How much would you pay to practice yoga with Jivamukti-vegan-multimedia mogul Russell Simmons? Well, for $850 you can vinyasa alongside NYC's hippest yogin and Occupy Wall Street supporter, and help preserve Tibetan culture at the same time. Simmons is just one of many celebs and organizations lending their support for the annual Tibet House US online auction. Other items up for bid include a walk-on role in "The Fighter" director David O. Russell's next film, a dinner party for 12 prepared by French chef Eric Ripert, a daylong flight on a private jet, plus exotic vacations galore.
But it's not just the rich and famous who are lending their names (and toys) to the Dalai Lama's non-profit education institute: There's a Jivamukti Yoga Enlightenment Starter Kit for Him and Her ($850), a phone consultation with SexyCrazyLife inspiration Kris Carr ($400), two passes to the Yoga Journal's New York Conference ($350), plus dinners, art, jewelry, and loads of other offerings. The auction runs through Dec. 13.