JAIN SOCIETY OF NORTH TEXAS, INC. (Established in 1982) 11321 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas, TX 75229 • http://www.dfwjains.org A Non-Profit Tax Exempt Religious Organization

Aug 2017

Vir Samvat 2543

President Virang Shah

Jai Jinendra

Vice President Naresh Kothari

The auspicious Maha Parvas of “PARYUSHAN & DAS-LAXAN” arrive in August. We have several pujas and activities planned to help all of us take advantage of this Maha Parva for self-purification and upliftment. Quick summary of key dates and events.

Secretary Sonia Ghelani Treasurer Prakash Ranka Atul Khara Directors Jinen Adenwala Neerav Dalal Prakash Dhoka Kekin Ghelani Anant Jain Shreyans Jain Atul Khara Anup Pahade Dilip Shah Pradeep Vaidya Rajesh Vinayaka

Committee Chairs Jadavji Kenia Asha Shah Jatin Shah Rajan Shah Samit Shah Satish Shah Virendra Shah Rajiv Sheth

Events

Dates

Shri Shrenikbhai Gala - Discourse

Aug 4th - Aug 10th

Siddhachakra Pujan & Dinner

Aug 6th - Please RSVP on website

English Pratikraman

Aug 13th – 6:00 pm

Paryushan Begins

Aug 18th

Paryushan Sapna Ceremony

Aug 20th – 9:30 am

Das Laxan Begins

Aug 26th

Pathshala Registration

Opens in 1st week of August

Additional details about the events provided in the newsletter.

Ongoing Monthly Meetings / Activities * Day & Date

Activities

1st

Pooja at Aadinath Jin Mandir Snatra Puja at Dharmanath Jinalaya Samayik in Library

Sunday, Aug 6 at 10.30 am 2nd & 4th Sunday at 10:00 am 2nd Sunday at 10.30 am

* Ongoing activities date/time may change based on upcoming events.

Shri Shrenikbhai Gala - Discourse on GyanSaar: Aug 4th – Aug 10th We are fortunate to have Shrenikbhai's pravachan on GyanSaar. Please take advantage of this great opportunity of learning Jain Adhyatma. Visit the JSNT website for details on timings and location. Shrenikbhai Gala has wide knowledge of Jainism which he learned from many monks in his childhood. He is very good orator and explains in very simple language. He has been giving Pravachans during Paryushan for 12 years at several Jain Centers in USA and in several cities in India. All members are requested to attend the lectures in-person. For those members, who cannot attend the lectures, audio conference bridge is available: Audio Dial Tel #: 641-7153655, Access Code: 974577#

Siddhachakra Pujan & Dinner – Aug 6th We are very happy and excited to announce “Siddhachakra” pujan on Sunday, Aug 6th, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM. All members are encouraged to participate in the Pujan. Please encourage kids to attend this pujan as well, as vidhi will be briefly explained in English with PowerPoint presentation. The pujan will be conducted by Shrenikbhai Gala. Please visit JSNT website for pujan registration.

JAIN SOCIETY OF NORTH TEXAS, INC. (Newsletter continued)

Aug 2017

Vir Samvat 2543

English Pratikraman – Aug 13th President Virang Shah Vice President Naresh Kothari Secretary Sonia Ghelani Treasurer Prakash Ranka Atul Khara Directors Jinen Adenwala Neerav Dalal Prakash Dhoka Kekin Ghelani Anant Jain Shreyans Jain Atul Khara Anup Pahade Dilip Shah Pradeep Vaidya Rajesh Vinayaka

Committee Chairs Jadavji Kenia Asha Shah Jatin Shah Rajan Shah Samit Shah Satish Shah Virendra Shah Rajiv Sheth

Annual Pratikraman in English is scheduled on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 6 p.m. in JSNT Varniji Bhavan upstairs. Please come prepared with Katasanu / Muhapati and also after your meals if you would like to do Chauvihar (no food or water overnight) or Tevihar (no food – can have water) after Pratikraman. Please RSVP to Jadavji Kenia know at [email protected] if you are coming. You may also call at 972-690-3593 (leave message) or email if you have any questions.

JSNT Pathshala – Registration Opens Registration for JSNT Pathshala is planned to open in 1st week of Aug. Please visit JSNT website http://www.dfwjains.org to complete registration. it is mandatory to register their kids for attending classes for proper planning. Pathshala classes are held at the JSNT facility on Webb Chapel road in Dallas every Sunday at 10:00 am except during summer and major holidays. JSNT offers Pathshala for children 4 to 18 years of age as well as adults at no cost. Pathshala text books are given to the students by the generosity of JSNT donors. Children younger than 4 years can attend Jain ‘Story-Time’ classes. Please contact Nandan Mehta at [email protected] for more details.

JSNT Pathshala for 2017- 2018 begins on Sept 3rd There will be Open House Day on Sept 3rd where the parents and kids can meet the teachers. JSNT Pathshala is a great opportunity for everyone to learn about Jainism and enrich themselves through the teachings of Jinvaani.

Dignitary Pujya Tarlaben Doshi visit during Paryushan Maha Parva We are pleased to announce that Pujya Tarlaben Doshi will facilitate Paryushan maha parva. Pujya Tarlaben Doshi is a recognized name across several continents. She possesses extensive knowledge of Jain scriptures and has won national award on Syadwad. She holds master’s degree in Literature and submitted her Ph.D. thesis. Pu. Tarlaben is currently serving as co-editor of ‘Shashan Pragati’ magazine in India. She is a former editor of ‘Jain Prakash’ magazine and co-written several ‘Agam Vivechan’ books. Tarlaben’s unique approach of delivering complex Jain Tatva (Vitrag Vani) in an easy-to understand, yet based on original jain scriptures (Agams), has won many hearts all over the world. She is well regarded among the Dallas Jain Society members, as her 2007 and 2013 Paryushan lectures remain memorable to date.

Paryushan Schedule The auspicious PARYUSHAN Maha Parva begins from Friday, August 18th to Friday, August 25th. Pujya Tarlaben Doshi will facilitate Paryushan maha parva. Here are the planned activities of these maha parvas at our center.

Friday, Aug 18th 09:30 am

Prakshal, Pooja & Aarti

10:45 am

Kalpasutra Discourse by Tarlaben ( - audio bridge available)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Samuhik Ekasana (Please come on time & bring boiled water)

7:00 pm

Deravasi Pratikraman - Main Hall

7:00 pm

Sthanakvasi Pratikraman – 1st Floor - Dining Hall

8:15 pm

Aarti, Mangal Divo (Derasar)

8:30 pm

Discourse by Tarlaben Doshi – Main Hall. 

Saturday, Aug 19th 09:30 am

Prakshal & Pooja & Aarti

10:45 am

Kalpasutra Discourse by Tarlaben ( - audio bridge available)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Samuhik Ekasana

7:00 pm

Deravasi Pratikraman - Main Hall

7:00 pm

Sthanakvasi Pratikraman – 1st Floor - Dining Hall

8:15 pm

Aarti, Mangal Divo (Derasar)

8:30 pm

Discourse by Tarlaben Doshi – Main Hall. 

Sunday, Aug 20th (Sapna Ceremony) 08:30 am

1:00 pm

Snatra Puja (Main Hall) Sapna Darshan & Mahavir Janma Kalyanak vachan, Shanti Kalash & Aarti/Mangal Divo Lunch & Samuhik Ekasana

6:00 pm

Deravasi Pakkhi Pratikraman – Main Hall

7:00 pm

Sthanakvasi Pratikraman – 1st Floor - Dining Hall

8:15 pm

Aarti, Mangal Divo (Derasar)

8:30 pm

Discourse by Tarlaben Doshi – Main Hall. 

8:45 pm

Parna Darshan

9:30 am

Monday, Aug 21st 09:30 am

Prakshal & Pooja & Aarti

10:45 am

Kalpasutra Discourse by Tarlaben ( - audio bridge available)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Samuhik Ekasana

7:00 pm

Derawasi Pratikraman – Main Hall

6.45 pm

Sthanakvasi Pakkhi Pratikraman – 1st Floor - Dining Hall

8:15 pm

Aarti, Mangal Divo (Derasar)

8:30 pm

Discourse by Tarlaben Doshi – Main Hall. 

Tuesday, Aug 22nd 09:30 am

Prakshal & Pooja & Aarti

10:45 am

Kalpasutra Discourse by Tarlaben ( - audio bridge available)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Samuhik Ekasana

7:00 pm

Deravasi Pratikraman – Main Hall

7:00 pm

Sthanakvasi Pratikraman – 1st Floor - Dining Hall

8:15 pm

Aarti, Mangal Divo (Derasar)

8:30 pm

Discourse by Tarlaben Doshi – Main Hall. 

Wednesday Aug 23rd 09:30 am

Prakshal & Pooja & Aarti

10:45 am

Kalpasutra Discourse by Tarlaben ( - audio bridge available)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Samuhik Ekasana

7:00 pm

Deravasi Pratikraman – Main Hall

7.00 pm

Sthanakvasi Pratikraman – 1st Floor - Dining Hall

8:15 pm

Aarti, Mangal Divo (Derasar)

8:30 pm

Discourse by Tarlaben Doshi – Main Hall. 

Thursday Aug 24th 09:30 am

Prakshal & Pooja & Aarti

10:45 am

Kalpasutra Discourse by Tarlaben ( - audio bridge available)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Samuhik Ekasana

7:00 pm

Deravasi Pratikraman – Main Hall

7:00 pm

Sthanakvasi Pratikraman – 1st Floor - Dining Hall

8:15 pm

Aarti, Mangal Divo (Derasar)

8:30 pm

Discourse by Tarlaben Doshi – Main Hall. 

Friday Aug 25th Samvatsari Day 09:30 am

Prakshal & Pooja & Aarti

10:45 am

Kalpasutra Discourse by Tarlaben ( - audio bridge available)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Samuhik Ekasana

3:00 pm

Deravasi Samvatsari Pratikraman #1 - 1st Floor – Dining Hall

6:15 pm

Deravasi Samvatsari Pratikraman #2 – 2nd Floor - Main Hall

6:15 pm

Samvatsari Shravak Alochna– 2nd Floor – Main Hall Please arrive on time to take advantage of 90-Min Shravak Alochna Sthanakvasi Samvatsari Pratikraman– 1st Floor – Dining Hall

9:00 pm

Aarti, Mangal Divo (Derasar) & Samuhik Kshamapana

4.15 pm to 5.45 pm

Saturday, Aug 26th

Parna Day

8:00 am

Prakshal & Pooja & Samuhik Chaitavandan

9:30 am

Samuhik Parna Sthanakvashi Bhadarva Sud Pancham Pratikraman – Devsi Pratikraman Venue to be announced

7:30 pm

Samuhik Ekasana: We are going to have Samuhik Ekasana during Paryushan. Members interested in doing Ekasana during Paryushan at the temple, please RSVP on our website (http://www.dfwjains.org). All ekasana participants are requested to bring boiled water.

Laabh (Sponsorship) Opportunities during Paryushan: There are several opportunities to sponsor Ekasana, Parna, and Sapna ceremony lunch. Please contact Erine Shah ([email protected] or 469-236-4427) for details.

 Audio Conference bridge: All members are requested to attend the lectures in-person. For those members, who cannot attend the lectures, we have the following audio conference bridge for all lectures: Audio Dial Tel #: 641-715-3655, Access Code: 974577#

Das-Laxan Schedule DAS-LAXAN Maha Parva will begin from Saturday, August 26 to Thursday, September 7, 2017. We will celebrate with Das-Laxan Vidhan Pooja in the morning at Adinath Jin Mandir and Swadhyay every day in the evening at 7:45 p.m. and on weekend afternoon after lunch at Main Hall, Jinendra Varniji Bhavan. Saturday August 26th (Uttam Kshama) 10:30 am 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Das-Laxan Vidhan Pooja – Adinath Jin Mandir Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall

Sunday August 27th (Uttam Mardav) 10:30 am 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Das-Laxan Vidhan Pooja – Adinath Jin Mandir Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall

Monday August 28th (Uttam Aarjav) 8:30 am 7.45 pm – 9:00 pm

Das-Laxan Vidhan Pooja – Adinath Jin Mandir Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall, Jinendra Varniji Bhavan

Tuesday August 29th (Uttam Satya) 8:30 am

Das-Laxan Vidhan Pooja – Adinath Jin Mandir

7.45 pm – 9:00 pm

Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall

Wednesday August 30h (Uttam Sauch) 8:30 am

Das-Laxan Vidhan Pooja – Adinath Jin Mandir

7.45 pm – 9:00 pm

Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall

Thursday August 31st (Uttam Saiyam) 8:30 am 7.00 pm – 7:30 pm 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Das-Laxan Vidhan Pooja – Adinath Jin Mandir Dhoop Dashmi at Adinath Jin Mandir Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall

Friday Sept 1st (Uttam Tapa) 8:30 am

Das-Laxan Vidhan Pooja – Adinath Jin Mandir

7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall

Saturday Sept 2nd (Uttam Tapa) 10:30 am

Das-Laxan Vidhan Pooja – Adinath Jin Mandir

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall

7.45 pm – 9:00 pm

Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall

Sunday Sept 3rd (Uttam Tyaag) 10:30 am

Das-Laxan Vidhan Pooja – Adinath Jin Mandir

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall

7.45 pm – 9:00 pm

Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall

Monday Sept 4th (Uttam Akinchanya) 10:30 am

Das-Laxan Vidhan Pooja & Ratnatray Pooja – Adinath Jin Mandir

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall

7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall

Tuesday Sept 5th (Uttam Bramhcharya) 8:30 am

Das-Laxan Vidhan Pooja & Ratnatray Pooja – Adinath Jin Mandir

7.30 pm – 9:00 pm

Pratrikraman – Main Hall

Wednesday Sept 6th 8:30 am

Ratnatray Pooja – Adinath Jin Mandir

7.45 pm – 9:00 pm

Swadhyay on Tirthankar Mahavir Aur Unka Sarvodaya Tirth – Main Hall

Thursday Sept 7th KSHAMAVANI 8:30 am

Kshmavani Pooja– Adinath Jin Mandir

7.45 pm – 8:30 pm

Kshamavani – Main Hall

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