Beena Sebastian was born and brought up in an ecumenical community (Ashram) started with an objective to build a just society promoting a culture of peace justice and non violence. This is where she got her motivation to dedicate her life to the cause of spreading the message and spirit of peace and non violence.
She got her inspiration from her parents Acharya K.K. Chandy and Mary Chandy, (one of the founding members of the Ashram) who committed their life to the ashram to build a just society where human relationships, values and human rights are nurtured and promoted. They were also the founding members of the Fellowship of Reconciliation India (FOR India)