Yoga in the World

A collection of quick highlights of yoga happening around the globe. Teasers with links out to full articles, yoga business news of interest, where yoga is showing up in schools, prisons, corporations, resorts, ads, films and tv shows, etc.

When East Met West in Woodstock

Truth Is One; The Wise Call It By Many Names: A Collective Search For Meaning OF ALL THE ICONIC IMAGES THE MEDIA trotted out to remind us of Woodstock on the fortieth anniversary of that seminal event (August 15 - 18, 1969), the one that best captures what endured from the Sixties was [...]

By | August 28th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: A Tibetan Voice, A Ray of Light

With the uncertain rollercoaster state of the worlds’ economies and the vociferous political race occurring in our own country, this cacophony of tribulations has all but drowned out continued exposure to the ongoing human rights struggles still raging in places such as Burma, Darfur and Tibet.   Woeser One voice that is determined not to [...]

By | June 27th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: The Bright Side

Timeless Wisdom From The Dalai Lama For Challenging Times It was a drizzly morning as I walked up to Thunderdome, the basketball stadium at University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) to attend a day of teachings with the His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Once inside, I looked around to see that not all 3,000 [...]

By | June 25th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: Tibet’s Unlikely Defender

As a writer, I feel that Tibet is my home. I miss Tibet all the time.” These words come from an unlikely source, a Chinese journalist who has gone from being an ardent critic of Tibetan society to one of its most passionate defenders. As a young girl growing up in Northeast China, [...]

By | April 25th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: The Politics of Reincarnation

Pico Iyer's father was a longtime friend and colleague of the Dalai Lama and Iyer, himself, has been close to the Dalai Lama since childhood. They have traveled together extensively and his latest book, The Open Road, about the Dalai Lama, has just been released in paperback. Over the past year, with the Summer Olympics [...]

By | April 12th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: Calling Tibet? Please Hang Up & Try Again

You have the wrong house. I have no son.” This is what nineteen-year-old Legdup heard when he called his mother in Tibet from Dharamsala, India. Sitting in a dark café with a tantalizing view of the Himalayan foothills that separates the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh with his homeland, a monk nods silently when [...]

By | February 6th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: Post-Olympic News from the High Mountains

During the Beijing Olympic Games, Tibetans and supporters around the world staged prayer vigils, hunger strikes, and protest marches to focus on China’s inhumane treatment of Tibetans. In Beijing, despite the government’s establishment of so-called free protest zones, there were at least 53 pro-Tibet activists detained, 77 rejected protest applications, approximately 15 Chinese [...]

By | December 27th, 2008|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: Tibet’s Secret Weapon

The Dalai Lama has described violent resistance in Tibet as “suicide” for good reason. But even though Tibetans can never hope to go toe-to-toe with China’s military machine, they have something else – a secret weapon that is not only resistant to brute force, it actually seems to become enhanced by it. When a Tibetan [...]

By | December 12th, 2008|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: China?s Olympic Crackdown

China’s authorities have cracked down on Tibetans after protests this spring raged across the Tibetan plateau. The Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy estimates that 6,500 Tibetans have been arrested since March. Hundreds of others have reportedly been removed from their homes and taken to undisclosed locations. In July, police and security personnel conducted [...]

By | October 27th, 2008|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Tibet Remains Unsettled

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) reports that the first sentencing of Tibetans who participated in the March protests have been announced. These range from three years to life in prison. Additionally, Radio Free Asia reports that 14 nuns in Sichuan province were detained for protesting “despite a massive security presence,” demonstrating the people’s resolve [...]

By | August 24th, 2008|Yoga in the World|0 Comments