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Author Name: Francis J. Padinjarekara

Dr. Francis J Padinjarekara is a Clinical Psychologist with more than 22 years of professional experience in psychotherapy, training and supervision, assessment, and spirituality.
He is also an international speaker and author who conducts workshops, seminars and courses in India, Ireland, UK and USA.
Having completed his doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at the School of Professional Psychology, Wright State University, USA followed by work experience in USA and post-doctoral training with special emphasis on psychopharmacology. He has also explored the relationship between psychotherapy and spirituality and undergone extensive training in Eastern spirituality, particularly in the meditative approaches of Vipassana, Yoga and Zen. Other areas of special interest include mysticism, psychological dimensions of spirituality and the use of dreams and imagery in healing.
Francis was visiting scholar at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana (2004-2006) and earlier scholar in residence at Marquette University, Milwaukee (1999). He is the author A DEWDROP IN THE OCEAN – Wisdom Stories for Turbulent Times which was published recently. Its companion volume, THE OCEAN IN THE DEWDROP, is expected to be released in early 2010
 

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A Dewdrop in the Ocean
 -by Francis J. Padinjarekara

The stories contained in this book are all linked to the over-arching theme of Awareness. The book is made up of a large number... Read More



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I was born in a quaint little village called Thripoonithura, on the outskirts of Cochin, Kerala. Located east of mainland Ernakulam, across Vembanad Read More...

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