Nunnery and Monastery Supporter

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founded in 2014
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High­lights

Chances to work with special community of peoples
Experiencing the Spiritual vibrations of nunnery and monastery
Take caring the less privileged children of Nepal
Experience Nepal as a volunteer
Learn to be a Happy human being from Shangri-la
Teaching English to Nuns and Monks around Nepal famous cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara for good karma . This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs
About 11 percent of Nepalese practice Buddhism and are mainly from Tibeto-Burman ethnic groups like Sherpas, Tamang's and Bhotia people from the mountain areas along the border with Tibet.

Kathmandu is the city of temple and monastery, many young kids from all around the country makes to Kathmandu in order to get a Buddhist education eventually being a monk or nun, specially one kid from each family is assumes to go to monastery to get the education which is a general practice and part of their religion. 

Childrens in sacred monastery study in the monastic disciplines where they get the first class Buddhist teaching from the senior Lamas, Khenpo , whereas they seriously lack the competent English tutor or math's , geography or whatever beside the Buddhist teaching.

Our volunteering programme entitled enrich your life with Good karma aims to fulfill this gap, or at least supports as supplement in their journey of Buddhism learning where monks and nuns can learn the basic English writing and speaking from our Volunteers. Geography or linguistic things that can be crucial for them in long run to convey the teaching of Buddhism to other peoples and community. This is a way to introduce them with English language which can be practical for them in long run. 

Besides teaching to monks and nuns, volunteers can also learn many things like meditations, buddhas philosophy, yoga's, tantra and mantra, and highly utilize their stay with give and take at the same time. During your stay, volunteers will practice commune food and shelter as part of the stay  in monastery and nunnery.

Typical day

Early Morning the day begins with breakfast and teaching for 4 hours after it. In the mid-day, snacks will be given to the volunteers and again another final part of the teaching happens which is again 4 hours. But a volunteer can teach as per their interest 2-4 periods of 45 minutes. 

Afternoons are a time for sports or doing the extra things, walking around etc. Since the programme is located mostly in city area, one can also visit the local market or landmarks. Sometime in the evening night, there will be dinner and some prayers and chanting's before going to bed.

Generally this will be the schedules
  • 6-7 AM wake up
  • 8 Yoga, Meditations sessions
  • 9 AM Breakfast
  • 10 AM Join teaching job 
  • 1 PM Lunch/ snacks break
  • 3-4 PM Finished with school and free time
  • 5-6 Play time with nun and monks 
  • 7-8 private reading time, television, etc.
  • 8:30 Dinner 
  • 9 PM Bedtime

Free-time activities

Since most of the monasteries and nunneries are based in Kathmandu and city area you will have a lot of things to do in your free time like weekends or national holidays. Especially in Kathmandu sightseeing and hiking are most recommended things to do. There are beautiful hiking destinations nearby mountain ranges and couple of UNESCOS listed heritage sights which are always cool to explore in your off time.

Climbing
Concert/
Music
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Safari/
Zoo
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Swimming
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV with all kinds of certificates
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
volunteer with basic idea of sports, drawings, acting, yoga etc. are preferred
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

What's Included

Services by Good Karma Foundation Nepal

Mentioned cost includes:

  • Airport arrival pick up, 
  • All food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the volunteering time 
  • Supervision
  • Accommodations in twin sharing or private, dorm as per the availability of the places 
  • Nepal Sim card
  • Airport drop back to your return flight
  • All volunteering assistance and orientations 

Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport

We can arrange your pick up from Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Accommodation

There will be private or shared simple accommodations in Monastery. Bathrooms are on the monastery premises.

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Three times good foods are included as part of the volunteering package and tea/coffee.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Nepal.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Nepal provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Any time of the year this programme is available to begin.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$550
5 weeks
$588
6 weeks
$675
7 weeks
$763
8 weeks
$850
9 weeks
$938
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,200
Average fees
$119 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Good Karma Foundation Nepal will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Good Karma Foundation Nepal during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Nunnery and Monastery Supporter

Teaching English to Nuns and Monks around Nepal famous cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara for good karma .

$119/week

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