Perhaps, Someday….

By Nancy Metashvili  /  December 7, 2017

Back in 1969, when I was a rather young girl who really wanted to meet the Dalai Lama, I set out overland to go to India. Shall we point out, travel was not easy then? Quite a few of us were traveling to India, the media called it the “Hippie read more →

Volunteer story of the month: A Wonderful Experience

By Wayne Schlegel  /  December 1, 2017

My wife Leslie Potter and I have had the privilege of teaching English at Lha for the past two months, she in the Beginners class and I in the advanced. It has been a wonderful experience on many levels, both professional and personal, and we wholeheartedly recommend it to both read more →

New things… situations

By Lodoe Gyatso  /  November 16, 2017

Tenzin Zeydhan is every inch the picture of poise and assurance as we sit down. Younten, her husband, takes Tenzin Kyipa, their little 10 month-old daughter, to one side and happily takes care of her. “I have never been interviewed like this before,” Tenzin Zeydhan says with a hint of read more →

Contemplations Over a Street Stall

By Lodoe Gyatso  /  November 16, 2017

Lhatso sits at her stall, a serious look on her face. It is hard to imagine a frivolous thought passing through her mind. But what is she thinking about? Perhaps she is thinking about her business. She sells malas and other items on Temple Road in McLeod Ganj. Her small read more →

Following Dreams

By Lodoe Gyatso  /  November 2, 2017

Moving to McLeod Ganj was one of the best ideas I had in my life. My wife and I have lived here for two years and have had the privilege of meeting many new friends. I was born in South Africa. My wife and I have been married for 32 read more →

Pursuing Happiness

By Lodoe Gyatso  /  October 30, 2017

Ten Phun is a man who believes in pursuing happiness and wants to inspire others to do so too. A talented man with achievements in theatre and movies, he has now turned his attention to poetry with his collection Sweet Butter Tea. His motto is “Live the life you want read more →

Lessons from the Tibetan Community: Attachment and Non-Violence

By Kenny McCann  /  October 4, 2017

Volunteer Job at Lha: Volunteer Coordinator Assistant I came to Dharamsala because I was inspired by the compassionate resolve of the Tibetan people. I am now leaving with a genuine love and respect for the Tibetan community and culture. You have shown me what it truly means to be free read more →

Compassion, Love and Contentment

By Lodoe Gyatso  /  September 12, 2017

Lhakpa Tsering stands outside his antiques stall on Temple Road, a wide smile on his face for everyone who comes past. He is a devoted Buddhist, but this has not always been the case. He has come through many trials to reach this point in his life. He was born read more →

Unlearning in Dhasa, learning with Lha

By Jigme Wangchuk  /  September 7, 2017

Volunteer job at Lha: Contact news writer  Hi all. My name is Jigme Wangchuk and I have volunteered to write news for Contact Magazine. I recently left my job because I wanted to pursue things beyond my ken. Wanting to learn a little Francais, I signed up for lessons at read more →

“Empower Us” : Towards an Inclusive Society

By Tenzin Dadon  /  August 16, 2017

Blind People live in the world of ………………………… The first word that must have come immediately to the majority of people’s minds would be ‘Darkness’. I ask why not? Blind people live in a world of ‘sound’, or ‘touch’, or ‘creativity’, or ‘care’, or, most importantly,‘trust’. Clearly when our thinking read more →

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