Teach English to Buddhist Monks in Nepal

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Volunteer to teach young monks with unique opportunity to learn about their life style in a fascinating monastery. You'll experience monastery life in one of the world’s most spiritual countries. Nepal has many spectacular Buddhist monasteries. These monasteries house hundreds of monks enrolled in this lifestyle from a young age. They study and live in the monastery. They mostly use Tibetan language only during their studies and their chances of learning English are very limited.

Teaching English to Buddhist monks is an excellent opportunity for volunteers who are interested in Buddhism and culture. Volunteers will also have wonderful opportunity to learn the Vajrayana form of Buddhism and witness colorful rituals and prayers. As a volunteer 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.


Volunteer in Nepal and teaching English to Buddhist monks/nuns. 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.

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yes here is the cost details, 2 Weeks €390 3 Weeks €490 4 Weeks €590 5 Weeks €690 6 Weeks €790 8 Weeks €950 10 Weeks €1110 12 Weeks €1270 What is the program include: The cost cover: * Transportation to Airport transfer and project placement transfer * Excellent Orientation and culture class including in a program * Safe Accommodation and Three hygenic meal a day during the placements * One...


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Volunteering project in Nepali Monastry

I spent a month in Kathmandu, Nepal, thanks to the belgian agency SVI and the help of We Volunteer's agent Bhagawan. He was an amazing help during my project and made sure I was well looked after. The monastery I stayed at was high in the mountains near the jungle, which made for a unique scenery of the volunteering work I had to do.

The children were all wonderful in vastly different ways, and teaching them English was such a fun experience - especially since they taught me as much as I taught them, too. There's a lot of human contact when working with the nuns that I'd never really had elsewhere. There's a lot I didn't expect which made this trip an unforgettable one, as the city is gorgeous and the people simply very welcoming!

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Choose this programm if you want to have a lifechanging and unique experience.

I spent two months with we volunteer nepal and I would definetly recommend it to everyone who is thinking about a volunteer programm in Nepal.

The communication before I arrived was smooth. Bhagawan (he is the one responsible for the communication with the volunteers) answered all of my queries fast and copious. This made me feel very comfortable even before i arrived.

He then picked me up from the airport and I spend the first days with him and his very sweet wife Manju. They made me feel like at home! They provided super delicious food, went on activities with me and gave me some nepalese language and culture lessons.

Once arrived at the monastery where I should live for the further two months Bhagawan never hesitated to contact me questioning if everything is ok. He and his wife even visited me once in a while (consider: the monastery is about 2 hours drive away from his home) to make sure that everything is really ok. The time in the monastery itself was also more then perfect: the accomondation was super clean and western style (even with a western toilet for yourself :) ), The food was changing everyday and delicious. The monks itself made my stay an incredible experience: you will feel like gaining 100 of new brothers. They are really openminded and share everything with you.

After my two months were over, I started a trekking trip with my brother through the himalayas. Bhagawan gave us loads of information and even helped us with the transportation. He was even ok to leave our luggages with him during this time as we didn't needed them.

All in all, I would really recommend we volunteer nepal. Bhagawan and his wife are two very kind hearted people which will make your volunteering experience a very unique one!

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Go, go, go!

I have spent three exciting weeks of the summer 2017 volunteering in a Buddhist monastery near Kathmandu, Nepal organized by We Volunteer Nepal. From airport pickup and sightseeing of the city to helping me and other volunteers with our Nepalese SIM cards when they didn't work and spending a whole day trying to reach tech support of the SIM card company, We Volunteer Nepal was everything that I expected and more!
Even now, one month after my Nepal experience, it's very hard to put my feelings into words, but I can say without a doubt that I will come back. Maybe to teach little monks English and Math again or maybe to participate in some environmental volunteering and try to contribute to keeping this country as beautiful as it is today.
For all of you who are having second thoughts about volunteering in Nepal - don't! You are in for the rewarding experience, acceptance, kindness, and love, so much love. Safe travels!

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We Volunteer Nepal - Teaching English to Buddhist Nuns

I volunteered at the Hasante Buddhist monastery teaching English to the nuns in September, 2016 with We Volunteer Nepal. We Volunteer were a great organisation to help me have this experience in Nepal, and they were very helpful in getting me settled into Nepal. Firstly they put me into accommodation for my first night to recover from the flight, then they allowed a day for me to be shown around the city itself for a day of touring and sight seeing. Bhagawan was also helpful for two of the other volunteers with us when they became ill at one stage. The eating and sleeping conditions were very good at the monastery, with the food being cooked fresh for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and was absolutely delicious (obviously also all vegetarian to abide by Buddhist teachings). For sleeping conditions we had two people to a room, with an attached bathroom in each room, which was situated in a separate complex to the main monastery buildings which meant on our down time we had a private space to relax in. Obviously the bathrooms and beds aren't a five class hotel standard, but they are perfectly satisfactory for any volunteer. The nuns were a huge help throughout our time there and very helpful with any questions we had, while also being the kindest and most welcoming people.
I highly recommend this program with We Volunteer Nepal for those wanting an overseas volunteering experience to remember.

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