Don Bosco Renewal Centre (Formerly known as DON BOSCO YUVA PRACHODINI)

(Formerly known as DON BOSCO YUVA PRACHODINI)

DBYP

Salesian International Training Centre

Offers Courses in ongoing formation
for Priests, Religius and Laity
DBYP

Course Schedule - 2022

    1. Preparation for Final Vows (Tue Jan 4th to Mon Jan 31st 2022)

    Target Group: Only Salesians and members of the Salesian Family in their last year before Final Vows


    Contents: Orientation & Assessment of the Past, Consecrated Life, Community, Prayer, Mission, Discernment, Psycho-sexual Integration & Celibacy, Group Counselling and Guided Retreat.

    Board & Lodge, Course Fee, Retreat & Gp. Process : ` 18,000.00
     

    2. Personal Growth and Renewal (Thu Feb 3rd to Sun Feb 27th 2022)

    Target Group: Priests & Religious interested in deepening their personal and spiritual life and leading happier and more committed lives.

    Contents:  Consecrated Life, Spiritual Direction, Midlife Transition, Prayer, Core Transformation, Formation of Conscience, Psycho-sexual Integration & Celibacy, and Group Counselling.

    Board & Lodge, Course Fee & Gp. Process : ` 16,000.00
     

    3. Leadership and Animation of Communities (Thu March 3rd to Wed March 30th 2022)

    Target Group:  Leaders of communities, whether preparing to take charge or already in office

    Contents: Prayer Animation, Leading Multi-Cultural Communities, Leadership Styles, Enneagram, Church Leadership, Animation of Communities, Listening Skills, Emotions and Healing of Hurts, Community Building Skills and Child Policy.

    Board & Lodge, Course Fee : ` 18,000.00
     

    4. Transformative Learning in Formation (Mon April 4th to Wed April 13th 2022)

    Target Group: Priests, Brothers, Sisters, Campus Ministers, and others who meet the following prerequisites: (1) M.A. Level of Education in any subject; (2) Experience/Intention to function as Formator or Animator of communities

    Contents:  Learning, Formation and Transformation / Academics within a Formative project / Demands of Veritatis Gaudium and how to meet them / Experience, Critical reflection, and the meaning focus in learning / Learning as an act of transcendence / Treating formees as adults and eliciting results / Practical sessions on how to conceive, plan, execute and evaluate a Transformative project / Communication for Transformation / Maintaining the Transformative classroom environment / Creation and maintenance of learning communities within a formative setting / Spirituality for Transformation.
    This is a level-one training. Maximum number of seats: 24

    Board & Lodge, Course Fee : ` 6,500.00
     

    5. Preparation for Final Vows (Tue April 26th to Sat May 21st 2022)

    Target Group:  Only Salesians and members of the Salesian family in their last year before Final Vows

    Contents:  Same as Course No.1

    Board & Lodge, Course Fee, Retreat & Gp. Process : ` 18,000.00
     

    6. Personal Growth and Renewal (Also open to Silver Jubilarians) (Wed June 1st to Fri Jun 24th 2022)

    Target Group:  Priests & Religious interested in deepening their spiritual life and leading happier and more committed lives

    Contents: Consecrated Life, Spiritual Direction, Midlife Transition, Prayer, Core Transformation, Formation of Conscience, Psycho-sexual Integration & Celibacy, and Group Counselling.

    Board & Lodge, Course Fee & Gp. Process : ` 16,000.00
     

    7. Fully Alive after 50 (Tue June 28th to Wed July 13th 2022)

    Target Group:  Those who are about 50 -70 years of age, desirous of bringing about renewal in their life

    Contents:  Post-Midlife Transition, Helps for a meaningful, creative & productive life, Issues affecting senior age, Forgiveness & Healing of Hurts, Growing Old Gracefully.

    Board & Lodge, Course Fee : ` 10,000.00
     

    8. Course for the Salesian Rector/ Animator (Sun July 17th to Sat July 30th 2022)

    Target Group: Leaders of Salesian Communities

    Contents:  The Salesian Rector’s Manual, Animation & Government of Communities, Assessment of Candidates, Diversity Management, Financial Accountability, Legal Issues, Spiritual Direction, Community Life, Documentation.

    Board & Lodge, Course Fee : ` 10,000.00
     

    9. Renewal Course and Retreat for Silver Jubilarians (Wed Aug 3rd to Wed Aug 31st 2022)

    Target Group: Priests & Religious interested in using the occasion of their Silver Jubilee to deepen their commitment and grow into happier persons

    Contents: Consecrated Life, Spiritual Direction, Midlife Transition, Prayer, Congregational Charism, Core Transformation, Formation of Conscience, Psycho-sexual Integration & Celibacy, and Directed Retreat for 5 days.

    Board & Lodge, Course Fee & Dir. Retreat : ` 18,000.00
     

    10. Salesian Renewal Course for Silver Jubilarians (Sun Sept 4th to Sat Sept 17th 2022)

    Target Group: An intensive on-going formation course for Salesians and members of the Salesian Family who are nearing the Silver Jubilee of Religious Profession or Ordination

    Contents:  Updates on Don Bosco, Pastoral and Moral Issues, Salesian Youth Pastoral Ministry, Salesian Pedagogy, Missionary Animation, Community Life and Mission

    Board & Lodge, Course Fee : ` 10,000
     

    11. Teacher Leadership (Thu Sept 22nd to Mon Sept 26th 2022)

    Target Group: School and college teachers; Priests, sisters and brothers involved in education ministry and its administration

    Contents: Challenges in Education Today, Self-Awareness, Interpersonal Skills, Don Bosco's System of Education, 21st Century Skills in Education, Teachers as Partners in Education, Teacher Leadership in Salesian Schools

    Board & Lodge, Course Fee : ` 3,500
     

    12. Renewal Course and Retreat for Silver Jubilarians (Thu Sep 29th to Wed Oct 26th 2022)

    Target Group: PPriests & Religious interested in using the occasion of their Silver Jubilee to deepen their commitment and grow as happier persons

    Contents: Consecrated Life, Spiritual Direction, Midlife Transition, Prayer, Congregational Charism, Core Transformation, Formation of Conscience, Psycho-sexual Integration & Celibacy, and Directed Retreat for 5 days.

    Board & Lodge, Course Fee & Dir. Retreat : ` 18,000.00
     

    13. Formation of Formators (Mon Oct 31st to Sun Nov 27th 2022)

    Target Group: Priests & Religious engaged in the Formation Ministry and Laity who are involved in the Formation of Clergy/ Religious in a significant way

    Contents: The person of the Formator, Assessment of Candidates, Vocational Motivation & Discernment, Psycho-Cultural aspects of Formation, Formation to Prayer, Consecrated Life, Psychology of Human Development, Enneagram and Community Building, Psycho- Sexual Integration & Celibacy, Group Counselling.

    Board & Lodge, Course Fee & Gp. Process : ` 18,000.00
     

    14. Practice of Spiritual Direction and Counselling (Thu Dec 1st to Wed Dec 14th 2022)

    Target Group: Persons involved/interested in spiritual direction, e.g. in a formation house, in an educational setting or in priestly ministry, but have no advanced professional training in the subject

    Contents: Therapeutic Counselling, Models and Approaches, Introduction to Spiritual Direction, Qualities of the Spiritual Director, Listening Skills, Confidentiality and Ethics of Spiritual Direction, Healing of Emotions. There will be supervised practice as well.

    Board & Lodge & Course Fee : ` 9,000.00
    PLEASE NOTE:
    • All courses begin at 5.30 p.m. on the first day of the course with the Holy Eucharist. Participants are expected to arrive and check in by 4.00 p.m.
    • All courses conclude by 1 pm on the last day unless indicated otherwise.
    • Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis.
    • For online Bank Transactions:
      Name: DON BOSCO YUVA PRACHODINI; A/No: 0526 053 000 000 568; South Indian Bank, Bannerghatta Branch, IFSC: SIBL 0000 526.
    • The Application Form may be downloaded from the website: www.dbyp.org and sent to The Programme Director, Don Bosco Renewal Centre, SOS Post, Bangalore 560076 India. Or send an email to admitdbrc@gmail.com
    • The Application form is to be accompanied by a “Recommendation Letter” of the Major Superior of the applicant – See website.

    RESIDENT FACULTY

    Fr Bosco Ponthokkan SDB: Rector & Co-ordinator of Programmes
    • M.A. Psychology and Religion – GTU Berkeley, California; M.Th. Spiritual Theology – Salesian Pontifical University, Rome; Diploma in Psychological Counselling – Inst. of St Anselm, Kent, England
    • Experience: Counsellor and Spiritual Director, Former Novice Master, Former rector of Bosco Institute of Psychology and Spirituality, Trivandrum, Teacher in various seminaries, Animator and mentor of priests, religious, and seminarians.
    • Email: boscoponthokkan@gmail.com
      Ph: 9744718571

    Fr. John Paul Philip SDB: Administrator

    • Masters in Social Work
    • Experience: 10 years of experience in administration of schools and service of rehabilitation of youth from dysfunctional backgrounds

    Fr. Thomas Vattathara (V M) SDB: Animator

    • Ed.M, Administration, Planning and Social Policy, Harvard University; M.Ed, Diploma in Educational Planning and Administration from National University for Educational Planning & Administration, New Delhi.
    • Experience: Former Provincial of the Salesian Province of Guwahati; Former Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University, National President of CRI, National Secretary of All India Association of Catholic Schools, Rector & Principal of Don Bosco School, Guwahati, Founder of Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati, Don Bosco College, Diphu, Don Bosco College, Bongaigaon, Don Bosco Socio-Technical Institute, Tezpur, Don Bosco Complex at Amguri, Kokrajhar, Child Friendly Guwahati, Visiting Faculty at IAS Academy at Mussoorie, Administrative Staff College, Guwahati & Shillong, UGC Staff College, Guwahati. Presently President of FVTRS, Bangalore, Consultant and Trainer.

      Email: vmtoms@gmail.com
      Ph: 9435109197

    Fr Joe Mannath SDB: Animator

    • Ph. D. from Rome, research in psychology and religion at Oxford University,
    • Experience: Seminary formator for 21 years, university professor, visiting professor in the US (some 20 summers), and in other countries; seminars for principals, teachers, religious and priests; counselling and spiritual direction; parish ministry; past president of the Association of Christian Philosophers of India and of the Salesian Psychological Association; member of British Mensa; thinker listed in the Marquis “Who’s Who” in the world. Post-doctoral Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and Boston College (area: psychology & religion). Author/editor of both academic and best-selling books (including University textbooks) and over 960 articles; enjoys friendships, jokes and cartooning.

      Email: vmtoms@gmail.com
      Website: www.joe-mannath.org
      Ph: 7838159042

    GUEST FACULTY

    Fr Jose Kuttianimattathil, SDB – Ph D in Systematic Theology
    Fr Edison Fernandes, SDB – Ph D in Psychology
    Sr Rosamma John, ICM – Ph D in Counselling Psychology
    Sr Bernadine Joseph, RNDM – M A in Pastoral Counselling
    Fr Joe Thannickal SDB – Ph D in Psychology
    Fr Casimir Raj, SDB – Ph D in Youth Work
    Fr Joe Kokandathil SDB – Ph D in Psychology
    Fr Alex Kalathikattil SDB – Ph D in Moral Theology
    Fr Raja Donthi SDB – Ph D in Counselling Psychology

    And others …

    What DBRC Provides :

    DBRC offers “On-going formation’’. As such our concern is the formation of strong minds and spirits, updated training, strengthening of ministry practices, and exploration of new avenues of thought and action, hoping to make a significant and constructive contribution to the Church. To this end, we offer

    • Chances for individual counselling and spiritual direction
    • 6000 - Volume library with a well-furnished reading room
    • Qualified and experienced resident as well as guest faculty
    • Relevant and practical courses tailored to the needs of different target groups
    • Scenic settings, with well-designed building, set among flower garden and fruit trees, with the bonus of the well-known Bangalore weather all year round
    • Warm and joyful atmosphere, accommodation, food, and amenities highly rated by participants
    Contact without delay :

    Rector/ Programme Director
    Don Bosco Renewal Centre, SOS Post, Bannerghatta Road,
    Bangalore - 560 076, India,
    Tel: 080 - 26583718, 26584115
    Admissions Email: admitdbrc@gmail.com
    Application forms may be downloaded from the website.
    Website: www.dbyp.org

    REACHING DON BOSCO RENEWAL CENTRE

    Don Bosco Renewal Centre is situated in the south of Bangalore. Our house lies 100 metres into Kothanur Road off Bannerghatta Road between Mount St. Joseph and the Holy Spirit School, about 15 Km from the City Railway Station and about 8 Km from the Bangalore Dairy Circle/ Dharmaram College.

    From the Bangalore City Station

    If you are coming by train, get down at the Bangalore City station and take Bus 365, 365D, from Platform 15 at the City Bus Stand (also known as Majestic) just opposite to the Railway Station. AC Bus 365 will cost you only Rs. 70. It can be taken near the Restaurant side.
    There are also pre-paid auto-rickshaws and Ola & Uber Taxi services available from the Railway Station; For pre-paid auto-rickshaw services, ask for Loyola School stop (before Kalena Agrahara), which is after Meenakshi Temple or Royal Meenakshi Mall on Bannerghatta Road. You can also search in Google Map for Don Bosco Renewal Centre and book Ola or Uber Taxi. After reaching Loyola junction take the Kothanur Road (on the right) and proceed about 100 metres. You will see our entrance marked “Don Bosco Renewal Centre” on the right.
    Other buses (366, 366B/C/D/E/F, 367A, 370, 371 and 372) start from Kalasipalayam Bus Stand (K.R.Market), not very far from the same City station. These buses also stop at “Loyola School” bus stop on Bannerghatta Road. You can then walk to Don Bosco Renewal Centre.

    From the Dairy Circle

    If you are coming from Kerala or Tamil Nadu, your bus will most probably stop at Bangalore Dairy Circle from where you can catch any of the above–mentioned buses, or Bus 368 which originates from Shivajinagar Bus Stand. From the Dairy Circle you can also take an auto-rickshaw or Uber/Ola taxi to our place. The distance is about 8 k.m.
    It is important to remember that the landmark on the Bannerghatta road to identify our area is Meenakshi Temple or Royal Meenakshi Mall. Your auto-rickshaw driver should take you right up to our gate, and not let you off at Meenakshi temple.

    From the Airport

    When you arrive at the airport, take airport bus No. 14 coming directly to Meenakshi Mall, which is only 1 km away from our Centre. You can also take the airport bus No. 12 bound for Bannerghatta Road and get down at Vega City and take bus No. 365 or 366 from there to get off at Loyola School stop.

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