School Teaching in Buddhist Monasteries

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fondée en 2010
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Immerse yourself in the buddhist way of life
Share experiences and culture in a mutually beneficial learning experience
Experience life in a monastery
Enrich the lives of young monks through learning a second language
Help in monasteries in Pokhara to fulfill the monks and nuns desire to learn English and get the unique chance to immerse in the Buddhist culture. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Groupes
50+

The program

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to improve the education of Nepal’s Buddhist monks. Love Volunteers works with a local organization that offers free programs involving teaching in monasteries, held in Pokhara (around 200kms west of Kathmandu). The students are Nepalese monks and nuns of all ages, as well as Tibetan monks and nuns who have taken refuge from persecution in Tibet. Many of the monks and nuns volunteers teach would have lived relatively sheltered lives, having joined the monasteries at a young age. They do have a thirst for education and learning, and are extremely willing students. Volunteers fulfil these people’s desire to learn English, but are also valued for their ability to impart knowledge and insights of first aid, environmental issues, health and hygiene, as well as political issues and human rights. Volunteers generally have the opportunity to teach a range of age groups, from children through to adults, and have the ability to open up a whole new world to these gentle people.

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide free lessons to Buddhist monks and nuns in Nepal, helping them to improve their English language skills
  • Expose non-English speakers to native English speakers in order to improve pronunciation and conversational skills
  • Teach other subjects, including life-skills to nuns and monks
  • Expose volunteers and Buddhist monks and nuns to different people and cultures
How you can help

Volunteers gain wonderful teaching and life experience on this fantastic program, traveling to one of the most amazing places on earth and helping to teach those who seek knowledge. Volunteers impart skills in English and more about the world outside, opening up a whole new world to those participating. In return, volunteers can learn about Buddhist philosophy, which is strictly followed by the monks in their daily lives, and all about the culture of this wonderful country. Monastery placements give volunteers the chance to reside in the monastery itself which is a once in a lifetime opportunity. A teaching qualification is not a requirement for this program but volunteers should hold a secondary education qualification. Although certain subjects need to be covered, a volunteer’s involvement can be tailored somewhat to suit their own skills and interests. A willingness to share and the ability to be proactive are key requirements on this program.

Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Help teach English to students of all ages
  • Teach basic subject matter in English
  • Play games and read to others in English
  • Teach monks and nuns of all ages general knowledge and basic life skills

Journée Typique

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 3 and 4 hours, following the 6 day Nepalese working week, Sunday to Friday. While we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

7:00am Breakfast at the Monastery

8:30am Pre-start meeting with supervisor

9:00am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

Lunch is taken at the Monastery

4:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

Afternoons and evenings are free to relax in the Volunteer House, run errands, keep in touch with friends and family and explore the local area.

6:00pm Dinner at the Monastery

Dinner is provided at the monastery or volunteers can eat out if and when they prefer.

Activités de Loisir

Volunteers on this program have the enviable opportunity to stay in Pokhara; one Nepal's most popular tourist destinations.

Well known for its relaxed atmosphere and stunning natural scenery Pokhara is also an epicentre for adventure travel. While trekking remains the biggest drawcard for the region it is also gaining fame for paragliding and white water rafting activities.

With a mild year round climate and so many excuses to get out and enjoy the countryside it's understandable why so many international travelers are drawn to this location and we are certain our volunteers will love it too.  

Escalade
Randonnée
Des sports
Yoga /
Méditation

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (niveau de base)
Vérification des Antécédents Criminels
nécessaire
Exigences de Formation
à niveau High School, University
Documents Requis
Emergency Contact et Resume
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
Whist not mandatory, completing a TEFL course prior to joining this project would prove to be highly beneficial. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with staff and students, though this is not a pre-requisite. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi de 09:00 - 16:00

Services inclus

Services de Love Volunteers
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Orientation & full safety briefing
  • Accommodation
  • Food & Meals
  • 24/7 local support network
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Registration Fee included
Transfert de l'aéroport Tribhuvan International Airport

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu you will be collected at the airport and delivered to your accommodation. Time permitting you will receive an orientation to help you settle in and provide an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. A representative from the local team will fill you in on local and regional customs, traveling, rules and recommendations and, of course, what to expect from your volunteering experience. 

The following morning our local representative will collect you from the accommodation and assist you onto the bus to Pokhara. The bus journey takes roughly 7 hours and includes stops for both breakfast and lunch. Previous volunteers have described the bus trip as quite an adventure!  

The Pokhara coordinator will meet you when you arrive and answer any questions about your volunteering placement, the local surroundings and anything else you may need. Finally you will be taken to the Monastery where you can settle in, familiarise yourself with the surroundings and meet the monks with whom you will be working. 

  • Program Arrival Day: SATURDAY
  • Program Departure Day: SATURDAY
  • Arrival/Departure Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (Code:  KTM)

Logement

Volunteers on our Monastery Placements in Nepal are given the unique opportunity to stay on-site at a Nepalese Monastery and observe the daily life of the Buddhist Monks.

Living conditions in Nepal are far from luxurious and will vary between Monasteries. The accommodation will have running water but hot water is uncommon as are heating and air-conditioning. Electricity will be available but is unreliable and may be turned off for a period each day.

Bedsheets and a pillow are provided so volunteers need only take a sleeping bag, personal toiletries and towel(s). Mosquito nets are readily and cheaply available locally and the local team will assist with purchasing one should it be required.

When volunteering during Nepal’s winter months (particularly December, January and February) warm clothes and a heavy sleeping bag are recommended.  

Internet coverage is available at the Monasteries but is often unreliable and it is recommended that volunteers purchase a local SIM card and data package on arrival in order to stay in touch with friends and family.

Laundry services, internet cafes and places to eat out are often located near to the Monasteries and the local team will point these out during orientation.

Volunteers fly into Kathmandu and are accommodated on arrival at a hostel in before catching the bus to Pokhara the following day. All arrangements are made by Love Volunteers and our local team and detailed in the Arrival and Orientation section.

Dortoir Maison des invités
Aliments & Boissons

Three simple and delicious meals per day are provided throughout the placement and are normally vegetarian with staples such as rice, lentils (dal) and vegetarian curries.

Accès à Internet
Accès limité sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) à Kathmandu. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Népal.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Népal te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Népal, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Népal.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

This project is available year-round and programs start every SATURDAY. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.
Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
4 - 12 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
4 sem (durée min.)
$1 188
5 sem
$1 368
6 sem
$1 548
8 sem
$1 908
10 sem
$2 248
11 sem
$2 781
12 sem (durée max.)
$2 976
Coût moyen
$273 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. Love Volunteers t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
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Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Love Volunteers durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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School Teaching in Buddhist Monasteries

Help in monasteries in Pokhara to fulfill the monks and nuns desire to learn English and get the unique chance to immerse in the Buddhist culture.

$273/week

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