Monthly Archives: April 2009

Origins of the Himalayan Institute, Tibetan Collaboration

The seed of the Himalayan Institute Tibetan Community Center vision was planted in winter 2007, when an Institute member introduced the HI Community Center concept to representatives of the Tibet Fund, an independent US-based nonprofit organization that works closely with the Central Tibetan Administration and grass roots organizations to sustain and empower the exile community. [...]

April 27th, 2009|Energy Farming, India, Tibetan Settlements|

Growing Medicine

Together, Himalayan Institute Cameroon's School of Energy Farming and Total Health Center are bringing the healing benefits of medicinal herbs to the people of Kumbo. Energy Farming has expanded its cultivation of medicinal herbs to include turmeric, brahmi, calendula, echinacea, isabgol (psyllium), and ashwagandha. Once harvested, these herbs are processed into teas, ointments, and medicinal honey, [...]

April 23rd, 2009|Cameroon|

Arrival of Supplies and New Services

Himalayan Institute Cameroon (HIC) celebrated the arrival of a 20-foot shipping container from Guangzhou, China, bearing tools and equipment for the development of HIC programs, particularly for the School of Energy Farming and the School of Carpentry & Construction (C & C). With the arrival of the container’s contents, newly planned community services and educational training [...]

April 20th, 2009|Cameroon|

Planting a Biodiesel Nursery

On March 22nd P.S. Reddy, project manager for the Energy Farming Pilot Project at the Tibetan Rabgayling Settlement, finished the planting of 10,000 seeds of pongamia pinnata. Many members of the project’s founding group were there to assist in the work. Rigden, Rabgayling’s Agricultural Extension Officer, and Himalayan Institute representatives, Kiran and Virat Xavier, all [...]

April 18th, 2009|Energy Farming, India, Tibetan Settlements|

Energy Farming Plants New Seeds

On July 28, 2008, the Himalayan Institute (HI) in Honesdale, PA, hosted Professor Samdhong Rinpoche, prime minister of the Central Tibetan Administration (the official Tibetan government-in-exile). During his visit, Professor Rinpoche met with the leaders of the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects to discuss some of the struggles faced by Tibetans in exile and discover how [...]

April 14th, 2009|India, Tibetan Settlements|

Jakiri Total Health Center Grand Opening

Jakiri is a small town about 45 minutes away from Kumbo. Jakiri does not have a hospital of its own, so the town’s people must travel to Kumbo for treatment. Because the taxi ride to Kumbo is expensive, people often do not seek healthcare until it is an emergency. The Himalayan Institute is hoping to [...]

April 9th, 2009|Cameroon, Total Health Center|

Race of Hope

The annual Mount Cameroon Race of Hope is recognized the world over as one of the most grueling challenges in athletics. Covering 26 miles and an elevation change of over 20,000 feet, the race puts athletes through tropical rainforest trails, brushland, and a maze of lava ribs on the unforgivingly steep slope of the active volcano [...]

April 3rd, 2009|Cameroon|