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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

“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 →

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