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The Yoga of Profitable Action

July 11th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Citing laws that govern vocational schools, government regulators have begun to require licenses for yoga schools that train instructors, with all the fees, inspections, and paperwork that entails. Is this industry regulation or grassroots exploitation


Indian Court Overturns Gay Sex Ban

July 4th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Thursday’s decision applies only in the territory of India’s capital city, but it is likely to force India’s government either to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, or change the law nationwide, lawyers and advocates said


Green Graves?

July 1st, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Despite the undertaker’s soothing assurances, neither cremation nor burial is especially respectful of either the body or the ecosystem, which is why “natural burial” groups have started popping up all over the world


Indian Gay Rights Landmark

June 27th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

The Indian government is planning to repeal the Section 337 law that criminalizes homosexuality. Section 377 is a 150-year-old law introduced in India by the British, and junked by the UK 40 years ago


Progressive Pope?

June 24th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

A new encyclical on Catholic social teaching will soon be released as Pope Benedict\'s response to the current economic crisis. Although the actual text is unreleased, the pope has given hints about the content, and Benedict may show himself to be the left of most Americans including President Obama.


Energy from Cow Manure…and Milk

June 19th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Methane digesters have become old news. New technology allows dairies to get energy from dung and whey and then recycle the byproducts again to create a completely closed circuit system


“Home” Debut

June 2nd, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Full of startling facts and captivating images, Home is an environmental documentary that was filmed across fifty countries and shot entirely from the sky. It debuts free worldwide on Friday, June 5. We want to know what you think


Eco Village in Nepal

May 29th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

This video shows how CalEarth used a little technology and a lot of sustainability to support 80 poor Nepalese children


Hanuman Plays

May 28th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Hindu fanaticism exists, but it does not go well with Hindusim—Sanatana Dharma—and its long history of tolerance and inclusiveness, nor does Hinduism lend itself well to institutionalization


Organic Dairy Farms Hit Hard by Recession

May 25th, 2009 | by Nitaisundara

Although owning and caring for our own cows should be the standard we as dairy-consuming humans strive for, buying from organic dairies is better than \"conventional\" milk by all accounts. Unfortunately though, like their less wholesome counterpart, organic dairies are in rough shape


Towards Self-Sufficiency

May 24th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

A video about the pioneering stages of establishing a self-sufficient Hindu monastery at Madhuvana in Costa Rica


K. Pattabhi Jois dies at 94

May 24th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the leading teacher of Ashtanga yoga who is credited with bringing the practice to a mass audience and introducing it to the West, has died. He was



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