A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina
509 Carriage Woods, Raleigh, NC 27607 U.S.A.
A tax-exempt, non-profit religious organization. Federal Tax-exempt ID (USA): 56-1305715
2013 Executive Committee
This month’s newsletter has a number of important announcements. Please read the complete newsletter to make sure you don’t miss anything.
Inside This Issue
The community holds its monthly meetings at the Hindu Temple in Morrisville, NC. We invite everyone to attend the monthly meetings.
Please inform our Food Coordinator, Mrs. Heena Mehta for planning purposes if you are planning to attend.
Monthly Meeting Format
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
NEW format this month
Read the Announcements Section
NO monthly meeting
at the temple this month
JSCNC Movie Screening in lieu of monthly meeting
This month's meeting will have a different format. Instead of regular meeting format at the HSNC temple, there will be screening of a movie "Ek Cheez Milengi Wonderful" at Mr. Arvindbhai & Aruna Shah. Since this is hosted at their house, we request everyone who plans to attend the screening to click the following RSVP link since the space is limited.
The movie is suitable for all ages. However, due to spiritual nature of the content and language, children younger than 6 may not comprehend the entire movie. We request the parents to exercise discretion and make plans accordingly. The language is Hindi but there will be English subtitles. The total run time is 2 hours 40 minutes.
Lunch will be served during interval.
Paryushan Maha Parva - 2013
Jain Study Center of North Carolina will observer Paryushan from Aug 31st - Sep 7th. Please note that these dates are different from traditional Paryushan dates [Sep 2 - Sep 9]. The Committee is working on planning a number of activities and we will publish a comprehensive Paryushan Planner published in mid august.
Our sangh is fortunate to have Samniji Shruthnidhi ji & Samniji Suyashnidhi ji visit us during Paryushan this year. They will be here from Aug 28th - Sep 1st. Many of the attendees of the JAINA 2013 Convention in Novi (Detroit) MI, met two Sthanakvasi Samani jis, who have mastered the teachings based on the Anuppeha Dhyan Yog Sadhana. They are Samani Shruthnidhi ji and Samani Shri Suyashnidhi ji. We all were impressed by their knowledge, fluency in Hindi and English with high-tech presentation techniques. They are fluent in Marwadi, some Kannad and Gujarati. Both of the Samnijis are disciples of ACHARYA – Acharya Pravar Shri Shubhchandraji Maharaj Saheb; UPADHYAYA – Upadhyaya Pravar Shri Parshvachandraji Maharaj Saheb; GURU –Dr. Shri Padamchandraji Maharaj Saheb. Samnijis are educated in Jainology (one with BA, other with MA - Gold Medalist), Naturopathy and Prakrit.
We are working on planning for their discourse topics and schedules and will publish details in the 2013 Paryushan Planner published in mid August. If you are interested in any specific topics for a discourse, please send an e-mail to Madhuker Mehta (firstname.lastname@example.org). The request is not a guarantee but will be considered first. Majority of selected topics and Samnijis’ choice will prevail. ** The afternoon discourses can be arranged at any of the RTP area Shravak/Shravika’s home provided they can arrange to receive and bring Samnijis back to the Mehta Residence in Cary.
Also, during this maha parva, we would like to send our good wishes to all those who are planning to do Tapasya. Do bring to our attention any tapasya by sending a quick email to Anand Shah (email@example.com). All Tapasvis will be recognized in the next newsletter.
Finally, during the auspicious occasion of Paryushan, consider donating generously towards Jiv Daya, Scholar Fund, Paathshala / children's activities or the General Fund. All contributions to JSCNC are tax-deductible. Make your check payable to "Jain Study Center of North Carolina" or simply "JSCNC", and either hand them to any Committee Member, or mail them to the Treasurer: Jagdish Shah.
Camp Lalit - 2013
JSCNC organizes an overnight camp each year. The committee is working on setting up a registration and payment system and will publish it soon. Please be on the lookout for a separate email with instructions on how to register.
3. Upcoming Activities
Ths JSCNC 2013 calendar is online. Please visit http://www.jscnc.org and click Events. The calendar has the most up-to-date listing of all confirmed activities for the year. All the tithis (Lunar Days) are also posted on the online calendar. Here is a list of some key dates:
** Tithi Calendar for 2013 is now updated **
JSCNC Pathshala serves our young kids to instill spiritual development, self-awareness and promote Jain identity in individuals, based on the principles of Jainism. The teachers pay special attention to the needs of young and older groups and have structured curriculum as such.
The Paathshala classes take place every first Sunday of the month from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Hindu Temple Cultural Hall AND on 3rd Sundays during the monthly meeting. If you plan to attend and/or need more information, please call Mrs. Rita Lodaya or Mrs. Sejal Shah. Paathshala e-mail address is JSCNCpathshala@yahoo.com.
Due to the new meeting format (movie screening) there will be NO Pathshala on Aug 18th.
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Your support is greatly appreciated.