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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE


Jai Jinendra!

Anumodna to all Tapasvis for their tap and blessed are your souls for being able to do Tap Aradhana during this auspicious festival. All the centers have celebrated Paryushan and Das Lakshana with great pomp. Please send your details of Upvas at jainahq@jaina.org so we can recognize you. Tapasvis with 15 or more Upavaas, please send your photo.

Jain Milan event to be held on October 26 to 28 in Orlando, FL to encourage our Jain youth to meet other Jains for the purpose of matrimony. Please visit jain milan to register & more information.

JAINA Education Committee and Jain Society of Southern California (JCSC) Buena Park (Los Angeles) along with YJA, JAYA, and YJP have jointly organized the Jain workshop from Friday, Sep 28th, 2018 to Sunday, Sep 30th, 2018. More details are given below.

Warm Regards,
Gunvant Shah
JAINA President
09-30-2018






QUOTE


External renunciation is meaningless if the soul remains fettered by internal shackles.


- Bhagwan Mahavir






QUIZ TIME


Q 1: What is Vrutti Sankshep Tapa (Austerity)?

Q 2: What is Rasa Parityag Tapa (Austerity)?






Jain Milan - 2018



Jain Milan event to be held on October 26 to 28 in Orlando, FL to encourage our Jain youth to meet other Jains for the purpose of matrimony and to facilitate face-to-face meeting in a comfortable, welcoming environment. There have been many success stories of people meeting during Jain Milan, becoming friends and eventually getting married. Please do not miss this opportunity for face to face meeting from around the country and world. Please visit jain milan to register & more information. If you would like to volunteer, please click https://tinyurl.com/jmvol18. Look forward to seeing you all very soon.




JAIN CENTERS NEWS



JAIN CENTER OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA




Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC) celebrated Paryushan Parva and invited dignitary Jitubhai Shah from LD Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad-India. JCSC currently also celebrated Das Lakshana Parva with Dr. P. C. Jain from India. They had morning and evening pravachans by Jitubhai Shah and Bhavna with Ashokbhai Shah from India every day. Beautiful aangis were done to pratimajis in Ghabhara every day. This year mark highest number of tapasvis .i.e. 57 doing athai or more days of fasting. We had Kripa Parekh, who did Maskshaman (30 days Fasting). In addition, they had three tapasvis who did 16 Upvas, three tapasvis did 11 Upvas, one tapasvi did 9 Upvas and 49 tapasvis who did Athai tap. Paryushan Parva was celebrated with Swapna Ceremony.






JAIN SOCIETY OF HOUSTON




On September 9, 2018, the Jain Society of Houston held its annual Sapna Boli event, a tradition highlighting the auspicious dreams of Queen Trishla foreshadowing the birth of Lord Mahavir Swami. Jain center thank all of their volunteers, attendees, and donors for bringing this event to fruition.







JAIN WORKSHOP AT JAIN CENTER OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA


JAINA Education Committee and Jain Society of Southern California (JCSC) Buena Park (Los Angeles) along with YJA, JAYA, and YJP have jointly organized the Jain workshop from Friday, Sep 28th, 2018 to Sunday, Sep 30th, 2018.

This workshop had a great success in past five Workshops conducted in Raleigh, NC (two workshops), Atlanta GA, Washington DC, and Dallas TX. The theme of the workshop is Striking a Balance - Examining Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Environment that we adults and our youth face while growing up in North America. Registration and more details.






YJP UPDATE


On September 15, 2018, YJP Houston held a two day Das Lakshan Workshop hosting 8 unique sessions covering the application of Jain principles in modern times. Topics included Jain methods of conflict management, self-confidence and positive thinking from the Jain perspective, setting goals for success, and the physical/spiritual benefits of a plant based lifestyle.


The second annual YJP Conference will be held on October 5 to 7 in New York City - a weekend envisioned to help Jains realize their leadership potential, create long-lasting friendships, and facilitate meaningful conversations (not to mention delicious Jain/Vegan-friendly food). Please register today at bit.ly/YJP2018Conference.






ANUMODNA



Shilpa Shah
30 Upvas
JSHV

Alpesh Shah
Shri Ashtapad Trirth Tap
JCNC

Pearl Alpesh Shah
Shri Shatrunjay Tap
JCNJ

Manisha Alpesh Shah
Shri Shatrunjay Tap
JCNJ
Dilip Mehta
Siddhi Tap
JCNJ
Girishma Ganger
30 Upvas
JCNJ
Devendrabhai Mehta
30 Upvas
JSOCF
Kripa Parekh
30 Upvas
JCSC
Mihir Shah
26 Upvas / 5 Biasna
JCNJ
Keyur Ajmera
16 Upvas
JCSC
Nishith Mehta
16 Upvas
JCSC
Saurabh Shah
16 Upvas
JCSC
Viralbhai Doshi
16 Upvas
JSOCF
Amitbhai Vora
11 Upvas
JSOCF
Binaben Mehta
11 Upvas
JSOCF
Ila Viresh Mehta
11 Upvas
JCSC
Kirit Shah
11 Upvas
JCSC
Nayana D.Shah
11 Upvas
JCSC
Rahul Dedhia 
11 Upvas
Kansas City Jain Sangh
Alka Shah
9 Upvas
Kansas City Jain Sangh
Jethal Mody
9 Upvas
JCSC
Nipa Dedhia
9 Upvas
Kansas City Jain Sangh
Pareshbhai Shah
9 Upvas
JSOCF
Aditya Modi
8 Upvas
JCSC
Alpaben Shah
8 Upvas
JSRVA
Alpana Kothari
8 Upvas
JCOCO
Amita Daga
8 Upvas
JCOCO
Apurva Patel
8 Upvas
JCOCO
Arpi Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Arpita Nirav Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Arvind Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Ashok Savla
8 Upvas
JCSC
Bhadresh Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Biren Shah
8 Upvas
JSRVA
Bijay Shah
8 Upvas
JCWI
Chhaya Gala
8 Upvas
JCOCO
Darshan Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Darshanaben Shah
8 Upvas
JSOCF
Deepali Vora
8 Upvas
JCSC
Deepesh Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Deven Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Dhirenbhai Mehta
8 Upvas
JSOCF
Dina Parekh
8 Upvas
JCSC
Gitaben Mehta
8 Upvas
JCSC
Hemang Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Hitesh Sheth
8 Upvas
JCSC
Jinal Mehta
8 Upvas
Kansas City Jain Sangh
Jyoti Mehta
8 Upvas
JCSC
Karan Sheth
8 Upvas
JCOCO
Kashyap Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Ketan Parekh
8 Upvas
JCSC
Ketubhai Sheth
8 Upvas
JSOCF
Khoosbu Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Kinna Gandhi
8 Upvas
JCSC
Kishor Sanghavi
8 Upvas
JCSC
Komal Meisuria Bajaria
8 Upvas
JSOCF
Krupali Shah
8 Upvas
JSOCF
Kunal Parikh 
8 Upvas
JCOCO
Kushbu Jagat Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Lata Savani
8 Upvas
Kansas City Jain Sangh
Madhavi Vora
8 Upvas
Kansas City Jain Sangh
Madhukant Sheth
8 Upvas
JSOCF
Mahendra Daga
8 Upvas
JCOCO
Malini Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Maluni Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Manishbhai Gandhi
8 Upvas
JSOCF
Meena Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Mehul Vora
8 Upvas
Kansas City Jain Sangh
Mitaben Mehta
8 Upvas
JSOCF
Mitul Shah
8 Upvas
JSOCF
Nayan Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Nayana Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Nidhi Lunkad
8 Upvas
JCSC
Nipa Vikmani
8 Upvas
Kansas City Jain Sangh
Nirmal Jain
8 Upvas
JCSC
Nishant Bajaria
8 Upvas
JSOCF
Palak Savani
8 Upvas
JCSC
Pamita Jogani
8 Upvas
JCSC
Pankti Bhavin Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Pankti Vaibhav Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Parul Shah
8 Upvas
Kansas City Jain Sangh
Priti Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Priya Soni
8 Upvas
JCSC
Priya U Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Priyank C Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Purvi Patel
8 Upvas
JCSC
Raj Jhaveri
8 Upvas
JCSC
Rajeev Sanghavi
8 Upvas
JCSC
Rekha Mehta
8 Upvas
JCSC
Riddhi Savani
8 Upvas
Kansas City Jain Sangh
Ritaben Parikh
8 Upvas
JSOCF
rupal kundalia
8 Upvas
JSRVA
Sachin Chhajad
8 Upvas
JCOCO
Sailesh Parikh
8 Upvas
JCOCO
Shilpi Mehta
8 Upvas
JCOCO
Shubha Jain
8 Upvas
JCSC
Sujay Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Sushma Parekh
8 Upvas
JCSC
Sweta Ranavat
8 Upvas
JCSC
Tanvi Samir Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Uday Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Vaibhav Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Vaishali Shah
8 Upvas
Kansas City Jain Sangh
Vinodini Shah
8 Upvas
JCSC
Viralbhai Shah
8 Upvas
JSOCF
Virendra Desai
8 Upvas
JCSC


YOUTH


Vidit Pokharna
11 Upvas
JSOCF
Chhavi Pokharna
8 Upvas
JSOCF
Divya Sheth
8 Upvas
JSOCF
Rishi Shah
8 Upvas
JSOCF
Roshni Mehta
8 Upvas
JSOCF





QUIZ ANSWER


A 1: Vruti Sankshep Tapa means reducing the desires. One must renounce some of the items during the meals.

A 2: Ras parityag Tapa means renouncing those kinds of foods and drinks that provoke taste, and increases the strength and excitement. There are 14 sub-types of this austerity. It can be done partially or in total for one time or for prolonged time.




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