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Tourism & Volunteering Information
An online forum to share information and ideas about travel in India.
Local events and listing guide
General Tourist information resource directory for the Dharamsala region.
The only place you will find realistic and straightforward analysis and discussion of weather trends affecting McLeod Ganj.
An educational complex established to teach and preserve traditional Tibetan art such as Thangka painting woodcarving and embroidery. It is possible to visit, see the artisans at work and to buy some of their exquisite crafts in the centre’s shop. There is also a gompa and a nice shady garden with small streams and a good restaurant. Norbulingka is located 5 minutes before HH The Karmapa’s residence at Gyuto Monastery (when driving from McLeod Ganj).
Volunteering Opportunities and Charitable Organisations
Volunteer at Tushita!
Yes, volunteer with us! We have a few different roles, mainly in our reception office and housekeeping, and usually ask for a minimum commitment of 4 months from volunteers – hard work, much merit! See this link for current vacancies and contact information.
Lha (Volunteer Tibet)
Offers you the opportunity to share your knowledge and skills with the Tibetan refugee and Indian Himalayan community, and gain hands on experience working with a non-profit, community social work organization. Services on offer by Lha volunteers include: daily English language conversation classes, graded language classes (English, Chinese, Tibetan, French, and Spanish) and computer training.
Tibetan Children’s Villages
An integrated charitable organisation established to ensure that all Tibetan children under its care receive a sound education, a firm cultural identity and become self-reliant and contributing members of the Tibetan community and the world at large. A major TCV school is based just outside McLeod Ganj.
Tong-Len Charitable Trust
Helps displaced communities in North India achieve a secure and sustainable future by addressing the root causes of their poverty and ill-health through a range of education and health-based projects. There are opportunities for volunteers to assist in tent schools and health clinics.
Waste Warriors is a voluntary organization of dedicated environmentalists who are committed to cleaning up India little by little through a combination of direct action, liaison and awareness raising. There are many ways you can help out on both short and long term basis. Whether you are in Dharamasala for a short visit or for a longer period of time, they are always looking for volunteers for their weekly cleanups on organised group day hikes. If you want to be a part of our dream, then there are many ways you can help out on both short and long term basis.
- Guided Meditation on April 29, 2017 9:30 am
- Movie Day on May 1, 2017 2:00 pm
- Guru Puja on May 5, 2017 6:30 pm
- Introduction to Buddhism on May 9, 2017
- Special Lam Rim Retreat on May 10, 2017
- Medicine Buddha Puja on May 10, 2017
- Introduction to Buddhism on May 29, 2017
- HH the Dalai Lama public teaching on June 5, 2017 6:30 am
- Saka Dawa on June 9, 2017
- The Two Truths on June 14, 2017
Tushita is a centre for the study and practice of Buddhism from the Tibetan Mahayana tradition. We're located in Northern India, in the forested hills above the town of McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala - the seat in exile of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Tushita aims to provide a friendly and conducive environment for people of all nationalities and backgrounds to learn about and put into practice the teachings of the Buddha. With this in mind we offer regular drop-in events and courses on introductory Buddhist philosophy and meditation, as well as intermediate level courses and group retreats for more experienced students.
February to November
Monday - Saturday
9:30 - 11:30am
a break for lunch and then...
12:30 - 4:00pm