quinta-feira, 21 de julho de 2011

Adventure sports fair | 11th 12th August | Bienal Ibirapuera | Sao Paulo

The largest event in adventure tourism and sports in Latin America. A great opportunity for the Brazilians, especially people from Sao Paulo city to explore and experience various adventure activities in Latin America.

Event – 11/08 – 12/08
Venue – Bienal Ibirapuera

The website provides a whole lot of information;

Yoga forecast | Yogapelapaz | Sao Paulo

Upcoming yoga, meditation and music events organized by Yogapelapaz. 

Ibirapuera 2011 | 21/08/2011 | FREE
Lawn near the Ibirapuera Auditorium, Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral, s / n º - Gate 2
Open to the public, registration is not required

10am to 11am - Prem Joshua Music Performance
The international band of Prem is a living example of the effervescent Indian music scene and today stands as one of the best bands in world music in his country.

11am to 11:40 am - Yoga Class
Simple practice to vitalize the body and calm the mind.

11:45 am to 12 pm - Opening with Marcia De Luca and Fran Abreu

12am to 12:30 pm - Collective Meditation
Activity that inspired the birth of the event, in which the crowd of participants, led by Marcia De Luca, meditate with peace intentions. The beneficial effects of this activity are proven by quantum physics and decrease violence in the city.

12h30 to 14h - Music Performance with Krishna Das
Krishna Das is one of the great names of international kirtan music - music from the Hindu tradition characterized by melodic repetition of mantras. The charisma and talent Krisha Das - who is adept in Bhakti Yoga or Yoga of Devotion - are proven by the success of his CDs and performances in concert halls and Yoga centers around the world.

Yoga for Peace | 22/08 – 24/08
From 22 to August 24, 2011 Yoga for Peace, in partnership with the Flow Yoga Ciymam , will present a workshop to deepen with the world's most renowned teachers. 
Rua. Dina, 100 - Vila Nova Conceicao, SP 

8am to 11am - Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Practice with Lucy Martorella intense and transformative practice in the Mysore style classes with one of the first Western students of the creator of the method Pattabhi Jois.For all levels of practitioners. 

14h to 17h - The Healing Power of Women, with Maya Tiwari Mother Maya teaches this workshop lunar practices for women of all ages, part of the ancient science of Ayurveda. The course teaches how to care for the health of the reproductive system, return the natural cycles in accordance with the lunar rhythm and restore the beauty of women. For all levels of practitioners. (Read more about Mother Maya http://yogapelapaz.blogspot.com/2011/05/viver-em-ahimsa-lei-da-nao-violencia.html ) 
19h to 21h - Class Kirtan with Krishna Das Singer mantras recognized worldwide, Krishna Das will share experiences from their path of evolution and teach us to chant mantras to enjoy its healing power. For all levels of practitioners. 

Investment: 3 Full Days - R $ 576.00 
                  1 full day - $ 216.00
                  Class Loose - $ 80.00
                  Registration: tel: (11) 3168-5096 | email: andrea@marciadeluca.com. br 

Other free yoga events.

Free Yoga and Meditation Classes
19/08/2011 | @ Cia Atllética
Rua Kansas, 1.582 – Brooklin Paulista – SP.

Yoga, Meditation and music
20/08/2011 | SESC Ipiranga
Rua Bom Pastor, 822 – Ipiranga – SP

quarta-feira, 20 de julho de 2011

7th International Natural Tech Fair | Bio Brazil Fair

The largest exhibition/fair/event to promote studies and products on natural medicines, foods, cosmetics and complementary techniques.  It is a great opportunity to meet professionals and exchange knowledge on the above mentioned categories with an offering of free entrance to the public.
In the last year, the fair attracted more than 21,000 visitors from various corners of the globe.

Date : 21 – 24 July 2011
Time : 11:00 am – 8:00pm
Venue : Bienal do Parque Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo

Please visit the website for further information.

Dalai Lama in Brazil, September 2011

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives - Dalai Lama
His Holiness Dalai Lama will be visiting Brazil from September 15th to 17th , 2011 at São Paulo. It will be a great opportunity for the Brazilians to encounter with the great Buddhist master, philanthropist, author and a master diplomat. His Holiness has a complex schedule for this year, as he is visiting various countries campaigning for the world peace and diversity between nations.

Below is the schedule for Brazil, issued in the official website.

September 15, Thursday, from 14:30 to 16:00
Address of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to business leaders
New Awareness in Business – Values for a Sustainable World – A Movement for Transformation
Venue: WTC Theatre – São Paulo World Trade Center São Paulo
Av. das Nações Unidas, 12.551
Near the Ponte Estaiada – Brooklin Novo – São Paulo, SP.

September 16, Friday, from 9:00 to 15:30
Dialog between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and local and international researchers on states of consciousness and the effects of contemplative practices, such as meditation, on the brain.
Symposium: States of Consciousness: Ancient Knowledge meets Neuroscience
Venue: Golden Hall of the São Paulo World Trade Center.
Avenida das Nações Unidas, 12551 – Brooklin Novo – São Paulo, SP

September 17, Saturday, from 9:30 to 11:30
Public talk of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Living Together with Responsibility and Cooperation
Venue: West Pavillon of the Parque das Convenções do Anhembi
Av. Olavo Fontoura 1209 – gate 38 – São Paulo, SP
Free admittance (with previous registration)

September 17, Saturday, from 13:30 to 15:30
Talk of His Holiness the Dalai Lama based on traditional Buddhist texts.
Cultivating Constructive Emotions
Venue: Golden Hall of the São Paulo World Trade Center.
Avenida das Nações Unidas, 12551 – Brooklin Novo – São Paulo, SP

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Brazil - A quick glance

"Brazilian people ranked number ONE as the coolest people in the world" - Reports CNN 
"Brazil has rediscovered itself, and this rediscovery is being expressed in its people's enthusiasm and their desire to mobilize to face the huge problems that lie ahead of us"  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Former President )

Let's observe some history 
Brazil was discovered during the early 15th century and was a Portuguese colony over 300 years. The effective settlement begun in 1534. The word Brazil comes from "brazilwood" , a typical wood which was traded to Europe from Brazil by the sailors (as taught in schools). Brazilian constitution was formed on 25th March 1824. Brazil became independent on 7th September 1822. The slave trade began to decrease in 1850's and complete abolition of slavery was amended in 1888.
Carnival | Feijoada | Coffee | Pele
A geographical contemplation
A magical land having vast coastlines with exotic beaches and corals, lush green tropical forest, mouth watering cuisine, serene countrysides with blushing grasslands, torrid wastelands, blooming eucalyptus, coffee, orange plantations, spectacular animal kingdom and massive diversity of races. It attracts millions of tourist every year from across the globe and 97.7% of the foreginers intend to return soon. It has produced excellent F1 drivers, volleyball world champions and four times world cup football champions. 

Beach from North | Amazon | Rio de Janeiro
An economic briefing
Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world, with a whopping economy (7th largest economy by nominal GDP), 10th largest consumer of energy (mostly from renewable source like  hydroelectricity and ethanol) and member of BRIC, UN, G20 etc. Sao Paulo, the biggest city is the business and cultural epi centre of Latin America. Also know for the high inequality income distribution and highly open for FDI's. The country is excited with the upcoming 2014 World cup Football and 2016 Olympics. 

A quick recap about Brazil
Capital - Brasilia
Population - 190 million (aprox)
Language - Portuguese
States - 26 and 1 federal district
Religion - Roman Catholic  (dominant)
Largest city - Sao Paulo
Currency - Brazilian Real (R$)
National Sport - Football (Soccer)
National dish - Feijoada
Famous festival - Carnival
International calling code - +55
 Major sports - Football, volleyball, swimming , basketball, auto racing .
Economy (Industries & Agriculture) -  ethanol, footwear, textile, iron ore, steel, petrol, aircraft, automobiles, coffee, orange , soybeans, meat (beef), sugar.
Music - Samba, Brazilian pop music (MPB), sertanejo (country song), Forró (Folk)
Climate - Tropical,highland tropical, subtropical, equatorial, semiarid,  and temperate
Everyday meal - Rice, beans, meat (beef), salad

This article is a short (concise) version of the upcoming aticles about this vast gifted country

To be continued....