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Dear Community members, Jai Jinendra,

We are very pleased to announce a general information session at JCNC, Milpitas about the Forthcoming JAINA convention. 

Shri Mahesh Wadher (JAINA Convention Convener and First VP) and other JAINA leadership team will be visiting JCNC Temple, Milpitas and provide an informal session about JAINA activities and JAINA Convention 2019 that is taking place at Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, California from July 4, 2019 to July 7, 2019. 

As a continued supporter of JAINA, this will be a great opportunity for JCNC community members to meet and greet JAINA Convention Board and to learn about JAINA projects, upcoming Convention and sponsorship opportunities.

Date: March 2nd (Saturday) 12-3:30 pm

Swamivatsalya Lunch will be served from 12 noon to 1.00 pm. Followed by update by JAINA leadership to JCNC community.

RSVP is must, on or before February 27, 2019. Click here to RSVP. Please contact JCNC leadership for more information or any questions.

Best Regards,
  • Prem Jain (Past JAINA President & JCNC President)
  • Nitin Shah (Chairman), JCNC, 408-406-2283, bodchair@jcnc.org
  • Sudhanshu Jain (President), JCNC, 408 393 7668, president@jcnc.org
  • Hetan Shah / Rajeev Jain, PR Departement, JCNC, pr@jcnc.org

Santhara - Yuvacharya Sadhvi Shubhamji

posted Jan 3, 2021, 9:11 PM by JCNC Technology

Jain Center of Northern California

722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA 95035

Jain Bhawan and Temple is CLOSE.

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[Yuvacharya Sadhvi Shubhamji [October 3, 1957 - January 2, 2021]

 

"Soul is the central point of spiritual discipline" - Tirthankar Mahaveer

 

Jai Jinendra,

 

Born as Shobha, Yuvacharya Sadhvi Shubhamji became a disciple of Acharya Chandanaji at a very early age. After spending her initial years gaining an in-depth knowledge of multiple religious scriptures, she dedicated her life to Seva (Service), Siksha (Education) and Sadhna (Spirituality). 

In her early youth she led multiple humanitarian projects at Veerayatan.  Not only was she blessed with a sound understanding of religious principles, but her strong mindfulness also enabled her to perform multiple long ‘Avdhaans’ (remembering and responding to 100 + questions) at a very young age.

As Veerayatan expanded globally she traveled to many countries around the world preaching Jain Values to all ages.  She developed one on one life transformation relationships with many around the world

She was loving, kind, calm, simple and jovial.  She was an embodiment of non-attachment, completely free of all aversions. She was a true saint who not only attracted humans but birds and animals as well.  Free birds including parrots used to fly up to her, sit on her shoulders, eat from her hands, spend time with her and fly away only to return back.

She was anointed Yuvacharya of Veerayatan by Acharya Chandanaji a few years back which was celebrated by the Jain community all around the world.

She had recently developed some lever related ailment and was being treated at a reputed hospital in Pune.  Surrounded by Veerayatan Sadhvi Ji’s, her well-wishers and many volunteers she remained calm and in complete tranquility in her final moments in the same way she was the rest of her life.

She was given Santhara by Acharya Chandanaji at 12:30 am on January 2 at Jupiter Hospital, Pune, and left for her heavenly abode at 6 am.  Sadhvi Shilapiji, Sadhvi Shrutiji and Sadhvi Manasviji were with her in her final moments.

As she left for her heavenly abode, she wished the world well before she left and continued to shower her blessings from her new abode.

At JCNC we have many memories of her as she blessed our centers a few times.

 
While we understandably feel sad at this huge loss, let us take a moment to remember her smiling face, her calm spiritual influence, the warmth of her pure selfless love & kindness for each one of us.  Let us pay our obeisance to her by celebrating her amazing life and incorporating the values she taught us in our own lives.

Please consider observing a 2-minute meditation prayer after reading this message.

 

JCNC together with other CA Centers are planning a Shraddhanjali Zoom event and we will communicate details soon.

 

Sincerely,

 

Biren Shah

JCNC President

M: (408) 206-9049

president@jcnc.org

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[JCNC] Season's Greetings

posted Dec 21, 2020, 3:03 PM by JCNC Technology

Jain Center of Northern California

722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA 95035

Jain Bhawan and Temple is CLOSE.

Live Darshan 24/7 here 

Season’s Greetings!!!

 

JCNC wishes you best of the season – healthy and happy holidays and a chance to reflect, recharge and reconnect with family.

 

As we close out the year, you still have time to donate and maximize tax deductions during 2020. Many companies provide matching contributions, and I encourage you to take advantage of company programs. Your support for JCNC is appreciated.

 

JCNC offers convenient options for donations. Please visit jcnc.org/donate

 

For stock donations, please contact Manhar Shah, VP Finance M: (510) 552-4095 via email finance@jcnc.org

 

I take this opportunity to thank JCNC volunteers, Executive Committee members and Board of Directors, members of BOD and EC committees for their services.

SF Bay Area is under enhanced COVID restrictions. Stay safe, stay healthy.

 

Live Darshan is available 24/7 jcnc.org/home


Jai Jinendra,  

Biren Shah

JCNC President

M: (408) 206-9049

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[JCNC] Enlightening talk with prof. Dr. Dipak Jain

posted Dec 21, 2020, 2:17 PM by JCNC Technology




722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA

JCNC Bhavan and Temple is closed until further notice

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Jai Jinendra,





Best Regards,

Rajeev Jain

VP Public Relations & Membership

For any questions, please contact us @ pr@jcnc.org  

 

 

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[JCNC] BHAKTI BHAV in memory of Upendra Bhai Shah at JCNC

posted Dec 4, 2020, 4:58 PM by JCNC Technology




722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA

JCNC Bhavan and Temple is closed until further notice

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Jai jinendra,


With profound grief and sorrow, we announce the demise of our beloved Father, Shri Upendra Bhai Shah (Father of Harsh Shah - Union city). He passed away on December 2, 2020 at 10 AM PST.




Upendra Bhai Shah
03 October,1958  - 2 Dec, 2020

He will be remembered as a beloved husband to Rekhaben, loving father to Harsh - Shivangi (Union city), Kosha-Karna; a loving Grandfather to Sanvi, Ruhi & Veer and a best friend to many  He was a compassionate, kind and a very lively person. He lived a very simple but happy and exemplary life. 


Death is inevitable but the soul is immortal and pure in its original form. It just changes the body according to its Karma. We pray, wherever his soul is, it rests in absolute peace and further pray, it gets the sharanu of Panch Parmeshti Dev to get out of this cycle of death and birth and ultimately attains Nirvana.  

 

Harsh Shah, Shivangi Shah, 

Rekahben Shah

650-808-0661

Union City, CA

 

In light of covid restrictions, we have arranged a Zoom based online bhakti bhav Saturday, 5th of December at 7:00pm to honor and celebrate the life of Upendra Bhai Shah.

 

Your e-presence is requested.

 

"BHAKTI BHAV"

Date: Saturday, December 5th, 2020

Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Venue: Zoom link (see below for details)


Zoom details:

Topic: Bhakti Bhavna
Time: Dec 5, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Best Regards,

Rajeev Jain

VP Public Relations & Membership

For any questions, please contact us @ pr@jcnc.org  

 

 

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[jcnc] #Giving Tuesday - Donate now to JCNC

posted Nov 30, 2020, 10:15 AM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Nov 30, 2020, 10:16 AM ]



722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA

JCNC Bhavan and Temple is closed until further notice

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#GIVING TUESDAY


Tuesday, the Dec 1 NATIONAL DAY OF GIVING


On Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the world comes together for one common purpose:

to celebrate generosity and to give.


On #GIVING TUESDAY, please Donate to JCNC.


  

Ease of Giving.

PayPal to JCNC. Please send the donation to email paypal@jcnc.org Organization: Jain Center of

Northern California. In the description box “Add a note”.

     


Please add Jain Center of Northern California Business account with the

email ID: finance@jcnc.org for Zelle transfer.

     Direct transfer to Jain Center of Northern California. Routing Number: 121 000 358 Account Number: 001151833011

Stock Transfer: Please reach out to finance@jcnc.org for performing equity donations. JCNC Finance department will provide a form of the stock transfer account details.

Check: Write a check to JCNC and mail to 722 S Main St Milpitas CA 95035


On this #Giving Tuesday, we appreciate your continued support to JCNC.



Best Regards,

Rajeev Jain

VP Public Relations & Membership

For any questions, please contact us @ pr@jcnc.org  

 

 

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[jcnc] National Thanksgiving Jaap

posted Nov 26, 2020, 6:18 PM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Nov 26, 2020, 6:18 PM ]




722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA

JCNC Bhavan and Temple is closed until further notice

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Jai Jinendra, 


We would like to invite your JCNC members to join us for the Young Jains of America (YJA) National Thanksgiving Jaap alongside Jain youth and Sanghs from across North America.

As you may know, millions of turkeys are robbed of life on Thanksgiving every year. Through this event, we will come together to pray that their souls are in peace and their deaths are free of fear. We will have several youth reciting sutras and Navkar, which is sure to be inspiring to all kids.

The Jaap will take place tomorrow, November 26th, from 2:00pm - 3:30pm ET via Zoom. Details on how to join can be found below:

Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/yja-thanksgiving-jaap-2020
Facebook Event Link: https://bit.ly/yja-thanksgiving-jaap-event-2020 

Please feel free to forward the above information (time, date, Facebook Event, and Zoom link) to the rest of community members - the Jaap is open for everyone to attend! We have also attached a graphic to this email with the same information that can be forwarded over WhatsApp.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! 

Best Regards,

Rajeev Jain

VP Public Relations & Membership

For any questions, please contact us @ pr@jcnc.org  

 

 

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[jcnc] JCNC Temple announcement - TEMPLE IS CLOSED AGAIN

posted Nov 16, 2020, 6:21 PM by JCNC Technology



722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA

JCNC Bhavan is now CLOSED

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Jai Jinendra,


As per the most recent health directives from CA state and Santa Clara County issued on November 16th, our JCNC temple has been closed again as of November 17th.

Jain bhavan will remain closed until further notice.

Your Executive Committee team will try to re-open as soon as possible based on the Government rules.

Thanks,


Executive Committee,

Dev Gandhi – Facility Department

 


 

 

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JCNC Elections 2020

posted Nov 15, 2020, 9:45 PM by JCNC Technology

JCNC Elections 2020

Results 

Jai Jinendra and Shubh Deepavali to all JCNC members, 

The JCNC 2020 Election Committee is pleased to announce that the following candidates were elected for the positions mentioned, for the term starting 2021. This result was also announced during Mahavir Nirvan Day virtual zoom program on November 14th 2020.

Out of 1,304 eligible member families (~2,200 eligible votes), 789 people casted their vote for JCNC Elections 2020 (783 Online, 5 over Zoom meeting and 1 In-Person Vote).   

Approx. 124+ Member families were not eligible to vote this Year because they enrolled or renewed their JCNC membership after June 1st. Please be reminded that per JCNC Bylaws, JCNC annual membership is for the calendar Year irrespective of when you enroll/renew. “To be eligible to vote and run for the EC or BOD positions, a member must be in valid paid status with membership dues paid before June 1st of the same Year. "Life Members are always eligible to vote and run for the positions as per the requisite."

Elected candidates are as follows (Listed in alphabetical order by first name)

Board of Directors (BOD) Positions: 

The majority of the receiving votes of the general membership body elected the following BOD positions. 

Position: Benefactor Board of Director [3 Year term] (2 Seats)

Elected: Bipin A. Shah, Yogendra Bobra 

Position: Benefactor Board of Director [2 Year term] (1 Seat)

Elected: Prerana Saraiya 

Position: Benefactor Board of Director [1 Year term] (1 Seat)

Elected: Girish Shah 

Position: BOD - Community Representative (2 Year Term) (5 Seats)

Elected members for this position are: 

Kirit Bavishi, Mittal Kothari, Pravin Turakhia, Umesh Sagar, Yogesh Bapna

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (EC) POSITIONS:

Position: VP of Cultural (1 Year Term) (1 Seat)

Elected: Sharad Dadbhawala 

Position: VP of Food Department (1 Year Term) (1 Seat)

Elected: Mihir Doctor 

Position: VP of Membership and Public Relations (1 Year Term) (1 Seat)

Elected: Hetan Shah 

Position: VP of Technology and Systems (1 Year Term) (1 Seat)

Elected: Bipin Nepani 

Position: Co-VP of Cultural (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

Elected: Kamalesh Dungarmal Jain 

Position: Co-VP of Education (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

Elected: Nayan Jain 

Position: Co-VP of Finance & Treasurer (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

Elected: Bharat Kamdar 

Position: Co-VP of Food Department (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

Elected: Nirav Gala 

Position: Co-VP of Membership and Public Relations (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

Elected: Ravi Shah 

Position: Co-VP Private Events (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

Elected: Niranjan Patel 

Position: Co-VP of Religious Programs (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

Elected: Nikunj Mehta 

Position: Co-VP of Technology and Systems (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

Elected: Prakash Jain

 The following EC positions have no eligible nominations at this time.

Co-VP of Facilities Administration (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

 The Election Committee has unanimously voted to defer open EC positions to the EC of the upcoming term to nominate and select suitable candidates (as applicable) and to the Board of Directors of the upcoming term for approval thereof and as applicable. All of the eligibility requirements for EC/BOD positions per JCNC 3rd Amended Bylaws would be applicable for these open positions. 

Certified by JCNC 2019 Election Committee 

Vipul Kothari (Chair), Kiran Shah, Pranay Shah, Utpal Mehta, Giriraj Jain and Bijal Vakil (Legal Adviser)


[jcnc] Pooja or Abhishek Sign Up for the days of Diwali - November 2020

posted Nov 13, 2020, 10:02 AM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Nov 13, 2020, 10:03 AM ]


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            ***Shri Mahaviray Namah***Shri Adinathay Namay***Shri Parsnathay Namay***

To avoid many people at same time for Abhishek or Pooja, we are continuing with the sign up process. Sign up for the 3rd week of November is now available at the following links.


Here are few changes:

1: Kesar Pooja will start at 8:00AM to 3:30PM on 14th, 15th and 16th. 

    Each slot is 5 minutes.

    Puja will be open only for Adinath Bhagwan.

    Sign up slots for 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th will be released on Monday.

2: You must not perform any dravya pooja.

3: In case of Kesar pooja please  DO NOT Sign for multiple days.

4: Labharthi without signup may be denied performing pooja.   


For the Kesar Pooja sign up, click here.

For the Abhishek sign up, click here. 

 

·         DO NOT Bring any DRAVYA from home. This is strictly for Ang Pooja and Abhishek.

·         Must follow Covid 19 rules and restrictions.

·         Must wear Face masks all the time.

·         Must maintain 6 ft distance all the time.

·         Be courteous to other darshnarthi and avoid singing out loudly.

·        Be On Time 

·         Wash your hands before and after the pooja.

·         Members who were not able to sign up for a Pooja slot; to do the Kesar Pooja - ONLY if the gabhara is vacant in between the pooja slots.  

 

Rikesh Shah & Padmesh Parekh
VP & Co-VP of Religious Programs
For any questions, please contact us @ religious@jcnc.org


 

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[jcnc] JCNC Sunday Adult Swadhyaya continuing on November 15, 10AM via ZOOM

posted Nov 12, 2020, 11:35 PM by JCNC Technology



722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA

JCNC Bhavan and Temple is closed until further notice

Live Darshan 24/7 here 


Jai Jinendra,

 

We trust you and your loved ones are safe during this challenging pandemic.

 

As you all know, the JCNC Sunday Adult Swadhyaya usually conducted on the 2nd floor in Sthanak/Bhakti Area is continuing Zoom Video Conference from 10 to 11:15 AM on the coming Sunday, November 15th, and every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of every month consistent with Senior Jaina Shala 2020-21 Schedule. 

 

Brief Description of Swadhyaya Topic:

 

हमारे स्वाध्याय का विषय आचार्य हरिभद्रसूरी रचित "योगदृष्टि समुच्चय" है।  उनकी रचनाओंमेंयोगदृष्टि समुच्चयजैनयोग का अन्यन्त महत्त्वपूर्ण ग्रन्थ है। यह ग्रन्थ संस्कृत में है और उसमे २२८ श्लोक है। आचार्य हरिभद्र ने आत्मा के विकास-क्रम को योग पद्धति पर एक नए रूप में विश्लेषित किया है। इस ग्रन्थ में मित्रा, तारा, बला, दीप्रा, स्थिरा, कान्ता, प्रभा और परा  - इन आठयोगदृष्टिओं का विस्तृत वर्णन है।  इसमें योग-साधकों के उपकार हेतु उन्होंने इच्छायोग, शास्त्रयोगऔर सामर्थ्ययोग स्वरूप व्यक्त किया है और अंत में योग के अधिकारी के रूप में गोत्रयोगी, कुलयोगी, प्रवृत्तचक्रयोगी और सिद्धयोगी - इन चार योगियों का वर्णन किया है।  आचार्यहरिभद्र ने इस ग्रन्थ पर १०० पद्य प्रमाण वृति लिखी है जो ११७५ श्लोक परिमाण है।

 

The pdf file of the last swadhyaya (11/1/2020) on Yogdrashti Samuchchay can be accessed via the following link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17F0bFvtxog-_0dSsPkYZZM1vHFN9GlwS/view?usp=sharing

 

Zoom Conference Call Information:

Topic: JCNC Swadhyaya

Time: Nov 15, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

        Every 2 weeks on Sun,

        Nov 15, 2020 10:00 AM

        Nov 29, 2020 10:00 AM

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/99061942082?pwd=MDIvOWV2dEZuYU1HRngyMk03UWFKdz09

 

Meeting ID: 990 6194 2082

Passcode: 408510

 

Be safe, and please take extra measures of protection. 

 

Best regards & Pranaam,

Harendra Shah

Kamlesh Mehta

Cell: (408) 839-8996

श्री बृहत्कल्पभाष्य में कहा है: “नवि अत्थि  वि  होहीसज्झाय समं तवो कम्मंअर्थात "स्वाध्याय के समान दूसरा तप  अतीत में था कोई वर्तमान में है और  भविष्य में होगा। "

तप के बाह्य (और अभ्यन्तर (भेद है और "स्वाध्यायअभ्यन्तर तप है।

"ज्ञानक्रियाभ्याममोक्षःअर्थात "ज्ञान और क्रिया (आचरणके सम्यग संयोग से मोक्ष प्राप्ति है।"

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