Rev. Fr. Dominic Vas, OCD
Director and Programme Coordinator

Fr. Rathan Almeida, OCD
Dean of Studies

Fr. Arun Bennis, OCD

Silver Convocation of Dhyanavana

On Sunday, March 20th, 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 affliated both to Teresianum pontifical university Rome as well as to the university of Mysore through St. Philomenas college Mysore. Dhynavana offers 9monthe 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 how we can successfully face these problems.

More than 200 priests, religious, friends and benefactors participated in the function. Everyone appreciated the whole program.

DHYANAVANA, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SPIRITUALITY (Affiliated to the Pontifical Institute of Spirituality ‘Teresianum’, Rome)

Address: Rev. Dr. Dominic Vas OCD, Director DHYANAVANA, R.S. Naidu Nagar, Mysore - 570 007, Karnataka State, India
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