Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Today, 19th March, marks the completion of 10 years since the Foundation of Sumedha Centre for Psychology and Spirituality. In the Liturgical Calendar of the Catholic Church 19th March is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, who is the Patron Saint of Sumedha Centre.

Sumedha Centre, a venture of the Salesian Province of New Delhi, was set up in New Delhi in 2003.

In 2008 the Centre was shifted to the present location, Jeolikote, near Nainital, Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills.

The Centre at Jeolikote was officially blessed on 19th March 2009, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the Patron of the Centre, by Most Re. Anthony Fernandes, the Bishop of Bareilly, in the presence of a large number of priests, religious and well-wishers, including many Salesians from the New Delhi Province.

 In 10 years, the Centre has conducted 22 Sumedha Sadhana (Psychospiritual Wholeness Journey) the 60-day flagship programme of the Centre. It has also conducted annually a number of shorter programmes. The Centre has also done many outreach programmes in different parts of the country and abroad.

Sumedha is a centre for renewal of body, mind and spirit through the integration of insights and practices from psychology, spiritual traditions and social sciences. It focuses on the healing, growth and transformation of individuals, groups and

Sumedha Centre marked the 10th anniversary with an International Conference on “Psychosexual Integration, Celibate Maturity & Religious and Priestly Formation” in New Delhi from 14th 22nd February this year.

Another Anniversary event is a Workshop on “Body Practices, Authentic Movement and Personal and Professional Well-Being” in New Delhi on March 31 and April 1, 2013. It will be facilitated by internationally reputed somatic psychotherapist Don Hanlon Johnson and Jungian Analyst Barbara Holifield, both from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco.

Sumedha Centre is grateful to all those who have been supporting the Centre in different ways through these years. Thank You!

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