Convocation of Dhyanavana, International Institute of Spirituality, was held on
19 March 2019. 78 students received the Diplomas and Certificates in Holistic
Spirituality. Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Vazhapilly, Bishop Emeritus of Mysore
Diocese, was the Chief Guest and conferred the Diplomas and certificates. V.
Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao, OCD, Provincial, released the Dhyanavana Annual. Mr.
Clifford Pereira, Director, TV9 group, gave the Convocation address which was
well appreciated. Around 200 Priests, Religious, friends and Benefactors
participated in the function. All appreciated this well organized program.
"Mass Media and Religious Life, Rewards and Regrets of Media" on February 17,
along with Mysore CRI conducted a very enlightening and inspiring seminar on
"Mass Media and Religious Life, Rewards and Regrets of Media" on Sunday February
17, 2019 at Pushpashrama Auditorium, Mysore. There were 4 erudite papers and a
panel discussion. Around 300 Priests and Religious participated in the seminar.
Bishop William inaugurated the seminar. All said that the theme of Mass Media
was very relevant for religious formation today.
Church in India today is buoyant with life and vibrant with activity.
The presence of so many young men and women accepting God’s call to be
consecrated priests and committed religious is a sure sign of its
vitality. The world today is eagerly looking for authentic paradigms of
Christian holiness, and the universal Church today depends someway on
the Indian Church for convinced, qualified and committed religious for
witnessing and furthering of Christ’s worldwide mission.
which in Sanskrit means a ‘meditation-garden’ or better ‘the context of
God experience’, is esthetically 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 5000 religious men and
women from India and abroad.