Renewal training and Mindfulness Retreat for sisters preparing for final profession

Mindful-Contemplative Retreat(MCR)

Mindful-Encountering of Christ in the Scripture (MECS)

Christian Mindfulness Meditation (CCLM-L1)

Christian Mindfulness Meditation (CCLM-L2)

Mindful Contemplative Experiental Learing Programme (MCELP)

About Us


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Bodhini is a Discalced Carmelite innovative venture at Vythiri situated in the Wayanad district of Kerala, spread across six acres, which belongs to the Manjummel province, one of the oldest and the largest provinces in India. Vythiri is a tourist destination and boasts of clean, serene environment, 700 meters above the sea level, remarkable for its cool weather, and greenery. The nearest International airport is Calicut, 70 km away.

Bodhini, the School of the art of meditation is committed to provide the most effective, advanced, and refreshing training in Christian Meditations. We cater to people from all walks of life providing them with intellectual, mental and spiritual training to pursue each one’s mission, to live a higher quality of life, to be aware of one’s potential through meditation from a Christian perspective - that is - to provide a platform to teach and to discover one’s being, the «ability to sit», to return to a sense of wholeness – the remedy for resolving the myriad problems that robs one’s peace of life.

The symbol of Bodhini – a tree on the mountain, beneath it, the meditating Jesus and around Him, seated on both the sides, the disciples, is a way of representing our quest for inner wisdom, knowledge, clarity, connection, and reason in life. We collaborate with visionaries, religions, different traditions and cultures, to teach and awaken people from around the globe to enhance the quality of their lives and the lives of those around them.

Here you will find six meditation programmes, which echo the legacy of Christian spiritual past. All the programmes are different and explore the different dimensions of the formation of the mind. I welcome you all to the University of the ‘Feet’, to choose the best in your life and give your best to others.

Respectfully yours in Christ
Dr. James Manthra OCD

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