Youth Cultural Center, an initiative of Flowering Dharma was conceptualized with an aim to create a space for the youth of Ladakh to come together and share ideas that would help preserve Ladakhi culture, by finding a balance between tradition and modernity.
At present the Youth Cultural Center is located at Raku House, Main Tukcha just 15 minute walk away from Leh Bazaar. The Raku House is a 150 year old structure, a fine example of traditional Ladakhi architecture. The current center houses a multipurpose hall, a library, a guest room, kitchen, souvenir gallery and an office.
However the present location of the center has been given on lease to the Flowering Dharma Center by the Raku Family for a period of five years, 2016-2020. And since its inception, the center has been dedicated in organizing programs and activities such as –
- Cup Talks- A series of talk on topics related to Ladakh and the Himalayas.
- Tour of the center- dedicated to spread awareness on the History of region and relevance and importance of Ladakhi traditional knowledge and values in contemporary world.
- Movie Screenings
- Yoga Classes
- Zero Waste Ladakh- an effort taken in the direction to protect the fragile environment by cutting down and recycling the waste generated in the center.