In 2005, the Dalai Lama told Himalaya Centre proprietress, Reka Gawa “Don’t forget that you’re Tibetan. Keep the culture alive.”
She had long dreamed of opening a shop, and in 2007, inspired by his words, she did so. The shop is now a busy
vegetarian cafe, therapy centre and events centre with a small community of regular visitors.
The Himalaya Centre is also home to GREEN TARA SCOTLAND, a charity which aims to empower disadvantaged people,
of all races and cultures living in north India, through education and sustainable living.