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Garba / Raas - Saturday, Sept 9th, from 7:30 PM onwards

posted Aug 20, 2017, 12:31 PM by JCNC Technology

Pranam


It is Garba-Raas time!!


JCNC Garba is unique and pure fun where you can dance with your friends and family members and also show your new moves and turns! Highly talented bay area artists, Palak and Ashish Vyas of Sargam Sangeet group, will ensure you will have the best musical evening. So, don’t wait and purchase your tickets today only!


Please click here to book your tickets online.


Member Price

Age 13 to 59 - $10

Kids 12 and under - $5

Senior - $5

Member's Guest (Non-Member)- $15

 

Important things to remember

Wristbands (for entry) will be given at the door on the event day.

No food will be served.

No strollers will be allowed in the auditorium, rotunda and the dining hall.

Please use classrooms A and B, if required


Join us in making it a memorable event


Best Wishes,

Pranay Shah and Niraj Gandhi

VP and Co VP - Cultural and Community Services

Paryushan Das Lakshan Mahaparva 2017 (please read)

posted Aug 18, 2017, 8:04 AM by JCNC Technology

Dear JCNC Members, Jai Jinendra!

Hope you are excited and ready for the eternal festival, a soul searching and spiritually rewarding auspicious Paryushan Parva starting at JCNC from today Friday, August, 18 for 18 days. The festival concludes by asking the forgiveness from each other, friends, families and most importantly enemies. Remember, we should first forgive and then ask for pardon. many teaching suggests - “Always pray to have eyes that see the best, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that that never loses”  Have faith in God.

 

At JCNC, 18 days of celebration starting from today August 18th  to September 4th, 2017, please do participate and take the dharma laabh with the pursuing activities on a daily basis - Prabhu Darshan, Abhishek, Pujan, Snatra Puja, Samayik, Pratikraman, Pravachan, Bhakti, Aarti-Mangal Devo, Aangi, Tapasya, Ekasana, and Swamivatsalya lunch. The following key auspicious days will also be celebrated – Sapna Ceremony, Samavatsari Day, Parna Day, Dhoop Dashmi, Anant Chaturdashi and Kshamavani.

 

This year’s Paryushan Celebration will be graced by the following invited dignitaries from India:

We are reiterating the RSVP based meal token system during the Paryushan Parva 2017, so please do accurate RSVP, ***Remember every RSVP/token costs money, somewhere in the range of $6 to $9 per plate when outside vendor prepare the food, particularly during Paryushan Parva.*** Please cooperate.

 

Also, please note this year, our team awarded the Paryushan Parva food contract to Shri Hasmukh bhai Patel, who is well known local name to JCNC, he will be now performing his duties as a vendor, we request to community members, please follow the general food guidelines during Paryushan time such as - no Tiffins, no Dabbas, no take away meals,  don’t interfere or socialize with him while he’s at the duty, only limited / designated people will be allowed in the kitchen, please let Hasmukh bhai focus to his job.

 

Finally, I’m glad to share that Paryushan 2017 planning team is ready and working hard to carry out the Jain festivity, hundreds of volunteers are engaged to make this auspicious, shashwat Paryushan Mahaparva more rewarding to our community members. However, we still need helping hands in a couple areas, if you are interested to help, please send an email at president@jcnc.org and will follow up with the tasks.

 

JCNC operation continuous need your generous donations, we (Jain’s) are famous for taan-maan-dhaan, please come to JCNC with full hands and remember to bring checkbooks and donate, don’t forget to contribute to general funds as well, as this fund is needed to run JCNC. Please sponsor one of the below levels, names will be announced.

  • Platinum sponsor - $5001,   Gold Sponsor - $3001   Silver Sponsor - $1001 (Multiple sponsors welcome).

This year, apart from introducing several new events at JCNC, there has been Chhatra chadava ceremony, installation of new surveillance camera system along with many add-on new items.

Also our Sangh is very fortunate that several dignitaries have visited so far this year in 2017:  Saman Shri Shrutaprajnaji, Shri Nayanbhai Sanghavi, Shri Harshbhai Chhadva,  Aacharya Shri Chandanaji and Sadhvi Shri Sanghamitraji, Samniji Shri Bhavit Pragyaji  & Samniji Shri Ratna Pragyaji  , Vidhikar Shri Narendra bhai Nanduji, Singer Shri Kummar Chatterjee, Shri Dipakbhai Bhimani. Additionally, LA Jain Sangh (Mahila Mandal, about 40 ladies) visited JCNC and JCNC Mumukshu Sangh (70+ people) visited NJ.

Please note, many other dignitaries are invited and will be here at JCNC in coming days in August and September timeframe, the names are as follow: Acharya Shri Roopchandji Maharajji and Yogi Shri Arunji Tiwari, Shri Jitubhai Shah, Pandit Shri Maheshkumarji Jain, Shri Tarlaben Doshi, Samaniji Dr. Suyashnidhiji and Samaniji Shri Sudhannidhiji.


As announced earlier, bod driven JCNC construction work will start in the last quarter of the year, and so we will limit the new events and activities for some time. Clearly, JCNC activities have increased, the volunteer force needed to implement these activities has also increased. I urge you all to come forward and participate in volunteer work and carry the ownership of taking the JCNC to the next level.


Once again, on behalf of JCNC Board, Executive Committee and all Volunteers I would like to extend my warm greetings and pray to Lord Adinath that all of us be the source of progress and the power of positive energy all around. Have a happy and spiritually uplifted upcoming Paryushan Maha Parva!!

 

“Sabka Saath, JCNC Sangh Ka Vikas”

Thank you and Jai Jinendra!

president@jcnc.org


Paryushan and Das Lakshan Maha Parva 2017 Sapna Ceremony – Saturday, August 19th, 2017

posted Aug 17, 2017, 11:25 AM by JCNC Technology

Shri Parshvanathay Namah:   Shri Adinathay Namah:   Shri Mahaviray Namah:

Paryushan and Das Lakshan Maha Parva 2017

Sapna Ceremony – Saturday, August 19th,  2017

Paryushan – Friday, August 18th – Friday August 25th

Das Lakshan – Saturday, August 26th – Monday, September 4th

http://www.jcnc.org  Phone: (408) 262-6242  Email: info@jcnc.org


 

Jai Jinendra,

Parvadhiraj Paryushan and Das Lakshan Mahaparva are almost here! Paryushan is the time to stay close to the soul, perform introspection, kshamapana, shed karmas and engage in soul purification activities!! At JCNC We have many religious programs and activities lined up for our community to participate in and take Dharma Laabh and make Paryushan Mahaparva and upcoming Das Lakshan Mahaparva spiritual and most rewarding!! Paryushan programs start on Friday, August 18th. If you missed the previous email, you can find Paryushan and Das Lakshan Program details at this link.

 

JCNC will be celebrating Sapna Ceremony on Saturday, August, 19rth, 2017Please plan to attend and take Dharma Laabh!

RSVP Online

We humbly request you to RSVP here for Swamivatsalya & Ekasana. Token system will be in place for meals. We request you edit headcount at Change RSVP for your family for any changes, latest by 8 PM the day before each meal. Please collect your meal pass at registration desk, provide pass to serving counter and collect your plate.

Additional Event Parking Locations

·                Open lot - 612 S. Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035 (Look for JCNC parking signs)

·                Open lot - 526 S. Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035 (Look for JCNC parking signs)

·                Other side of Railway Track (street/public parking) and Opposite Fire Station (street/public parking)

Please do not park in the parking lot of any neighboring businesses. Please plan to carpool, as much as possible and cooperate. This will help in a big way!

Sponsorship and Signup Opportunities

Please donate generously to JCNC General Fund and Swamivatsalya Fund, please remember to bring your checkbook. Thanks!

  • Platinum sponsor - $5001,   Gold Sponsor - $3001   Silver Sponsor - $1001 (Multiple sponsors welcome for each level)
  • Click here to donate and RSVP for Swamivatsalya and Ekasana.
  • View Ghee Boli and signup opportunities here and signup at temple
  • Ghee Bolis for Laxmiji Sapna, Parna, Aarti and Mangal Divo. For all other Sapna, multiple families can sign up for $121 each. Signup sheets are posted at the temple and will be available at Registration booth.

Detail Schedule for Saturday, August 19th, 2017

 

From

To

Activities

Venue

6:30 AM

 

Temple Open

 

6:30 AM

7:30 AM

Morning Pratikraman

Auditorium

6:30 AM

 

Pakshal Puja

Gabhara

8:30 AM

10:00 AM

Snatra Puja led by Shri Naveen Dedhia

Bhakti Area

10:15 AM

11:45 AM

Kalpa Sutra Vaachan by Shri Jitubhai Shah

Upstairs-Rang Mandap

9:30 AM

12:00 PM

Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti by Shri Pramod Patel

Auditorium

10:00 AM

11:30 AM

Pravachan by  Acharya Shri Roopchand Ji Maharaj / Yogi Arun Tiwariji in Classroom AB(Hindi)

Classroom A-B

  

11:30 PM

1:30 PM

Swamivatsalya - Ekasana - Lunch

Parking Lot

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

Swamivatsalya - Ekasana - Lunch (for Seniors Citizens only )

Dining Hall

1:00 PM

5:00 PM

Sapna Ceremony

Auditorium

After Sapna Ceremony

Aarti - Mangal Divo

Upstairs-Rang Mandap

5:30 PM

6:30 PM

Swamivatsalya Dinner (Seniors Citizens in Dinning Hall)

Parking Lot

6:45 PM

7:45 PM

Evening Pratikraman Deravasi Tradition

Auditorium

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

Evening Pratikraman - Sthanakvasi Tradition

Meditation Room A & B

 

For all other details about Paryushan and Das Lakshan events, please visit JCNC website at http://www.jcnc.org/paryushan/2017-paryushan-and-das-lakshana

For any further inquiries, please email info@jcnc.org

Best Regards,

JCNC Executive Committee

Disclaimer: Some of the details may be revised by JCNC Executive Committee as planning continues and as the actual event progresses. Please stay tuned and refer latest JCNC communication for the latest details.

Elections 2017 - Request for Nominations

posted Aug 13, 2017, 10:55 PM by JCNC Technology

JCNC Annual Election 2017


 REQUESTING NOMINATIONS FOR OPEN BOARD OF DIRECTOR AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE POSITIONS


Jai Jinendra,


Election committee is requesting nominations for open positions for Board and Executive Committee.  JCNC will hold its Annual Election Day during the Mahavir Nirvana day program at the Jain Bhawan. 


Vacancies for Board and Executive Committee for the upcoming election are listed below, have been posted on JCNC website and displayed on JCNC notice board.


Please submit nominations on or before September 12, 2017 by 8:00 PM PST via online, email or drop off.

Link for online nomination form and manual form with nomination instructions are included below, in this announcement. You have an option to apply for listed positions via online, mailing, email or physically dropping off the nomination paper(s).  In the meantime, please review these listed positions to get ready to serve our Jain Bhawan. Also, please update your and spouse’s email address, if it needs to be updated, at JCNC website under, Membership.


Please fill out JCNC 2017 Elections - Nomination Form if you would like to run or nominate an eligible member of JCNC, for one of the open positions listed above.

You can choose any one method from following choices to submit nomination form for yourself or if you are nominating someone else.

  1. Print form, fill out details and email from your JCNC registered email address to elections@jcnc.org
  2. You can Print, fill out and send Nomination Form by post mail to:  Attn: Election Committee, JCNC, 722 South Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035 and please notify us at elections@jcnc.org
  3. You can Print, fill out and drop Nomination Form off in a SEALED envelope addressed to Elections Committee, in the Finance lock box near the Bhawan Staircase and please notify us at elections@jcnc.org

You can nominate yourself for either one EC or one BOD position only. While nominating others, you can submit maximum of two nominations for EC and two nominations for BOD positions.


Election Committee reserves the right to invalidate the nomination in case of incorrect, incomplete or illegible entries.


Open Board of Director positions for the 2017 election (To learn about eligibility, please scroll down and read answer)

  • Benefactor Director (3 Year Term) (2 Seats)
  • BOD -EX President (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

Open EC (Executive Committee) Positions for the 2017 election (To learn about eligibility, please scroll down and read answer)

·         *   President (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

  • Co-VP of Cultural Activities (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)
  • Co-VP of Education (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)
  • Co-VP of Facilities (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)
  • Co-VP of Finance (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)
  • Co-VP of Membership and Public Relations (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)
  • Co-VP of Private events (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)
  • Co-VP of Religious Programs (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)
  • Co-VP of Technology and Systems (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

 

(Elected Co-VP will automatically become VP in his or her second year of the term; VP = Vice President; Co-VP = Co-Vice President)

(Frequently asked Questions) Note: This is a brief summary of the rules. For detailed information, please refer to JCNC 3rd amended by-laws available athttp://www.jcnc.org/jcnc- policies.


How do I know roles and responsibilities of each listed positions?

Visit http://www.jcnc.org/ jcnc-policies to learn about different roles and responsibilities of VP, Co-VP and Board members and you may contact them by email or in person to learn about their roles. You can find their email addresses on JCNC website under Board of Directors and Executive Committee.


How do I update my and my spouse's email address and why do I need to update it?

You must review and update your and spouse’s email addresses and other membership data online at JCNC website under Membership or emailing pr@jcnc.org You need to update this address because election committee will send out nomination forms, voting instructions and ballots at this email address. Please let your friends and family know about it, if they have not received this email.

 

How do I know if I am eligible to run for these positions? What are the requirements?

Executive Committee Positions:

  • JCNC life member in good standing and has paid the life membership fee by June 1st, 2017.
  • Any elected candidate cannot hold more than one official position at JCNC at any given time. 
  • 21 years of age or older

 President: In order to run for a President, the nominee must have previously served on the BOD or the EC for a minimum of 2 years.

Board of Directors ('BOD') Positions:

General Requirements for Community Board representative and Benefactor position:

  • JCNC life member in good standing and you have paid life membership fee by June 1st, 2017.
  • Any elected candidate cannot hold more than one official position at JCNC at any given time. 
  • 21 years of age or older and has minimum 2 years of JCNC EC or BOD experience
  • An individual may serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms on the BOD. After two consecutive terms, a Director may run for a BOD position only after a gap of a minimum of one year.

Special/ Additional Requirements for Benefactor/ BOD Positions:

  • Must be a Benefactor in good standing, (defined as any JCNC member in good standing who has donation commitments of $5001 or more and has made payments of $5001 by June 1st, 2017.  Eligibility is determined based on the JCNC financial records.
  • Current Benefactor memberships will follow the Term-limit rules as specified and interpreted from the Article 9 of the JCNC By-Laws and approved Election Guidelines.

Please send all elections related questions /suggestions/requests to elections@jcnc.org


Thank You,

JCNC 2017 Elections Committee

Paryushan and Das Lakshan Maha Parva 2017

posted Aug 13, 2017, 10:34 PM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Aug 17, 2017, 7:16 PM ]

Shri Parshvanathay Namah:   Shri Adinathay Namah:   Shri Mahaviray Namah:

Paryushan and Das Lakshan Maha Parva 2017

Paryushan – Friday, August 18th – Friday August 25th

Das Lakshan – Saturday, August 26th – Monday, September 4th

http://www.jcnc.org  Phone: (408) 262-6242  Email: info@jcnc.org 



Jai Jinendra !!!

Parvadhiraj Paryushan and Das Lakshan Mahaparva are almost here! Paryushan is the time to stay close to the soul, perform introspection, kshamapana, shed karmas and engage in soul purification activities!! At JCNC We have many religious programs and activities lined up for our community to participate in and take Dharma Laabh and make Paryushan spiritual and most rewarding!! Detailed program schedules are as following:

 

We humbly request you to RSVP here for Swamivatsalya & Ekasana. Token system will be in place for meals. We request you edit headcount at Change RSVP for your family for any changes, latest by 8 PM the day before each meal. Please collect your meal pass at registration desk, provide pass to serving counter and collect your plate.

 

During 8 days of Paryushan and 10 days of Das Lakshan we will have opportunity to listen to visiting Scholars. Please attend lectures and take Dharma Laabh!!

Dignitaries (Click on the name to view picture and profile):

·         Acharya Shri Roop chand Maharaj and Yogi Arun Tivari

·         Shri Jitubhai Shah

·         Pandit Maheshkumar Jain

 

Paryushan and Das Lakshan Major Events and Detail Schedule for each Event

Events/Activities

Date(s)

Paryushan Maha ParvaLink to detail Schedule

 

Friday, August 18th – Friday August 25th

Sapna Ceremony – Link to detail Schedule

 

Saturday, August 19th

Samvatsari Pratikaman – Link to detail Schedule

 

Friday, August 25th

Tapasvi Parana

Saturday, August 26th

Shrimad Rajchandra tradition Paryushan

Samvatsari Pratikraman/Alochana will be held on Saturday, August 26th and Parna will be observed on Sunday, August 27th

Saturday, August 19th to Saturday, August 26th

 

Digambar tradition Das Lakshan – Link to detail schedule

Parna will be observed on Tuesday,Sep 5th

Saturday, August 26th to Monday, Sep 4th

Tapasvi Bahuman (Sakal Sangh)

Saturday, Sep 9th


Sponsorship and Signup Opportunities:

Please donate generously to JCNC General Fund and Swamivatsalya Fund, please remember to bring your checkbook. Thanks!

Daily Paryushan Program

Activity

Time

Location

Daily Morning Pratikraman

6:30–7:30 AM

Auditorium

Pakshal Puja

7:00 AM

Gabhara (Upstairs)

Daily Snatra Puja

8.15–10:00 AM

Rang Mandap Upstairs

Daily Morning Gujarati Pravachan by Shri Jitubhai Shah

10:15 AM – 12:15PM

 

Bhakti Area (Upstairs)

 

Weekend morning Hindi Pravachan by Acharya Shri Roopchand Maharaj / Yogi Arun Tivariji

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Classroom A-B

Daily morning Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti - Swadhyay on Samadhi Maran by Shri Pramod bhai Patel

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Auditorium

Daily Swamivatsalya Lunch & Ekasana (All) RSVP here

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Tent in Parking lot

Daily Swamivatsalya Lunch & Ekasana (Senior Citizens only) RSVP here

 

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Dining Hall

Daily afternoon Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti and Dev Vandan by Shri Pramod Patel

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Auditorium

Daily Evening Pratikraman (Deravasi) 1st session

6:15 PM

Auditorium

Daily Evening Pratikraman (Sthanakvasi)

6:15 PM

Classroom A-B

Daily Evening Pratikraman (Deravasi) 2nd session

7:15 PM

Dining Hall (Men)

CEC (Women)

Daily Aarti-Mangal Divo

 

7:45 PM

Rang Mandap (Upstairs)

Daily Evening Gujarati Pravachan by Shri Jitubhai Shah (Bhakti Area):

 

8:30-9:45 PM

Bhakti Area (Upstairs)

 

Daily Evening Hindi Pravachan by Acharya Shri Roopchand Maharaj / Yogi Arun Tivariji  (Hindi)

8:15 to 9:45 PM

Auditorium

Daily Evening English Lecture/Activities for youth and children

 

8:30 to 9:45 PM

 

Classroom A-B

For additional activities and exceptions, refer detail Paryushan Schedule.


Like in Prior years, we will be having Paryushan and Das Lakshan worksheet. Links to More Info.  Worksheet.

Lecture Schedule and Topics for Pravachan by Shri Jitubhai Shah - Please see this Link

 

Best Regards,

JCNC Executive Committee

 

Disclaimer: Some of the details may be revised by JCNC Executive Committee as planning continues and as the actual event progresses. Please stay tuned and refer latest JCNC communication for the latest details.

 

 

 P=Pratikamn

A=Aaradhna

R=Rag-dwesh mittana 

Y=Yachna

U=Upvaas

S=Samayik

H=Har roz puja

A=Athai

N=Navkar jap pure kare


Paryushan Maha Parv



Musical Bhavna this Friday, August 11 by renowned artist Shri Kummar Chatterjee (not to miss event)

posted Aug 9, 2017, 7:16 PM by JCNC Technology

Jai Jinendra,

We are pleased to announce the Musical Bhavna event led by visiting artist Shri Kummar Chatterjee this coming Friday, August 11th here at JCNC Auditorium.

Shri Kummar Chatterjee has also performed Jain Bhakti at the White House in front of President Obama and also at the United Nations. He has regularly performed during the JAINA conventions and also performed dedicated Bhakti-Bhavna for Shrimad Rajchandraji events in many places.

We are fortunate to have him here at JCNC this time in a very short notice and arrangements. We request you all come, join and feel the musical rhythm and vibrations while his performance at JCNC and dharma laabh.

Program Details are as follows:
Event – Musical Bhavna led by Shri Kummar Chatterjee
Day – Friday
Date – August 11, 2017
Time – 8:15 PM (after Aarti)
Venue – JCNC Auditorium

Coordinator of the event Shri Bipin bhai Shah, please contacts him at 408 823 8276 if any questions or Pravin Turakhia at 510 593 7000 or Suresh Mehta at 925 640 8273

Thanks and kind regards,
Mahasukh Vora and Rakesh Jain
Religious EC VP and CoVP

Introduction of Shri Kummar Chatterjee

Shri Kummar Chatterjee, is born in a Bengali family, he is very much influenced and also follows Jainism and a Jain way of life, he is an artist singer and musicologist, doing research on ‘Mantra’ helps to rejuvenate the brain and music re energize the limbic system. He has recreated the original compositions of Yogiraj Shrimad Anandghanji, which indeed very helpful to regenerate the brain and body; it concentrates the tension and help with severe depression. He helps such patients at the Centre called "Music Mantra, Inc" in New Jersey. Treating patients like Cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson, ADHD, Depression etc.


He is echoing and spreading Jain Dharma all over the globe. He has turned over many performances in the USA, including at JAINA conventions. He has also done many Bhaktis dedicating to Shrimad Rajchandra.


He has performed in many known places and occasions, here are a couple of key names out of several events:

  • Performed Jain Bhakti at the White House in front of President Obama

  • Performed at the United Nations

  • Presented Jain sutras in fusion classical way 2009 in Melbourne and 2015 in Utah

  • Performed in JAINA conventions

  • Performed many times in a big events in India, in presence of hundreds of Jain Sadhu-Sadhviji in presence of many govt. officials including Maharashtra Chief Minister

Picture:


Upcoming Major Events:

  • Aug 10th, Thursday to Aug 25th, Friday – Akshaynidhi tap

  • Aug 11th, Friday to Aug 13th, Sunday – Shrimad Rajchandra 150th Janma Jayanti RSVP  More Info.
    Please note there will be no separate meeting of the Senior Mixer members on Sunday, Aug 13, 2017. All Senior Mixer members are requested to join this Celebration.

  • Aug 11thFriday – Musical Bhavna by visiting singer Shri Kummar Chatterjee @8:15 PM Auditorium

  • Aug 18thFriday to Aug 25thFriday – Paryushan Mahaparva

  • Aug 19th, Saturday – Paryushan Sapana Ceremony Celebration

  • Aug 25th, Friday – Samvatsari Pratikraman

  • Aug 26thSaturday – Paryushan Tapasvi Parna

  • Aug 26thSaturday to Sep 4thMonday – Das Lakshan Mahaparva

  • Sep 9thSaturday – Tapasvi Bahuman

  • 2017-18 Shala Registration is OPEN online at http://www.jcnc.org/Jcnc-shala


Dhwaja Ceremony - Celebrating 17th Anniversary of Temple and 42nd Anniversary of JCNC

posted Jul 31, 2017, 9:34 PM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 2:13 PM ]


Shri Parshvanathay Namah:   Shri Adinathay Namah:   Shri Mahaviray Namah:

Dhwaja Ceremony

Celebrating 17th Anniversary of Temple and 42nd Anniversary of JCNC

Friday, Aug 4, 2017 to Monday, Aug 7, 2017


Jai Jinendra!

The 17th annual Dhwaja Arohan ceremony will be performed by JCNC Sangh in guidance of Vidhikar Shri Narendra Bhai Nandu and Pt. Khemchandji Jain. The four days program will start with pujan on Friday, August 4th and will conclude on Monday, Aug 7th morning with Dwar opening.

During these four days program, many auspicious pujans, vidhaan, and rituals will be performed. This will cover Snatra Puja, Chovis (24) Tirthankar Pujan, Sargam Bhavna with Garba, Manokamana Vidhaan, Adhar Abhishek, Grand Musical Bhavna, Indra Dhwaja Puja, Sattarbhedi Pooja, Dhwaja Arohan Pujan, Vargodha (Procession), Chhatra Pujan, Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti, Grand Aangi, Aarti, Mangal Divo, Swamivatsalya and more.

Please RSVP NOW! for Swamivatsalya and help us plan and prepare for food!. The lunch/dinner RSVP also includes a few of the signups and volunteer signup.

You can view several other sign-ups and gheeboli details for various pujans and rituals at this link. Please comment with your name and email/phone to signup for any of the items in this list. You can also signup at temple. Please do participate and plan to attend this auspicious ceremony and take dharma laabh!

Chhatra (छत्र) Ceremony

The chhatra is an auspicious Jain symbol, there are three chhatra above the Jin idol's head and this is a symbol that he is the Lord of all three worlds(Loka). In addition, the chhatra also demonstrates that the Lord has forever destroyed the wheel of birth and rebirth and is now experiencing eternal bliss.

We are very pleased to announce that Chhatra ceremony will also be performed during this auspicious 17th JCNC anniversary event in the guidance of Shri Narendra bhai Nandu. These auspicious Chhatras are made up with pure silver in India and brought up here for this occasion. We’ll have gheeboli chadhava for Chhatras for Shri Adinathji Idol, Shri Parshwanathji Idol, and Shri Mahavirswami idol. The chhatras for remaining four ghabara pratimaji will be available for signups with the nakro of $1701 each for multiple families, the names of these tirthankar idols are Shri Chandraprabhuswami, Shri Shantinathswami, Shri Vasupujyaswami, Shri Munisuvratswami.

This is unique and a lifetime opportunity, please participate in chadhava and take dharma-laabh.

Program Details:


Friday, August 4th, 2017

Snatra Pooja $101 (Multiple Sponsors)

Shri Chovis (24) Tirthankar Pujan led by Shri Narendrabhai Nandu  $71 (24 Signups) (Click here for Signup details)

1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (Upstairs)

Sadharmik Vatsalya (Dinner) RSVP NOW!

5:30 PM to 7:15 PM

Sargam Bhavna with Garba led by Shri Narendrabhai Nandu & team

THREE CHHATRAs and DHWAJAs Ghee Boli will start today
FOUR CHHATRAs are available for Signups
 (Click here for Signup details)

After Sargam Bhavna, Aarti & Mangal Divo (Ghee Boli)

7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

(Upstairs)


Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Manokamana Vidhaan led by Pt. Khemchand ji Jain

8:00 AM to 12:00PM

Sadharmik Vatsalya (Lunch) RSVP NOW!

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Snatra Pooja $101 (Multiple Sponsors)
Adhar Abhishek Pooja led by Shri Narendrabhai Nandu
 (Click here for Signup details)

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Upstairs)

Sadharmik Vatsalya (Dinner) RSVP NOW!

6:00 PM to 7:15 PM

Grand Bhavna led by Shri Narendrabhai Nandu & team

Aadesh for THREE CHHATRAs and DHWAJAs will be announced today

FOUR CHHATRAs are available for Signups  (Click here for Signup details)

After Grand Bhavna, Aarti & Mangal Divo (Ghee Boli)

7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

(Upstairs)


Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Pooja and Indra Dhwaja Pooja led by Pt. Khemchandji Jain

7:15 AM to 9:15 AM

Snatra Pooja $101 (Multiple Sponsors)
Sattarbhedi Pooja by Shri Narendrabhai Nandu (
Click here for Signup details)

8:15 AM to 11:00 AM (Upstairs)

Chhatra Vidhi and Install - All seven Chhatras

11:00 to 11:30 AM

Dhwaja Ashtprakari Pooja

11:30 to 11:45 AM

Procession (upstairs in temple) (Click here for Signup details)

11:45 to 12:00 PM

Bakula Pooja

12:05 PM

Dhwaja  - All three Dhwajas

12:10 to 12:39 PM

After Dhwaja - Aarti, Mangal Divo & Shanti Kalash

12:55 PM

Sadharmik Vatsalya (Lunch) RSVP NOW!

12:00 P­M to 2:00 PM

Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti by Shri Pramod Patel

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (Bhakti Room)


Monday, August 7th, 2017

Dwar Opening

7:00 AM to 8:45 AM


Profile of Vidhikar Shri Narendra bhai Nandu

'Navkaar Mahamantra' Aaradhak Shri Narendrabhai Nandu; affectionately known as “BHA” is an efficacious and successful Jain Vidhikar, Fundraiser, Pravachankar from past 34 years.

He has the benediction of Jain Gurus like Gurudev Chandrashekar Vijayji, Acharya Gunodaysagarsurishwarji Maharajsaheb to name a few.

He is been continuously doing thirteen months aradhana termed 'VARSHITAP' since last 21 years and prior been doing 'Ekasanas' for consecutive 12 long years. He has completed Sava karod (12,500,000) Navkar Jaap in a few years.

He is been performing all kinds of Jain Poojans, Anjanshalakas, Pratishtha Mahotsav, Diksha Mahotsav, Bhavyatras ever since last 28 years.

Having conducted more than 50 Anjanshalaka and 200 Pratishthas all over the world with the main ones being in Detroit, Los Angeles , San Francisco, New Jersey, New York, Atlanta , Tampa ,Orlando, Chicago, Charlotte, Cleveland  (USA) , London Oshwal Center, Antwerp (Belgium) & Kampala ( Uganda); he has earned the privilege of conducting the FIRST ever “Shree Siddha chakra Mahapujan” in Jaina Convention held at Philadelphia in 1999 as well as done Pratishtha of all 24 Tirthankars at “Astapad Tirth” in New York which is made from different gemstones.

 

He gives discourses in Paryushan in various parts of countries like India and USA and provides all the necessary navigation to Jain Sanghs, youths and others to keep the Jain flag raised high.


He is the President of Shri Jogeshwari Achalgach Jain Sangh and is a Trustee in many other organizations all over India. 

Additional Event Parking Locations

  • Open lot - 612 S. Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035 (Look for JCNC parking signs)
  • Open lot - 526 S. Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035 (Look for JCNC parking signs)
  • Other side of Railway Track (street/public parking)
  • Opposite Fire Station (street/public parking)

Please do not park in the parking lot of any neighboring businesses. 

Please plan to carpool, as much as possible and cooperate. This will help in a big way!

17th Anniversary and Dwaja Planning Team: Nitual Haria, Mittal Kothari, Vatsal Shah, Rupa Ajmera, Jigna Doshi, Aswin Jain, Vipul Kothari, Kirit Bavishi, Ashok Sethi, Sudhanshu Jain, Giriraj Jain, Sunil Ranka, Hasmukh Patel, Pravin Turakhia, Kiran Shah, Umesh Sagar, Harshad Shah, Parthiv Shah, Sharad Shah, Ajay Shah,Pranay Shah, Sunil G. Mehta, Biren Shah, Hetan Shah, Rajesh Shah, Niraj Gandhi, Raj Patel, Pramod Patel, Nitin Shah, Parveen Jain, Alpesh Shah, Taresh Parekh and many others.

Overall Coordination: Mahasukh Vora, Rakesh Jain and Yogesh Bapna

 

For questions, please contact either via e-mail to religious@jcnc.org, president@jcnc.org or pr@jcnc.org  or

call (408) 262-6242 Extn. (104 - Religious, 103 - President, 106 - PR).

For updated program details and more information please visit www.jcnc.org

 

Thanks & Regards,

JCNC Executive Committee

Program details may be changed at the discretion of JCNC event planning team and/or JCNC Executive Committee




Upcoming Major Events:

  • Aug 4th, Friday to Aug 7, Monday – 17th JCNC Anniversary and Dhwaja Ceremony- RSVP – Pujan Signup - More Info.
  • Aug 11th, Friday to Aug 13, Sunday - Shrimad Rajchandra 150th Janma Jayanti RSVP - More Info.
  • Aug 11th, Friday - Bhkati Bhavna by visiting singer Shri Kummar Chatterjee
  • Aug 18th, Friday to Aug 25th Friday - Paryushan Mahaparva (JCNC will celebrate Sapana Ceremony on Saturday, Aug 19th and Samvatsari on Friday, Aug 25th)
  • Aug 26, Saturday to Sep 4th, Monday - Das Lakshan Mahaparva

Celebrating 150th Janma Jayanti of the Yug Purush Shrimad Rajchandra

posted Jul 30, 2017, 11:04 AM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Jul 30, 2017, 7:57 PM ]


Celebrating 150th Janma Jayanti of the Yug Purush Shrimad Rajchandra

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 to Sunday, Aug 13, 2017

 


Jai Prabhu! Jai Jinendra!

We are pleased to Invite you all to celebrate the 150th Janma Jayanti of the Yug Purush Shrimad Rajchandra, the adhyatmik guru to Mahatma Gandhi. The Celebration will be led by Shri Dipakbhai Bhimani from Agash Ashram 

As per the following Schedule. Please do participate and take dharma laabh! Based on community request, Saturday swadhyay will be in Hindi and Friday and Sunday swadhyay will be in Gujarati.

 

Please RSVP NOW! for Swamivatsalya lunch and help us plan and prepare for food. You may also contact Roger Patel to RSVP for lunch.

Program Details:


Friday, August 11th, 2017

Bhakti and Swadhyay (Gujarati) by Shri Dipakbhai Bhimani

9:45 AM  - 12:30 PM

Sadharmik Vatsalya (Lunch) RSVP NOW!

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Bhakti and Swadhyay (Gujarati) by Shri Dipakbhai Bhimani, followed by Dev Vandan

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Bhakti and Swadhyay (Hindi) by Shri Dipakbhai Bhimani

9:45 AM  - 12:30 PM

Sadharmik Vatsalya (Lunch) RSVP NOW!

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Bhakti and Swadhyay (Gujarati) by Shri Dipakbhai Bhimani, followed by Dev Vandan

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Bhakti and Swadhyay (Gujarati) by Shri Dipakbhai Bhimani

9:45 AM  - 12:30 PM

Sadharmik Vatsalya (Lunch) RSVP NOW!

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Purnahuti / Farewell

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Profile of Shri Dipakbhai Bhimani


https://sites.google.com/a/jcnc.org/jcnc-beta/home/news/celebrating150thjanmajayantioftheyugpurushshrimadrajchandra/DipakBhimani.jpg


Shri Dipakbhai Bhimani has an engineering discipline from Mumbai originally. For the last 25 years he has been studying and furthering his religious pursuit in Agas Ashram instead of pursuing the engineering field. Shri Deepakbhai spends an equal amount of the day contemplating and digesting Shrimadji's teachings at the Ashram. We are extremely fortunate to have a scholar visit us from Ashram, as it is a very rare event.

For questions, please contact Shri Pramod Patel at (650) 596-8820 or email pramodpatel@yahoo.com


Thanks & Regards,

JCNC Religious and Executive Committee

Program details may be changed at the discretion of JCNC event planning team and/or JCNC Executive Committee.


Upcoming Major Events:
  • Aug 4th, Friday to Aug 7, Monday – 17th JCNC Anniversary and Dhwaja Ceremony- RSVP – Pujan Signup
  • Aug 11th, Friday to Aug 13, Sunday - Shrimad Rajchandra 150th Janma Jayanti RSVP
  • Aug 11th, Friday - Bhkati Bhavna by visiting singer Shri Kummar Chatterjee
  • Aug 18th, Friday to Aug 25th Friday - Paryushan Mahaparva (JCNC will celebrate Sapana Ceremony on Saturday, Aug 19th and Samvatsari on Friday, Aug 25th)
  • Aug 26, Saturday to Sep 4th, Monday - Das Lakshan Mahaparva

Lecture series and one Day Preksha dhyan Shibir from July 25th to July 29th

posted Jul 15, 2017, 4:23 PM by JCNC Technology

Jai Jinendra and Pranam,

We are very fortunate to have dharmalaabh from Pujya Samani Bhavit Pragya and Samani Ratna Pragya ji. Samanijis will be visiting the bay area from July 24 - July 31During their visit here, we are organizing the following programs: 

Daily evening lectures 

July25 - July 28  - Evening Lectures at 8:30 PM  in Auditorium

on following topics:

Power of knowledge
Power of forgiveness
Power of Mantra
Power of Satsang
Power of Samayik

Language:  Hindi

Daily evening childeren programs
July25 - July 28  - Evening childeren programs at 8:30 PM  in CEC room
Language:  English


One Day Shibir

July 29 -  8:30 to 4:00 PM -   Preksha Dyan Shibir

Location : Auditorium

This is a whole day Shibir including Lunch


RSVP is essential to attend the Shibir:
We request you to RSVP  for the shibir. 
RSVP link:
https://docs.google.com/a/jcnc.org/forms/d/1fZzhro9faLuzDQxmhMCjYidVi_NPkVmcmxQUXNjJ3D8/



Scholar Introduction
Pujya Samani Bhavit Pragyaji and  Pujya Samani Ratna Pragyaji are disciples of HH Acharya Sri Mahasharamanji. 

Samani Bhavit Pragyaji 


 Samani Bhavit Pragyaji completed her masters in Jainism and masters in Science of Living. Samaniji has been teaching Jain literatures and Scriptures in different parts of the world including USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Scotland, UAE, Indonesia, Singapore, Hongkong, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, Israel, Romania, China, Nepal, and Bhutan. Samaniji have organized Seminars, training programs, workshops and camps on Preksha Meditation, Yoga, Non-violence and Anuvrat, promoting religious and educational activities as well as developing a better understanding of the Jain religion and published books - Jain View of Life (English), Modern Living Problems & Solutions, Articles of Management

Samani Ratna Pragyaji


Samani Ratna Pragyaji completed her masters in "Philosophy and comparative Religion" and in "Science of Living, Preksha Mediation and Yoga". Samaniji have conducted several camps and workshops on  Jain Philosophy,  Yoga & Preksha Meditation,  Value Development,  Personality Development,  Time management, Stress management, Self-Management, Anger management,  Happy and Harmonious Family etc.

 

If you have any questions, Please contact Mahasukh Vora (VP of Religious) 408-827-8672 or  Rakesh Jain (Co-VP of Religious)  408-480-4096  or religious@jcnc.org

Inter-Religious Conference – Role of Faith in Service (Seva) - Sunday July 16th, 2017 1:30PM - 3:00PM

posted Jul 13, 2017, 6:47 PM by JCNC Technology

Jain Center of Northern California

presents

Inter-Religious Conference – Role of Faith in Service (Seva)

Date time:

Sunday, July 16, 2017  1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Lunch: 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

RSVP for lunch at this link

 

Venue:

Jain Center of Northern California

722 S. Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035

www.jcnc.org


“Religion accepts life in its entirety. To work towards getting rid of any physical or mental suffering is true religion. Service is no different from spirituality, service is spirituality.”

-          Acharya Shri Chandanaji

Description:

Compassion and Service (Seva) lie at the center of religious traditions. Compassionate action forms an important part of the religious practice as implemented through “Service (Seva) to others”. Millions of people volunteer for Service and contribute billions of hours to improve the lives of many, each having his/her unique reason to give back.

This conference will bring together several Faiths to showcase their service related projects and activities. It will explore the “motivation” behind such selfless service and the role that the Faith plays in it.

Participating Faiths: Jainism, Christianity (Roman Catholic and LDS Church), Islam, Judaism, Hinduism (BAPS), Sikhism, Buddhism

Moderator: Girish Shah, Board Member of Jain Center of Northern California and Silicon Valley Interreligious Council

Dignitary: Jain Acharya Shri Chandanaji, Head of Veerayatan, who has made service as the essence of the Jain religious practice.

Panelists:

Jainism - Sadhvi (Female Ascetic) Shri Sanghmitraji

Christianity (Roman Catholic) – Father Jon Pedigo

Christianity (LDS Church - Morman) – Dr.  Arthur L. Jue

Islam (Pacifica Institute) – Mr. Mahmut Altun

Judaism - Dr. Harry Cornbleet

Sikhhism - Mr. Narinder Pal Singh

Buddhism - Ven. JianYong Shi

Hinduism (BAPS) – Mr. Ashish Brahmbhatt

This event is being organized in concert with the celebration of the 5th anniversary of Diksha (Ordination) of Jain Sadhvi (Female Asctic) Shri Sanghmitraji who took her vows five years ago at our temple in Milpitas. This event will be graced by Senior Jain ascetic (Head of Veerayatan Religious Order) Acharya Shri Chandanaji.

More Info. about of 3 Days of 5th Diksha Anniversary Event – Friday, July 14 to Sunday July 16.


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