JCSC Weekly

Ongoing Programs - Jan. 2018

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


 9:00 AM

Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


 7:30 PM

JCYC & JSG Pathshala / Adult Swadhyay / Sutra Class



Webcast of Discourses by Shri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri


1:30 PM to 4:00 PM Aradhana Hall

Weekly Evening Swadhyay

Every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday


Adhyatmasar Swadhyays


 By Girishbhai
 (8:00 PM to 9:30 PM)

14 Gunasthanak


 By Hasendrabhai
 (8:30 PM to 10:00 PM)

Yogshatak Swadhyays


 By Girishbhai
 (8:00 PM to 9:30 PM)

N: B: Hasendrabhai's next evening swadhyay will be on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, as he is out of the country.

Life Time Tithis

01/19 - Sheth,Samir,Komal and Hitesh,Kajal – Death Anniversary of Shri Satish Mehta

01/20 - Parekh, Ketan and Bhavna - Kamalaben Parekh

01/21 - Kamlaben K. Shah and Family - Kirtichandra N. Shah

01/24 - Sheth, Harshad, and Bharti - In memory of Shri Harshadbhai Sheth

01/25 - Vadecha, Niruben, Pragnesh, Biren, - In memory of Shri Jashvantlal Devshibhai Vadecha, Mita,Sweta,Agam,Nigam

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

Wellness Health Seminar - 1/21

Adult Swadhyay Shibir 1 - 1/27, 1/28

Dignitary Visits / Shibirs

12 Bhavna Shibir - 1/27 - 1/28, 2018

Change Of Dates In 2018 JCSC Calendar

We wanted to let you all know that the calendar of events is changing for the month of April and December 2018.

The change is as follows:

  1. Mahavir Janam Kalyanak (MJK) will now be moved from April 1 to April 8, 2018, from 2 PM onwards.
  2. JCYC & JSG Pathshala / Adult Swadhyay / Sutra classes will now be held on April 1, 2018. Earlier these was being held on April 8, 2018, but is now canceled.
  3. JCYC winter camp for 2018 will be Dec 21, 22, 23 and 24,2018.

There is no change of date for Medical Camp of 2018.

The medical camp date is the same, March 18th, not March 25th.

Please read the same clarification in Jan-March 2018, News Letter.

Please make note of these changes in your personal calendars.

Derasar Timings & Seva Request

As JCSC caretaker Amrish Bhojak will be on vacation and out of the country from December 3, 2017 to January 23, 2018, Derasar timings will be strictly observed as per the following schedule:

Mon - Fri: Morning 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Evening 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat - Sun from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

If you happen to visit Derasar, please see that you check in and check out during these hours.

JCSC also requests community members to volunteer and offer your Seva during these hours.

For "Seva" on any day/any hours please contact:

Salil Bhojak on 714-253-8569 or email- salilvbhojak@hotmail.com

Dr. Mahendra Shah at 714-757-9490 email- drmcshah@hotmail.com

12 Bhavna Shibir - Jan 27 - 28, 2018

The "12 Bhavna" Shibir is scheduled during the weekend of January 27 - 28, 2018. Please sign up for this Shibir using the attached form.

"12 Bhavna" Shibir January 27 - 28, 2018

ભાવના ભવ નાશીની

પ્રભુ મહાવીર દેવ પોતાની સાડા બાર વર્ષની સાધના માં ભાવના-ધ્યાન-ભાવના-ધ્યાન વડે છેવટે સર્વ ઘાતી કર્મોનો ક્ષય કરી કેવળજ્ઞાન ની પ્રાપ્તિ કરીને મોક્ષે પધાર્યા. ભાવના = અનુપ્રેક્ષા = અંતર્મુખતા અને તેના પરીણામે એકાગ્રતા અને એકાગ્રતા એટલે ધ્યાન અને ધ્યાનની પરાકાષ્ઠા એટલે અનુભૂતિ. અનુભૂતિથી આત્માનો સાક્ષાત્કાર અને અનંત આનંદ ની પ્રાપ્તિ...

એવી પરમાત્માએ બતાવેલ, ઉપદેશેલ અને પોતે પ્રયોગ કરી સિદ્ધ કરેલ મોક્ષના સચોટ ઉપાય રૂપ બાર ભાવનાની શિબિર:

January 27- 28, 2018 "12 Bhavna" Shibir Schedule

Saturday, Jan 27, 2018

Session 1 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lunch - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session 2 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Break - 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Session 3 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Dinner - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Sunset 5:18 PM)

Sunday Jan 28, 2018

Session 4 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lunch - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session 5 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Break - 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Session 6 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Dinner - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please CLICK HERE for the form

About Car Ride during the upcoming Shibir on January 27-28,2018

Kalpanaben Shah will manage Ride arrangement. You or someone you know will need a ride to and from the Shibir.

please contact her on at +1 (949) 784-9950 and let her know.

DRIVERS: If you drive and can provide a ride to others, please contact Kalpanaben by calling or text and please volunteer.

She will try and match up to satisfy as many as practical. This needs to be done as early as possible for bigger success.

Invitation to Townhall Meeting - Feb 11, 2018

Object Of The Meeting: Connecting Communities through Communication

The JCSC Board of Directors & Executive Committee would like to invite all JCSC community members to a Town Hall meeting at the following time:

Date: Sunday, Feb 11th, 2018
Time : 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Auditorium, JCSC.


  1. Know your committee
  2. Top priority issues
  3. Important Suggestions to improve.
  4. Young Pathshala Parents session to meet and greet with members to interact, have their input or any concern.
  5. Volunteer appreciation
  6. Q&A

Please attend this Town Hall meeting. Your input is very valuable.

Please send your suggestion/concern in advance to the following members.

Dr. Mahendra Shah - 714-757-9490,drmcshah@hotmail.com
Pramod Shah - 213-327-7058, pshah24@gmail.com
Ketan Parekh - 714-299-6789, ketanraj@sbcglobal.net

Dr. Jasvant Modi
President, JCSC.

Wellness Challenge - Eat Fiber Rich Foods

For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to "Eat Fiber Rich Foods." Dietary fiber intake provides many health benefits. However, average fiber intake for US children and adults are less than half of the recommended levels. Individuals with high intakes of dietary fiber appear to be at significantly lower risk for developing coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and certain gastrointestinal diseases. Increasing fiber intake lowers blood pressure and serum cholesterol levels. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.

Other News

1) Jain Workshop At Atlanta GA, USA

When: Friday, March 2, 2018 to Sunday March 4, 2018

Jain Society Greater Atlanta and Jaina Education Committee have jointly organized the Jain workshop from Friday March 2, 2018 to Sunday March 4, 2018.

We had great success on our past two Workshops conducted in Raleigh, NC in October and December 2017. Please view few photos of these workshops by clicking the following link

Workshop Theme and Purpose

"STRIKING A BALANCE: - Examining Social, Cultural, and Spiritual environment that our youth face while growing up in North America".

The main purpose of the workshop is to educate both adults and youth (over 14 years of age) with regards to the fundamental principles and philosophy of Jainism and how to apply these principles in all walks of life through practical examples. This includes social, business, family, ethical, religious and spiritual environment.

Workshop Moderator:

Workshop moderator is Pravin K Shah, Jaina Education Committee chairperson and Jain eLibrary Project in-charge. The workshop will be in English with some Hindi/Gujarati explanation.

Workshop Duration and Location

Date and Time

March 2, 2018 Friday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (includes Dinner time before Sun set)
March 3, 2018 Saturday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Lunch, and Dinner time before Sun set)
March 4, 2018 Sunday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (includes Lunch time)

Workshop Venue/ Location

Jain Society-Greater Atlanta 
669 S Peachtree St, Norcross, GA 30071
www.jsgatemple.org Telephone 770 807 6187


Simple Vegan food (absolutely no dairy product) will be served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all three days.  No fried foods will be served as a way to promote healthy living. 

Paper Product

All paper products such as plates, bowls, napkins, and glasses will be used of eco-friendly, bio- degradable, and from recycled materials. 

Workshop Overview and Major Topics:

The workshop takes Jainism beyond being just a religious identification for people. It discusses the fundamentals, which can be easily apply in our daily life. The workshop uses interactive method of Learning and Communication, which needs debates, discussions and open mindedness. The workshop is not a lecture format where the audience has very little input in terms of participation and discussion. ……to continue to read, please click the following link.


Workshop Registration and Fee:

The registration fee is $50.00 per person. It includes all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and workshop material. Please follow the link below to register and to make payment via Paypal or Credit card to the "Jain Education International". Please do not wait, we will close the registration once we reach to 40 participants.

Registration Form:


If you have any difficulty to filling out the Workshop registration form or if you have any other question, send an e-mail to Sejal Shah sejal2003@gmail.com or Pravin Shah jainaedu@gmail.com.

Hotel Accommodation:

If you need Hotel accommodation, please indicate in the registration form. We will contact you within two weeks and provide you the details of the Hotel and also provide you the direction from and to airport.

Samir Shah
Pritesh Ostwal
Jain Society of Greater Atlanta

Pravin K Shah
Jaina Education Committee
919 889 1900 Cell

2) A Unique Opportunity to Study Non Violence, Jain Dharma & Religious Traditions in India

Last Date to Apply is March 1st, 2018

International Summer School for Jain Studies (ISSJS) is currently accepting applications for three, four and six week study programs in India.

Jain Dharma/Religion originate d 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 Program is 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) 2018 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 13 years, every summer, ISSJS have been offered regularly in India. The number of participants has seen a steady increase every year. Nearly 800 students and scholars from many universities and High Schools have participated in ISSJS programs so far.

We are excited to be offering ISSJS - 2018 in its 14th annual year.

ISSJS is unique in that 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

Please contact Dr. Sulekh C. Jain, Houston, Texas, USAfor further information.
Home: 281-494-7656 Cell: 832-594-8005
His blog is https://sulekhcjain.wordpress.com