\nEver since the Dalai Lama moved to Dharamshala on the invitation of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, the settlement has grown into a vibrant centre of Tibetan culture. We will engage with these resilient, positive people at several levels. Through institutions like the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, and Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, we gain access to the “roof of the world”. Lamas and monks will acquaint us with aspects of Buddhist philosophy and Vajrayana, the “thunderbolt vehicle“, as Tibetan Tantric Buddhism is called. And while the younger generation light us up with their worldview, sense of belonging, dreams, and aspirations, at the Tibetan cafes the food will talk for itself.