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The Louisiana Himalaya Association (LHA) is a 501c3 social work organization dedicated to improving the lives of Tibetan refugees, and to making ancient Tibetan wisdom traditions available to the world. LHA is COMPLETELY volunteer-staffed. From the New Orleans office space to accounting and legal services, ALL RESOURCES and work hours are DONATED by our Board of Directors and other members of the LHA team, rendering LHA 100% free of overhead.
Tibetans who’ve made the treacherous escape by foot over the Himalayas to India seeking asylum face huge resettlement issues. Since 1997, LHA has helped them to find housing, healthcare, employment, education and more. And Tibetans have much to offer in return. For more than 2,000 years, Tibetan culture has been developing ways of coming to know the human mind and spirit—a tradition that can help us confront a modern world facing enormous challenges. In Louisiana, LHA partners with a variety of local organizations, including Tulane and Loyola Universities and Centenary College, as well as national and international organizations, to host Tibetan scholars and organize cultural events. These schools and other organizations send groups to India each year who volunteer for social service activities and learn directly from the Tibetan people.
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