Tuesday, August 4, 2015


The 29th Sumedha Sadhana concluded very successfully on August 2. This 9-week Psychospiritual Wholeness Journey programme had commenced on June 1.

There were 16 participants from India, Myanmar, South Africa and Thailand. All of them expressed great satisfaction at the end of the progamme 

They indicated the usefulness of the programme on a Scale of 1 (Very Little useful) and 10 (Immensely Useful) as follows: 10, 10, 10, 10, 9.5, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8).

All said they had got what they were looking for from the programme, and some even more than what they expected.

There were six different modules in the programme: Psychological Dynamics on the Spiritual Journey (by Jose Parappully), Unconscious Dynamics and Emotional Health (by Johny Padinjar), Stories: Ours, the Universe’s and Jesus’ (by Gerard Alvarez), Re-Reading of Religious Life (by Varghese Kalluvachel), Group Therapy (by Johny Padinjar, Jose Parappully and Maria Goretti Kanakarathinam) and Spiritual Retreat (by Jose Parappully). 

Movies, recreation, picnics and somatic meditations were also part of this holistic programme.

Some typical comments from participants:

“The entire programme was an excellent one.”

“A very unique kind of programme. Very different from the beaten path.”

“It was delicious in every way!”

“I am not the person who came to Sumedha – so worn out, depressed, tired, hopeless. Today I return peaceful, happy, energized, enthusiastic, focused on my goal…”

“It was time for me to stop a while – to recollect, reflect, rethink and regain my lost enthusiasm and convictions. I was enriched and enlightened by the inputs I received.”

“I had so many questions when I came here. They all got answered. I learned how to be free and happy and grow as a mature human being.”

“It has touched all the areas of my psychospiritual journey… All the modules were useful and they have helped to integrate myself.”

“Every activity helped me to understand myself and become more free.”

“The two months went so fast… This programme is the greatest gift I was given. I came with a heavy heart and scattered mind…. I go back with a rich experience. I was at the right place at the right time. Gained lots of self-awareness and increased self-worth… Deepened my spirituality.”

It is a well-planned, well-organized and substantial programme. I got exactly what I needed.”

“I got more than what I hoped for.”

“I felt at home the moment I stepped in to the place…We were provided with everything that we needed. It was a home away from home. Great environment and community spirit.”

“Food, accommodation, facilities and services were excellent.”

The next Sumedha Sadhana (SS-30) is from October 2 to December 3, 2015. Registration is open.