Research Program

Research on Spirituality

ISA supports and gives priority to researches in the following areas: Asian Spirituality, Filipino Spirituality, and Carmelite Spirituality. ISA accepts proposals from different institutions and individuals with innovative methods and approaches to understanding Spirituality.
ISA has supported a total of 12 research projects since 2001. Four projects have been completed, four (4)are already published; the rest are in the different levels of development.

On-going Research Projects

  • Integrative Asian Filipino Spirituality of Indigenous Healing Practices.




    Research Fellows: Dr. Sonia Punzalan, RC and Fr. Efren Borromeo, SOLT of Bahay Dalangin (A Christian-Zen Center in Manila).

  • An Ethnographic Study on the Spirituality of Leadership of Alangan Mangyans of Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro.



    Research Fellows: Prof. Dr. Esmeralda Sanchez of the University of Sto. Tomas – Social Research Center

  • Towards effecting a personal growth Process for Social Transformation in the Prelature of Libmanan, Camarines Sur: A Study on the Spirituality of Pastoral Workers in the Basic Ecclesial Communities.



    Research Fellow: Drs Rey Romero & Dr. Mina Ramirez of the Asian Social Institute

  • Towards a Spirituality of Integrity among Public Servants



    Research Fellow: Fr. Albert Alejo,SJ of the Ehem Movement

  • Sound, Spirit & Healing in the Philippines



    Research Fellow: Ms. Grace Nono-Aves of tao Foundation