The 20-day “Midlife Dynamics and the Spiritual Journey” programme at Sumedha Centre concluded yesterday.
The programme commenced with an assessment of the “Now Period” of life of the participants and went on to explore process spirituality, holistic-ecological spirituality and move on to the practice of Contemplative, and especially, Centering Prayer.
From a psychological perspectives, participants traced their developmental history through experiential exercises, explored and evaluated the experience of various midlife dynamics and transformative processes, especially the (re)-emergence of sexuality and intimacy needs. In the context of celibate friendships, heterosexual attachment dynamics were explored and evaluated.
The programme ended with an integrative exercise of the whole of the participants' life journeys until the present using the inspirational movie “River Mee.”
Participants observed that they had benefited immensely from the programme. For some it proved to be a “life-changing experience.”
Some typical participant comments:
“The programme was very, very good. It was very well organised and executed. It was challenging but immensely useful. It has led to a personal transformation.”
“It was an enriching and enlightening programme. Helped me to get in touch with myself.”
“My purpose in coming here has been fully satisfied. I got answers to questions I had been struggling with for years.”
“The programme was an eye-opener. It has equipped me to journey forward with greater passion and enthusiasm.”
“It helped me to change my perspectives, values and beliefs.”
“Hospitality was excellent.”
The programme was facilitated by Jose Parappully, Director of the Centre.
Our next programme: 60-day “Sumedha Sadhana – A Psychospiritual Wholeness Journey” from 25th September to 23rd November