Four years ago, we started the Total Health Program with a simple idea: shore up the gaps in Africa’s medical systems by training a new generation of holistic health care workers cheaply and effectively. This year, our locally trained consultants are using locally grown herbs to treat members of their own communities. As part of [...]
For years, the Himalayan Institute has been committed to planting trees around the world—and that goes for here in Honesdale as well. Keeping with our sustainable lifestyle, we planted young chestnut trees early last month on the west side of our Main Building. The 1954 building does not have central air-conditioning and relies on age-old methods, like shade trees, [...]
Bali Tobias works as a driver and night watchman for Himalayan Institute Cameroon (HIC). Behind the wheel, he has braved the height of the rainy season and some of rural Africa's most treacherous roads in order to bring the Total Health Mobile Unit to villages as far north as the Adamawa Region, some nine hours away. Back at [...]
Himalayan Institute Mexico is working with the Jonotla University to combat rural exodus and to restore family farming as a respectable and commercially viable career. The challenges facing the youth of Jonotla, a town of 3000 in southern Mexico, are only too common. For the last several decades, the focus of university agronomy programs across the [...]
Welcome to the latest update of the construction in Khajuraho, the newest Himalayan Institute location in north-central India. This soon-to-be meditation retreat center and educational facility is located only seven miles from the main temple complex, which is a World Heritage Site.
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 in three communities thanks to the combined efforts of Tibetan [...]
In 2011, Dallas high schoolers rocked out to support Trees for Tibet, HI members forged a new community partnership with a service excursion to Mexico, environmentalists in Buffalo drummed to support youth leadership in Cameroon, and people from all over the world donated books to the Kumbo Public Library. Thanks to your support, the Himalayan [...]