Volunteer to teach young monks with unique opportunity to learn about their lifestyle in a fascinating monastery. You can experience the monastery life in one of the world’s most spiritual countries. Nepal has many spectacular Buddhist monasteries. These monasteries house have hundred of Monks enrolled in the life of Monkhood from early in their lives. They study and live in the monastery. They mostly use Tibetan language only during their study and their chances of learning English are very limited.
Teaching English to Buddhist monks is an excellent opportunity for volunteers who are interested in Buddhist and culture. Volunteers will also have wonderful opportunity to learn Vajrayana from Buddhism and witness colorful rituals and prayers. As a volunteer in teaching English to Buddhist monks project you will work in the monastery where you will teach English to the monks. during the teaching you will be encouraged to converse with monks to improve their speech . You will also teach them about grammar rules and try to increase their vocabulary. you will work in the monastery where you will place accommodation eating and studying. The monasteries are usually very spacious . A central building will house prayer room . And volunteers should also be flexible practical self motivated and open minded to learn new culture.
Volunteer to teach young monks and learn about their lifestyle in a fascinating monastery. Nepal has many spectacular Buddhist monasteries. Most of them are Tibetan monasteries opened by Tibetan refugees that fled the Chinese occupation. These monasteries house hundred of monks enrolled in the life of a monkhood from early in their lives. They study and live in the monastery. They mostly use Tibetan language only during their study and their chances of learning English are very limited.
The tremendous Buddhist presence has lead to Buddhist monastery being established in all region of Nepal. Many of these historically significant monasteries are open to the public and located within the Kathmandu valley and surrounding area. In this project you will be educating Buddhist monks in the age range of approximately 5-16 years old. In the monastery at any given time there around 30 to 40 monks, of which there will be 2 classes, one for seniors Monastery and one for junior students. A unique opportunities of this placement is the volunteer will have a rare opportunities to witness and participate in traditional Buddhist rituals.
Recently, the Rinpoche or the high lama of the monastery have realized that the monks need to learn English if they are to spread the teaching of Buddhist and communicate effectively with outside people. Hence the monasteries are looking for volunteers to teach English to Buddhist monks. Teaching English to Buddhist monks is an excellent opportunity for volunteers who are interested in Buddhism and culture. In the monastery, volunteers will also have wonderful opportunity to learn Vajrayana from of Buddhism and witness colorful rituals and prayers.
Your activities as a volunteer:- Volunteers will primarily work as English instructors either in the schools of the Tibetan children’s village or children home. The monastery are usually very spacious. A central building will house prayer room and the main altar. There will be other building for accommodation, eating and staying. During the teaching you will be encouraged to converse with monks to improve their speech you can talk about things back home and ask them about their childhood and life as monks
Requirements:- There are no specific requirements for the programs. However the best things you can have are patience and a genuine desire to teach and help the children, plus a sense of humor! You must be 18+ years old, And Sunday to Friday is working day Saturday is weekend. However if you not speak Nepali or Tibetan that’s not necessary but you must can speak English and Wright for the communication. You will have a free time activity to do in the city or visit world heritage site or do some sort hiking near the Monastery.
Accommodation:- A simple room with a bed. We advise you to bring sleeping bag and mosquito net with you. Or you can always buy here which is 2-3 times cheaper than back home. Volunteers will live at the Monastery in separate volunteer living quarters. Accommodation is basic but comfortable. The rural located project accommodation are more simple and without the western style toilets, not hot showers we request to volunteer can not expect the luxury accommodation in rural project. The Accommodation in urban is more Modern but also do not expect hot shower in the Monastery.
Meals:- Breakfast occurs at 7:00 am and consists of a cup of tea and biscuits. Lunch is served at 11:30 am and usually Dall/Bhatt( rice, lentils and vegetable) dinner is at around 7:00 pm and is once more Dall/Bhatt. The food is very simple but also extremely delicious and filling.
Start date:- Are very flexible, minimum time of stay in this program is one weeks and the maximum stay is five months. Volunteers can arrive any time to our project.