Silver Convocation of Dhyanavana
On Sunday, 20th of March 2022, Dhyanavana, International Institute of Spirituality, Mysore, celebrated the Silver Jubilee of the Diploma course. The Convocation ceremony was held in the evening.

Dhyanavana is an international institute of Spirituality affiliated both to Teresianum pontifical university, Rome as well as to the university of Mysore through St. Philomena’s college Mysore. Dhyanavana offers a 9 months diploma course in Holistic Spirituality as well as 3 months and 6 months certificate courses. Further during the summer holidays we also organize many short courses and retreats. The first Dhyanavana diploma course was started in 1977. Thereafter every year between 50-60 participants attend this diploma course.

On March 20th in the Morning Bishop Emeritus Thomas Vazhapilly celebrated the thanksgiving mass after which he distributed the Term paper of the participants. In the evening Bishop K A William presided over the Convocation function, released the jubilee Souvenir and gave away the Diploma certificates to the course Participants. In his message Bishop William referred to the recent document of Pope Francis where he emphasizes the real conversion which consists in our relationship with God, with the church, with the other Christians and with the people in the world.

Mrs. Joyce Lobo, CEO, MDES gave a very challenging convocation address on the theme “Role of the Priests and Religious in today’s Scenario”. She brought out many present day issues affecting our Christian and other minority communities like Anti-conversion bill, hijab, empowerment of women, discrimination against the minorities, new education policy etc. She also pointed out a few leads on how we can successfully face these problems.

More than 200 priests, religious, friends and benefactors participated in the function. Everyone appreciated the whole program. We congratulate the Director and the staff for their hard work throughout the year and may these silver years turn out to be gold, diamond, platinum etc. May the patroness of the Institute, St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross inspire all those who enter the portals of Dhyanavana to experience the love of Jesus in their lives.


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