The Rewalsar Community Project started as an offshoot of the Tibet SupportGroup York (TSGY) in 2013. Two members of the TSGY, (Dee & Rowena) initially met Lama Lhakpa Yeshe in York in the summer of 2012. Since that time, Lama has regularly visited York to give teachings and run retreats.
The Project began in the summer of 2013, when Lama asked TSGY if they could help support individuals in need in Rewalsar, a community in Himachal Pradesh, Northern India. He was very familiar with this community, having lived there himself for many years before coming to England.
In the summer of 2014, Rowena and her family were fortunate enough to visit Rewalsar with Lama. This allowed TSGY to assess the needs of the community and further develop the project. The new Community Centre has been opened and is up and running with the support of the Tibet Relief Fund.
In 2017, the Community Project was incorporated into the Dharmakaya Trust and now forms part of their charitable objects in that it seeks 'the relief of poverty and the promotion of community and personal development in Tibetan refugee settlements in India.'
Spiritual Director: Lama Lhakpa Yeshe
Rewalsar Community Project is part of the Dharmakaya Trust, a charity registered in the UK. (Charity No. 1159260) Dharmakaya Trust Ltd. is a company limited by guarantee. (Company No. 09134040)