Annual giving priorities let you choose the projects you support.

2011 marks a historic occasion for the Himalayan Institute, as it proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary. We believe the best is yet ahead of us, and look forward to the opportunity to continue sharing the wisdom of the Himalayan Tradition with the world. In addition to donating to HI’s general operations, you can now direct your donation to the support of specific strategic initiatives. For 2011-12, the Institute is focusing its efforts on raising funds for:

HI Mission Development

As the Institute celebrates its 40th anniversary, we’re proud to embark on an ambitious renewal of our core educational and spiritual mission. These efforts include significant new curriculum development of progressive, practitioner-oriented courses and professional certifications; Year Long Group Meditation 2012; development of an online learning environment and virtual community; faculty development; and support for a re-invigorated, global HI Affiliates program.

Humanitarian Projects in Africa

The Himalayan Institute Cameroon in West Africa is our flagship humanitarian project. Launched in 2007, HI Cameroon is our model HI community center offering five major humanitarian projects. It has been designed as an integrated hub for a range of rural empowerment projects, all supporting one goal—to fight poverty, illiteracy, and inequality through education, healthcare and environmental regeneration.

Himalayan Institute Honesdale Infrastructure Fund

The Institute is proud to announce a new fund exclusively to support sustainability efforts and ongoing maintenance of our Honesdale retreat center. By supporting this fund, you’ll be helping to ensure that this beautiful campus is vibrant and well maintained for future generations. These projects are strategic investments in the Institute’s long term security and enhance our environmental stewardship. Donations to this fund will help support initiatives like solar hot water and solar electric panels, water conservation efforts, energy-efficient lighting, energy-efficient windows, a new campus-wide septic system, road repair, roof and siding repairs, and other improvements to the Institute’s physical facilities.

As always, unrestricted donations supporting the Institute’s overall programs are welcome.