Thursday, October 28, 2010

Kripa inaugrates it's New Centre in Gandhi Nagar- Gujarat

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Kripa Foundation inaugrated it's new centre at Mother Teresa Ashram, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat. This is Kripa's 62nd facilty in the country.
The Centre was Blessed by HIs Grace Archbishop Stanislaus Fernandes with a prayer service , The Archbishop in his speech appreciated the efforts of kripa, it's work and expressed hope for the Chemical dependents in Gujarat.
Those wishing to avail of this facility can contact
Mr Ajit Pawar
Centre Manager
Kripa Foundation
C/O Mother Teresa Ashram
Ahmedabad- Mehsana Highway
Dist - Gandhinagar
Gujarat -382 729
Mobile:- 09429356103

Submitted By
.Ajit Pawar
Collage by
Mozen H.

Monday, October 25, 2010

CMAI Team at Kripa Pune

( Lto R. Dr Ronald ,Mr. Sanjay Joshi , Mrs Anuradha Karkare , Ms Alyssa Pachuau and Philomena Sequeira)

Ms Alyssa Pachuau Programme Officer and Dr Ronald of Christian Medical Association of Inda CMAI) visited kripa Pune on the 24th of October. Ms Alyssa was guided and shown the work that Kripa does by Mrs. Anuradha Karkare Project Director of Kripa Pune along with her team.Ms Alyssa interacted with the clients , especially the female section and was very impressed with the work that Kripa Pune is doing. Ms Alyssa assured that this was a new begining of Kripa & CMAI to work especially for female addicts.

Submitted by
Sanjay Joshi
Kripa Pune

Monday, October 18, 2010

Navratri celebrated at VRACS -Kripa Vasai

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On the 15th of October 2010, a Navratri program was organised for the benificiaries of Vasai Region AIDS Control Society (VRACS) ,at Kripa Foundation Vasai.The Guest of Honour was Mr Jagdish Shetty ,who presided over the function.
There was a pooja followed by the traditional GARBA DANCE. Another event was a fancy dress competition for which prizes were given for best fancy dress and best dancers. The event was well atttended by about 120 Women , Men and Children
Submitted by
Mozen H
Kripa Vasai

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The All Canadian Retreat- KripaFoundation Iyengar Yoga

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A week long yoga retreat was conducted by Fr Joe, in Moosejaw , saskatchavan , Canada. 40 participants from all over the country participated in this retreat.
News Desk

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lecture by Fr Joe at St.Mary's University - Calgary

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The Church in India came into it's own after the Second Vatican council published the Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non Christian Religions , encouraging mutual understanding and dialogue between faiths.
Fr Joe illustrated through his presentation and lecture how Bede Griffiths pioneered this spirit ,which made the Church fully at home in India's culture and ethos.He explored how Bede and Mother Teresa's approaches complemented each other and impacted the masses through their unique blend of contemplation and selfless service. Fr Joe highlighted how Bede Griffiths fostered genuine interfaith dialogue and shared his own personal encounters with people from different faiths.
Fr Joe's lecture was appreciated by all those who were present.
News Desk
Gratitude for their inputs to this blog
Dr Michael Duggan PhD
Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Theology
St. Mary's University College, Calgary.
Marcelina Johanson
Communication and Special Events Coordinator
St. Mary's University College, Calgary.

Monday, October 4, 2010

A Journey to the centre- By Fr Joe

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The much awaited Yoga workshop of Fr Joe, at YOGA STUDIO SOUTH for Iyengar yoga students was a grand success.
Those students who made it to the oversold event, were thrilled and soaked with the wisdom of Fr Joe's ability to combine asana instructions, with anecdotes about BKS Iyengar, and to hear him connect the relevance of chakras ,Vayus,the five elements,koshas,yoga philosophy and his Christian Faith to his teaching.
A heartfilled gratitude to Fr. Joe from all of us.
Submitted by
Rob Walker
Yoga Studio South
#110 1330 15 Ave SW
Calgary AB T3C 3NS
403 862 6042
Hello Rob
Just a few comments about Fr. Joe's workshop this weekend.
Fr Joe is an incredible inspirational man whose Iyengar knowledge and spiritual wisdom radiates through him.It was an honor to be apart of this rare learning oppurtunity ,where he truly connected the spiritual with yoga practice.It was a delight to watch him demonstrate asanas for us students! His humor and character was warm and welcoming leaving me (in particular ) feeling acccepted and not intimated.His knoweldge on where the body needs to open with each asanas was also extremely educational.
I look forward to his workshop next year.
Leah Roubekas