Yoga classes abound these days, with trendy “hot yoga” and “power yoga” classes marketing yoga as exercise, and standard-fare yoga classes at the local community center emphasizing flexibility and overall improvements in health. The few classes that focus on yoga’s spiritual benefits use the practice to enter into Hindu spirituality.
Welcome to Chavara Institute of Indian and inter-Religious Studies
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Congregation of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) is the first indigenous religious congregation in the Catholic Church of India.
Fr. Thomas Palackal, Fr. Thomas Porukara and Fr. Kuriakose Chavara of the Syro-Malabar Church of apostolic origin, who felt that “a lot of good had not been done due to the absence of a Thapasu