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Teaching to Little Buddhist Monks in the Monasteries in Kathmandu Pokhara and Salleri

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ORGANIZATION: Volunteer World Nepal

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Teaching English to Buddhist monks in Nepal is a wonderful and rewarding teaching volunteer opportunity in Nepal. A teaching English to Buddhist monks volunteering opportunity will help and allow volunteers to learn about Buddhist culture and lifestyle. Most are Tibetan monasteries opened by Tibetan refugees who fled the Chinese occupation. These monasteries house hundreds of monks enrolled in the life of monkhood from early in their lives. They study and live in the monastery and mostly use the Tibetan language only during their study monks' 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 a wonderful opportunity to learn the Vajrayana form of Buddhism and witness colourful rituals and prayers. As a volunteer in the teaching English to Buddhist monks program, you will work in the monastery where you will be teaching English to Buddhist monks.

During the teaching, you will be encouraged to speak 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 find accommodation for eating and studying. The monasteries are usually very spacious. A central building will house a prayer room. Volunteers should also be flexible practical self-motivated and open-minded to learning about new cultures.

As a volunteer teaching English or Teaching in a Buddhist monastery to Buddhist monks in Nepal, you can enormously benefit their learning and language development. As a result, by working with international volunteers the monks can vastly improve their communication and pronunciation skills to a new level.

Live in a Nepalese Buddhist monastery teaching English to monks and learning about their way of life. It is a very unique, life-affirming opportunity, you should not miss.

Teaching English to Buddhist Monks Highlights:

  • Volunteer and have a very unique and life-affirming time abroad
  • Discover your new passion and propel your CV with an international experience
  • Have the choice between rural and urban locations in this stunning and visually arresting country
  • Enjoy a lot of free time by travelling, relaxing or further learning about the Buddhist way of life
  • Receive insights about the culture that are not granted to tourists

What does a teaching English to Buddhist monks volunteer do?

Volunteers can teach English, Math, and engage Buddhist monks in creative and fun activities or sports for around 3 to 4 hours per day in Nepal. Even if you have less experience, we provide teaching materials to assist you. Moreover, the monks share their knowledge and culture with the volunteers. If you ask the monks, you can learn meditation techniques and gain a deep understanding of the Buddhist culture. This is one of our most popular volunteering positions, as it offers a unique opportunity to get fully involved in the daily life of a Buddhist monastery.

Do I need any qualifications or skills to do this work?

To work in this role, you do not need any specific qualifications, but it is important that you have a good command of the English language. Additionally, you should be culturally sensitive as you'll be working in a religious environment that may be quite different from what you're used to. As Buddhist monks participate in various religious activities throughout the year, the structure of your volunteering program may need to be adjusted at times. Therefore, we ask that you remain flexible to accommodate any such changes.

Where in Nepal can I volunteer in a monastery?

Volunteering opportunities are available at Buddhist monasteries in Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara and Salleri (Solukhumbhu, Himalayan region). As a volunteer, you will work in the monastery and may also assist in community schools for non-monastic children. For more information, please visit our locations page.

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About Volunteer World Nepal


Purano Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Nepal 4232455, NP

Mission Statement

Volunteer World Nepal is founded on a dream. That brave and generous volunteers from across all backgrounds from Nepal and abroad could work together.


The Volunteer World Nepal is a Nepali-led organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of underprivileged Nepali children and women. They provide education, food, and vocational tools to enable them to contribute equally to Nepali society and compete in the global arena. The organization uses both local and international resources to achieve its goals.


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Sun May 26, 2024 - Sat Aug 24, 2024


KathmanduPokharaKathmandu, Bagmati 44600Nepal




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