Monday, February 28, 2011

Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga at Yogashraya

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Fr. Joe was the Guest Speaker at the Iyengar Yogashraya, Mumbai. The topic of the lecture was “Addiction Recovery & Iyengar Yoga”

Yogashaya is the official Iyengar Centre of the Light on Yoga Trust (LOYT), Mumbai. The audience consisted of Iyengar Instructors and Students for the past four decades. Fr. Joe thanked the President of (LOYT) Mr. Javahar Bangera for the constant support of all Iyengar Yoga Instructors to Kripa and the recovery addicts.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga Intensive at Pune

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Kripafoundation Iyengar yoga Intensive workshop with the students of the Bandra Iyengar Yoga community was held at Pune. A visit to Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar was the highlight of the workshop. The beautiful new premises of the post graduate wing of JDV (Papal Athenaeum) offered an opportunity to try out standing Bhismasana too. The most Indian Chapel with the centre figure of a Dancing Jesus was ideal for including the Mass within the workshop. The daily programme consisted of three hours of Asanas, two hours of Pranayama and two hours of Meditation. The compus of the JDV also offered the early risers to have their morning walk. A blessed experience of understanding Iyengar Yoga within the Kripa Model of Recovery to live with Addiction and Immunofeciency ailments. The participants were Teachers of Kripafoundation Iyengar yoga and patients of special health needs.
Fr. Joe

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Request for Prayers

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Will you pray for our boys?

We at the Kripa Drop In Center for Children on the streets are immensely grateful for your support without which we would find it difficult to meet the needs of these precious ones and work towards giving them a better life. Over the past few months we have become increasingly aware of the need for prayer support as we journey with these children on the path to recovery and restoration. Will you pray for our boys? All we request is that you commit to remembering them in your daily prayers. We will send a list of prayer requests every fortnight that will help you make your prayers more specific; as also a list of prayer requests that have been answered which will be an encouragement to you in your faith journey.

Currently, we would be grateful if you could pray for

  • A boy who is currently recuperating after an accident.
  • A bright boy whose family member is forbidding him to attend classes at the Center.
  • Some of our boys who still struggle with addictions and who find it difficult to resist the temptation to return to inhalants and other addictive substances.

Thank you and God bless you!!!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wishes to Guenther Oberschmid

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Programme announcement in Melbourne, Australia

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The announcement link as it appears in AA Times , Australia
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Anniversary Kripa Kolkata

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A function was held at Boys town, Gangarampur, Bishop Salvadore Lobo- Bishop of Baruipur was the chief guest. Fr Joe along with Mrs. Jhoba Guha inaugurated the program by reading messages of greetings from Sister Prema, Archbishop of Kolkata and Emeritus Archbishop Henry D'Souza. Fr Joe also sang a song, which was much appreciated by the audience of present and ex-patients, staff , families, along with members from Al anon, Al-teen, AA and NA self help groups, of around 300 guest.

A cultural program of sing songs, reciting of poems and dancing by children in the audience kept everyone entertained for over 3 hours.
The program ended with a vote of thanks, drawing the curtains down to a memorial evening
Submitted by
Dr Sandeep Mitra
Kripa Kolkata

Friday, February 11, 2011

Kripa Announcement

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Papal Envoy Visit

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On the occassion of the Papal envoy's visit to Bandra, they were met by Msgr. Nereus Rodrigues, Rector of the Basillica and Fr Joe.
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Award to our Benefactor - Mr. Paul D'Souza

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Our Benefactor Mr Paul D'Souza recieves God's blessings by an award for excellence. His generosity has helped transform Kripa Pune
Fr. Joe

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Read about Kripa on the streets of Mumbai......

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If ever you are travelling in an autorickshaw in the suburbs of Mumbai, you may sit in one which has information on hospitals, newspaper for reading, a yellow page directory, a box of chocolates for children, emergency medicine kit, a small TV connected to a DVD, a Public telephone,and slogans of awareness. This innovative idea is the brain wave of autorickshaw driver Deepak Shevale, of Bandra.
When he came to know of the work of Fr Joe and Kripa, he was so touched that he volunteered to keep Kripa information and newsletters in his auto, saying he could help society be drug free in some way. Deepak was elated to be of service to Kripa and said he was blessed when Fr. Joe sat in his rickshaw.
Deepak also has a visiting card with his mobile number for any further information of help.