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Teaching English in Monastery and Learning Tibetan Buddhism

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

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Recruiting Organization: Volunteer in Nepal- Teach children, Teach Tibetan Monks, Assist orphans

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Tibetan culture and Buddhism by participating in our extraordinary volunteer opportunity: Teaching English in Monasteries. This program, located in the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal, offers you the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of Tibetan refugee children, as they embark on their educational journey as Buddhist monks. By sharing your knowledge of English, you’ll empower these young monks to explore sacred scriptures written in English and spread Buddhist teachings to the world.

Program Details:

As a dedicated volunteer, you’ll be placed in one of the monasteries, where you’ll teach English to monks of varying ages and proficiency levels. Depending on the monastery’s size, you can expect to work with around 15 monks, each with a moderate or beginner’s level of English. While their primary focus is on Buddhist studies, they also have the opportunity to improve their language skills in English and Nepalese.

No prior teaching experience or formal training is required to participate in this remarkable program. However, your previous experience, if any, will be taken into account when planning your day-to-day activities. This ensures that your unique skills and strengths are utilized effectively, creating an enriching teaching experience for both you and the monks.

Immerse in Monastery Life:

Beyond teaching English, our volunteers have the exclusive opportunity to immerse themselves in the daily life of the monastery. You can participate in meditation sessions, join monks in prayers, and experience the rich cultural celebrations that take place within the monastic community. This holistic experience provides a deeper understanding of Tibetan Buddhism and its profound teachings.

Why Volunteer with Us:
  • Make a Meaningful Impact: By teaching English, you play a crucial role in empowering Tibetan refugee children to access a wider range of knowledge and share Buddhist teachings globally. Your contribution can shape their future and preserve the incredible cultural richness of Tibet.
  • Cultural Immersion: Experience the awe-inspiring world of Tibetan culture firsthand. Interact with monks, learn about their traditions, and witness ancient rituals and ceremonies. Immerse yourself in a spiritual journey that will leave a lasting impression.
  • No Teaching Experience Required: Whether you’re a seasoned educator or have no formal teaching background, this program welcomes volunteers from all walks of life. Your enthusiasm, passion, and willingness to make a difference are what truly matter.
  • Safe and Supportive Environment: We prioritize your safety and well-being throughout your volunteer experience. Our team provides comprehensive support, including accommodation, meals, and 24/7 on-site assistance. Focus on teaching and cultural immersion while we take care of the logistics.
Join Us:

Embark on a remarkable journey and become part of a transformative experience in the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal. Teach English to young Tibetan monks, witness their spiritual growth, and create lifelong memories in the heart of Tibetan Buddhist culture.

Apply now to join our Teaching English in Monasteries program and make a difference in the lives of these extraordinary young minds. Together, let’s illuminate their path to knowledge and preserve the essence of Tibet and Buddhism for generations to come.


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About Idealist.org


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Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


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Sun Jul 14, 2024 - Fri Nov 15, 2024
05:00 PM - 03:59 PM


Kathmandu, Bagmati Province 44600Nepal




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