A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina
509 Carriage Woods Circle, Cary, NC 27513 U.S.A.
A tax-exempt, non-profit religious organization. Federal Tax-exempt ID (USA): 56-1305715
2019 Executive Committee
We are now looking towards the next two big events of the year - Paryushan and Camp Lalit. All Paryushan details are in this newsletter and the link to Paryushan Planner. Basic Camp Lalit details in here as well with more communication to come.
Please note: August monthly meeting will be on August 25th
Inside This Issue
The community holds its monthly meetings at the Hindu Temple in Morrisville, NC. We invite everyone to attend the monthly meetings.
For planning purposes, please inform our Food Coordinator, Mr. Rajan Chheda, if:
a) You are not a regular attendee of the monthly meetings, but *are* planning to attend … OR …
b) You are a regular attendee of the monthly meetings, but are *not* planning to attend
Monthly Meeting Format
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
Sunday, Aug 25
Explanation of Paryushan parva & Kalpasutra
Pravin Shah & Aarti Shah
Bhajan/Stavan & Shatavdhan Program - July 16
We had Sadhviji Sangha-Mitraji Maharaj (once a native of North Carolina) and Shri Jay Jain (DwiShatavdhani, a disciple of Acharyashri Chandanaji), both from Veerayatan, India visiting us on July 16 for a wonderful Bhajan and Shatavdhan program.
Here are some pictures from the event: Bhajan & Shatavdhan Pictures
Jain Study Center of North Carolina will observe Paryushan from Saturday August 24 to Saturday August 31 with Traditional and Sthnakwasi observance at different dates. There are a number of activities to be held in this period. You can find the detailed Paryushan planner at the following link.
Link to Paryushan Planner - Paryushan Planner 2019
Mark your calendars for the annual camp this Fall!
Dates: Sept 28 & 29
Timings: Start at 8:30 AM on Sep 28, finish around 6 PM on Sep 29
Location: Umstead State Park, Camp Laphio, Raleigh NC
Chief Guests: Samaniji Malaypragyaji & Samaniji Neeti Pragyaji from Jain Vishawa Bharati, New Jersey. They are associated with the center for peace & preksha meditation. With highly educated background which includes MA in Prakrit for Samaniji Malaypragyaji and BA in Jainism and other philosophical systems, and vast experience in conducting 100s of camps on preksha meditation, science of living etc. they bring tremendous experience and are proficient in English, Hindi and Sanskrit.
Focus Topic:I am the creator of my own destiny, the topic would be a mix of lots of activities as well as some lectures and group discussions.
Camp Costs: $25 per person or $80 for family of upto four (2 adults and upto 2 kids) before the deadline (more on this later). This includes three meals on Saturday, two on Sunday, snacks and camp facilities charges etc.
Sponsorship: We are looking for sponsors for various meals, or the whole camp. Details can be provided by contacting camp coordinator.
So you ask why JSCNC Camp Lalit??
There is something in the camp for everyone! The youth would enjoy games and discussions as well as lots of group activities. The younger kids would love the games, nature walks and arts and crafts.
But wait, the fun does not stop there! We will have an opportunity for your kids and youth to do skits and plays during our talent night, followed by lots of dhamaal and masti! So get ready for great fun kids!
But we can't do it alone! We need HEEEELLLPP!! Looking for parents of small children to bring some ideas for games and arts and crafts. Looking for 2 adults to help with outdoor game organizations and lots of help around kitchen because
Questions? Please contact Kamlesh Shah, Camp Coordinator. Call him at (919)270-5111 or email at email@example.com
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:
A reminder that we have taken on an initiative around meeting lunches going forward - For leftovers we have two options:
Option 1: The person responsible for a particular dish takes leftovers back home
Option 2: We will collect the leftovers and deliver it to NCSU students
Food served during monthly meetings and special events has played a vital role in building our community over the years. It has enabled us to spend quality time to learn Jainism and socialize with other fellow Jains without having to worry about our usual lunch/dinner planning that day. This wouldn't have been possible without the hard work and monetary donations from several individuals. We are extremely grateful for their efforts and thank them for their continued contributions.
Please contact our food coordinator, Mr. Rajan Chheda @ (978) 408-7284 for any questions / details.
Updated Food Table Schedule
Food Table Team - please continue to refer to the below link for your assignments.
Note the Tithis shown in the table. Please ensure proper rules are followed and contact the Food Coordinator Rajan Chheda for clarifications or concerns.
Recognizing Volunteers for our July monthly meeting lunch
Please take a moment to thank the following individuals for volunteering and/or sponsoring food items for the February monthly meeting lunch. Thank you!
July Food Table Host: Mrs. Lata Zota
July Food Volunteers::
Cash donors toward food table ($150) :
Neha & Ketan Kuruwa
Pragna & Ramesh Shah
Rupande & Paresh Gondalia
Shraddha & Rajan Chheda
Harsha & Umesh Shah
Aruna & Arvind Shah
Prabha & Vasant Sejpal
Ishita & Amit Pothiwala
Indu & Mahesh Varia
Dimpi & Shashin Chheda
Sachin Solkhan & Swati Shikhare
Ruchi Vivek Deliwala
Nirupama Dipak Parekh
Pathshala Time and Location
Champion Learning Academy
106 Pheasant Wood Ct
Morrisville, NC 27560
10:45 am onwards : Drop- off
11:00 am : Classes begin
12:30 pm : Pick-up on 1st Sunday
12:15 pm : Pick-up on 3rd Sunday (due to monthly Jain Meeting)
Note: Please always refer to the emails from the JSCNC Pathshala mailer as the most up-to-date and accurate information for upcoming Pathshala events and potential changes to its schedules.
For further inquiries, please contact the Pathshala teachers at JSCNCpathshala@gmail.com.
YJA Pathshala is an online self-paced course for learning more about Jainism. Intended for youth ages 16-29 who cannot regularly access a traditional pathshala, but open to anyone interested, these materials provide a basic foundational understanding of Jain principles and practice.
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