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Argentina University Offers Degree in Yoga and Integral Health
Posted on 2015/11/30 19:13:56 ( 207 reads )


ARGENTINA, November 9, 2015 (Rosario 3): The University Institute of Gran Rosario (IUGR), announces the opening of a new undergraduate program for the 2016 cycle: the Technical University Degree in Yoga and Integral Health. This undergraduate program aims to train upper level technicians in Yoga, with theoretical-practical knowledge on integral health based in traditional and current academic contents; with a faculty with renowned prestige in their disciplines.

The syllabus systematizes the knowledge and techniques that come from multiple traditional sources of Yoga, with contents about Ayurveda, Nutrition, Quality of Life, Integral Therapies, Corporal Techniques, Philosophy and Meditation. It will combine theoretical knowledge with hours of practice with the objective of obtaining the experience that a University Technician needs for the practice of his profession.

This degree is taught in covenant with the Prema Foundation of Ayurveda Health, which collaborates with the Gujarat Ayurved University (Jamnagar - India) The technician in Yoga and Integral Health will have a solid training in the practices, sources and foundations of Yoga, with specific knowledge about posture, meditation, relaxation and breathing techniques that are typical of this ancient discipline; as well as complementary knowledge that will allow him to transmit, organize and guide groups and individuals that wish to improve their quality of life.

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Can Eating Less Meat Help Reduce Climate Change?
Posted on 2015/11/30 19:13:45 ( 213 reads )


UNITED KINGDOM, November 24, 2015 (BBC): As the Paris Conference of the Parties (COP21) draws near, the international spotlight is more focused on climate change than at any time since the Copenhagen talks of 2009. But amid all the talk of decarbonizing energy and transport systems, one crucial area remains in the shadows. The livestock sector produces about 15% of global greenhouse gases, roughly equivalent to all the exhaust emissions of every car, train, ship and aircraft on the planet.

A new report from the think tank Chatham House, Changing Climate, Changing Diets: Pathways to Lower Meat Consumption, argues that without concerted action to address over-consumption of meat, it will be near impossible to prevent global warming from passing the danger level of 2C. Governments fear a backlash from voters over interference in such a personal choice as diet. And because public awareness of the link between diet and climate change is so low, there is very little pressure on governments to do anything about it.

The US has one of the highest levels of meat consumption in the world at about 250g per person per day, almost four times the amount deemed healthy by experts. Europe and the major livestock-producing nations of South America are not far behind, while, at the other end of the scale, Indians average less than 10g of meat per day.

Much more at source.

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Daily Inspiration
Posted on 2015/11/30 19:13:34 ( 147 reads )


Build your inner environment. Practice silence!
-- Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952), founder of Self-Realization Fellowship

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Over Two Million People Pledged to Observe 25th November as International Meatless Day
Posted on 2015/11/28 20:02:02 ( 498 reads )


INDIA, November 27, 2015 (Sadhu Vaswani): Every year, November 25th, Sadhu Vaswani's birthday, is celebrated as International Meatless Day and the number of pledges and supporters are growing increasingly. This year pledges were received from all across the globe including; Germany, Spain, London, St. Maarten, Casablanca, Singapore, and the West Indies.

A total of 2,731,424 people pledged to observe 25th November as Meatless Day. In addition, a total of 82,973,044 people supported the Meatless Day. 5,158 people turned vegetarian for life. H.H. the Dalai Lama, two state ministers from Penang, and former president of Indonesia, Ibu Megawati, pledged to observe the Meatless Day.

Peace marches, rallies and vegetarian food festivals were also organized to spread awareness for the cause. Thousands took part in peace marches that were held in Pimpri, Moshi, Pradhikaran, Ahmedabad, Madhepura (Bihar), Ulhasnagar and Bilaspur. In Penang, Mumbai, Pune and Coimbatore, vegetarian food festivals were held to show people of the many vegetarian food options, which were a big draw. Sadhu Vaswani Centers across the globe celebrated Sadhu Vaswani's Birthday and the International Meatless Day.

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Religious Education in England "Needs Overhaul"
Posted on 2015/11/28 20:01:52 ( 462 reads )


ENGLAND, November 27, 2015 (BBC): Religious belief has changed sharply in recent years but religious education has not kept pace, says the Goldsmiths, University of London, report. "Content should reflect the real religious landscape," said co-author Prof. Adam Dinham.

The report comes after a High Court ruling that the government made "an error of law" in leaving "non-religious world views" out of a new religious studies GCSE to be taught from next year. Teaching is currently required to reflect mainly Christian traditions while also taking into account the teaching and practices of other principal religions - but official statistics from the 2011 Census showed an increasingly fractured pattern of religious belief, argue the authors.

Daniel Hugill, chairman of the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education, said the key was better training for all teachers of RE. "This report confirms what RE teachers know already, that the students in their classrooms value the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the phenomena of religion and belief... "In order for every young person to experience high quality religious education we need the Department for Education and school leaders to value and make further investment in teacher training and ongoing professional development."

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