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Monday, August 13, 2007

a global gathering, LA-style

my night shift duties at the KCRW pledge drive have been keeping me pretty busy, and i've ended up with backlog of things i've been meaning to write about...

so please excuse this quick copy-and-paste; i'd like to pass along information about the very worthwhile global mala project, spearheaded by shiva rea, that's coming up in september. i've volunteered to become a part of this movement and will make sure to keep you just as informed as i am.

for starters, this is what the global mala project is all about:

The purpose of the Global Mala Project is to unite the global yoga community from every continent in the world, forming a "mala around the earth" through collective practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108.

On September 21st - 23rd, Fall Equinox and the United Nations International Day of Peace, studios, teachers and organizations across the globe will create fundraising celebrations, raising funds and awareness for some of the most essential issues of our times.

i've received a few updates directed primarily to the LA-based crowd. here's the first one:

We would love to have 108 SoCal yoga studios and organizations committed to supporting the Global Mala LA!

We will be printing all studio names in the event day program guide, post to our site and may have an LA Weekly ad as well. We are asking that they place the posters and postcards in their studio, place a banner on their site and that they come out in support and represent their studio on Sept. 22nd.

Please contact info@globalmala.org and include:
Studio Name
Web Address
URL to link site
Mailing Address
Contact Person and Info

and this newsletter update came in earlier this evening:

The Global Mala Project: Uniting Yoga, Seva and Collective Consciousness


We are just 5 weeks away from the Global Mala Project on September 21st -23rd, and already more than 108 cities and 30 countries will be participating!

As plans continue and the yoga collective grows, we wanted to offer you an opportunity to hear Shiva Rea share the intention and inspiration for the Global Mala Project as well as share some of your ideas and ask any questions you may have. We invite you to join in a live Teleconference Call:

Wednesday Aug 15th 12:00 noon PT

Dial-in Number: 1-605-725-1900

Participant Access Code: 52751

For the global community we also have available two unique T-shirts that have been created especially for the Global Mala 2007. Yoga Tribe and Culture and Marika will have their designs available for preorder sales so that you may receive them in time for your event.

1. Special Edition 100% Organic Cotton shirt from Yoga, Tribe and Culture
Women's and Men's Available. $18.50/shirt. Click here to see the design.

Email: sales@yogatribeandculture.com for more information and to place orders.

2. Marika

Women's and Men's T-shirts. $12. Click here to see the design.
Please visit the website or email: Lucy at ldiaz@marika.com to place orders.

For those who would like to attend the hub event in Los Angeles, advanced ticket sales are available online. Please click here to purchase tickets LA Event Advanced Tickets. To see a poster with all the details for the event, click here LA Event Poster.

We are so grateful for your support and participation. We will be sending a full update newsletter next week with more downloads and details to support your event.

You are a bead on this sacred mala around the globe, breathing the change we want to envision in the world!

For the Earth,
The Global Mala US Organizing Council
Shiva Rea, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Seane Corn, Julia Butterfly Hill, Michael Franti