“We Plan to Return as Often as We can...

“We Plan to Return as Often as We can” – THIS MONTH’S VOLUNTEER STORY

Volunteer Job at Lha: Advanced English teacher, writer for Contact magazine When my husband Arham and I first met, we discovered that we had both lived in the same part of China, and had both spent time in the Tibetan areas of what is now called Sichuan province.We’d been drawn therefrom the provincial capital of […]

You Never Stop Learning

You Never Stop Learning

Volunteer Job at Lha: English Tutor and assistant in Lha Tibet Fair Trade Shop In England it is often believed that the best time to learn is as a young child, and that particularly with languages it becomes harder to learn as you get older. This can often lead to a feeling of disillusionment amongst […]

Who Edits the Editor?

Who Edits the Editor?

Editing Contact magazine has brought enormous riches to my life. Nearly every Lha volunteer who tells us their story says they gain so much more than they give and how true this is. I feel that I am at the centre of a wonderful network of people all over the world who are thinking about […]

Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home

What makes home a home? Since commencing my volunteering stint at Lha last December, I have been thinking a lot about the notion of “home”, both as a spatial and a political concept, and how my experience working and interacting with many Tibetans in exile has profoundly made me re-think what home means. For someone […]

Providing Safe and Clean Drinking Wat...

Providing Safe and Clean Drinking Water

Volunteer job at Lha: scientific advisor/researcher A meaningful life is what most of us are thriving for. This urge seems to be so important, that even His Holiness the Dalai Lama named a book after it “The Meaning of Life”. Many volunteer stories talk about the search for the meaning of live and this story […]

Finding Meaning in my Life


Volunteer job at Lha: Researcher and tutor OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat is the purpose of my life? Why am I not happy even though I have a great education, a successful career, and an abundant income? These are the questions I asked myself six months ago, just before quitting my job, selling all of my belongings, […]

Americans and Tibetans Team up to Sha...

Exchange Group from USA

This month, Lha welcomed two student groups, one from Tulane University and another from the Rustic Pathway. The Tulane group stayed at Lha’s Ahimsa House in McLeod Ganj and during their time with us they explored the town and the Tibetan refugee community and learned about Tibetan culture, Buddhism and the Tibet issue. The students […]

Lha organizes a Mass Clean-Up


Symbolizing an act of gratitude to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on his 80th birthday, Lha Charitable Trust (Lha) organized a mass clean-up today, in collaboration with the Clean Upper Dharamshala Program (CUDP), Tibetan Footpath Association, and Tibetan Women’s Association. The program started from 10am with volunteers, students and staff members of Lha distributing […]

20th Clean Water Project at Tibetan L...


On 10th June 2015, Lha installed its 20th reverse osmosis water purification system under the Clean Water Project at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA). The LTWA was founded by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in order to preserve the precious manuscripts of Tibet. The cornerstone for the Library’s impressive Tibetan-style building […]

Cultural Exchange Group from Centenar...

Exchange of Lha

Lha hosted a student group from Centenary College, New Orleans in the United States, this month on the Lha Cultural Exchange Programme. The group, consisting of nine students and their professor Dr David Otto reached Dharamshala on May 9. The group was here to explore the Tibetan refugee community and to learn more about Tibetan […]

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