Monday, February 27, 2012

Fr. Joe's Keynote address at the CACSAN Conference-Goa

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Dr. Ashok Bedi's Jungian Workshop-Day 2

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"Day two, of the Carl Jung Workshop, organized by Kripa Foundation, at Dr. Leo Barnes Foundation Centre, Bandra, saw the participants eagerly looking forward to receiving more insights into 'Carl Jung's Analytical Psychology' by Dr. Ashok Bedi.

The days topic's included a session on 'The Alchemy of Relationships' and 'The Evolution of Jung's Analytical interpretation of Sigmund Freud's Dream Theory'.

The highlights of the afternoon were 'A Case Study' by Fr. Joe and a session on The Interpretation of His Dream'

The Workshop concluded with a word of thanks by Fr. Joe and the presentation of certificates to the participants by Dr. Bedi."

Report submitted by
Brett Rodricks
Kripa Bandra

Friday, February 24, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Jungian Workshop by Dr. Ashok Bedi commences- Day 1

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TheTraining Program on “The basic Tenets of Jung’s Analytical Psychology” by Dr. Ashok Bedi MD was organised by Kripa Foundation on 20 – 21 February 2012 at Dr. Leo Barnes Foundation Centre, Bandra, commenced today. The resource person Dr. Bedi is a Jungian psychoanalyst and an eminent psychiatrist. He is a member of the Royal College of psychiatrist of Great Britain, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Medical College in Milwaukee. He is an author of several books and the President of the Carl G. Jung Institute of Chicago.
The program was for a select Kripa staff and collaborators involved in the recovery process in the field of chemical dependency and HIV AIDS. The purpose of the training was to educate the participants on the Basic Tenets of Carl Jung’s Analytical Psychology and introduce Jungian concepts as they apply to the recovery process in addiction. The program aimed to highlight the spiritual interconnectedness between Jungian psychological principles and the 12 Step Program of the Alcoholic Anonymous (A.A.). Rev Fr. Joe H. Pereira introduced the resource person and the participants and led the opening prayer. Dr. Bedi simplified the main concepts of Jung’s Analytical Psychology for the participants and brilliantly connected the concepts to the Indian tradition and the A.A. Programme. His lucid speech and personal testimony made a lasting impact on participants. He stressed on getting rid of “our egos and theories” and encountering the real person in the patient and becoming an instrument of healing to channel God’s grace (Kripa). At the end of the day the participants were looking forward to the next days workshop. Indeed a Jungian experience.
Submitted by:
Fr. Cajetan D. Menezes
Director & Managing Trustee,
Snehalaya Family Service Centre,


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fr. Joe's article "Healing Addiction" in the Examiner dated February 11, 2013

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

23rd Anniversary of Kripa Kolkata

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The 23rd Anniversary of Kripa Kolkata was celebrated on Saturday, 4th February. A grand cultural program was organised by the staff and kripa Family of Kolkata which consisted of songs, dances, recital of poems and cultural skits. After the address by Fr. Joe, messages by Bishop Salvadore Lobo, Bishop of Baruipur and Sr. Prema of Missionaries of Charity were read out.
The program was well attended by over 400 people of in-patients, ex-patients , Families and staff of Kripa Kolkata.
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Fr. Joe celebrates Eucharist at the tomb of Blessed Mother Teresa

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During his recent visit to Kripa Kolkata to celebrate their 23rd anniversary. Fr. Joe visited the tomb of Blessed Mother Teresa and celebrated Holy Eucharist and prayed for all of us. Fr. Joe also met Sister Prema, the General of Missionaries of Charity (MC Sisters).

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fr. Joe teaching at the Pastoral Centre- Old Goa

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EAST MEETS WEST- Fr Joe teaches yoga to exchange students from Germany

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A group of students who had come on an exchange program on the invitation of the Archdiocese of Mumbai visited Kripa Foundation, Mumbai. Fr. Joe interacted with them and thought them to meditate and basics of Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga. The group was accompanied by Fr. Anthony Fermandes Director of Vocation and Youth Archdiocese of Bombay.
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