A Modern Take on Traditional Medicinal Oil

The "Oil Boil" One afternoon, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait demonstrated this traditional method of making medicinal oil at the Himalayan Institute campus in Khajuraho, India. The Best Location The best location to dig a fire pit is under the edge of a large shade tree canopy—shaded from the sun but not too close to the tree [...]

February 26th, 2014|India|

Groundbreaking News from Khajuraho!

We are delighted to share these work-in-progress images, the latest in development from our new campus in Khajuraho, India. Work is well under way on a new two-story building that can accommodate up to 40 people for programs and retreats. As with the other buildings, this new building is being constructed with the highest-quality local [...]

January 16th, 2014|India|

Expansion in India: Khajuraho campus update

We had a wonderful bhoomi puja (groundbreaking ceremony) earlier this month at the Himalayan Institute Khajuraho campus in India. The event was held to inaugurate the construction of a new building on our campus. The large multi-purpose space will house local staff, guests, and residents of Himalayan Institute India. Here are a few pictures of [...]

October 31st, 2013|India|

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|

Khajuraho Construction Update

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.

February 15th, 2012|India|

Bhoomi Puja, Groundbreaking Ceremony, at HI Khajuraho

We had a wonderful bhoomi puja (groundbreaking ceremony) on October 6 at the Himalayan Institute Khajuraho campus in India. Construction began in April 2012. Progress on the site continues to move along well, as we approach completion of the first construction phase in the next month. The main gate, guard rooms, staff quarters, electrical and utility [...]

October 27th, 2011|India|

Breaking Ground in Khajuraho

Work has officially begun at the newest Himalayan Institute location in Khajuraho, located in north central India. Himalayan Institute Khajuraho will be inaugurated as a meditative retreat center and educational facility during the pilgrimage to the Kumbha Mela in 2013. The 30-acre campus is located only seven miles from the main temple complex, which is a World [...]

April 19th, 2011|India|

New Projects and Areas of Expansion in India

Over the last year, the Himalayan Institute’s work in India has been growing rapidly. Yoga+, the institute’s magazine, will be launched in India this spring, to coincide with a 6-city tour and lectures from Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. The humanitarian projects at the Tibetan Settlements in South India are expanding to include three more settlements. In [...]

February 8th, 2010|India|

2009 Major Activities and Timeline

For the Himalayan Institute Humanitarian Initiatives, 2009 was an exciting and very busy year. Here is a timeline of major events: HI Cameroon Himalayan Institute Cameroon HI Tibetan Settlements Himalayan Institute & Tibetan Partnership HI India Himalayan Institute India HI Mexico Himalayan Institute Mexico January HI Tibetan Settlements An in-depth planning trip is made to [...]

January 4th, 2010|Cameroon, India, Mexico, Tibetan Settlements|