Category Archive for: ‘Tibetan Settlements’

  • Trees For Tibet Success

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    After three years of close collaboration with the Tibetan Exile Government, the Himalayan Institute is proud to be fully transitioning management of the Trees for Tibet program to local leadership in the Tibetan settlements of South India. More than 25,000 pongamia trees have been planted …

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  • Battle of the Bands to Support Trees for Tibet

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    In March of this year, three high school students from Dallas, Texas—JJ Echaniz, Kevin Chan, and David Chi—first learned about the Trees for Tibet project. Inspired by the simple yet powerful mission of planting trees in the Tibetan refugee settlements, the three put their heads …

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  • Plant a tree for Arbor Day

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    More than a tree Plant a pongamia tree and help regenerate depleted soil, slow climate change and provide a renewable source of income for Tibetan refugees. It is an American tradition each spring for schoolchildren to come home with a small pine or maple sapling …

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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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  • Making Doje

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    To promote our Trees for Tibet campaign, we created a short stop-motion animation about a Tibetan farmer named Doje. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of that video: If you never got a chance to “Meet Doje”, check out the video here: For …

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  • Energy Farming at the Tibetan Settlements

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    Check out this new video about our work at the Tibetan Settlements: To help plant more trees and create jobs for the Tibetan people, visit TreesForTibet.org!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rabgayling Settlement Update

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    The Rabgayling Settlement is a small community of just a few thousand residents, most of whom are farmers. While walking to and from the farms, people greet each other with a salute-like wave and broad smiles. In a small town like this, everyone knows everyone …

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