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.

Spotlight On Tibet: A Tale Of Two Meetings

After snubbing him during his Washington DC visit last October, President Obama finally met with the Dalai Lama on February 18th this year. Predictably, China’s leaders had warned of damage to Sino-US relations if the administration went ahead with the meeting (while making the rather bizarre claim that by doing so the U.S. [...]

By |2015-04-11T09:22:22+00:00March 26th, 2010|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

The Dalai Lama: Tibet’s Axis Mundi

Attending the Dalai Lama’s teachings in Dharamsala, India, is quite a different experience from doing so in the West. Trade comfortable cushioned seats in a temperature-controlled environment for seats on a concrete floor under a covered rooftop exposed to the wild fluctuations of the Himalayan weather. Trade state-of-the-art bathrooms with the most basic plumbing alternative [...]

By |2015-04-11T11:31:11+00:00October 27th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: The Will To Survive

One Man’s Amazing Escape From Tibet As a child growing up in a remote village in the mountainous region of Kham, Tibet, Tsewang Dhondup loved to listen to the heroic fables recounted by the local elders. Now Tsewang’s own story is the stuff of legend and may end up marveled at by generations [...]

By |2015-04-11T11:41:16+00:00September 28th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

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 |2015-04-11T11:45:46+00:00August 28th, 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 |2015-04-11T12:03:26+00:00June 25th, 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 |2015-04-11T12:27:29+00:00December 27th, 2008|Yoga in the World|0 Comments