The 29th Sumedha Sadhana (Psychospiritual Wholeness Journey) commenced on June 1. This 9-week programme will continue till August 2.
There are 16 participants from four countries, including for the first time from Myanmar and South Africa.
Sumedha Sadhana is a programme of inner journeying together with fellow seekers in quest of greater healing and wholeness, so that one can live one’s life in more fulfilling and satisfying ways
In the foundational module Psychological Dynamics on the Spiritual Journey participants are helped to relive and reframe their early childhood developmental experiences and to explore and understand the psychological dynamics of midlife and plan to make the shifts necessary to live their post-midlife psychospiritual journey in more meaningful and fulfilling ways. Jose Parappully facilitates this module.
In Stories: Ours, Jesus’ and the Universe’s Gerard Alvarez offers a Spirituality of the Word for our times with symbols and rituals that breathe new life.
Johny Dominic helps participants explore and understand the Unconscious Dynamics that drive their behaviour, relationships and ministry and to integrate these into their conscious personality.
During this year of Consecrated Life Varghese Kalluvachel helps participants to better understand the theology of religious life and live it more meaningfully and with greater authenticity
Jose Parappully helps participants to explore and understand human sexuality and affectivity and to integrate them in their celibate lifestyle. He also explores the prevalence and effects of Sexual Abuse and suggests healing remedies.
Participants are provided opportunity for further healing and transformation through Group Therapy. They are helped to face their brokenness and fears, their unhealthy defences and unhelpful patterns of living and relating, and to move toward greater healing and wholeness. Jose Parappully and Maria Goretti Kanakarathinam facilitate this process.
Sumedha Sadhana concludes with a Spiritual Retreat in which participants are able to bring together and integrate all their r experiences up to then in prayer and reflection around the Word of God. Jose Parappully facilitates this process.
Sumedha Sadhana provides theoretical input as well as opportunities to reflect on one’s experiences and to share them with one another and for personal and common prayer. It is hoped that through this four-fold dynamics of Input, Introspection, Interaction, and Intercession participants gain a deeper feel for the psychological dynamics operating on their spiritual journey and integrate these to develop a healthier self so that they can experience greater serenity, wholeness and fruitfulness as they continue their psychospiritual journey.
The next Sumedha Sadhana (SS-30) is from October 2 to December 3, 2015. Registration is open. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org