Multi-Purpose New Hall
We are thrilled to share the good news with our dear donors and supporters that after three months, we have successfully finished work on a new state-of-the-art hall on the top floor of Ahimsa house.
His eminence Professor Samdhong Rinpoche, despite his busy schedule, inaugurated and consecrated our new hall and blessed the staff and volunteers gathered for the special event on June 6, 2016.
Ahimsa’s new multi-purpose room boasts a top quality projector and sound system, high speed Wifi, and air…
Lha Celebrates World Environment Day
On 5th June 2016, Lha, in collaboration with Tibet Charity organised a mass clean up to mark World Environment Day. There were more than 120 participants including volunteers, students and staff members who eagerly took part in picking up rubbish around Temple Road.
While some volunteers focused on Lingkor Road and the Kora, or circumambulation, around the Dalai Lama's residence, other cleaned up the roads and forest near Lha's soup kitchen and Tibet Charity. More than 20 bags of rubbish were…
Free Clothes For All
On June 4, 2016, Lha organised a charity clothes giveaway in Mcleod Ganj, Dharamshala where around 28,000 new or old clothing items were distributed completely free of charge.
Approximately 300 local Tibetans and Indians came to the event and everybody was allowed to take up to seven pieces. There was something there for everyone with clothing items including men's and women's summer and winter wear, shoes, bags, sleeping-bags, shawls, and children's clothes and toys.
Our primary aim was to help…
Free Tibet – Learn Tibetan at Lha
Lobsang Damchoe has been teaching Tibetan at LHA for just under a year and his class has been a huge success.
About 10 Tibetans attend religiously every day, others appearing when they have the time. It is not a young class; the average pupil-age is 40 but people are determined to fit the lesson in around family and work commitments.
Though most speak the language perfectly, a lack of formal education has left them with poor reading and writing skills. Dhondup Namgyal is 64 and arrived in India…
Spreading the Word in North America
Lha’s Director Ngawang Rabgyal has spent a month in the United States and Mexico where he made many new contacts as well as renewing old friendships.
He met and paid tribute to the many organisations who work in partnership with Lha, supporting Lha’s work and becoming involved in promoting Tibetan issues. “The Tibetan exile community is indebted to the support of the many American people who devote their time, effort and monetary aid to Tibetans" said Ngawang, "Support from so many organisations…