Lha depends on the goodwill of volunteers and monetary and material donations for it to provide essential rehabilitation resources to the exiled Tibetan community. Lha is a non-profit organization dependent on monetary contributions from philanthropic corporations and generous individuals. In India, even a little goes a long way, and a lot goes very far!

Account Name: Lha Charitable Trust
Account Number: 2517000101008335
Swift Code: PUNBINBBPAR
Bank Name: The Punjab National Bank
Branch: Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala, H.P

Payable to: Lha Charitable Trust
Lha Office Temple Road, Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala, 176219
Distt Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

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Testimonials & Feedback



Here are just a few of the testimonials from volunteers, the local community, and those who have participated in the cultural exchange program.

We use this feedback to help us improve our service delivery to students and monitor the welfare of our volunteers. We are committed to making sure the experience is beneficial and educational for both parties. If you have any questions about the testimonials given, or would like to share your own experience of Lha, click here to join Lha's Blog community.
Lha has the most stable classes of all the educational facilities in Dharamsala. It is only closed for four days during the Tibetan new year, otherwise, we can attend even in the winter time when for some it is school holidays. Without these great people – the staff members, sponsors, volunteers and other any supporters, how would we Lha students gain these opportunities? I am highly appreciative, and, once again, I thank you for all of your work and your devotion to your goals. -Dolker Choedon, 2008
The service provided by the Lha community is very helpful and the staff members working here are so nice and cordial.- Ngawang Dolma.
For me, the way the teachers teach and administrators administrate is going so well. My hearty wish is that the Lha staff members can carry on their good performance continuously for the betterment of society .- Nyitri.
Last month I joined Lha and have achieved a lot in my knowledge of English. I’m still learning here and improving my English grammar and spoken English. I am extremely glad. Actually my main ambition is to study Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist science, and to struggle for a Free Tibet. I got an excellent tutor from San Francisco. He is an amazing person and taught me wonderfully.Lha charitable trust has an excellent facility for all situations and I learned a lot from here. I am going to miss this fantastic charitable trust awfully.- Lobsang Tenpa from Nepal.
Actually within those three months I was very happy in the class, with many friends and excellent teachers. And right now I am improving my knowledge of English and computers. It’s very good and helpful in my daily life. So, I am very grateful to Lha, and want to say thank you to Lha for everything .- Choekyi.
Firstly I thank Lha for giving me such a wonderful chance to learn languages and computers. This is my first experience to be in a community like Lha and I am enjoying it a lot. I hope and wish that Lha will keep going until we get our country back. Tenzin Kalden.
The teachers working here are very helpful and excellent. The current running of this community is wonderful and the way they educate those who knew nothing about English is very appreciable. It was very helpful for those who came from Tibet recently.-Jamyang Choekyi.
I appreciate LHA’s approach to providing education to the Tibetan community, and I am expecting that they will continue it in the future.- Tashi Dhorjee.
(Lha) was the first time I had joined an English class in my life, and at that time, I only really knew the English alphabet. Now, I can speak, write and translate general words into English. This is not only thanks to my diligence, but mainly thanks to the great kindness of the staff members and volunteer teachers of Lha. Their work benefits many refugees very much, like me. -Former student Woser Shine, October 2007
Most of Lha’s students are jobless, Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala. Lha has welcomed us as well as the Indian and Himalayan people freely. Lha has no limitations and everybody can join. All of the staff members are so calm… my speaking English has progressed more within two years at Lha than it has in five years at the Suja school. -Dolker Choedon, 2008
Lha has helped me tremendously in my life as I, like many others here, cannot afford to pay for English lessons, and I am also too old to attend India. –Former student Palden, 2010
When I came first here I didn’t know how to write and read English. After those three weeks I practiced just simple English very often and I met gentle foreign teachers in Lha.
Now I know how to write and speak English for two and half years. That I feel is a great honor to me, but of course the chief honor is to Lha. There are nice rules, gentle staff and good teachers from different countries. Moreover, whoever wants to learn about Buddhism I can now introduce it in English. - Former student Soepa, September 2007
My opinion is that Lha has the steadiest and best of all voluntary classes in McLeod Ganj. Many foreigners recognize that and they therefore like to volunteer at Lha for a long time. -Former student Woser Shine, October 2007
In the Lha class I have been learning English for more than one year. I have got a golden opportunity to learn English, train computer, practice Yoga, and if I get sick I will get free medicine. -Former student Ginpa Gyatso, August 2007
Lha has the most stable classes of all the educational facilities in Dharamsala. It is only closed for four days during the Tibetan new year, otherwise, we can attend even in the winter time (when for some it is school holidays). Without these great people – the staff members, sponsors, volunteers and other any supporters, how would we Lha students gain these opportunities? I am highly appreciative, and, once again, I thank you for all of your work and your devotion to your goals. -Dolker Choedon, 2008

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"Maybe a class organized by the students where they explain Tibetan history and culture, or philosophy or politics to the foreigners. Again this could be covered in conversation but the problem with conversation is everybody is talking about everything at the same time and it's a bit wild, I don't think the foreigners get as much from it than if it were organized that different people speak at different times. And maybe reciprocation from the foreigners point of view, such as their impressions of Tibet, their view on immolations and China's oppression etc. Also maybe culture differences etc".

Liam Berrington (Ireland) 29th October 2014


"I had such a great experience and wish I could come for longer. I was grateful to tutor 2 wonderful women in the mornings during my time there. They were so committed to learn and I could actually see progress just in our week together. I also learned much about the Tibetan experience and it has given me renewed interest in future volunteering".

Deborah McKeown (Canada) 18th October 2014

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Lha has the most stable classes of all the educational facilities in Dharamsala. It is only closed for four days during the Tibetan new year, otherwise, we can attend even in the winter time when for some it is school holidays. Without these great people – the staff members, sponsors, volunteers and other any supporters, how would we Lha students gain these opportunities? I am highly appreciative, and, once again, I thank you for all of your work and your devotion to your goals. -Dolker Choedon, 2008

The service provided by the Lha community is very helpful and the staff members working here are so nice and cordial.- Ngawang Dolma.

For me, the way the teachers teach and administrators administrate is going so well. My hearty wish is that the Lha staff members can carry on their good performance continuously for the betterment of society .- Nyitri.
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Ahimsa house was great, the hot water, wifi and filtered water was great to have access to. The meal were excellent, I love all the vegetarian options. Breakfast was also excellent and the fruit was always fresh.- Joanna Johnson

The accommodations were great, it was fun to see “American” food incorporated into breakfast and dinner. Volunteering was a great experience, I feel like I learned as much from my partner as she did from me. The sightseeing excursions were very valuable and definitely enhance the experience. - Maggie Hermann

The rooms of Ahimsa were magnificent and well-prepared. Towels, extra sheets, and bathroom were all clean. The library was a great touch. The meals were great.- Joe Signorelli

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Lha Charitable Trust has initiated a new project to promote and broadcast the extensive and valuable teachings and writings of Professor Samdhong Rinpoche. This initiative is a part of our project on Preservation and Promotion of Tibetan Culture and Language. These teachings and writings can be found on www.samdhongrinpoche.com

Contact is a recognised and registered publication under the Registrar Office of the Newspaper, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Government of India. The registration number is HPENG/2013/51798. Recognised by Lonely Planet and other international travel resources, Contact has been a popular source of news and information on Tibetan issues, and the Dharamsala community, for over 17 years. www.contactmagazine.net

Tibet Nature is a Tibetan language website which provides information on current environmental issues within Tibet to the Tibetan population across the globe. www.tibetnature.net

Lha’s blog is the place to go for recent news from Lha and its volunteers. At least once a month, a volunteer posts about his/her time with Lha and feedback for the organization. Reading these testimonials is a great way to gain insight into what volunteering with Lha is like if you’re unsure but interested in volunteering.  blog.lhasocialwork.org

Lha Tibet Fair Trade acts as a certified cooperative, offering a wide range of handmade Tibetan craftworks – from handloom textiles to jewelry, home décor and personal accessories to Tibetan art. In addition to being a retailer, LTFT is a licensed import, export, and wholesale company.www.tibetfairtrade.com

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