Narsinghpur - 487001, M.P.
Phone: 07792 _ 231019 / 9425899439
Distance from Bhopal - 256 kms.
Saccidananda Ashram is a venture of sharing human and spiritual values, enshrined in the Gospel of Jesus with the people of diverse traditions and cultures. It explores new avenues in Dialogue, Worship, Theology and Spirituality; and builds Basic Human Community. There by values of Parenthood of God, Sisterhood and Brotherhood of all human beings are shared.
The idea of this ashram first originated in the Church after II Vatican Council. Bp. Leobard D'zousa and the missionary council of Jabalpur Diocese welcomed this movement. Fr. Zacharias M. (Diocesan) volunteered to work with Fr. Premanand and they started the ashram in April 1971. Fr. Premanand left this place in 1985 for a life of Sadhu.
In 1986 ashram was entrusted to the Sanyasis of Santivanam in Tamilnadu and Swami Amaldas was sent here as Acharya of this ashram. Due to his untimely demise in 1990 the ashram was orphaned again. Then Bp Theophin O.pream approached CMI Congregation, consequently St. Paul province, Bhopal took over the management of this Ashram in 1991.
Dialogue with different traditions and cultures, Inculturation of lifestyle and worship models, Promotion of Indian Christian Spirituality and Theology, Healing ministry through prayer, Counselling, Herbal medicine, Acupressure treatment and Yoga Therapy, Yoga Sadhana, Silence and contemplation for expansion of awareness, wholeness and harmony. Courses on Indian Christian Spirituality, Yoga for holistic life, Yoga for physical and mental health.
- Fr. Mundanmany Anto CMI (Director)
- Fr. Panengadan Shaju CMI (Parish Priest)
- Bro. Payappilly Praveen CMI (Regent)
ADMINISTRATION IN THE PAST
- Fr. Inchody Oliver CMI - (1991-93)
- Fr. Chereath Jose V CMI - (1993-95)
- Fr. Mundanmany Anto CMI - (1996-99)
- Fr. Chakkalakal Paschal CMI - (1999-02)
- Fr. Mundanmany Anto CMI - (2002-05)
- Fr. Olakkenkil Johnson CMI - (2005- 08)
- Fr. Mundanmany Anto CMI (2008- )