Volunteer story of the month: “Saying Hello to Everyone You Meet”

By Addison Kamb  /  August 2, 2017

Volunteer Job at Lha: English Teacher  I was raised by a former Buddhist nun from Myanmar – raised to value meditation, raised on mantras of peace, raised with a respect of the way Buddhists view the world. So when I was applying for a fellowship at my school, the University of read more →

Hallo und Tschüss*

By Agnes Kugler  /  July 4, 2017

Volunteer Job at Lha: German teacher and Contact news writer Hello, my name is Agnes. I am a student from Austria and I volunteered with Lha for a little over two months. My main purpose for coming to McLeod Ganj was actually to do research for my Masters thesis on read more →

Fun In Learning

By Tony Collier  /  June 2, 2017

Volunteer Job at Lha: English teacher There’s a saying which goes “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”. Volunteering with Lha offers you just that. I first volunteered with Lha back in 2010 as an English teacher to the Beginner, Intermediate and read more →

Warm Hands and Notepads and Butter tea

By Ben Byrne  /  May 5, 2017

Volunteer Job at Lha: English teacher and Contact magazine writer I first arrived in McLeod Ganj in February 2017. I’d been tramping about in India since November. I’d stood around in bank queues in the newly demonetized nation, had a few chinwags with other tourists about how spiritual they were, read more →

A Come Back to Give Back

By Philomène Franssen  /  March 31, 2017

Volunteer Job at Lha: French teacher and Contact writer Googling “organisations for Tibetan refugees in India” is what I did, Lha is what I found. Earlier, India had been my adopted home for nine years and I was determined to return, but this time to put my teaching skills at read more →

Volunteering With Young Children

By Graham Henderson  /  February 23, 2017

Volunteer Job at Lha : Contact writer and helped with transcription for the website The children still talk about the Chinese government. At first, they asked why the Chinese government was so mean to the Tibetans, why didn’t they like Tibetans. As their understanding grew, they incorporated the story into read more →

A Surge of Wanderlust

By Dhriti Agarwal  /  December 7, 2016

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 read more →

Managing Perfectly Well

By Neil Roberts  /  November 1, 2016

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 read more →

Many Thanks From a Half-Tongued Language Teacher

By Ignaty Dyakov  /  September 1, 2016

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 working tool – as read more →

Chaotic, Colourful, Alive and Special

By Charlotte Wigram-Evans  /  August 1, 2016

Where to begin.If I had to describe India in three words it would be chaotic, colourful and alive. It is anywhere else x1000 –more stressful, but also far more special. My time at Lha made the experience unparalleled. I volunteered to write for Contact magazine, trying my hand at it read more →

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