The Kumbha Mela 2013

"The process of transformation that begins here at the Kumbha Mela will continue its work long after you have returned home." —Pandit Rajmani Tigunait The Kumbha Mela continually attracts swamis and adepts, spiritual seekers, yoga practitioners, and devotees from all over the planet, who congregate at the confluence of three sacred rivers for a transformational experience [...]

February 8th, 2013|India|

Eco-Friendly Humanitarian Efforts in Kumbo

Cameroon’s First Solar Panels At Himalayan Institute Cameroon, power outages are so frequent that a back-up generator is necessary to keep the lights and computers on in the library and health center and the equipment running in the vocational school. To keep the generator battery charged, a staff member must run the generator 15 minutes [...]

January 25th, 2013|Cameroon|

VIDA Notes

Agriculture & Aztec Heritage Our VIDA project introduces modern, sustainable farming practices in the Totonac region of Central Mexico where the most common crop (and the most important) historically grown by the people of Central Mexico was maize, also known as corn or mealies. Archaeologists believe that wild maize was domesticated first in Mexico about [...]

January 17th, 2013|Mexico|

Winter Treat from VIDA

Our friends in the Sierra Norte region of Mexico working with our VIDA project would like to share this simple, warming version of cocoa – Mexican Hot Chocolate! You can use this authentic recipe at a fundraiser for VIDA - just increase the ingredients proportionally and to taste. INGREDIENTS: 3 - 4 TBSP granulated sugar 3 TBSP  baking cocoa [...]

December 7th, 2012|Fundraising and Activism, Mexico|

VIDA: Nutrition Notes

The VIDA project empowers rural families to take control of their own nutritional futures by giving them the chance to experience a healthy diet. Even adding a single serving of fruits and vegetables can make a big difference to even the most impoverished diets.¹ With adequate supplies of vitamins and minerals, the body's own satiation mechanisms [...]

October 25th, 2012|Mexico|

A ritual known as Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead

An opportunity for a party Himalayan Institute Mexico General Manager Geovanni is planning to host a Día de los Muertos party to raise funds in support of the Vida Project. This is sure to be a fantastic way to support our Vida families, and also to participate in one of their celebrations. Why not join [...]

October 10th, 2012|Mexico|

VIDA Sponsor: Sustainable Earth Solutions

Meet a corporate sponsor We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to one of our corporate sponsors and tell you a little about our upcoming work together. Dave Bauer and our friends at Sustainable Earth Solutions (SES) joined our VIDA team in Buffalo last month. The SES team has been fundraising tirelessly for Himalayan Institute's Humanitarian Projects, and decided our VIDA project was the [...]

September 25th, 2012|Mexico|

Humanitarian Projects: News from Cameroon

Our center in Cameroon continues to grow. Here is some inspiring news from our humanitarian project site in Kumbo. Electrician’s Course: First Graduating Class Himalayan Institute Cameroon has completed the first vocational training course in its newly opened Center for Business and Education. Fifteen students successfully passed an examination that tested their theoretical and practical [...]

September 20th, 2012|Cameroon|

Center for Business and Education (CBE) Opens in Cameroon

In response to the demand for more technical and business resources at its public library, Himalayan Institute Cameroon has expanded its educational programming with the Center for Business and Education (CBE). This new center offers a fleet of generously donated laptops, a multimedia projector, a private conference room, and subscriptions to business, science, and utility periodicals. [...]

August 15th, 2012|Cameroon|

Check out our new India head office in Allahabad

At our Allahabad campus in India, we have just completed a major campus development project—the construction of our new publications office, a warehousing facility, and staffing quarters. With final construction just winding down, this 500-square-meter (5,381 square feet) building will be the new headquarters of Himalayan Institute India's book publications.

July 30th, 2012|India|