JCSC Weekly

Ongoing Programs - September, 2017

Event Date Start Time

Daily Ashtprakari Puja


 7:30 AM

Aarti-Mangal Divo


 8:15 PM


 7:30 PM


Daily in the morning


Chaudus 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


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

Rahul Kapoor Jain's Afternoon Program by JAYA - 9/17 :1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Rahul Kapoor Jain's Evening Program - 9/17 : 8:00 PM

Sasvati Ayambil Oli - 9/27 - 10/5

Dignitary Visits / Shibirs

Fri-Sat, Sept 15 -16: Lectures by Shamanijis from India

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.

Rahul Kapoor Jain's Afternoon Program by JAYA - Sept 17, 2017

JAYA (Jain Association of Young Adults) has arranged a program by Rahul Kapoor Jain on Sunday,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)

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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@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 any inconvenience.

Rahul Kapoor Jain's Evening Program - Sept 17, 2017

It is our pleasure to inform that we have arranged at our Jain Center an evening program by Shri Rahul Kapoor Jain. He is one of the most sought after speakers in India as well as a Keynote speaker in the recent Jaina Convention and also many earlier Jaina Conventions . Shri Rahul Kapoor Jain will be giving us an enlightening talk on " Forgiveness - Your Key To Happiness".

During his first ever appearance in the last week of June 2017 at our center almost 500+ enjoyed his presentation and we ended up arranging a second program within couple of days due to an overwhelming request from the audience.

Subject of his Talk:

"Forgiveness – Your Key To Happiness" by Rahul Kapoor Jain


When - Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 8:00 PM onwards

Where: At the Jain Center Main Hall

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. And the first to forget is the happiest.

The word Forgiveness 'Kshama' means patience, forbearance and pardon. Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is the vehicle for changing our perception and letting go of our fears, condemning judgments and grievances.

Through this inspirational talk, Rahul Kapoor Jain will share how to make forgiveness a choice, and experience happiness (almost instantly). The ability to seek forgiveness, forgiving others and learning to 'forgive and forget' is an ornament of the brave. It requires deep understanding of psychology, science and spirituality to bring about lasting change in our behaviors and life.Come experience the power of forgiveness.

About the Speaker

Rahul Kapoor is India's leading Inspirational Speaker and an Author. He speaks in the areas of peak performance, teamwork and relationships. His customized content, which is a combination of Psychology, Science and Spirituality, is delivered to hundreds of prominent organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies resulting in increased sales revenue, superior customer service and operational excellence.

In 2016, Rahul launched his mega program for families called Charan Sparsh to rejuvenate understanding, trust and love among family members. Currently, he is on a 30 city India tour of this program. Over the last 19 years, his programs have inspired over 150,000 people across 13 countries like India, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, USA and The Middle East. You could found more info on GOOGLE and also on his website: www.rahulkapoor.in

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)

Wellness Challenge - Read Every Day

For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to "Read Every Day." Life used to be a lot simpler and easy and reading was one of the most popular forms of self-development and entertainment. But these days, with the ever advancement and technology, there is more distraction and other things for people to do. Many people have lost interest in reading, some children, even find it boring as they prefer to play video games or spend all their times on their phones. This is a cry of shame, as reading offers many benefits, it also plays a vital role in children's and adults development because it improves your ability to focus, retain information, think better and concentrate. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.


1.Interfaith Expression on Peace & Non-Violence

Please find flyer on Gandhi Jayanti to be celebrated on October 1,2017 Sunday at Jain center of Southern California.

Please support the event.

"Interfaith Expression on Peace & Non violence "
in Commemoration of Birth of Mahatma Gandhi.

Date: October 1,2017

Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 pm

Venu: Jain Center of Southern California

Address: 8072 Commonwealth Ave, Buena Park,Ca 90621


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