Fr. Joe Kunnumpuram, SJ
Fr. Joe Kunnumpuram, S. J., is a trained Psychologist, Spiritual Director, and Retreat Master. Besides his philosophical and theological studies, he has done his Masters in Chemistry and Clinical Psychology. He taught chemistry at St. Michael’s School, Patna from 1978 – 1983. He was Master of Novices at the Patna Jesuit Novitiate from 1983 – 1991. Then he did his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, from 1991 – 1994. After his studies he was appointed to Atmadarshan, Patna, Center for Spirituality and Counseling. At present he is the Superior/Director of Atmadarshan and Program Director of Atmadarshan Experience, a unique Training Program in Awareness Meditative Relaxation (AMR) for Psycho-Somatic-Spiritual Integration. He has conducted numerous AMR workshops in India and abroad. He has also given various programs in counseling, psychotherapy, healing, spiritual direction, retreats, and leadership training. His first book, The Miracle of Awareness, has been well received by the readers for an easy and quick way to healing and empowerment from within the human person for a new awakening. The readers have also welcomed his second book, On Wings of the Swan, as an excellent guide to meditation leading to healing, empowerment, and spiritual growth. His third book, The Star of the East, is a comprehensive treatise on AMR for persons in any helping profession for integral human liberation. His fourth book, The Light of Love, is the culmination of the author’s search for the integral liberation of all life in the radiance of love emerging from the heart of God. His fifth book, Finding God in All things, is to help us become contemplatives in action so that our actions may be filled with divine love and compassion for all beings. His sixth book, The Light of Awareness, is a compendium of AMR as pathways to psycho-somatic-spiritual integration. His seventh book, Pathways to Depth awareness, is a series of directed meditations for holistic integration.