Monastery Teaching in Nepal

Buddhist Monastery, Nepal

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15 people
21 days
Code: 99
Teaching, Volunteering Abroad
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During this program, you will teach different subjects including English and have one on one English conversation class to the monks at the monasteries. You will also get a chance to learn about Buddhism while doing this. You will be teaching to novice monks, both adults and children! You will be staying either in the monastery or in an accommodation nearby, this will allow for fully immersing into the lifestyle of the monks!

After your introduction week at Kathmandu, During the monastery teaching phase at the Monastery, you will be accommodated at the monastery itself. You will be sharing room with other participants. We have monastery in different locations – Kathmandu, Pharping, Namobuddha, and Serlo – Everest region. In Kathmandu, the monastery is in Tinchuli, Boudha. When you are teaching at Tinchuli, Boudha monastery, you will be staying at the house in Kathmandu because this monastery is damaged by the earthquake so there is no space to stay at the monastery. But for other monasteries (Pharping, Namobuddha and Serlo) you will be staying at monastery.

Serlo monastery is the one furthest one which takes about 12 hours of jeep drive and stay overnight in Phaplu and then the next day of about 4 hours hike to the Serlo Monastery. Monastery in Namobuddha is about 4 hours drive from Kathmandu. Pharping is about 2 hours driving from Kathmandu.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives

To help teach monks English and reversely, to get our participants immersed into the lifestyle in a monastery and to help them learn about Buddhism.

Monday to Friday

You will teach different subjects including English to the monks, both young and old, for about 2 to 3 hours every day. Apart from this activity, you are free to also take part in other activities such as kitchen gardening or at the library etc.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                65

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        On Signup

Required qualification:        Completed high school

Additional Requirements

There are no specific requirements.

There are no specific requirements.

Additional Equipment

Casual dress is appropriate during your time at the school. However, no-see through clothes or low cut tops are permitted.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

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