By Dhriti Agarwal. Thanks to an existential crisis and a surge of wanderlust, the day after my half yearly exam found me squeezed in a train compartment heading towards the melting pot of several cultures- Mcleond Ganj. I was planning on practising the Buddhist principle of selflessness and hence volunteering at the Ropgpa nursery and […]
By Neil Roberts. When I made the decision earlier this year to see more of the world, I knew exactly where I wanted to go first.I contacted Lha, offering my services as a volunteer English teacher, and arrived in McLeod Ganj on August 20. McLeod Ganj is the strangest of places. A refugee community, backpacker […]
Name: Ignaty Dyakov Volunteer Job at Lha: English Teacher In summer 2015 I was diagnosed with tongue cancer. Well it is a misfortune one would say, but not so rare nowadays with millions of people diagnosed with various cancers every year. My major issue and concern, however, was the fact that my tongue is my […]
Volunteer name: Angela West-Sharma Volunteer job at Lha: German Teacher at Lha By Angela West-Sharma “Do you meditate? Do you practise meditation?” The question of the young Tibetan, who caught me at the Temples Kora, walking the wrong direction (not clockwise) and patiently answering my questions about buddhism, struck me and made me smile. Yes indeed,
I find myself remembering this beautiful writer from Lithuania, who first visited Tibet in the 90’s and then revisited whenever she could till the year she passed away.
Lobsang Damchoe has been teaching Tibetan at LHA for just under a year and his class has been a huge success.
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 […]
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 […]