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!

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

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Lha's free clothing distribution

Lha receives many practical donations from foreigners in the form of clothing, medicine, stationary and other materials. These donations are in turn given to the local Tibetan community and to the needy Indian community located in the slum areas of lower Dharamsala through the Dharamsala Rotary Club.

Each month we give one hundred to two hundred items of clothing to the Rotary Club which we jointly distribute to the Indian slum area once a year. On 10 October 2010, we distributed thousands of…


Lha's 6th photography training

In January 2011, ten Tibetan students participated in a one month photography workshop at Lha Charitable Trust. These students learned photography theory, Adobe Photoshop, online photo storage and applied these techniques in the real world.

Each day these budding artists participated in photo excursions that focused on a particular theme such as portraits, motion and macro photos. Furthermore, everyone was encouraged to take risks and think outside of the box. The teachers pushed the student's…


Lha's 10th Massage course

How would you like to add to your repertoire of massage therapy techniques by training in McLeod Ganj, amidst the mountainous terrain, learning not only new techniques, but also learning alongside others with a strong motivation to strengthen their masseuse skills? Lha provides this type of atmosphere for those who seek to deepen their knowledge of massage therapy.

Lha's courses give students a basic understanding of the philosophy, ethics, techniques, and uses of massage therapy. Lha recruits…


Lha's Mutual Learning program in 2011

Mutual learning exchange program is one of the services offered by Lha. Groups of students from different educational institutes in the USA, such as Tulane University, Loyola College, Centenary College, Lifework International, and Rustic Pathway have come to Dharamsala for the past several years to learn and share their knowledge with our Tibetan students and to explore the Tibetan and Indian culture and society.

Cultural exchange groups are introduced to the Tibetan community in a variety of…


Lha's soup kitchen opened on 6th July

Lha Community Soup Kitchen at Lha's new building, the Ahimsa House, opened on 6th July 2011 commemorating the 76th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The day was celebrated with a special lunch of nutritious food and filtered drinking water served to 37 people. Such would be 1st of its kind in Dharamsala and the exiled Tibetan community.

This lunch service of nutritious food and filtered drinking water will be provided to approximately 35 needy people on a daily basis for a minimal cost of…


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    Lha Charitable Trust is a grass-roots, 12AA & 80G non-profit and one of the largest Tibetan social...

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    Jampa Tseri ng Jampa Tsering was the Founder of Lha Charitable Trust. He also co-founded LHA...

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    Since 1959, Tibetans living in Tibet have been subject to the strict and repressive policies of...

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