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Paryushan 2016 Schedule

posted Aug 23, 2016, 2:48 PM by Jain Center   [ updated Sep 3, 2016, 5:36 AM ]

Jai Jinendra!

It is time again for Mahaparva Paryushan, one of the most important events for Jains around the world for introspection and forgiveness. 

This year Paryushan Parv starts on Monday August 29, 2016 and concludes with Samvatsari on Monday September 5, 2016

We are blessed to have Shri Harakhchand Maru from Kentucky to conduct pravachan. Daily lectures for adults will be organized every morning and evening. We will also have specific events for kids during Paryushan, conducted by Shri Neenaben Maru.

The specific schedule is as follows:

 Date      Time    
 Topics (Adults)
 Location
 8/29 – Monday 7:30 - 8:00 PM - Bhavna
 8:00 - 9:45 PM - Pravachan
Chha Dhravyas & Nav Tatvas.
Kids : Discovering the treasure Within.

Shree Nathji Haveli
70 Pond Lily Ave,
New Haven, CT - 06515
 8/30 – Tuesday 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Bhavna
  8:00 PM - 9:45 PM - Pravachan
Anekant Vaad and Naya's. All Jain literature is written in syadvad.                                   
Kids:Mind Body and Spirit.
Shree Nathji Haveli
70 Pond Lily Ave,
New Haven, CT - 06515
 8/31 – Wednesday 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM - Bhavna   
 8:50-9:45 Pravachan           
 9:45- Arti and Mangal Divo
 Krodg upar vijay kem melavavoMiddle town Temple                      
100 Training Hill Road,
Middle town, CT 06457

 9/1 – Thursday 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Bhavna
8:00 PM - 9:45 PM - Pravachan
 Nimitta (Incidental cause) and Upadan (Fundamental cause). It is very important to understand the real cause and incidental cause in any changes that happens.Hindu Cultural Center
96 Chapel Street,
Stratford, CT 06614

 9/2 – Friday 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Bhavna
8:00 PM - 9:45 PM - Pravachan
 Gunasthanaks. Our goal is to attain pure status of the soul. That path is divided in to 14 steps known as 'gunstanaks'.Hindu Cultural Center
96 Chapel Street,
Stratford, CT 06614

 9/3 – Saturday 2:30 PM -4:30 PM Bhav Pooja (Kids are strongly encouraged to participate in the Pooja)Hindu Cultural Center
96 Chapel Street,
Stratford, CT 06614

 9/4 – Sunday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Mahavir Janma vanchan and Swapna ceremony followed by dinner.
Hindu Cultural Center
96 Chapel Street,
Stratford, CT 06614

 9/5 – Monday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Samvatsari Pratikraman  - Traditional.
 Kids - English Pratikraman.

Shree Nathji Haveli
70 Pond Lily Ave,
New Haven, CT - 06515

In addition, we will have additional swadhyay every morning (specific timings to be announced) for all 8 days.

 The morning swadhyay which will take place at Sureshbhai and Premaben Shah's residence.

All children are encouraged to come every day. In particular, please note that we will have children's lectures on Monday 8/29 and Tuesday 8/31.  Kids should plan to attend puja on Saturday wearing new or clean clothes.

We will send out the Evite for Sunday 9/4 when the date gets closer so we can plan the meal accordingly.

For any inquiry or information contact us via email : jainctrofct@gmail.com


Mahavir Janma Kalyanak 2016

posted Feb 3, 2016, 2:48 PM by Jain Center   [ updated Jul 2, 2016, 9:06 AM ]

Jay Jinendra !

Jain Center of Connecticut celebrated Mahavir Janma Kalyanak with all the member families and friends on May 22 2016. 

Pathshala Students, Teachers, Parents and Volunteers worked very hard to make this program exciting for all ages.  
It was a great opportunity to appreciate the participant’s dedication and talents with their skits, dances and other expressions of their creativity for family and friends to enjoy, share and learn.
The program was followed by Swamivatsalya. 
JCC Executive committee expresses sincere gratitude to the sponsoring families for various events. 

Paryushan 2015 Schedule

posted Sep 4, 2015, 9:33 AM by Jain Center   [ updated Aug 23, 2016, 2:51 PM ]

    Scholar : Respected Shree Pravinbhai shah from PA.

 Date
 Place Time Activity Subject
 Thursday,
September
10th
 Hindu Cultural Center

    96 Chapel Street
    Stratford, CT 06614
    (203) 375-9898
 7:30 to 8:15 PM

 8:15 to 9:30 PM
 Bhavana

 Adults Discussion
 N/A

 Introduction to Uttradhyayan Sutra.
 Friday,
September
11th    
 Middle town Temple

    11 Training Hill Road
     Middletown, CT 06457
     (860) 346-8675
 7:45 to 8:30 PM    


 8:30 to 10:00 PM
 Bhavana

 
Adults Discussion
 N/A

 
Four Pillars of Mokshamarg
 Saturday, September 12th  Hindu Cultural Center

    96 Chapel Street
    Stratford, CT 06614
    (203) 375-9898
 7:00 to 8:30 PM

 7:30 to 8:15 PM

 8:15 to 9:30PM
 Kids (Small room)

 Bhavana

 Adults Discussion
 Scientific Understanding of Navkar Mantra

 N/A

 Major attributes of Samyag Darshan
 Sunday, September 13th Hindu Cultural Center

    96 Chapel Street
    Stratford, CT 06614
    (203) 375-9898
 

 2:00 to 8:00 PM

 Swapna Darshan followed by Sadharmic Vatsalya


 Mahavir Janma Vanchan Celebration
 Monday, September 14th Hindu Cultural Center

    96 Chapel Street
    Stratford, CT 06614
    (203) 375-9898
 TBD

 7:30 to 8:15 PM

 8:15 to 9:30PM
 Kids

 Bhavana

 Adults Discussion
 TBD

 N/A

 Passion for Moksha and Detachment from worldly matters
 Tuesday, September 15th United Methodist Church

     6358 Main Street
     Trumbull, CT 06611
     (203) 268-8434

 7:30 to 8:15 PM

 8:15 to 9:30 PM
  Bhavana

 Adults Discussion
 N/A

 Faith based Knowledge
 Wednesday, September 16th United Methodist Church

     6358 Main Street
     Trumbull, CT 06611
     (203) 268-8434
  7:30 to 8:15 PM


 8:15 to 9:30 PM
   Bhavana

 Adults Discussion
 N/A

 Five  aspects of Swadhyay
 Thursday, September 17th Shree Nathji Haveli

     70 Pond Lily Avenue
     New Haven, CT 06515
     (203) 387-7400
 
 4:30 to 8:00PM
 
 Pratikraman for adults and  kids
 
 Samvatsari Pratikraman
     

Paryushan 2015 - September 10th to September 17th.

posted Sep 4, 2015, 8:41 AM by Jain Center   [ updated Jan 28, 2017, 3:04 PM ]

Jai Jinendra!

Respected Members,

Welcome back. We hope you had a happy and healthy summer.This year’s Paryushan program will be held from Thursday September 10th through Thursday 17th of 2015.

We have the privilege of having Shri Pravinbhai Shah for Paryushan. Based on our past experience this is the second time we are inviting Shri PravinBhai to celebrate Paryushan with our community.

During these spiritual days, we are going to learn about one of our Agams, Uttaradhyayana Sutra. It is The Last Sermon of Lord Mahavir. Attached are details about Uttaradhyayana Sutra along with dates and locations of the Paryushan program.

We plan to celebrate Mahavir Janma Vanchan followed by Sadharmik Vatsalya on Sunday September 13th.Many thanks to anonymous family for sponsoring the Sadharmik Vatsalya.

As you all know, it is our tradition to give gifts (school related) to the kids after the ’Swapna Darshan and Mahavir Janma Vanchan ‘to celebrate ‘little Vardhman’ going to school. This year it will be on the Sunday, September 13th 2015. Anybody interested in donating towards the gift funds please contact: Jayantibhai Maru or Amarbhai Gada 

For Sadharmik Vatsalya please RSVP to one of the following individuals by Saturday September 6th, 2015.

Jayaben Maru,Nita Lathia ,Mayuriben Kamdar ,Dulce Gandhi

We are also planning to have afternoon swadhyay on many days. Details of the afternoon session will be sent in the near future. I request each and every member to take advantage of these sacred days and participate during Paryushan.

More Detail Links:

Paryushan Schedule

President,

Jayanti Maru

Mahavir Jayanti on 17th May 2015

posted May 5, 2015, 3:05 PM by Jain Center

Jai Jinendra All !!


Jain Center of Connecticut would like to invite all the members with their families and friends to the annual Mahavir Jayanti Celebration.

Program details are as follows:

Place: The Wood bridge Senior Center
            4 Meetinghouse Lane
            Woodbridge, CT 06525

Date:   Sunday May 17th, 2015

Time:  2:30 – 3:30 PM Social Hour
          3:30 PM sharp Program begins

Pathshala Students, Teachers, Parents and Volunteers have worked very hard to make this program exciting for all ages.  It will be a great opportunity to appreciate the participant’s dedication and talents as they put on skits, dances and other expressions of their creativity for family and friends.

The program will be followed by Swamivatsalya dinner.  We would like to express our sincere gratitude in advance to the family who is sponsoring this year’s Swamivatsalya dinner.

We are looking forward to seeing you with your family and friends at the program.

Best Regards,
Jayanti Maru.
President.

JCC Annual General Body Meeting.

posted Feb 19, 2015, 10:52 AM by Jain Center

JCC Annual General Body Meeting is on Sunday February 22nd 2015, at 4:00 PM at the long hill united methodist Church Trumbull.

Following Topics will be discuss during the meeting
  • Report on the activities of our organization held last year.
  • Report on the expenses incurred and donations collected last year.
  • Plan for 2015 activities.
  • Status of our directory and web-site.
  • Update on having our own Derasar.
  • Open discussion on improving our Center’s activities and Member participation.
Direction:

JCC Annual meeting


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