Global Sustainability Meets Yoga and Meditation

Global, high-tech, green, and sustainable - The Himalayan Institute demonstrates its commitment to the environment at the campus in Khajuraho, India. We are currently constructing a second retreat building. This new building, the existing building, and the shrine are powered with solar energy. Here's how it works: There are 32 solar panels, strategically placed on top of the [...]

October 15th, 2014|India|

Yoga and Sustainability

The Himalayan Institute community is committed to sustainability and continues to seek new ways to reduce our carbon footprint, reduce energy consumption, and enhance the environment. Here's a glance at our latest eco-friendly efforts. Solar thermal panels installed at the Honesdale campus heat 60% of the potable water and lo-flo toilets reduce water consumption by 60%. Residents [...]

October 1st, 2014|Residential|

Growing Healing Herbs in Cameroon

The Total Health Center at the Himalayan Institute Cameroon, focuses on treating diseases and health problems specific to the local population in Bui, Cameroon. This is a region in a country that is still developing, produces very little for domestic consumption, and imports almost everything. The irony is that the land in Cameroon is lush and capable [...]

April 7th, 2014|Cameroon|

Carpentry School Expansion: Help us grow!

A Wood Drying Kiln for Cameroon Thanks to the support of donors like you, our center was able to construct the first wood drying kiln in the Northwest Region of Cameroon in a town called Kumbo.  When the School of Carpentry & Construction (C&C) opened in 2009, local carpenters revealed that they were using unseasoned lumber to [...]

May 10th, 2013|Cameroon|

Your donations sprout into action this spring

Organic gardening training continues at Himalayan Institute Mexico's facility. Ariszandy, our agronomist, prepared a special class for counselors to reinforce home-gardening techniques and the proper use of tools. La formación de la jardineria organica continúa en la facilidad Mexicana del Instituto Himalaya. Arizsandy, nuestro ingeniero agronomo preparo una clase especial que se reforzó las ténicas de [...]

March 28th, 2013|Mexico|

Grafting Lemon Trees in Mexico (how to blog)

Amanda Masters and her husband, John Daskovsky, spent six months living and working at the Himalayan Institute center in Jonotla, Mexico, before moving to Buffalo, NY, to become the directors of Himalayan Institute Buffalo. "I often think about our time at Himalayan Institute Mexico and everything we learned there," says Amanda. "One of the wonderful things about [...]

July 12th, 2012|India, Mexico|

Sustainability Initiatives in Honesdale

On May 6, 2011, staff and residents at the Himalayan Institute headquarters in Honesdale, PA, participated in a day-long workshop focused on improving sustainability on campus. Since then, a lot has been accomplished at the Honesdale campus. Here’s a rundown on all that has been achieved in the last six months: The solar-thermal hot water [...]

October 25th, 2011|Residential|

Second Training Program Complete: Himalayan Institute Mexico Demonstrates Operational Independence

A milestone in Himalayan Institute Community Center history has been achieved! For the first time, a major training course was organized and taught completely by local staff. In December 2010, nine more students graduated from the second round of Himalayan Institute Mexico’s (HIM) Sustainable Agriculture Training program, which was taught for the first time in [...]

January 5th, 2011|Mexico|

Sustainable Solar Thermal Energy

The Himalayan Institute is proud to announce the installation of the largest solar thermal hot water system in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Last spring, the Himalayan Institute received a grant from the state of Pennsylvania for $51,000 to cover half the cost of a solar thermal system. A team of Institute members with backgrounds in architecture [...]

November 10th, 2010|Residential|

Going Green in Jonotla

Himalayan Institute Mexico’s demonstration farm now features a brand-new greenhouse. Constructed of high-grade plastic sheeting stretched over a frame of locally grown bamboo, the greenhouse will provide a controlled environment for nursing herbs and vegetable seedlings, growing specialty crops like vanilla, and extending the growing season for staple foods such as tomatoes, which cannot grow [...]

August 17th, 2010|Mexico|