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Oct 2 17

Diwali

by Secretary SDJA

SHREE DIGAMBER JAIN ASSOCIATION www.mahavirjaintemple.com
Jai Jinendra!
This year Diwali falls on Thursday 19th October. Our grand celebrations will start with Mahavir Bhagwan’s Abhishek at the usual time of 8.15am. The mandir will be open from 8-9pm in the evening for darshan and bhakti, with the arti taking place at 8.45pm.
For those who are working, we have a weekend celebration on Sunday 22nd October, where again the grand celebrations will start with Maha-abhishek, poojan, offering of Nirvana ladoo and bhakti. 
We will be holding a raffle draw for the ‘Nirvana ladoo’ at £10 a ticket. The raffle will be drawn on the Sunday , the lucky winner will have the opportunity to place the offering in front of Bhagwan Mahavir with their entire family. Please obtain your raffle tickets from Nileshbhai, our pujari.

 
The programme on Sunday 22nd October is as follows:
8.00 – 9.00: Pujya Gurudevhree’s CD Pravachan

9.00 – 10.45: Jinendra maha Abhishek, poojan, Nirvana ladoo & bhakti (with music)

10.45 – 11.15: Swadhyay by Saurabhji Jain on Dev Darshan

11.15 – 11.45: Children’s programme

Hope to see you and the entire family on Diwali!

Aug 15 17

English talk

by Secretary SDJA

Jai Jinendra!
Das Laxan Maha Parva 2017

English Das Lakshan Talk

Sunday 27th August, 2 – 3.30 pm
Last year we held two English language sessions to explore the meaning of the Paryushan parva. These were very well attended and received. This year we will be holding a single English language session which will focus on the Nischay (absolute) and Vyavhar (conventional) angles of the das lakshan dharma on which we contemplate during this great festival. The event is being held in collaboration with Young Jains. All are welcome to attend.

Aug 15 17

Das Laxan Parva 2017

by Secretary SDJA

Jai Jinendra!
Das Laxan Maha Parva 2017

Saturday 26th August till Tuesday 5th September

As we approach Das Laxan Parva, we are presented once again with an excellent opportunity to make significant in-roads in embarking and furthering our individual spiritual journeys, journeys that we are all privileged in even being able to make in the first place, journeys that we may not have the opportunity to make again for a long time. So come and join the celebrations !
This year, unfortunately, our visiting lecturer’s visa application has been rejected. However, we will have the benefit of our resident Shastri – Saurabhji Jain, who accepted our request to step in immediately, despite having work commitments.
Weekdays 

08.00 – 08.15: Jinendra Prakshalan 

08.15 – 09.30: Das Laxan Puja 

09.30 – 10.30: Saurabhji’s Swadhyay

10.30 – 11.30: Pujya Gurudev’s CD Pravachan
18.45 – 19.15: Jinendra Bhakti 

19.15 – 20.15: Pratikraman 

20.15 – 20.30: Jinendra Aarti 

20.30 – 21.30: Saurabhji’s Swadhyay 
Weekends & Bank holiday

08.30 – 09.45: Jinendra Prakshalan & Puja

09.45 – 10.45: Saurabhji’s Swadhyay

10.45 – 11.45: Pujya Gurudev’s CD Pravachan

18.45 – 19.15: Jinendra Bhakti

19.15 – 20.15: Pratikraman

20.15 – 20.30: Jinendra Aarti 

20.30 – 21.30: Saurabhji’s Swadhyay
There will be some slight changes to the above programme to accommodate the following:

 

Sunday 27th Aug : Children’s sanskrutik programme at 10.45am & sanskrutik programme at 9.15pm

Friday 1st Sept : Sanskrutik programme at 9.15pm

Saturday 2nd Sept : Sanskrutik programme at 9.15pm

Sunday 3rd Sept: Sanskrutik programme at 9.15pm
We have tried to adjust the timings so that maximum number of people can take part in all the programmes. Please bear with us if there is a delay of a few minutes here or there in any of the above timings

Kshamavani Parva will be on 7th September. We will ask for kshama in front of Dev Shastra Guru at 10.30am. 

Swami Vatsalya Bhojan

Sunday 17th September 2017

12.30 – 14.30: Swami Vatsalya Bhojan at Masefield Suite, Harrow Leisure Centre, Christchurch Ave, HA3 5BD

To enable an accurate list for catering purposes, please give your names if you will be attending to Nileshbhai, our pujari, by Sunday 10th September at the latest.There will be a charge of £10 to all over 8 years old. There is free parking for 3 hours at the leisure centre, however, A VALID TICKET MUST BE DISPLAYED.

Finally, we have the following fund raising schemes also in place. Kindly take part in dharma daan by way of:

1) Mangal Kalash to be installed on Day 1 on Mandlo – Center @ £75 and rest 4 sides @ £51 each.  

2) Arti for each day of Das Laxan – boli starting at £25

3) Das Laxan Puja – 11 days @ £55and 1 day @ £11 

4) Das Laxan fund
5) SV Bhojan fund

Jul 19 17

Additional info

by Secretary SDJA

SHREE DIGAMBER JAIN ASSOCIATION www.mahavirjaintemple.com

Jai Jinendra!  
Many thanks to all of you for having responded to the adult Pathshala survey. Based on the data, and on suitable teacher availability, we have decided to hold the Pathshala every Wednesday only. The classes will be conducted in English language, and will start from Wednesday 13th September. They will run from 8:15pm to 9:30pm every week at the Mandir.
We encourage anyone looking to join the classes to attend in person, since it will make a vast difference to the learning experience. However, if anyone really cannot make it to the Mandir, we plan to broadcast the classes on YouTube Live. The broadcasts will be recorded too, so that they can be watched back at leisure in case you miss a class.
If you have not already been in touch regarding the Pathshala, but are interested to join (either in person or remotely), please can you send an email to sdjapathshala@gmail.com ASAP.         

Regards & Jai Jinendra!
EC
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Jul 19 17

by Secretary SDJA

Jj

Jul 19 17

Pathshala

by Secretary SDJA

Children’s English Pathshala

We have a fantastic children’s Pathshala at the Mandir that runs every Sunday morning. We currently run 3 classes, for children aged 4 onward.

Adult English Pathshala

From Wednesday September 13th, we will be running an adult Pathshala at the Mandir, that is open to all ages (even those that are not quite “adults”). We will be teaching the principles of Jainism from a foundation level in a very interactive manner. The classes will be broadcast live on You Tube, and will also be recorded so that you never have to miss a lesson.

We already have over 60 people interested in joining the classes, either in person or remotely, so don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity that may not come around again.

Contact

In case you are interested in either Pathshala, please contact sdjapathshala@gmail.com.