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Welcome to Sadhana Institute!

Sadhana, a Sanskrit word rich in meaning and challenging in its implications, is vital to Indian spirituality. It means an instrument, a way to attain our goal, the spiritual means we adopt, the sacred path we walk. Over the years this word has also meant for us our inner quest, our being on the way, our willingness to be led. That is why we understand that Sadhana is every means we employ for finding inner freedom, for attaining wholeness and integration and for discovering the divine in all things and all things in the divine.

Our Programs

Integral Formative Guidance

(August 31, 2016 – April 27, 2017)
(Age Group 35 – 50)

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The Integral Formative Guidance course is explicitly meant for the early stage (candidacy, pre-novitiate, etc.) formators. The aim of the course is to train formators who are sufficiently self-aware and competent given the challenges they are likely to face in early-stage-formation work. The course is designed keeping in mind that the formators will need to be familiar with and equipped to address the spiritual, emotional, psychological and developmental needs of those in their care. Though this program is meant primarily for formators, it is also equally beneficial to teachers, youth workers, and those in the accompaniment ministry.

 

(Priests who have at least one year of pastoral experience and religious men and women who are finally professed may apply. A Bachelor’s level college degree will be essential for admission.)

Tanmaya Sadhana

(26, Oct – 16, Dec 2016)
(Age Group 35 – 55)

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The aim of the course is to assist participants in their spontaneous, natural movement towards the realization of the inherent potential we all have for wholeness, towards becoming one’s own unique person (Tanmaya).

The course will begin with basic orientation and community building sessions that will also initiate participants into interior silence and awareness. The intensive inner process work that follows immediately invites participants to be honest, insightful and compassionate towards themselves and others as they look at the factors that hinder the call and task to become more and more one’s own true self. An additional component of this course is Human Sexuality and Affectivity which provides the participants opportunities for personal exploration as to how one’s affective energies can be channeled for mature and fulfilling relationships and be at the service of a deeper spiritual life. The last component of the course is “Sadhana of Jesus,” which helps participants to integrate their experiences and self-awareness in line with the vision of Jesus that is related to the reign of God.

The components of this course include Community Building sessions, Journal Retreat, Intensive Inner Process work, Human sexuality and Affectivity, and Communication skills.

Drawing from the Depths

(30, Oct – 6, Nov 2016)

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This retreat seeks to help participants learn to work with all of their life experiences, both positive and negative, to develop a basis for important life decisions. The interplay of journal exercises and techniques creates a dynamic process that helps participants build an energy and momentum within themselves to take the next steps in life.

Personal Growth Group

(Jan 4 – 31, 2017)
(Age Group: 30 – 40)

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This is a relatively short course offering an opportunity for personal growth and inner healing through intensive inner process work in a group setting. Participants will be able to examine their self-defeating attitudes, behaviour patterns and emotional reactions that prevent them from moving forward in life and to tap their healing potential. One can learn new ways of relating to experience with insight and understanding that create possibilities of transformation. A readiness for self-disclosure, desire for inner healing and compassionate self-regard enable participants to derive maximum benefit from the course.

Tanmaya Sadhana

(Feb 8 – March 31, 2017)
(Age Group: 35 – 45)

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The aim of the course is to assist participants in their spontaneous, natural movement towards the realization of the inherent potential we all have for wholeness, towards becoming one’s own unique person (Tanmaya).

Beginning with basic orientation and community building sessions, the course is followed by a Journal retreat that sets a tone of silence and awareness for the participants. The concentrated inner process work that follows immediately after the journal retreat invites participants to be honest, insightful and compassionate towards themselves and others as they look at the factors that hinder the call and task to become more and more one’s own true self. An additional component of this course is Human Sexuality and Affectivity which provides the participants opportunities for personal exploration as to how one’s affective energies can be channeled for mature and fulfilling relationships and be at the service of a deeper spiritual life. A last component of the course could be “Sadhana of Jesus,” “Christian Maturity,” or “Servant Leadership.”

Drawing from the Depths

(Feb 12 – 19, 2017)

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This retreat seeks to help participants learn to work with all of their life experiences, both positive and negative, to develop a basis for important life decisions. The interplay of journal exercises and techniques creates a dynamic process that helps participants build an energy and momentum within themselves to take the next steps in life.

Sadhana of Jesus: Fully Human, Fully Alive

(March 19 – 25, 2017)

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The focus of the course is to imbibe the perspectives and vision of Jesus so that we learn what it means to be human. We do this by highlighting Jesus’ Life and Teaching – the way He lived. The course helps us challenge certain unhealthy images of God and the human that have crept into religious life due to the distortions of culture and history. This will enhance the development of healthy images of the human and the divine. The net result is courage to believe, to be human.

Samagratha Sadhana

(May 4 – June 24, 2017)
(Age Group: 45 – 55)

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There is a radical change in development during the middle years of life. This is a period when one becomes aware of the invitation to get initiated into the “inner reality” and to re centre his/her life around a new set of values. With its emphasis on midlife development, this course takes the participants through a process of self-exploration and self-awareness in order to help them to get on to a self-directed life and towards greater emotional and psycho-spiritual integration (samagratha) and wholeness. One’s values are sublimated in social, religious, civic, and philosophical symbols. He or she becomes more spiritually oriented. Energy that was formerly used for external adaptations are directed into these new values. Wisdom and sagacity take the place of diminishing physical and mental vigor. Being in harmony with oneself and with the world becomes important than external achievements.

Drawing from the Depths

(May 7 – 14, 2017)

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The aim of this retreat is to help participants learn to work with all of their life experiences, both positive and negative, and to develop a basis for important life decisions. The interplay of journal exercises and techniques creates a dynamic process that helps participants build an energy and momentum within themselves to take the next steps in life.

Personal Growth Group

(Sept 5 – Oct 5, 2017)
(Age Group: 30 – 40)

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This relatively short course offers an opportunity for personal growth and inner healing through intensive inner process work in a group setting. Participants are helped to examine their self-defeating attitudes, behaviour patterns and emotional reactions that prevent them from moving forward in life and to tap their healing potential. They will learn new ways of relating to experience with insight and understanding that create possibilities of transformation. A readiness for self-disclosure, desire for inner healing and compassionate self-regard enable participants to derive maximum benefit from the course.

Tanmaya Sadhana

(Oct 13 – Dec 11, 2017)
(Age Group: 35 – 50)

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The course aims to assist participants in their spontaneous, natural movement towards the realization of the inherent potential we all have for wholeness, towards becoming one’s own unique person (Tanmaya).

The basic orientation and community building sessions will initiate participants into interior silence and awareness. Vipassana will give more depth and focus to this interior silence and awareness. The serious inner process work that follows immediately invites participants to be honest, insightful and compassionate towards themselves and others as they look at the factors that hinder the call and task to become more and more one’s own true self. The module on Human Sexuality and Affectivity provides the participants opportunities for personal exploration as to how one’s affective energies can be channeled for mature and fulfilling relationships and be at the service of a deeper spiritual life. Participants will be given practical tips in Communication Skills that would enhance the application of one’s emotional intelligence. They will also be initiated into the use of AMR (Awareness Relaxation & Meditation) in their daily life.

Vipassana

(Oct 17 – 28, 2017)

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Observing our life experiences characterized by constant change, pleasure and pain, fear and joy from a place of stillness enables us to relate to life with less fear and clinging and with increasing poise and equanimity. Vipassana helps us to find that place of stillness within ourselves. Vipassana, also known as insight meditation, is a simple and direct practice of moment to moment observation of the mind-body process through calm and focussed awareness. Deepening insight helps us see the totality of our being and experience life with greater clarity, wisdom and compassion. Participants generally find this retreat a purifying experience.