Lha is a sacred Tibetan word that means the fully-awakened state of mind and alludes to the fundamental nature of goodness. When the enlightened state of mind manifests as a sublime being to help guide beings towards enlightenment, it appears as a benevolent divine figure. The word Lha, therefore, means Deity and Divine.
Lha is a resource of education and knowledge that providing meaningful, multi-leveled social and educational services for the benefit of others.
Lha seeks to generate an atmosphere of harmony and cooperation within the community by tending to the needs of the impoverished and underprivileged.
To help the Tibetan people survive and prosper in their new home and to preserve their profoundly unique culture. In addition, Lha offers volunteers and students the opportunity to engage in meaningful community service and social work.
Centered word 'Lha,' surrounded by the combination of five colors, in the order of white, yellow, red, green and blue, which are the auspicious colors according to Buddhism.
To provide a variety of social services to Tibetan refugees as well as to the local Indian population and people from the Himalayan region.
To provide Tibetan refugees with educational and health services, as well as the skills and assistance needed to build a new life in exile.
To facilitate meaningful mutual learning and cultural exchange experiences between Tibetans, volunteers and groups of students who visit from countries around the world.
To increase awareness of the Tibetan refugee situation and preserve the endangered culture of Tibet.
Lha's primary beneficiaries are Tibetan refugees, Indians, and people from the Himalayan regions who are deprived of educational and health facilities.
Lha provides a variety of programs and services including:
Language Classes (Tibetan, English, French, German and Chinese)
Computer skills classes and IT workshops
Eye exams and Dental health
Free book distribution
Community newspaper - Contact Magazine
Free clothing and medicine distribution
Cultural exchange programs
Volunteer opportunities and coordination
HIV/AIDS Awareness Initiatives
Community soup kitchen
Clean Water Project
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