Convocation of Dhyanavana
Sunday, March 20th, Dhyanavana, International Institute of Spirituality, Mysore,
celebrated the Silver Jubilee of the Diploma course. The Convocation ceremony
was held in the evening. Dhyanavana is an International institute of
Spirituality affliated both to Teresianum pontifical university Rome as well as
to the university of Mysore through St. Philomenas college Mysore. Dhynavana
offers 9monthe diploma course in Holistic Spirituality as well as 3 months and 6
months certificate courses. Further during the summer holidays we also organize
many short courses and retreats. The first Dhyanavana diploma course was started
in 1977. Thereafter every year between 50-60 participants attend this diploma
course. On March 20th in the Morning Bishop Emeritus Thomas Vazhapilly
celebrated the thanksgiving mass after which he distributed the Term paper of
the participants. In the evening Bishop K A William presided over the
Convocation function, released the jubilee Souvenir and gave away the Diploma
certificates to the course Participants. In his message Bishop William referred
to the recent document of Pope Francis where he emphasizes the real conversion
which consists in our relationship with God, with the church, with the other
Christians and with the people in the world.
Jubilee Year : 25th year of the Diploma course in Holistic Spirituality
25th Diploma course in Holistic spirituality was inaugurated at Dhyanavana
today, Sunday, July 4th 2021 during the Holy Eucharist. Fr John Sequeria ocd,
Rector of Pushpashrama presided over the Holy mass and inaugurated the course.
Frs. Dominic Vas, Ocd, Director; Fr. Rathan Almeida, ocd, Dean of Studies; and
Fr. Arun bennis, ocd, Administrator concelebrated at the Eucharist. Dhyanavana,
which means in Sanskrit a “meditation-garden” or better “the context of God
experience”, is aesthetically and artistically designed to offer a healthy
atmosphere and conducive facilities for the spiritual formation and renewal
programme. Since 1997, this institute has been conducting the long term diploma
course of nine months and other Short-term courses throughout the year, attended
so far by over 6000 religious men and women from India and abroad. More than 35
courses are offered on various subjects by specialised professors throughout the
year, such as Biblical Spirituality, Formation to Integral human maturity,
Psycho-spiritual maturity and emotional healing, spiritual life in Theology,
Sacraments, Prayer and Mysticism, Comparative Religious Spirituality and
Theology of Religious life.
Church in India today is buoyant with life and vibrant with activity.
The presence of so many young men and women accepting God’s call to be
consecrated priests and committed religious is a sure sign of its
vitality. The world today is eagerly looking for authentic paradigms of
Christian holiness, and the universal Church today depends someway on
the Indian Church for convinced, qualified and committed religious for
witnessing and furthering of Christ’s worldwide mission.
which in Sanskrit means a ‘meditation-garden’ or better ‘the context of
God experience’, is esthetically and artistically designed to offer a
healthy atmosphere and conducive facilities for the spiritual formation
and renewal programme. Since 1997, this institute has been conducting
the long-term diploma course of nine-months and other short-term courses
throughout the year, attended so far by over 5000 religious men and
women from India and abroad.