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Mindful Meditation & Yoga
Starting Feb 24th every 2nd & 4th Saturday
Mindful Meditation & Yoga - Saturday, Feb 24, 2018
Join us every 2nd and 4th Saturday for a 8 week program of Yoga & Meditation.
When: Starting Feb 24th every 2nd & 4th Saturday
Time: 9 to 10am – Mindful Meditation, 10 to 11am – Yoga
Registration: $40 for Meditation & Yoga
$25 ea for Yoga or Meditation individually
Please Note: If we do not receive minimum registration for Mindful Meditation class by Feb 24 then Mindful Meditation class will be cancelled.
For more information please contact Youth Secretary
Workshop in Jainism and Youth Samayik
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Workshop in Jainism and Youth Samayik - Sun, Feb 25th
We are pleased to inform that coming Sunday JSMC will be hosting a workshop and Youth Samayik as detailed below. The workshop is open for all members of JSMC and highly recommended for JSMC Pathshala Teachers.
JSMC Workshop series on Jainism
When: Sunday, Feb 25 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Science of Sämäyika and Käyotsarga
Who: All members of JSMC and Pathshala Teacher
Youth Samayik
What: Samayik in English with Vidhi and explanation
When: Sunday, Feb 25 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: JSMC Upashraya
Who: All Pathshala Students and Youth under the age of 35
Additional Instructions: Please bring Katäsanu, Muhapatti, Charavalo, And Säpdo if you have it else you can borrow one from the temple.
Saturday, March 3, 2018
JSMC Ski - March 3rd, 2018
JSMC presents the Annual Ski Trip 2018. Let's get together for the best winter fun in the company of family, friends and fellow Jains. Don't worry if you have never done this before, there are lessons and bunny slopes for beginners.
When: Saturday, March 3, 2018  (8:30 AM till 4:30 PM)
Where: Grand Geneva, 7036 Grand Geneva Way at Highways 50 East and 12 Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Registration: Members - $45; Non-Members - $50 & Non-Skiers - Free
For more information contact Youth Secretary
Ayambil Oli & Mahavir Janma Kalyanak
Friday, March 23, 2018 to Sunday, April 1, 2018
Ayambil Oli & Mahavir Janma Kalyanak March 22 to April 1
JSMC is honored to have Panditvarya Shri Parasbhai Shah during Ayambil Oli & Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Celebrations. Parasbhai is from Mumbai, India. He has studied Jain Philosophy at Yashovijayji Jain Sanskrit Pathshala in Mahesana, Gujarat and in 2001 obtained Sidhdhipatrak. He has imparted knowledge to more than 300 Sadhu and Sadhvi Maharaj, anchored more than 33 Diksha Programs and guided many Diksharthis on Aachar and other matters. He has conducted Jainism Classes, religious Shibirs and Paryushan Mahaparva Aradhana internationally for past 10 years. He has also handled many poojans and aaradhanas including 18 Abhishek, Gautam Labdhi, Ashtaprakari, 108 Parshva Padmavati, Navgraha, Laghu Shanti Snatra, Panch Kalyanak, 12 Vrata, Anjan Shalaka, Patistha Mahotsav, etc.
Sponsorship opportunities for Swamivatsalya are available. See program schedule for more details.




Fri, Mar 23rd to

Thu, Mar 29th

12:00 to 1:30pm

Daily Ayambil (JSMC thanks Sejal Shah, Dharmistha Kunwar and Samata Shroff Family for sponsoring entire Ayambil Oli Aaradhana)

10:30am to 12:00pm

Morning Pravachan by Shri Parasbhai Shah

8:00 to 9:30pm

Evening Pravachan by Shri Parasbhai Shah

Fri, Mar 30th

12:00 to 1:30pm

Daily Ayambil

10:30am to 12:00pm

Morning Pravachan by Shri Parasbhai Shah

2:00 to 3:00pm

Abhinav Samayik & Prashnottari with Shri Parasbhai Shah

8:00 to 9:30pm

Evening Pravachan by Shri Parasbhai Shah

Sat, Mar 31st

10:00 to 11:00am

Laghu Sidhdhachakra Poojan

10:00am onwards

Chaitri Poonam Pat Darshan (Sponsorship Opportunity available for $1,201. Multiple families can participate) Ladoo Ganthia Prabhavna will be served throughout the day until Sunset

11:00am to 12:15pm

Morning Pravachan by Shri Parasbhai Shah

12:00 to 1:30pm

Daily Ayambil & Afternoon Swamivatsalya (Sponsorship Opportunity available for $2,501. Up to three families can participate)

1:30 to 5:00pm

Vis Sthanak Poojan (Main Labharthi - $401 [only 3], Small Pithika - $75 [only 45], Ashtaprakari Pooja - Gheeboli) Register Here

5:30 to 7:00pm

Evening Swamivatsalya (Sponsorship Opportunity available for $4,001. Up to three families can participate)

7:00 to 8:00pm

ECBOT Presentation and 25th Anniversary Update

8:00 to 10:30pm

Mangal Deep ceremony with Dignitaries and Chief Guest, Cultural Program

Sun, Apr 1st

8:30 to 10:00am

Ayambil Parna (Sponsorship Opportunity available for $1,001 per family. Multiple families can participate)

9:00am to 12:00pm

Digambar Puja

10:30am to 12:00pm

Morning Pravachan by Shri Parasbhai Shah

12:00 to 1:30pm

Afternoon Swamivatsalya (In memory of Late Shri Niranjanbhai Shah by Falguni Shah - Gosalia)

1:00 to 5:30pm

Declamation Contest  (Sponsor Opportunity available for $2,001)

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Evening Swamivatsalya (Sponsorship Opportunity available for $1,501. Up to three families can participate)

 JSMC welcomes partial sponsorships of $500 or more from multiple donors.
Please contact  General Secretary President or any  JSMC ECBOT member .
 Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Cultural Program
This being the 25th anniversary of our temple and the birth kalyanak celebration of our main deity we invite everyone to participate in a big way in the cultural program at MJK. As always we encourage you to come in a group of 6 or more. See below participation guideline for the same.
MJK Cultural Program Guidelines
  1. Registration Deadline: Friday March 16, 2018
  2. Register your entries with Youth Secretary by sending Choreographer Name, Song Title and Number of participants in the group for our performance
  3. Performances should not exceed more than 5 minutes
  4. Group performances (with min. 6 performers) will be given preference over individual performances. Individual performances will be considered only if 10 entries are not registered by Friday March 16, 2018
  5. Stage timings for practice sessions needs to be reserved with Youth Secretary 
  6. Starting Thursday March 23, 2018, the Stage will not be available for practice when Pravachans are in session
  7. Song and Music must be appropriate for performances at JSMC.
  8. Ensure that the sound quality of your song track is good and submit a copy of the song to Youth Secretary, preferably on a CD, latest by Friday March 23, 2018
  9. GRAND REHEARSAL of the program is tentatively scheduled for Sunday March 25, 2018
For more details or questions please contact Youth Secretary
Vis Sthanak Poojan
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Vis Sthanak Poojan - Saturday, March 31 at 1:30 PM
It is said that doing Aaradhana of even one pad of the twenty pads of Vees Sthanak will lead you towards the path of being Tirthankar. At Chicago Jain Sangh we are blessed with an invaluable opportunity to perform Vis Sthanak Pad Poojan during this Mahavir Janma Kalyanak celebration. It is believed that Poojan of this Vis Sthanak brings Peace, Health and Divine bliss to the community. Participate in the Poojan with a pledge of $401 per Main Pithika (3 available) OR reserve a Small Pithika with a pledge of $75 per pithika.
શ્રી વીસ સ્થાનક પદના કોઈ પણ એક પદની આરાધના પણ તીર્થંકર નામકર્ણ બાંધી શકે છે। શ્રી શિકાગો જૈન સંઘમાં શ્રી વીસ સ્થાનક ના પૂજન દ્વારા આરાધના કરવાનો અવસર આવ્યો છે। સકળ સંઘને લાભ લેવા માટે સુંદર તક છે. વીસ સ્થાનક તપ કરનાર માટે આ વિશિષ્ટ તક છે। નવપદ, ગોયમપદ,અભિનવ જ્ઞાનપદ, સંયમપદ જેવા પદોના પૂજનથી આપણા સંઘમાં પુણ્યવૃદ્ધિ થશે। સર્વ જીવોને શાંતિ સમાધિ અને કલ્યાણની પ્રાપ્તિ થશે। આ પૂજનમાં લાભ લેવા મુખ્ય પીઠિકા નો નકરો ફક્ત ૪૦૧ ડોલર છે (ફક્ત ૩ પીઠિકા ઉપલબ્ધ) અને નાની પીઠિકા નો નકરો ફક્ત ૭૫ ડોલર છે
Wall of Fame through 25 Satkärya
Wall of Fame through 25 Satkärya (during 25th anniversary)

Tattvärtha Sutra: "Charity is the giving of one's belongings for the good of one's self and of others.
Charity is the beginning of religion. Donation generates auspicious Karma and purifies the soul. On the auspicious beginning of the 25th anniversary celebration of our Chicago temple to promote our core principle of Ahimsa, JSMC committee has arranged unique and noble proposal for various compassionate acts, where JSMC members have opportunity to be part of this philanthropy. 
1. Tap - Appeal for 25 varsitap
2. Sanyam - 25 Sädhu and Sädhvi Vaiyävrata for one year or more - $500 per family
3. Education - 25 Children Education for one year in  Jain education sanstha - $500 per family
4. Jivdaya - Release 25 Animals from Slaughter house - $500 per family
5. Karuna - 250 Eye Surgery in Eye Camp - $100 per family

Please participate by registering your pledge online.

ધર્મનો પ્રારંભ જ દાનથી થાય છે. દાન આપવાથી પુણ્ય બંધાય છે, અશુભ કર્મો ઘટે છે અને આત્માના ભાવ નિર્મળ બને છે. દાનધર્મથી જ ચતુર્વિધ સંઘ ટકે છે. શિકાગો સંઘના પુણ્ય પ્રતાપે શિકાગો જિનાલયની પચ્ચીસમી વર્ષગાંઠની ઉજવણીની શુભ શરૂઆત સુપાત્રદાન, જ્ઞાનદાન, ઔષધદાન, અને અભયદાન જેવા સત્કાર્યોથી થાય તે નિમિત્તે નીચે મુજબની યોજનાનુ આયોજન કરવામાં આવ્યું છે. શ્રાવક જીવનને સાર્થક કરવાનો અમુલ્ય અવસર આવ્યો છે.

1. તપસ્યા - શિકાગો સંઘના કલ્યાણ માટે ૨૫ સભ્યોને મંગળકારી વરસીતપની આરાધનામાં જોડાવા માટે વિનંતિ.
2. સુપાત્રદાન - ૨૫ પૂજ્ય સાધુ-સાધ્વી ભગવંતોની એક વર્ષ માટે વૈયાવચ્ચ - ૫૦૧ ડોલર(વ્યક્તિ દીઠ)
3. જ્ઞાનદાન - ૨૫ બાળકોને જૈન શિક્ષણ સંસ્થામાં અભ્યાસ માટે એક વર્ષ માટે સહાય - ૫૦૧ ડોલર(વ્યક્તિ દીઠ)
4. જીવદયા - ૨૫ પ્રાણીઓને કતલખાનામાંથી છોડાવવા - ૫૦૧ ડોલર(વ્યક્તિ દીઠ)
5. અનુકંપા - ૨૫૦ આંખના ઓપરેશન - ૧૦૧ ડોલર(વ્યક્તિ દીઠ)

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Events for the Year 2018

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Starting Feb 24th every 2nd & 4th SaturdayMindful Meditation & Yoga   (Register)
Feb 25Workshop in Jainism and Youth Samayik
Mar 3JSMC SKI   (Register)
Mar 23 to Apr 1Ayambil Oli & Mahavir Janma Kalyanak   (RSVP)
Mar 31Vis Sthanak Poojan   (Register)

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