Yearly Archive for: ‘2010’

  • HIC Spotlight: Divine Ntani

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    In the midst of the Himalayan Institute Cameroon’s major humanitarian initiatives, the remarkable stories of those responsible often go unreported. This section of the blog seeks to showcase the diverse range of backgrounds, talents, obstacles, and triumphs represented in our local staff and contacts. Divine …

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  • Prana Yoga Supports Trees for Tibet

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    April 23-25, 2010, Prana Yoga in Miami hosted Living Tantra Part 1: Tantric Tradition and Techniques with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. “We had a great time!” said Dona Piza, owner of Prana Yoga. “We brought people from everywhere: the Caribbean and from all over the US. …

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  • La Feria

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    Once a year, the town of Jonotla holds a huge celebration called La Feria. The festival commemorates the miraculous appearance of an image of the Virgin Mary on the mountainside above the town. People from all over Mexico journey by bus, bicycle, horse, and foot …

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  • Solar Wood Drying Kiln

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    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon’s School of Carpentry & Construction has finished building a new wood drying kiln. A wood kiln is an enclosed structure where heat and moisture are controlled in order to dry wood as fast as possible with the least amount of drying …

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  • Thanksgiving Yoga to Support Trees for Tibet

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    On Thanksgiving morning, the Zero Balancing Wellness Center of Wilmette, IL hosted a yoga class to support the Trees for Tibet campaign. John Daskovsky, a certified yoga teacher from the Himalayan Institute, taught the class which featured exercises for joints and glands, sun salutes, and …

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  • Trees For Tibet

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    The Himalayan Institute is excited to announce the official launch of the new Trees For Tibet project. Our goal is to plant 100,000 pongamia trees in the Tibetan refugee settlements by the end of 2012. That’s two years to raise enough funds to provide one …

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  • Tour of the Humanitarian Demonstration Garden

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    Energy Farming Program Consultant, Amanda Masters gives a tour of the demonstration garden in the US, which models several of the plants and techniques used in the Energy Farming projects around the world. Click on the image below to watch the video:

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  • Sustainable Solar Thermal Energy

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    The Himalayan Institute is proud to announce the installation of the largest solar thermal hot water system in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Last spring, the Himalayan Institute received a grant from the state of Pennsylvania for $51,000 to cover half the cost of a solar thermal …

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  • Distributing Pongamia Seedlings

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    After many months spent establishing a successful demonstration plot and nursery, the Himalayan Institute has finally begun to put pongamia tree seedlings into the hands of Tibetan farmers. Over the past two weeks, 3,000 ready-to-plant seedlings were distributed in 12 villages. In general, the biggest …

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  • Controlled Environments for High Production

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    Located high in the mountains along the gulf coast of Mexico, Jonotla—hometown of the Himalayan Institute Mexico—experiences rain year round. Moist air is carried over the continent from the ocean which then condenses in the mountains and falls as rain and fog, right at the …

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