon.

Dr. Jasvant Modi is a vegan and the current President of the Jain Center of Southern California, Las Angeles.

Jain Community is grateful to the Modis for their vision, dedication and support to the causes that eventually will help in sharing the wisdom, richness and philosophy of Ahimsa, Karuna, Compassion, multiple perspectives and practices of non-attachment with Jains and non Jains.

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JCYC Pathshala Registration for 2018 - 2019

Are you having Troubles Registering for Pathshala?

Yes? Please get in touch with Narendra Jain by sending an email to register@nuksjain.com or call 424-305-4024.

Please email a screen shot of the error / issue. We request that you be near a computer when you call for help. Most of the issues can be cleared quickly on the phone itself. We request you that please do not call anybody else as this will delay the resolution of your issues.

Thanks for your understanding.

Science Of Living-Jain Way- Program at JCSC-Aug 5,2018

"How to become Happy, Healthy and Relaxed"- By Alka Sankhala

  • When: Sunday - August 5, 2018
  • Time: 10 AM - 12 Noon

Alka Sankhala is from India, at present here with her son till 20th August.

She is a Yog Prasikshika and Anuvrat Praneta, Ex. Special Judicial Magistrate.

She has conducted a special Yoga Class program in Jain Conference in Houston.

She has conducted programs in the USA in different states.

A Program Lecture come demo on "How to become Happy, Healthy and Relaxed"

by Laughing Yoga, Preksha Meditation and Anuvrat science of living is arranged on

Sunday, 5th August from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Aradhana hall.

Please CLICK HERE For the Flyer

नमस्कार महामंत्रजीवन जीना सीखना ज़रूरी -कितना भी सीखो, पदवियाँ लो, उच्च पद... | Link: https://zine.la/article/73f93f4cfdd14aa3bc72ea219a5ce864/

Swadhyay By Smt Tarlaben Doshi - Aug 10 - 12, 2018

Swadhyay by Smt Tarlaben Doshi - Fri - Sun, Aug 10 -12, 2018.

Subject: “7 Mangni(request)" reference to Mantri Shree Vastupalji

How can we improve our practical life?

  • Fri, Aug 10: 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat, Aug 11: 10:30 AM - 12:00 noon.
  • Sun, Aug12: 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 for 20 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 a Masters in Literature and Ph.D

Webcast & Video Discourses by Shri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri - Aug 11 & Aug 25, 2018

1) Event: Watch video of the discourses on Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrutji by Shri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018 Time: 4 pm to 6 pm followed by dinner

Attendees to RSVP by Wednesday, August 8th using the link: goo.gl/0NrUCs 

2) Event: Watch video of the discourses on Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrutji by Shri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018 Time: 4 pm to 6 pm followed by dinner

Attendees to RSVP by Wednesday, August 22nd using the link: goo.gl/0NrUCs 

Both Satsangs will be conducted in the Aradhana Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Panch Sutra Shibir - Aug 17 -19, 2018


Pushpmala Shibir - Sept 1 - 2, 2018


Paryushan Cultural Program - Sep 8, 2018

JCSC will have a Cultural Program on Saturday, Sept 8, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

JCYC children, teachers, Swadhyay group, Mahila Mandal or any adult group are invited
and showcase their talents.We are looking for some unique item based on Jain theme/philosophy.

Please send us your item content (dance, song or skit) contact person, number of people performing and the time required for the performance by July 25, 2018.

For further details, please contact any of the following:

  • Pinal Doshi- fdoshi@yahoo.com or 562-644-3457
  • Komal Desai- ppdkpdspd@yahoo.com or 949-395-2904
  • Manali Shah- manalidshah@gmail.com or 562-896-4427

Announcement & Registration Of Jain Workshop - Sep 28 - 30, 2018

Wellness Challenge - Eat More Vegetables

For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to “Eat More Vegetables." Eating vegetables provides health benefits - people who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to heave a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.

Ongoing Programs - Aug, 2018



Start Time

Daily Ashtprakari Puja


7:30 AM

Aarti-Mangal Divo


8:15 PM


7:30 PM


Daily in the morning


Chaudas Pratikraman

8/10, 8/25

6:30 PM (Weekday)
6:00 PM (Weekend)

Sthanakvasi Pakhi Pratikraman

8/11, 8/26

6:15 PM

Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap


9:00 AM

Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


7:30 PM

Weekly Evening Swadhyay

Every Monday, Tuesday Wednesday & 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 pm

Yogshatak Swadhyays


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




Lifetime Tithis

  • 8/02 - Ajmera Punita - Punyatithi of Tansen Ajmera
  • 8/08 - Mehta Dhaval & Chhaya - For Shardaben Mehta
  • 8/16 - Doshi Hemendra & Rekha - For Shantaben Kasturilal Doshi
  • 8/28 - Shah Mukundray & Nalini - For Naliniben Shah
  • 8/29 - Shah Kaushal & Bhavi - For father Budhendrabhai
  • 9/25 - Mehta Manilal & Savitaben - For Bhavanlal and Champaben Mehta

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

  • 9/06 - 9/13 - Paryushan Mahaparv
  • 9/14 - Tapasvi Parna
  • 9/14 - 9/23 - Das Lakshana Mahaparv
  • 9/28 - 9/30 - Jain Workshop
  • 9/30 - Chaitya Paripati

Dignitary Visits & Shibirs

  • "How to become Happy, Healthy and Relaxed" by Alka Sankhala - Sun, August 5, 2018.
  • Swadhyay by Smt Tarlaben Doshi - Fri - Sun, Aug 10 - 12, 2018
  • Panch Sutra Shibir By Shri Champakbhai Mehta - Fri - Sun, Aug 17 - 19, 2018
  • Brahm Kriya Yog by Yogi Arjun ji,Rupchandji - Sat - Sun, Aug 25 - 26, 2018
  • Pushpamala Shibir By Shri Mahendrabhai Khandhar - Sat - Sun, Sept 1 - 2, 2018

Other News

Welcome Dairy free taste in non violent spirit:

As we Jains also become Vegan, meaning become non-violent for true and stress-free progress, let us gladly accept and welcome the dairy free taste, and stop yearning for searching the taste of animal milk and animal milk-based ice cream, yogurt, ghee, cheese etc and most importantly, stop criticizing dairy free taste. We vegetarian Jains have already done this successfully and made tremendous progress by having stopped yearning for the taste of onion, garlic, beet, reddish, honey, mushrooms, eggs, poultry and meat. A similar approach towards dairy products will make our transition painless and make us more nonviolent and kind in thought and in behavior.
If we hang on to the Dairy taste, it is like becoming Brahmchary with vow of chastity and keep yearning for sensual experiences, or becoming sadhu or sadhavi and keep yearning for colored clothes.
Let’s accept veganism in thought, taste and behavior for true progress.
Author of this article: Pradip Shah

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