Last summer during my stay in Dharamkot I met Wolfgang, a German traveler on a spiritual quest. He was a keen listener and well aware of the stubbornness that sets in after a certain age. His willingness to challenge his own notions and accept new ideas made him a very interesting person to talk to. During one of […]
THIS MONTH’S VOLUNTEER STORY Volunteer job at Lha: English teacher Back home, in Ecuador, I got caught up in stress and the normal anxiety of a busy life. I felt I needed a break to get some perspective so I decided to leave it all, listen to my heart and pursue a crazy dream I […]
In 2009, following a long-term IT contract in London, I decided to take time out. After months of job insecurity, I needed to de-stress. I went mountain-biking and ate healthier food. Gradually, I realised I could live a totally different existence. In September 2011, early morning, I got off the bus in the McLeod Ganj […]
World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of the autumn equinox in the southern. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and […]
We arrived in Delhi airport, September 2014, two mature age Australian women, to begin our first volunteering experience as well as our first time in India! Luckily we had booked the Reception & Orientation program with Lha! This meant we were met at Delhi airport and taken to accommodation at the Tibetan colony before catching […]
On January 6, Lha Charitable Trust distributed 130 super high quality micro-fiber quilts with extra cotton cover to Jampaling Elder’s Home and to 30 other needy people in the communities of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. The free distribution event was graced by the presence of Secretary Mr. Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang and Additional Secretary Ms. Tsewang Dolma […]
On 23rd December 2015, Lha Charitable Trust installed its 24th water purification system at Bir Tibetan Society, as a part of the Lha’s Clean Water Project which was funded by Vietnamese Devotees from USA and Canada.
On 18th December 2015, Lha installed its 23th reverse osmosis water purification system, through Rotary Club Dharamshala, at Kand Government High School located near lower Dharamshala, Kanyara Road.
On 11th December 2015, Lha Charitable Trust installed its 22nd water filtration system at Tibetan Children’s Village School Gopalpur, as a part of the Lha’s Clean Water Project which was funded by Apocolypse Krew, Louisiana, USA. SOS Tibetan Children’s Village at Gopalpur formally became operational in 1997. Spread over a thirty-acre estate in lush green […]
I came to volunteer with Lha beginning in May 2015. My initial plan was to stay three months but life sometimes takes unexpected turns and I ended up staying seven months.