German Teacher at Lha

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,

A Peaceful Place

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 […]

A World of Harsh Realities

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 […]