We arrived in Dharamsala at dawn on September 5th. We were exhausted from the overnight bus that carried us along dirt roads from Delhi to Dharamsala. The bus chugged, rattled and shook for 12 hours before climbing the steep winding mountain road to this little town. We were met with a warm smile by Karma who brought to his home, fed us porridge and tea then sent us down the hill to hear to the Dalai Lama’s public talks. We were there just in time to cram into the temple yard with hundreds of Tibetans and listen to His Holiness talk about compassion.
We slept for a solid day before beginning our work at Lha. Lha is a Tibetan run community center in the heart of town. Their website is www.lhaindia.org. At Lha we have been teaching photo and English.