Bhakti thi Mukti – Reverence to Liberation (3 Day Seminar)

Bhakti thi Mukti : Reverence to Liberation

Disclosing Divine Secrets!

3 Day Journey Within!

Friday, October 10
th – Sunday, October 12th

Please Register by October 7th

Please note that there are schedule changes for Friday Oct 10. It starts after Aarti and additional details on session have been added.

To register please click on the link below:

In our busy lives we thrive to achieve a lot and yet remain frustrated at the end of the day! We try to find solace at the feet of God. To enhance this devotion an element of Bhakti becomes imperative. Bhakti is the bridge between a Bhakti & Bhagwan. It generates pure strength such that they both become ONE. Such is the power of true Bhakti.

ભક્તિનીશક્તિઅનુપમ છેતેશક્તિનીસીમાઅમર્યાદ છે. અમર્યાદ શક્તિ મુક્તિનુદાનદે છે.

There is immense& limitless power in Bhakti. And that power can lead us to Liberation!

ભક્તિનુબળસંસારનાવિપ્રિતપરિબળોનેનિર્બળ કરે છેઆત્માનેઉજ્જ્વળ  કરીનિર્મળકરે છે.

Bhakti diminishes the troubles of Sansaar and makes the Soul pure.

With this in mind, we have a 3 Day Shibir on the topic “Reverence to Liberation : Divine Secrets of Bhakti” lead by Shri Nileshbhai Mehta. Dates from October 10th to 12th. Shri Nileshbhai Mehta conducted last year’s shibir on Matarthi thi Aatmarthi Taraf

3 Day Workshop will include:

– Interactive Q&A sessions

– SPARSH Bhakti

– And for the first time, FORGIVENESS MEDITATION – a unique way to connect within 


Scheduled Sessions

Friday, Oct 10th : After Aarti – Session 1

Saturday, Oct 11th : 10.00am – 12.00 noon  – Session 2

                                 12.00noon – 12.30pm – Q&A

                                 12.30pm – 2.00pm – Lunch

                                 2.00pm – 4.00pm – Session 3

                                 4.00pm – 4.30pm – Tea

Sunday, Oct 12
th : 10.00am – 12.00 noon  – Session 4

                               12.00noon – 12.30pm – Forgiveness Meditation

                               12.30pm – 2.00pm – Lunch

                               2.00pm – 4.00pm – Session 5

                               4.00pm – 4.30pm – Tea

Nomination Announcement

As per the Bylaws of the Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC), our Center has two governing bodies: the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

The Executive Committee has responsibility for the general day-to-day operations of JCSC. Examples include – organizing and coordinating religious and cultural activities, manage the Derasar and the library, organize and schedule JCYC classes, etc. On the other hand, the Board of Directors is involved with broad policy and setting future goals and direction for the Center. Examples include – future facility expansions, management of existing assets, and coordinating major repairs and renovations. Four officers of the Executive Committee, namely, the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer also serve on the Board of Directors.

The Executive Committee consists of 15 members including five Officers: the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and the Public Relations Officer. All members including the five officers have a two-year term. Seven (7) EC positions are open this year.

The Board of Directors consists of 11 (seven + four officers from EC) members. Two positions out of the seven will be vacant.

The Nomination Committee is seeking nominations for positions as indicated on the Executive Committee Nomination form on the back. We invite interested, dedicated and eligible members who have completed one full year of life membership prior to the year of nomination to serve on the Executive Committee.

The Nomination Committee is also seeking nominations for positions as indicated on the Board of Directors Nomination form on the back. We invite interested, dedicated and eligible members who have completed five (5) full year of life membership prior to the year of nomination to serve on the Board of Directors. Candidates are urged to carefully review the eligibility requirements before completing the Nomination form. Candidates should also note that they must submit only one Nomination form—either for the Executive Committee or for the Board of Directors. There are no special EC positions for this year.

A completed Nomination form should be received on-line, by regular mail, fax or e-mail at the address shown below the form. A printed copy of the same form will be available at the temple with our Pujari Ji – Amrish Bhai.

All forms should be received by Thursday, September 25, 2014Mailed forms should be post-marked latest by September 22, 2014. Forms received after September 25, 2014 midnight as well as nominations from the floor will not be accepted.  A candidate may voluntarily withdraw from consideration by communicating in writing with any member of the Nomination Committee on or before October 5, 2014.  All received forms will be confirmed via email and names displayed on Jain Center websites – and

 The Nomination Committee will present its report to the EC at the EC meeting onWed, October 8, 2014. The EC will follow appropriate due process and procedures in considering the nominees. If an election becomes necessary, the election committee appointed by the EC will conduct them.

Nomination forms are attached and are also available on website.

Please send your photograph via separate email to

For questions or further information, please contact any Nomination Committee members:

Narendra Jain, Chairperson 

Kavita Sanghvi

Deven Shah

New Format of Emails from Jain Center

A reminder that after a successful launch of our new Jain Center website (, we are now pleased to announce that our email communications are receiving a facelift!

We will be discontinuing the use of Yahoo Groups on Wednesday, September 17.

First of all, please note that the new emails will be coming from the email address Please add this new email address to your email address book immediately. This will ensure that you will continue to receive Jain Center emails in your Inbox and not the Junk Mail/Spam folder. However, the official email address of Jain Center will still remain the same –

This is very important. Again, please add to your email Address Book.

We will be sending the next consolidated email from the new system and email address. We can promise that the new email format will be easy-to-read and professional.

If you have questions, please send us an email to or

Photo of all tapasvis with 8 more Upvases needed

We are planning to have an article regarding Paryusana and Tapasyas at JCSC in U. S. edition of Gujarat Samachar. We will appreciate it if you have done 8 or more Upvases to send us a passport size picture so that we can forward it to the newspaper to print.

Please send photos by 9:00 AM on Friday, September 19th to

Please provide your name, city you live in, number of Upvases, and a passport size photograph of yourself.

Seminar on Taxation & Planning for NRIs

Sunday, September 14th at 1:30 PM.

Most of Indian community members including most Jains have various financial and property ties with India and always have questions about taxes and other regulatory issues. We have a speaker Rajesh Dhruv who is a specialist in this field and has offered to share his knowledge free of charge and without any obligations. He has been giving free seminars & lectures for last four years in this country.

We have scheduled his seminar tomorrow,  Sunday, September14th at 1:30 PM in upstairs class room. It will be approximately one hour seminar.
People will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Please see attachments for more information.



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