Itinerary

Rev. Fr. Joe H.Pereira

Founder Managing Trustee

Rev. Fr. Joseph H Pereira is the Founder and Managing Trustee of the Kripa Foundation, which is devoted to the care, support and rehabilitation of those affected by Chemical Dependency and HIV & AIDS. Since its inception in 1981 in Bombay, the Kripa Foundation has grown exponentially and forms a vital links to providing social stability in eleven Indian states through various multifunction facilities and also has association in other international locations in Europe, Canada and the USA.

Known to all as Fr Joe, and many others as “the Singing Priest”, he prefers not to highlight his academic qualifications of Masters in Psychology & Philosophy from University of Bombay, Licenciate in Divinity (Theology) from Bombay & Poona, Certifications in Counselling Theory & Practice (Carkuff Model) & expertise from the Hazelden Institute of Minnesota, USA.

Most cherished of all Academic achievements, is his decades of involvement with Yoga, first as a patient, pupil and practitioner, then in later years as a Certified Trainer and in recent decades as a friend, associate and an International Mentor of the Guruji B K S Iyengar School of Yoga, Pune. This involvement is so extensive that the holistic component of Kripa care has been strengthened by the gift of self knowledge through sets of Yoga practices developed by Guruji B.K.S.Iyengar. Fr Joe carries this message with him and delivers it to all who ask for it, during his national and international travels. These modules and his personal instructions and observations are delivered in a unique style that provides demonstration, learning and solace through the audio cassette titled “The Silence of the Spirit” and a video cassette titled “Living with AIDS’

Fr Joe is the National Co-ordinator in India for the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) and is the Author / published an audio CD ” Wholeness and Holiness” , a Handybook/DVD titled ” Yoga for the Practice of Christian Meditation”, a Handybook/Audio CD “Learning to sit in Meditation: and an Audio CD “The Whole Person in Prayer”

Fr Joe is a Class A Trustee ( Non Alcoholic) of Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) in India.

Fr Joe is an Adjunct Professor in Yoga Philosophy & Psychology at various Corporates,Schools,Indian Universities and Catholic Institutions amd Seminaries.

Fr Joe is the Consultant to the Archdiocese of Bombay for “Rehabilitation of the Chemically Dependent” and a Consultant-Member of various High Level Committees constituted by the Government of India, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. He is a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Between 1987 till 2015, various international workshops have been conducted by Fr Joe at Portland, Oregon and Hot Springs, California in USA and at Calgary and Toronto, Canada on Yoga. “Innovative Methods of Healing the Addict” and “Effectiveness of Yoga in Substance Abusers within the Kripa Model with the help of Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™”, were research activities presented at the Dharam Hinduja Institute of Indic Research at the Faculty of Divinity in University of Cambridge, UK.

Besides his seminars and workshops in Canada and the USA, Fr Joe conducts annual Seminars at The Black Forest Institute, Germany, Brazil, Zurich, Switzerland and at the Coolmine Therapeutic Community, Ireland.

Such a hectic schedule can only be supported by his extreme consciousness in personal practices and empathy and love for the socially marginalized. He constantly says that such commitment can only be through the blessings of great ones like Blessed Mother Teresa and Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar and his spiritual guide Rev Anthony D’Mello.

These perceptions and applications have resulted in various awards in the field of Drug Abuse Care, Health Sciences and Social Services like Priyadarshini National Award (1989), Perestroika Sanjeevani Award (1990), Anti Narcotic Council of India Award for best Establishment in the field (1994), Sahayogi Foundation Award (1995), Ati Vashisht Sewa Medal of the College of Chest Physicians (1997), International Yoga Journal Karamyogi of the Year Award (2003), Expert to the National Institute of Social

Defence (Government of India) (2005) and Christian Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence in the field of Social Work (2007). Awarded the PADMA SHRI in the field of Social Work by the Government of India (2009). Catholic Priest Conference of India (CPCI) National Excellence Award to Priest (2011). Lifetime Achievemnt National Award (2014) by an Outstanding Individual -Professional at the Hands of Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee.

Despite all this, Fr Joe is ever ready to listen to all who approach him. This includes the huge numbers of the general community, patients, clients of the Foundation in India and abroad and not least of all, his large organizational staff numbers, not less than 85% of whom are “wounded healers” in their own paths of recovery and spiritual growth.

Fr. Joe’s Itinerary

Email : frjoe.kripafoundation@gmail.com

FR JOE'S ITINERARY
From - ToLocationDescription
JANUARY 2018
1st JanuaryVasaiWith Kripa Family of Vasai
8th JanuaryMumbaiAnniversary of Asha Daan Mother Teresa,'s Home
9th January
to 14th January
GoaKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ Intensive,
European and Chinese Group at
Kripa Yoga Sanctuary, Anjuna
14th January
to 20th January
GoaKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Intensive North American Group
at Kripa Yoga Sanctuary, Anjuna
21st JanuaryMumbaiAt the Tata Mumbai
Marathon
23rd January
to 30th January
VasaiIntense Yoga Workshop with
Chinese Group
FEBRUARY 2018
FebruaryNasikBlessing of Kripa at the Shrine
of Infant Jesus.
7th February
to 8th February
VasaiKripa National Conference for Counsellors
10th FebruaryMumbaiWorkshop on the book "The
spiritual paradox of Addiction"at
Mount Carmels Church Hall.
15th FebruaryMumbaiAnnual Mass for Eureka Fobes at
Holy Cross Church ,Parel, Mumbai
17th FebruaryMumbaiGolden Jubilee of Maxine and PeterPaul.
19th February
to 23rd February
GoaGolden Jubilee of Maxine
and PeterPaul.
23rd February
to 1st of March
GoaKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Intensive with Brazillian Yoga
Group of Anna at Anjuna, Goa
March 2018
4th March
to 8th March
GoaAustralian Group for Christian
Meditaton Workshop
13th March
to 15th March
KerelaAt WCCM Retreat in Kottayam, Kerela
24th MarchMumbaiBaptism of the son of Rachel and
Karan - Grandson of
Mr. Vivek Goenka.
April 2018
3rd April
to 4th April
NaiskMeeting and Visit to the Shrine of
Infant Jesus to commence
Kripa rehabiitation Centre
9th April
to 14th April
RishikeshMeditation with Yoga at Rishikesh
May 2018
4th May
to 9th May
LondonICAAD in London
10th May
to 11th May
SurreyKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
in Surrey , UK
13th May
to 20th May
GreeceAA Retreat with Yoga- Meditation
at Patmos
21st May
to 25th May
GermanyKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Intensive at St. Peters, Frieburg
26th May
to 27th May
ZurichKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Intensive at " The Yoga Place" with
Tanja and Joey Zurich
28th May
to 30th May
ZurichSTART AGAIN REHAB, Zurich
28th MayZurichOPEN YOGA at St.Jacob Church,
Zurich- 7.00pm
31st May
to 2nd June
BergellingenKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ Intensive at Bergellingen
June 2018
31st May
to 2nd June
GermnayKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Intensive at Bergellingen
3rd June
to 5th June
GermanyTheraphy Yoga 1 , Bergellingen
6th June
to 8th June
GermanyTheraphy Yoga 2, Bergellingen
9th JuneGermanyCelebrating Holy Eucharist with
STAR SINGERS , St. Ulriche's
Oflingen.
10th JuneGermanyMeditation at St. Ulriche's Oflingen.
12th June
to 20th June
PolandKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Intensive in Poland
22nd June
to 24th June
GermanyKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Intensive at Postdam, Berlin
24th JuneGermanyAt the birthday celebration of Bornaventure
D;Souza, Oflingen
25th JuneMumbaiReturn to Mumbai
July 2018
August 2018
15th AugustMumbaiKripanite 2018
18th August
to 30th August
ChinaKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Intensive in China
September 2018
1st SeptemberPuneCelebrating Kripa Pune Anniversary
11th SeptemberCanadaArrival in Toronto
14th September
to 16th September
Nova ScotiaKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
workshop, St. John's, Nova Scotia
17th September
to 19th September
MontrealKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Workshop,Montreal
20th September
to 23rd September
TorontoKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Workshop, Oakville, Toronto
24th September
to 27th September
KelownaKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Workshop, Kelowna
28th September
to 30th September
CalgaryKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Workshop, Calgary
October 2018
3rd October
to 7th October
MoosejawKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ ,
Yog Retreat , Moosejaw
9th October
to 14th October
MilwaukeeKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Workshop, Milwaukee
29th October
to 31st October
MalaysiaWCCM workshop on use of body for
Meditation, Malaysia
November 2018
15th NovemberAustrailiaDeparture to Australia
16th NovemberMelbourneArrival in Melbourne
17th November
to 18th November
YaravilleKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ Workshop, Yaraviile ,
Melbourne, 9am to 4 pm
17th November
to 18th November
YaravilleKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ Workshop, Yaraviile ,
Melbourne, 9am to 4 pm
20th NovemberWarrnamboolKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Workshop at Karen's studio,
Warrambool
22nd NovemberMelbourneAddressing AA fellowship, Melbourne, 7.30 pm
23rd NovemberSydneyDeparture to Sydney
24th November
to 25th November
MarrickvilleKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Workshop,Marrickville,
9am to 3 pm
25th NovemberMarrickvilleDeparture to Mumbai