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Central Tibetan Administration
The Central Tibetan Administration serves in Dharamsala, India as the government in exile of Tibet. It is democratic with judiciary, legislative, and executive branches. Within the Executive branch there is the Kashag, consisting of the departments of Religion and Culture, Home, Education, Finance, Security, Information and International Relations and Health, and Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay.
WEB: www.tibet.net
LOCATION: Dharamsala – 176215
PHONE: 01892-222218
HOURS: Mon-Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
EMAIL: [email protected]

The Office of His Holiness The Dalai Lama (OHHDL)
OHHDL is the personal office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The office organizes his schedule, including appointments and travel plans, diplomatic and personal correspondence, and liaises with officials of the Central Tibetan Administration. When His Holiness is in Dharamsala, his schedule includes daily religious practice and studies, meeting with private audiences, and congregating with the Tibetan Kashag and senior Tibetan governmental officials.
WEB: www.dalailama.com
LOCATION: Thekchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala — 176219
PHONE: 01892-221343 / 221879
EMAIL: [email protected]

Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC)
The Tibetan Youth Congress is an advocacy and political action organization with chapters around the world. The Tibetan Youth Congress organizes cultural exhibitions, educational campaigns and social welfare activities. The organization publishes a series of periodicals and magazines on the Tibetan cause.
WEB: www. tibetanyouthcongress.org
LOCATION: Tipa Road, McLeod Ganj,
Dharamsala -176219
PHONE: 01892-221554 / 221010
EMAIL:[email protected],
[email protected]

Tibetan Women’s Association
The Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA) conducts workshops on gender sensitization and domestic violence throughout Tibetan settlements in India, provides Tibetan women with education scholarships, and connects women with international sponsors.
WEB: www. tibetanwomen.org
LOCATION: Bhagsu Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala – 176219
PHONE: 01892-221527 / 221198
EMAIL: [email protected]

Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV)
The Tibetans Children’s Villages (TCVs) provides care to Tibetan children by creating a nurturing environment and fostering Tibetan values and culture while delivering a modern education. There is an Upper and Lower residential school in Dharamsala and day school in McLeod Ganj, with other branches throughout India.
WEB: www.tcv.org.in
LOCATION: Dharamsala Cantt.176216
PHONE: 01892-220356 / 221348
EMAIL: [email protected]

Tibetan Medical & Astro. Institute (Men-Tsee-Khang)
Men-Tsee-Khang is a facility for research, training and practice of traditional Tibetan medicine. Patients may seek treatment at Men-Tsee-Khang for both acute and chronic conditions. The facility provides extensive training and produces traditional pharmaceuticals.
WEB: www.men-tsee-khang.org
LOCATION: Gangchen Kyishong,
Dharamsala – 176215
PHONE: 01892-223222
EMAIL:[email protected]

Tibetan Library (LTWA)
(Centre for Tibetan Studies)
The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives has the purpose to restore, protect, preserve, and promote Tibetan culture in all its aspects. They offer courses in Tibetan and Hindi language and Buddhist philosophy and can provide affordable accommodation for those enrolled in two or more courses.
WEB: ltwa.net, tibetanlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gangchen Kyishong
Dharamsala – 176215
PHONE: 01892-222467 / 226181
HOURS: Mon-Sat: 9:00am-1:00pm, 2:00-5:00pm. Closed Sunday, Closed 2nd and 4th Saturday every month
EMAIL: [email protected]

Delek Hospital
Delek Hospital is a small, Tibetan run hospital in Dharamsala. It has 45 inpatient beds, holds outpatient hours from 9am to 12pm Monday through Friday, and can handle most small procedures. Patients are responsible for a 10 Rupees registration fee, although this is waived for those who fall under the poverty line. The hospital has a pharmacy on site.
WEB:www.delekhospital.org (Friends of Tibetan Delek Hospital)
LOCATION: Kharadanda Road, Dharamsala -176215; Delek Clinic, Bhagsu Road,
Dharamsala -176219
PHONE: 01892-222053 / 223381
HOURS: Outpatient, Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; Specialist clinics, Mon-Sat: 2:00 pm-4:30 pm; Emergencies, 24 hours daily
EMAIL: [email protected]

Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society
The society was established in 1999 to provide educational and administrative guidance to all Tibetan schools in remote areas of India and Bhutan that do not fall under the guidance of Tibetan Childrens Village. Today there are 12 schools under this organization.
WEB: www.sambhota.org
LOCATION: Session Road, Dharamsala – 176215
PHONE: 01892 – 228877 | 226877
EMAIL: [email protected]

Students for a Free Tibet (SFT)
Students for a Free Tibet is an international nongovernmental organization that promotes the Tibetan cause among the non-Tibetan community. The organization attempts to build international solidarity by advocating for a free Tibet through chapter organizations at Universities around the world.
WEB:www.sftindia.org,
www.studentsforafreetibet.org
LOCATION: Jogiwara RoadMcLeod Ganj, Dharamsala – 176219
District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
PHONE: 01892-220589

Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD)
The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy advocates for human rights and provides education on the human rights situation in Tibet. The centre publishes journals and articles, as well as conducts workshops and campaigns.
WEB: www.tchrd.org
LOCATION: Top Floor, Narthang Building Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala – 176215
PHONE: 01892-223363
EMAIL: [email protected]

Gu-Chu-Sum Movement of Tibet
(Ex Political Prisoners Association)
Gu-Chu-Sum is a social service organization that provides financial and medical support for ex political prisoners and political activists from Tibet. In order to join Gu-Chu-Sum, one must register as a political prisoner or political activist through the Department of Security.
WEB: www.guchusum.org
LOCATION: Jogibara Road, McLeod Ganj,
Dharamsala -176219
PHONE: 01892-220680 / 220679
EMAIL: [email protected]

Tong-Len Charitable Trust
Tong-Len’s mission is to help displaced communities in North India achieve a secure and sustainable future. Tong-Len projects include educational and health programs, childhood education and sponsorship, primary and nursery tent schools, and children’s support hostels. Some volunteer opportunities available.
WEB: www. tong-len.org
LOCATION: Top Floor, Bank Of Baroda Opp. Art Gallery, Kotwali Bazaar, Dharamsala-176215
PHONE: 01892-223113 / 223222
EMAIL: [email protected]

Tibet Charity
Tibet Charity provides programs to support the Tibetan community, including English and computer classes, an animal care program, and a variety of medical and educational financial support programs.
WEB: www.tibetcharity.in
LOCATION: Temple Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala – 176219
PHONE: 01892-221790 / 221877
HOURS: Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
EMAIL:[email protected], [email protected]

Kunphen Center for Substance Dependence
Kunphen is an Open door Policy drop in Centre providing support, advice, advocacy, counseling, group and alternative healing therapies to those in the Tibetan community suffering from addiction issues. Volunteers needed to carry out action plans.
WEB: www.kunphen.org
LOCATION: Near Delek Clinic, Bhagsu Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala – 176219
PHONE: 01892-220565
EMAIL: [email protected]

Dharamsala Dog Rescue
Dharamsala Dog Rescue is in urgent need of vet volunteers, animal experts and sponsors. We are in immediate need of sponsors for two paralysed dogs that need a home, wheelchair, monthly food and medicine. Please contact us if you see an injured/sick dog.
WEB: www.hnsindia.org
LOCATION: Behind the District Court Complex on Chilgari St, Lower Dharamsala
PHONE: 981-622-0841
EMAIL: [email protected]

The Active Nonviolence Education Center (ANEC)
ANEC facilitates trainings, workshops and open forum discussions on nonviolent strategies to help resolve disagreements and differences at all levls of human society. ANEC welcomes volunteers from western countries to participate in informal panel discussions on ideas of regional and global peace and nonviolent strategies. Free lunch and tea for volunteers.
WEB: www.anec.org.in
LOCATION: No. 262, 1st floor, Khajanchi Mohalla, Khunyara Rd, Lower Dharamsala
PHONE: 941-809-4476, 941-898 -7745
EMAIL: [email protected]

Nyingtob Ling (‘Realm of Courage’)
Nyingtob Ling supports Tibetan children from disadvantaged families. The children work hard at making delightful handicrafts and paintings. They are so friendly and love to have visitors.
WEB: www.nyingtobling.org
LOCATION: Near Norbulingka, Sidhpur
PHONE: 01892-211042, 981-602-8149
EMAIL: [email protected]

Rogpa Baby Care Center
The Rogpa Baby Care Center helps low-income Tibetan families to become self-sufficient by providing free child care for infants so their parents can work. The center needs volunteers to help with art, games, singing and other tasks including diaper changing.
WEB: www.tibetrogpa.org
LOCATION: Near Tibetan Ashoka Guest House, Jogiwara Rd., McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala – 176219
PHONE: 981-665-9549
HOURS: Mon-Sat: 8:00 am-12:00 pm or 1:00 pm- 5 :00 pm (located near no.13 on map)
EMAIL: [email protected]

Clean Upper Dharamsala Project
Founded in 1994 to provide a waste management system in and around McLeod Ganj, the Green Workers, the Handmade Recycled Paper Factory, the Green Shop and the Environmental Education Center are part of the Clean Upper Daramsala Project. Weekly guided tours are offered on Wednesdays at 3 pm.
WEB: www.tsodhasa.org
LOCATION: Bhagsu Rd., McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala – 176219
PHONE: 01892-221059
EMAIL: [email protected]

Women’s Team.
Volunteers needed to teach English to Indian women and children in the village of Kaniyara near Dharamsala.
EMAIL: Jitender.[email protected]
PHONE: 9817105035 or 08894435595


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