Tuesday, December 26, 2017


The original Christmas was the trigger that set in motion a revolution aimed at transforming a broken world and ruptured society through love - a revolution that has to be continued by men and women of good will.

Unfortunately that message of Christmas has been mostly forgotten, and Christmas has been reduced to four small c's: "crib, carol, card and cake." And the one that Christmas is named after, the big C - Christ - has been sidelined. Much effort is made these days by various forces to remove Christ from Christmas.

It is time to restore Christmas to its initial significance and focus on the revolution that has been set in motion so many years ago - transformation of society through love. That is the challenge that  faces especially Christians, and all people of good will.

Sumedha Centre wishes all its Friends and supporters  a very Happy Christmas.

May there be more peace and joy in the world this Christmas season through the love and compassion manifest by people of good will and the governments of the world.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

36th Sumedha Sadhana Concludes

The 36th Sumedha Sadhana – A Psychospiritual Wholeness Journey – concluded at Sumedha Centre on December 2. It began nine-weeks earlier on October 1.

There were 15 participants from India, Singapore and Thailand.

There were six different modules in this Sadhana. Unconscious Dynamics and the Spiritual journey (facilitated by Johny Dominic, PhD), Psychological Dynamics on the Spiritual Journey (by Jose Parappully PhD), Stories: Ours, the Universe’s and Jesus’ (by Gerard Alvarez MA), Core Transformation (by Jose Mathew Kuttianimattathil PhD), Group Therapy (by Johny Dominic PhD and Jose Parappully PhD), and Integrative Spiritual Retreat (by Jose Parappully PhD).

Ample time for personal reflection and prayer in a very beautiful and serene natural environment and creative and experiential liturgies helped to interiorise the insights gained in the sessions. There was also time for weekly recreation, movies, and picnics, including one to Delhi and Agra. 

Participants found the programme immensely useful. Comments below indicate the different ways they found the programme beneficial, even unique.

“Sumedha has changed my life. I was at the right place, at the right time.”

“It was a fascinating experience – a long inward journey.”

“It has helped me become a more integrated person.”

“Sumedha was a re-birth. I came with feeling of dryness in my spiritual life. Now God means everything.”

“Each module opened up to me avenues totally unexplored by me before.”

“Every session helped me to go deeper into myself… I go back much happier than when I came.”

“I learned to look at life experiences with new perspectives…. Retreat as desert experience brought profound healing.”

“Helped to gain a deeper experience of God.”

“Helped to find meaning for my religious life. Really experienced God touching me.”

“Experienced a sense of healing.”

“Sumedha is a turning point in my life. Every session was enriching,  an eye opener.”

Sumedha is not a Centre, but a home. I was very happy here.”

“At Sumedha I found a very supportive community.”

“Welcome, hospitality, accommodation, food and services were excellent.”

 The next Sumedha Sadhana is from March 15 to May 16, 2018. Registration is open.