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Published: 22.02.2019
Updated: 22.02.2019

Jain Center of Southern California

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

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

Sketching like a Pro - Art Workshop at the JSCS
Please take advantage of one of a kind opportunity. For a full Art Workshop Brochure, please Click Here.
  • Workshop for Learning Perspective Drawing and Portrait Drawing
  • Taught by Rahul Jobalia - Architect, Artist, Model Maker and Interior Designer
  • Assist: Mina Choksi, Dipali Shah
  • When: Saturday, February 23rd 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM @JCSC. (Limited to 24 People) Age 12 and over Children 10-12 yrs must be registered along with paid adult registration - Please RSVP by Clicking Here or on the link below:

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 have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Some health benefits include: reduces risk for stroke and perhaps other cardiovascular diseases, reduces risk of getting type 2 diabetes and it protects against certain cancers such as stomach and colon-rectum cancer. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.

Ongoing Programs - Feb - Mar, 2019

Event Date Start Time
Daily Ashtprakari Puja Daily 7:30 AM
Aarti-Mangal Divo Weekdays 8:15 PM
Sat/Sun/Holidays 7:30 PM
Chundadi 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 2/22 7:30 PM
JCYC & JSG Pathshala / Adult Swadhyay / Sutra Class

9:40 AM
Webcast of the discourses by Shri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri

LA Study Group Meetings
Post office Building


10:00 AM-Noon
Weekly Evening Swadhyay Every Monday, Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday
Adhyatmasar Swadhyays Monday By Girishbhai
(8:00 PM to 9:30 PM)
14 Gunasthanak Tuesday By Hasendrabhai
(8.30 PM to 10.00 PM)
Shrimad Rajchandra Vachnamrut Wednesday By Rameshbhai
8:30 pm to 10 pm
Yogshatak Swadhyays Thursday By Girishbhai
(8:00 PM to 9:30 PM)

Lifetime Tithis

Send a photograph of your loved one to Kinal Modi at kinalmodi12[at]yahoo.com.
Please contact Ketan Parekh at ketan.parekh[at]jaincenter.net for information, questions or any pledges.

Upcoming Events

Dignitary Visits & Shibirs

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

Other News

1) UCI School Of Humanities - Jainism & Bioetics - Feb 22, 2019

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

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[at]u.northwestern.edu
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