15.02.2019 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 15.02.2019

Jain Center of Southern California

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Short 10 Minute Presentation on "Future of Pathshala" by the JCSC Executive Committee on this Sunday, February 17 at 12:35 PM Sharp.

There will be a short 10-minute presentation on "Future of Pathshala" by EC on this Sunday at 12:35 PM sharp in Main Cultural Hall. This presentation about new property is important for all the parents of Pathshala students. This is not a fund-raising event.

Lunch Serving will not start until this presentation is complete. Please be in the Main Hall at 12:30 PM so we can make this presentation and finish it within 10 minutes. All parents and students should attend this presentation.

An Update On The JCYC 2019 Calendar

Please update your information to include March 17, 2019 date on the JCYC 2019 Calendar.

Please note that there will be Pathshala classes on Sunday, March 17. Also, please mark your Jain Center Calendar since it is missing on the calendar.

LA Study Group Meetings for Feb - Mar, 2019









Young Adult Spiritual Group Meeting

Post Office Bldg, Upstairs

LA Study Group

Biren Mehta



Young Adult Spiritual Group Meeting

Post Office Bldg, Upstairs

LA Study Group

Biren Mehta



Young Adult Spiritual Group Meeting

Post Office Bldg, Upstairs

LA Study Group

Biren Mehta

UCI School of Humanities - Jainism & Bioethics

UCI - Department of Philosophy Presents

Topic: Jainism & Bioethics

Day and Date: Saturday, February 22, 2019

Program - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Event Location: HIB 55

Please click here for Flyer

Shibir by Shri Girishbhai - Feb 23 - 24, 2019

Two full days of Shibir is arranged at Aradhana Hall of Jain Center during February 23-24 weekend on the subject of Namuththunam (નમુત્થુણં) to be conducted by Shri Girishbhai.

A 2-day shibir on Namutthunam (નમુત્થુણં) is organized at Aradhana hall of Jain Center on February 23-24, 2019. Lunch & dinner will be provided on both days.

ધન્ય તે કાય જેણે પાય તુજ પ્રણમીએ,
તુજ થુણે જેહ ધન્ય ધન્ય જીહા,
ધન્ય તે હદય જેણે તુજ સદા સમરતાં,
ધન્ય તે રાત ને ધન્ય દીહા.

અરિહંત નું નામ, અરિહંત ની મૂર્તિ, અરિહંત ની કોઈ પણ અવસ્થા અને સાક્ષાત અરિહંત ભાવ સ્વરૂપ એ ચારેય સમ્યકત્વવાળા આત્માના અનન્ય આકર્ષણો હોય છે.

એવા અરિહંત પરમાત્મા ના ચ્યવન કલ્યાણક ના સમયે ઈન્દ્ર મહારાજા સિંહાસન પરથી નીચે ઉતરીને ભગવંત ની સન્મુખસાત-આઠ ડગલાં જઈને પરમાત્માની સ્તુતિ કરે છે. તે સ્તુતિ જે શબ્દરચના પૂર્વક કરાય છે, તેમાં પ્રથમ શબ્દ - નમુત્થુણં - (णमोत्थुणं) આવે છે.

તેથી આ સ્તુતિ શક્રસ્તવ ના નામે પણ પ્રસિધ્ધ છે. વર્તમાનમાં સંયમ ધર્મને યથોચિત આરાધન કરનારા અહોરાત્રમાં જેક્રિયાકાંડ કરે છે, તેમાં 12 થી 13 વખત અનિવાર્ય પણે નમુત્થુણં સૂત્રનો ઉપયોગ આવે છે. એટલે જ આ સૂત્રના ભાવોજાણ્યા હોય તો શ્રધ્ધા એટલી બળવતી બને કે બોલનારના ભાવ ઉલ્લાસમાં કોઈ અનેરી ચમક દેખાય. સૂત્રના એક એકશબ્દ આત્મામાં જડ ઘાલી ગયેલા મહા મેલને ધોવા સમર્થ છે, એવી જાગૃતિ સતત રહે.

Please RSVP by clicking on the link for "Namutthunam Shibir" conducted by Shri Girishbhai during February 23-24, 2019. (For RSVP for more than two (2) people, use a new form by first clicking "send form", and click on "Submit another response" on new window).

Please CLICK HERE for the RSVP:
Namutthunam Shibir: Feb. 23-24, 2019

The schedule of Namutthunam Shibir is as follows:

Saturday 2/23: Sunday 2/24:

10:00 to 11:30 Session 1 10:00 to 11:30 Session 4
11:30 to 12:30 Light Lunch 11:30 to 12:30 Light Lunch
12:30 to 2:00 Session 2 12:30 to 2 Session 5
2:00 to 2:30 Tea break 2:00 to 2:30 Tea break
2:30 to 4:00 Session 3 2:30 to 4:00 Session 6
4:00 to 5:30 Dinner 4:00 to 5:30 Dinner

Webcast of the discourses on Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrutji by Pujya Rakeshbhai Jhaveri - Feb 17, 2019

Event: Webcast of the discourses on Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrutji by Pujya Rakeshbhai Jhaveri
Date: Sunday February 17th Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
RSVP not required.
Place for the satsang is Aradhana Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Signing Ceremony Of Bhagwan Ajitnath Endowed Professorship In Jain Studies At CSUN - Feb 23, 2019

JCSC invites you all for yet another exciting event by External Education Committee of our Jain Center for the Signing Ceremony Of Bhagwan Ajitnath Endowed Professorship In Jain Studies At California State University, Northridge, CA, on Feb 23, 2019

With blessings from Lord Ajitnath and the generosity of donors Drs. Meera and Jasvant Modi we have achieved yet another milestone to further Education of Jain Studies in Mainstream Academic University!

There will be a Signing Ceremony of “Bhagwan Ajitnath Endowed Professorship in Jain Studies at California State University, Northridge”

Day and Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

Time: Tour of Jain Center followed by Lunch - 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Program - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Tea - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Please Click-Here for the Flyer

Click Here to RSVP Now

KalaCircle Mission Statement and Logo - Feb 23, 2019

A Comprehensive Art Program to connect with our Community and to Manifest the Jain Virtues.

On January 19th. 2019, we unveiled The Basics of Watercolor Workshop taught by Mina Choksi. The first of its series of scheduled programs.
In the future we have already reserved our own credentialed Artists and Alumni to teach the whole spectrum of Art Skills which will include Calligraphy, Sketching and Digital Media for our daily Creative Publicity needs and all within the perimeters of our Jain Values.

Also, included is the Art Appreciation Program which will train Our Advanced ToastMasters to become our Derasar’s Docents under the guidance of Mr. Hasendrabhai Shah. They will become our Future Emissaries in Spreading our Tirthankar’s message as Sevaks thru the Medium of Art.

Thanking JCSC! For raising the platform for more Creative Talent!

Upcoming Workshop:
Sketching like a Pro
taught by Rahul Jobalia
Saturday February 23rd
Time: 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Logo Design - Minaxi Choksi
Art Rendition - Dipali Shah

Minaxi Choksi
(Art Ambassador)

Click Here for Flyer

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.” Eat more fiber. You've probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health? Dietary fiber - found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes - is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.

Ongoing Programs - Feb 2019



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)

Sthanakvasi Pakhi Pratikraman


6:15 PM

Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap


9:30 AM

Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


7:30 PM

JCYC & JSG Pathshala / Adult Swadhyay / Sutra Class


9:40 AM

Webcast of the discourses by Shri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri


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

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

2/23 - Sketching Like A Pro by Rahul Jobalia

Dignitary Visits & Shibirs

Sat - Sun, 2/23 - 2/24, 2019 - Shibir by Shri Girishbhai

Other News

1) Jain Adhyatmic Study Group

Jain Adhyatmic Study Group has arranged a celebration of Gurudev Shri
Kanjiswami's Janm Jayanti on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 in the main hall at
2.00 PM - 5.30 PM
followed by dinner.

Program will include Video presentation, performances, small speeches, Gunanuvaad
and Vadhamana.

2) International Summer School For Jain Studies

There is a unique opportunity to Study Nonviolence & Jainism in India. International Summer School for Jain Studies (ISSJS) is currently accepting applications for three, four and six week study programs in India. Last date of Application is 28th Feb, 2019

Jain Dharma/Religion originated in India several thousand years ago. An elder cousin of Buddhism, Jain dharma teaches a lifestyle rooted in the practice of unconditional nonviolence. Its teachings inspired and influenced Mahatma Gandhi. Students and scholars will learn about Jain traditions from learned lay scholars as well as practicing monks and nuns in India.

The Programs are designed for undergraduate and graduate students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, full time faculty and High School Teachers with an interest in the Jain Studies and ahimsa (nonviolence). The three, four and six week long, stand alone and separate intensive courses in International Summer School for Jain Studies (ISSJS) 2019 will entail morning lectures, afternoon field trips, visits to some schools, time in a few ancient cities and meetings with Jain professionals, monks and nuns.

For the last 14 years, every summer, ISSJS have been offered regularly in India. The number of participants has seen a steady increase every year. Nearly 900 students and scholars from many universities and High Schools have participated in ISSJS programs so far.

We are excited to be offering ISSJS-2019 in its 15th annual year.

ISSJS is unique in many ways. It is an experiential and India based program and makes India a classroom for the study of ahimsa /nonviolence, Jain, history, art, culture and philosophy.This program is highly subsidized by the Jain community.

For Program Details & Application, Visit our website:: www.isjs.in

Kindly promote this program, give it wide publicity and encourage students and Faculty to apply.

3) Youth Activities at the JAINA 2019 Convention

The Youth Activities Committee (for ages 13-20) is in full force planning, and we want to make sure you have an unforgettable experience at the JAINA 2019 Convention this July! Please fill out this quick form (tinyurl.com/ya-daytime1) to showcase what daytime sessions you'd like see during your convention experience. Stay tuned for additional information regarding Youth Activities plans.

For any questions please contact Shreya Udani at shreyaudani2018@u.northwestern.edu

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