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Darpan December 2020 Publication

JCNC President
 

Jain Center of Northern California

722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA 95035

Jain Bhawan and Temple is CLOSE.

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Jai Jinendra –

We are pleased to publish another content rich issue of Darpan.

http://www.jcnc.org/Newsletter

In this publication we have extensively covered Diwali Cultural Program “Deep Jale, Bhav Jal Tale” together with Southern California Center; JCNC Mahavir Nirvana Day celebration; updates from the BOD Jiv Daya Committee, recognition of Captain Bhumika Jain US Army; website redesign project; election results, Ayambil Oli Tap etc. 

JCNC congratulates Sudhanshu “Suds” Jain on election to Santa Clara City Council. We wish Sudhanshuji continued electoral success.

During December 12 -14, 2020, JAINA, the Jain Center of Greater Boston, and Sir John Templeton Foundation will hold a virtual International Symposium on “Jainism and Mathematics - Ancient Wisdom Meets the Modern Age”. You will find details of the program in Darpan.  

Dr Sanjay Gupta, CNN aptly said “we need to be physically distant, but we don’t need to be socially isolated.” We are here for you, building community while we are forced to be apart, due to COVID-19.

Live Darshan is available 24/7 at jcnc.org

Sincerely,

Biren Shah

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BHAKTI BHAV in memory of Upendra Bhai Shah at JCNC

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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.



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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

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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

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#Giving Tuesday - Donate now to JCNC #giving

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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@... 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@... 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@... 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

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Shri Shrimad Rajchandra Janam Din Bhakti

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    Shri Adinathay Namah:

       Shri Sadgurudevay Namah:    


  Chaudash Alochana Bhakti: Saturday, 29 November 2.00pm to 4.00pm

AND

        Shri Shrimad Rajchandra ji Janmotsav Celebration

 Sunday, 29 November 2020, 

 10:30am- 12:30pm (US Pacific Time)

VIA ZOOM (Details provided below)


Jai Jinendra

Jai Prabhu

JCNC invites you with your family and friends to join

1. Chaudash Alochana Bhakti 2.00 to 4.00pm and 

2. Shri Shrimad Rajchandra ji’s 153rd Janmotsav celebration on Sunday,29th November’20 10.00am to 12.30pm 

The program outlines are as follow:

  1. Chaudash Bhakti, Saturday: 28 November 2.00 to 4.00pm

Nityakram, Bruhad Alochana Bhakti and Swadhyay

  1. Shrimad Rajchandra Janmotsav Celebrations:

Sunday:29th November’20: 10.00am to 12.30pm US Pacific Time

Nityakram,Shri Atmasidhdhi Shashtra Bhakti

Janmotsav Pado, Swadhyay

Aarti, Mangal Divo by all in their homes.

(Please keep Aarti and Mangal Divo ready for yourselves)


 (On ZOOM, details provided below)

Following is the ZOOM joining details:

Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83031063333?pwd=WlNzbStwTVdmSlphWmpyeHoxb3BFdz09 Meeting ID: 830 3106 3333 Passcode: jaiprabhu Dial in +16699006833,,83031063333#,,,,,0#,,418529148


Please select a quiet place when doing Bhakti and also muting your Audio. 

 For further details please contact Pramod Patel (650) 222-7536


JCNC Religious Committee:

Rikesh Shah and Padmesh Parekh


National Thanksgiving Jaap..

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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:


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

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President's Thanksgiving Message

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Jai Jinendra -


I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Millions of families across America will sit down to share a Thanksgiving meal filled with family and fewer friends. Thanksgiving is a holiday that captures distinctly American impulse to give something of ourselves. On this day we come together and do what’s required to make tomorrow better than today.


On this day it will do us good to think back on our lives with the grace of remembrance of the road travelled and remembrance of graces received. Unfortunately, on this occasion millions of birds are sacrificed. We all pray for these animals.

JAINA Education Committee and Dr Jina Shah has compiled an excellent Thanksgiving Prayer which all of us should recite:

“Today we give thanks for this vegetarian meal and the people who have labored to harvest and prepare this meal for us. We give thanks for the many lives that have contributed to our lives. We also ask for forgiveness from the living beings that we have harmed, intentionally and unintentionally.

We are grateful for our health and the opportunity to eat with others on this day. We aspire, with compassionate hearts, to use the energy that we gain from this meal and our friends to contribute to the peace and happiness of all living beings.

We pray that all the people of the world will avoid inflicting harm on animals and fellow human beings and practice nonviolence and compassion. We express our sorrow at the suffering of all the turkeys and other animals that are being slaughtered. May peace and compassion grow in ourselves and extend to all around us.”

During this holiday season all of us should realize that we have a lot to be grateful for. 

JCNC entered the third decade of its journey. We are thankful to everyone who made beautiful Jain Bhawan a reality some twenty years ago. We salute their vision and perseverance which will be remembered for decades to come by our future generations.

Please express your gratitude to everyone around you as well as those who are less fortunate.


On Nov 17 Santa Clara County re-imposed stringent COVID protocols. Please stay safe.


Jain Bhawan is close. Live Darshan is available 24/7 on jcnc.org

  

Sincerely,

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Symposium on Jainism and Mathematics

Ancient Wisdom Meets the Modern Age 

Jai Jinendra,

On December 12 -14, 2020, The Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA), the Jain Center of Greater Boston (JCGB), and Sir John Templeton Foundation (JTF) will hold a virtual International Symposium on ancient Jain Mathematics. 

Ancient Jain literature (400 BC – 1000 AD) contains advanced mathematical treatises on number theory, set theory, theory of series and sequences, combinatorics, logarithms, trigonometry, as well as the concepts of infinity, and zero. Such mathematical works is not readily evident in the ancient Jain texts, rather it is deeply embedded in small details of Karma theories, the universe (cosmology), and the Jain study of celestial bodies (astronomy).  

Over the past century, scholars across the world are only beginning to publish these ancient mathematical discoveries in research papers and books. The Symposium on Jainism and Mathematics hopes to bring out the distinct features of Jain Mathematics and its contributions. Moreover, the symposium aims to serve as a catalyst for discussion spanning beyond Jainism to other Eastern and Western faiths, traditions, and their interactions with science and mathematics.   

 

Event Details:

Dates: 12, 13 and 14th December 2020

Timing (every day) USA & CANADA  

          9.00am to 12.15 pm (EST)

          8.00am to 11.15 am (CST)

          6.00 am to 9.15 am (PST)

 

     Please join at the following Zoom link

 

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Best Regards,

Rajeev Jain

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JCNC Temple announcement - TEMPLE IS CLOSED AGAIN

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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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BOD and EC Election Results - 2020

JCNC Elections
 

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 from 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 Votes, 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)


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

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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.  

 

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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

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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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JCNC Newletters: http://www.jcnc.org/Newsletter

 

 

 

Rajeev Jain

VP Public Relations & Membership

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

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FINAL REMINDER: Online Voting Closes on Friday 8 PM

JCNC Elections
 

Jai Jinendra,

TO: JCNC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP BODY

Voting Options:

Online voting will close on Friday, November 13th, 2020 at 8:00 PM PST

If you have not voted yet, you can either join in-person voting at JCNC or join virtual zoom voting. 

In Person Voting at JCNC Temple on Saturday, November 14th, 2020 from 9 AM - 12 PM PST (Social distancing protocol will be maintained during in person voting)

Virtual Zoom Voting on Saturday, November 14th, 2020 from 9 AM - 12 PM PST (https://bit.ly/35Jq4aA)

Verified Nominations for JCNC Elections 2020, as previously announced, can be found at this link: Click here to learn about all Nominees

Eligibility criteria to vote:

As per JCNC bylaws “To be eligible to vote, a member must be in valid paid status with membership dues paid before June 1st of the same year.”

Online:

eBallots are only sent to your JCNC registered email address - one for you as a member and one for your spouse (if the spouse name is registered with JCNC). The subject of the email ballot shall contain "Member eBallot" or "Member Spouse eBallot". If you, your spouse, your friends or families do not receive a eBallot and would like one,

1.    Please confirm that person is a valid JCNC member with membership dues paid before June 1st, 2020 and eligible to vote per criteria specified above.

2.    Please search for eBallots in your JCNC registered membership email. The subject of the mail shall contain "Member eBallot" or "Member Spouse eBallot".  Please search in your spam/junk mail folder as well.  Your JCNC registered membership email address may be different from your email subscribed to JCNC groups.io, where you receive other JCNC communications.

3.    If you have questions about your membership status, or membership email address or spouse information, please email pr@...

4.    The eballots were sent to eligible membership and spouse email of record as of October 13th 9PM PST.


Please send email to elections@... with any questions/ clarifications regarding the election.

Regards,

JCNC Elections Committee – 2020

Vipul Kothari (Chair), Kiran Shah (Co-Chair), Utpal Mehta, Pranay Shah, Giriraj Jain, Bijal Vakil(General Counsel)


Mahavir Nirvan Kalyanak Cultural Program - Sat Nov 14th, 12:00PM PST

JCNC Cultural
 

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Jai Jinendra, 

Please join us for the Mahavir Nirvan Kalyanak Cultural program this Saturday, starting at 12:00PM PST. We have great performances lined up for you which involves kids as young as 3 months old, and leading upto adults. We will also provide updates from BOD, EC, and other committees. The Elections committee will also announce election results. 

We are also going to recognize an active member of the US Army who is from our own community: 
We will recognize Captain Bhumika Jain who is serving in the US army. She is a first person from the JCNC in military services. Captain Bhumika broke traditional barriers for a woman and chose a different career path. We will recognize Captain Bhumika Jain during Mahavir Nirvana Day. 

Here are the details of the event: 
Time: 12:00PM PST
Location: Zoom and Youtube
           Webinar ID: 886 0842 0811
           Webinar Passcode: 348939

If you have any questions, please email cultural@...

Thank you. 

--
Regards,
Ravi Shah
VP Cultural Department,
Jain Center of Northern California(JCNC)


Religious programs during the Diwali week 2020

JCNC Religious
 

 

 

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722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA

Live Darshan 24/7 here 

 

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Shri Adinathay Namah: Shri Parshvanathay Namah: Shri: MahavirayNamah:


Jai Jinendra!


We are pleased to announce the following religious programs for the Diwali week. Please participate & take Dharm Laabh.  


**Temple will remain open all day from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM during Diwali Festival from 11/13/2020 to 11/16/2020**  


Important Days:

Day

Date

Day 

Friday

13th November 2020

 

Dhanteras

Saturday

14th November 2020

 

Kali Chaudas, & Diwali Mahavir Nirvan Celebration Day: Link

Sunday

15th November 2020

 

Drop day

 

Monday

16th November 2020

 

New Year Day


AARTI and MANGAL DIVO

Ghee boli for the Aarti and Mangal Divo will be done on each 4 days, before the Aarti.

Only one family will take the labh 

 Samadhi Maran Mala on Line (Zoom Session):
Samadhi Maran Mala on 13th to 16th at 1:00PM to 4:00PM

As Bhagwan Mahavir attained the highest level of Samadhi Maran(Pandit Maran according to Shastra) we should also practice to attain a Samadhi Maran in this life. Remember that our religious practices in any form are only worthwhile if attain a Samadhi Maran. These four days are meant to practice just that. Please take Dharma laabh.  For more information about Samadhi Maran Mala, please contact Shri Pramod Patel at (650) 222-7536 or pramodpatel@...

 

Abhishek + Mahavir Swami Pooja + Nirvaan Ladoo Online Link

 

·   Saturday, 14th November 2020 – 7:30 am to 9:30 am

Mahavira Swami attained Moksha (liberation) on this day at Pawapuri on the dawn of the Amavasya of Kartika month. On the same day, Ganadhara Gautam Swami also attained omniscience i.e. absolute or complete knowledge (Kevala Jñāna), thus making Diwali one of the most important Jain festivals.

 We celebrate by doing Mahaveer Swami puja and offering Nirvaan laddo on the early morning of   Amavasya. 

Abhishek and Pooja sequence.

Darshan Paath, Mangalashtak, Panch Mangal Paath, followed by Abhishek, Dev Shastra Guru Puja, Mahaveer Swami Puja, followed by Nirvana Kaand Path and Ladoo Offering (approx at 9:00 am), and concluded by Mahaveerashtak Stotra, Maha Arghya, Shanti Path and Visarjan.

Due to Pandemic this year, we will have lucky draw one day before and select one of the sponsor to do Abhishek, Mahavir Swami Poojan and Nirvaan ladoo in the temple, rest of us will join on line at zoom session.

Sign up for ABHISHEK and POOJA at link here.

P.S: Multiple Sponsorships are available for $101 each.

Anga puja, Abhishek Sign up:


Look out for the separate email for the Anga Puja and Abhishek Slots for 14th, 15th and 16th, which will be released later Tomorrow or on Friday.


 Chaudas Pratikraman Deravasi tradition: 

  •  Saturday, 14th November 2020 – At home 

Diwali Tap

 

Chatt ( 2 Upavas for Kevalgyan and Nirvan kalyanak)

  • Friday, 13 th November 2020  / Saturday, 14th November 2020


Diwali Jaap:


·  Saturday, 14th November 2020 - At home


ह्रीं श्रीं महावीरस्वामी सर्वज्ञाय नमः
रात्रि 9 से 12 बजे तक – 20 माला गिने

 

ह्रीं श्रीं महावीरस्वामी परंगताय नमः
रात्रि 12 बजे के बाद – 20 माला

नव-वर्षकार्तिक सुदी की भोर सुबह

ह्रीं श्रीं गौतमस्वामी केवलज्ञानाय नमः
प्रातः 5 बजे के बाद – 20 माला

Nav Smaran Manglik + Gautam Swami Raas Links for New Year:

 

 

New Year Dwar opening 11/16/2020


    ·         Monday, 16th November – 6:00 am


PS : Ghee boli for Dwar opening will be done before the Aarti on Saturday at 7:15 PM. Anyone who want to take the labh may come at that time

Only one family, living under one roof.

Snatra Puja - New Year 11/16/2020

 

·         Monday, 16th November – only one family, living under one roof - 10:30 AM


            PS : Ghee boli for Snatra Puja will be done before the Aarti on Saturday at 7:15PM. Anyone who want to take the labh may come during that time.


Gyaan Pacham - Thursday 11/19/20

 

  • We will set up the Gyan for doing Vaskep Puja only. No Sathiya or Fal or Naivedya.
  • Dev Vandan - Kausagga to be done at home.     


Rikesh Shah & Padmesh Parekh

VP & Co-VP of Religious Programs

For any questions, please contact us @ religious@...


 

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JCNC Newletters: http://www.jcnc.org/Newsletter

 

 



Pooja or Abhishek Sign Up for the Second week of November 2020

JCNC Religious
 

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722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA

Live Darshan 24/7 here 

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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 Second week of November is now available at the following links.


Here are few changes:

1: Kesar Pooja will start at 9:00AM to 1:30PM on Weekdays and 9:30AM on 3:30PM on weekends.

2: You must not perform any dravya pooja.

3: In case of Kesar pooja please sign up for one family per slot per week. DO NOT Sign for multiple days in a week. Your additional sign up may get deleted. 

4: Labharthi without signup may be denied performing pooja.   


For the Kesar Pooja sign up, click here.

For the Abhishek sign up, click here. 

 

·         DONOT 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.  

 

Look out for the next email with a detailed program about Diwali.

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


 

JCNC Mailing List: https://jcnc.groups.io/g/main/join

JCNC Member Enroll/Renewal:  http://www.jcnc.org/Membership

JCNC Covid=19 Resources:  http://www.jcnc.org/home/covid19

JCNC Newletters: http://www.jcnc.org/Newsletter


It's almost time for...Diwali Program with JCNC & JCSC

JCNC Cultural
 

Jai Jinendra, 

We invite sakal sangh to join us for celebrating one of a kind Diwali program. Please join us to learn how to celebrate Diwali Jain way. 

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Here is the preview of the program: 

How to join:

Thank you!
--
Regards,
Ravi Shah
VP Cultural Department,
Jain Center of Northern California(JCNC)


Darpan November 2020 Newsletter

JCNC President
 

Jain Center of Northern California

722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA 95035

Temple is OPEN.

Live Darshan 24/7 here 

Jai Jinendra,

We are pleased to publish the November 2020 issue of Darpan, an official JCNC Newsletter.

In this publication we have extensively covered the US President’s Volunteer Services Awards distribution ceremony and COVID frontline healthcare professionals recognition event which was held on Oct 25.

For the first in history JCNC and JCSC has jointly organized virtual Diwali celebrations on Sat Nov 7 from 1:30pm. You will find details about the event in Darpan.   

In Darpan you will also find details about Jain Survey 2020 organized by JAINA Long Range Planning Committee and much more information.

Enjoy reading attached Darpan which is also available on the JCNC website. Click link or copy it to browser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LthLEmfaC75pVtae-PEEJT9Qhzjlfm-V/view

 

Sincerely,

Biren Shah

JCNC President

president@...

M; (408) 206-9049

 JCNC Mailing List: https://jcnc.groups.io/g/main/join

JCNC Member Enroll/Renewal:  http://www.jcnc.org/Membership

JCNC COVID-19 Resources:  http://www.jcnc.org/home/covid19

JCNC Newsletter: http://www.jcnc.org/Newsletter

 


Special Diwali Cultural Program - Nov 7th

JCNC Cultural
 

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Jai Jinendra, 

For the first time in JCNC history, we are going to have a joint Diwali Cultural program with JCSC Sangh. Please come celebrate Diwali with us as we show you how to celebrate Diwali Jain way. 

--
Regards,
Ravi Shah
VP Cultural Department,
Jain Center of Northern California(JCNC)


Pooja or Abhishek Sign up for the first week of November 2020

JCNC Religious
 

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722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA

Live Darshan 24/7 here 

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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. Next sign up for the first week of November is available at the following links.


Here are few changes:

1: Kesar Pooja will start at 9:00AM to 1:30PM on Weekdays and 9:30AM on 2:00PM on weekends.

2: You must not perform any dravya pooja.

3: In case of Kesar pooja please sign up for one family per slot per week. DO NOT Sign for multiple days in a week. Your additional sign up may get deleted. 

4: Labharthi without signup may be denied performing pooja.   


For the Kesar Pooja sign up, click here.

For the Abhishek sign up, click here. 

 

·         DONOT 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 Mailing List: https://jcnc.groups.io/g/main/join

JCNC Member Enroll/Renewal:  http://www.jcnc.org/Membership

JCNC Covid=19 Resources:  http://www.jcnc.org/home/covid19

JCNC Newletters: http://www.jcnc.org/Newsletter



Elections 2020: Voting Instructions

JCNC Elections
 

Jai Jinendra, 

TO: JCNC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP BODY

Please find below details on various voting methods that will be available to the registered and eligible members of JCNC for JCNC Elections 2020. Please exercise your vote. It is your membership right to vote for betterment of the JCNC Community. 

Verified Nominations for JCNC Elections 2020, as previously announced, can be found at this link.

Click here to learn about all Nominees

Eligibility criteria to vote:

As per JCNC bylaws “To be eligible to vote, a member must be in valid paid status with membership dues paid before June 1st of the same year.”

Online:

Online voting (Ballots) for JCNC Elections 2020 opened today on October 17th and will be closed on November 13th, 2020. The subject of the email ballot shall contain "Member Ballot" or "Member Spouse Ballot". 

Ballots are only sent to your JCNC registered email address - one for you as a member and one for your spouse (if the spouse name is registered with JCNC). If you, your spouse, your friends or families do not receive a eBallot and would like one,

1.    Please confirm that person is a valid JCNC member with membership dues paid before June 1st, 2020 and eligible to vote per criteria specified above.

2.    Please search for Ballots in your JCNC registered membership email. The subject of the mail shall contain "Member Ballot" or "Member Spouse Ballot".  Please search in your spam/junk mail folder as well.  Your JCNC registered membership email address may be different from your email subscribed to JCNC groups.io, where you receive other JCNC communications.

3.    If you have questions about your membership status, or membership email address or spouse information, please email pr@...

4.    The eballots will be sent to eligible membership and spouse email of record as of October 13th 9PM PST. The ballots will be sent starting from October 15th.

5.    After reviewing above points, if you still cannot find your eBallots, please update your email address at www.jcnc.org/Membership or email to PR@... and please send an email to elections@... with subject: "re: Online Ballot Request" by November 8th, 2020 providing complete membership details: Name, Address, Telephone number, Home and Email address. On verification of the membership, a special eBallot request will be sent to you.

In-Person Voting:

As per JCNC Executive Committee update, the Mahavir Nirvana Day Virtual Program is scheduled on November 14th, 2020. Due to the current situation there will NOT be in-person voting this year. We will hold a virtual (zoom) voting option after we close online voting.

Virtual Zoom Voting on November 14th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM PST  (https://bit.ly/35Jq4aA)

Virtual Zoom Election Helpdesk on November 1st from 9:30 AM – 11:30 0AM PST (https://bit.ly/35Jq4aA)

Please send email to elections@... with any questions/ clarifications regarding these elections.

Regards,

JCNC Elections Committee – 2020

Vipul Kothari (Chair), Kiran Shah (Co-Chair), Utpal Mehta, Pranay Shah, Giriraj Jain, Bijal Vakil(General Counsel)

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