Silver Jubilee Year: Inauguration of the Diploma
course in Holistic Spirituality
The 25th Diploma course in Holistic spirituality
was inaugurated at Dhyanavana today, Sunday,
July 4th 2021 during the Holy Eucharist. Fr John
Sequeira OCD, Rector of Pushpashrama, presided
over the Holy mass and inaugurated the course.
Frs. Dominic Vas, OCD, Director; Fr. Rathan
Almeida, OCD, Dean of Studies; and Fr. Arun
bennis, OCD, Administrator concelebrated at the
Dhyanavana, which means in Sanskrit a
“meditation-garden” or better “the context of
God experience”, is aesthetically and
artistically designed to offer a healthy
atmosphere and conducive facilities for the
spiritual formation and renewal programme. Since
1997, this institute has been conducting the
long-term diploma course of nine months and
other Short-term courses throughout the year,
attended so far by over 6000 religious men and
women from India and abroad.
More than 35 courses are offered on various
subjects by specialised professors throughout
the year, such as Biblical Spirituality,
Formation to Integral human maturity,
Psycho-spiritual maturity and emotional healing,
spiritual life in Theology, Sacraments, Prayer
and Mysticism, Comparative Religious
Spirituality and Theology of Religious life.
Presently there are 18 sisters for the
residential course, and many more have
registered and will be joining later. We have
also begun the online classes for them.
Being the silver jubilee year, Dhyanavana is
proud to inaugurate this academic year and
impart spiritual and renewal programmes.