Yearly Archive for: ‘2011’

  • Breaking Ground in Khajuraho

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    Work has officially begun at the newest Himalayan Institute location in Khajuraho, located in north central India.  HI Khajuraho will be inaugurated as a meditative retreat center and educational facility during the pilgrimage to the Kumbha Mela in 2013. The 30-acre campus is located only 7 miles …

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  • Trees from Dallas

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    The Trees For Tibet campaign has some major supporters in Dallas, Texas! Humanitarian team members John Daskovsky, Amanda Masters and Julio Davila recently visited yoga studios and youth groups in Dallas to promote Trees for Tibet and share some of their experiences doing volunteer work. …

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  • World Health Day

    Creating Access to Health Celebrate World Health Day by helping HI Cameroon bring affordable healthcare to even more people. The Total Health Center at HI Cameroon provides access to affordable, holistic healthcare through public hygiene seminars, training in stress reduction, yoga, homeopathy and herbal medicines. The …

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  • Raising Awareness in Buffalo

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    Last month, members of the HI Humanitarian team were honored to be invited to attend two major community events in Buffalo, NY to raise awareness about our rural development projects around the world. The Himalayan Institute was represented at a booth at the 3rd annual …

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  • Planting Seeds in Honesdale

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    Despite the continued presence of snow on the ground and ice among the tree branches, a few sunny days have allowed the gardening crew to get a head start on the planting season. The first batch of seeds has been planted in anticipation of the …

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  • Training the Trainers at HI Mexico

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    At the beginning of March, HI Mexico hosted a special three-day workshop to train another local non-profit organization in organic growing methods. The local branch of Fondo para Niños de México, which is the Mexican arm of ChildFund International, found out about HI Mexico’s work …

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  • Water Wells for Health and Irrigation

    With generous support from the Buffalo Arts Studio the Himalayan Institute Cameroon was able to complete its first community water project: the installation of two public wells in the villages of Kishong and Jakiri. Using completely local talent and resources, from rural engineer to construction …

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  • Turning Inspiration Into Action

    After visiting the Kumbo Public Library in Cameroon last November with her family during the 2010 Eco-Service Excursion, 14-year old Claudia Bacon returned home inspired to also make a difference. Reflecting on her experiences in Cameroon, she wrote, “I was first inspired by the library …

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  • The Sweetness of Honey

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    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon’s School of Energy Farming promotes sustainable agriculture methods that support farmers in becoming self-reliant and more productive. Beekeeping is an agricultural technique with numerous benefits: the bees pollinate the crops which improves the harvest and the honey they produce is valuable both …

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  • Libraries Serving Libraries

    When the Wayne County Public Library in Honesdale, PA needed to clear out some extra books from its shelves, the librarians immediately thought of the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects. A team of participants in the Self Transformation Program volunteered their time to box up the collection …

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