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Buddhist Monastery Supporter

Work & Live with Buddhist Monks and Experience the Buddhist Cultures & Monastery Life... Immersing yourself in Buddhism!

About the Program

Buddhist Monastery Volunteering Program is a very unique and exciting volunteer program for those who wish to gain spiritual volunteering experiences in their life! As a volunteer in Nepal Monastery, you will have chances to immerse yourself to the path of Buddhism / Buddhist cultures while staying in Nepal Monastery. Also you will have another meaningful chance for making difference by teaching English to the Buddhist Monks & Nun and gain life time memorable experience of living at Nepal Buddhist Monasteries!

Being the land of the birthplace for Lord Buddha, each year thousands of people come to Nepal seeking the way of spiritual path for their life and to understand the roots of Buddhism in Nepal. We are very grateful to share that Indra Foundation feels very happy to welcome everyone who wish to learn Buddhism and gain rewarding once in a life time experiences from our Nepal Buddhist Monasteries volunteering programs; being a part of Nepal Buddhist Communities and Cultures. 

If you are interested to Volunteer in Nepal Buddhist Monasteries & love working with Monks & Nuns for experiencing Monastery life; then “Nepal Buddhist Monastery Volunteering Program” is for you!   

The Location

Volunteering Nepal is your right decision, since Nepal is a perfect combination of Nature, Culture and Adventure; you will not have even a single minute that you feel wasted! Anyone who choose to volunteer in Nepal, they can work for meaningful programs as well as at a same time they can explore the natural beauty of Nepal, experience the exotic Himalayan adventures and enjoy a very warm a welcoming cultures of Nepal where you can meet wonderful people living with Nepali host family!

During your Nepal trip as a volunteer in Nepal, there are many adventure travel opportunities in your weekend or even take some time gap from your program. In order to spend your weekend you can go visiting one of the Asia's Largest and most beautiful tea gardens in Ilam (Eastern Nepal) where you can see the majestic views of carpet like rolling hills covered with teas, or go wild in jungle safari or take a time gap for going to the lap of the Himalayas for Trekking adventures!

So, we welcome and invite everyone from different corners of the world to join Indra Foundation and gain wonderful Volunteering & Travel experiences; enjoying the very safe, reliable and memorable trips of Nepal. Looking forward to see you and welcome you in Nepal very soon!

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Typical day

There is no typical working day. Your working time is flexible. But you can expect to work 5-6 days a week about 6-8 hours a day. All the other time is your free time where you can relax, go on some adventures or discover the surroundings.

As a Volunteer in this program, your activities will be:

  • Live in the Monastery and learn about Buddhism in Nepal.
  • Immerse yourself to the spiritual path through Meditation & Retreats. 
  • Teaching English / Other Subjects to Buddhist Monks & Nuns in Monasteries.
  • Organize extra-curricular activities like sports, music, arts etc. for Monks& Nuns.
  • Learn about various aspects of Buddhist Cultures, Buddhism Philosophy and deeper prospective of 

Details on Arrival

This program is all year round program, so available throughout the year! We are flexible with dates and duration. 

Program 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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High Schools & Above are Desired. level
Required Documents
CV & Citizen ID.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at Indra Foundation are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

Well, in the free time, you can have the opportunity to visit nearby villages to experience typical Nepali life.  

You are welcome to go on short hiking trips to experience the wonderful nature of Nepal or simply relax and do some yoga in our beautiful village. 

During the weekend you can go short trekking in Mountains, rafting, or on safari etc. 

We recommend you visit our most beautiful places like Ilam, Bhedetar, Gufapokhari, Taplejung and many other interesting places etc.

Water Sports
Swimming
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation
Contact & Reservation
$147
/week
$147
/week
4 - 12
weeks
4 - 12
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
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Feb
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Jul
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Oct
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Dec

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What's included?
  • Airport pickup
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Orientation
  • Training
  • Basic Nepali Language Course
  • In-country transportation
Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International

You will be provided Airport Pick up service from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Upon the receipt of your flight details we will pick up you from Kathmandu airport.

Accommodation

Volunteers will be provided with a spacious separate room on single / double occupancy basis in a home-stay with a Nepali family. The rooms are very clean, with good peaceful, homely and family environment. Neat and clean Bathrooms are available for sharing. 

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your training period & placement, will be provided according to the Nepali menu. If you have any special dietary requirements or any food suggestions we provided it to you according to your own need for example for vegetarian we can provide vegetarian foods only! 

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.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$695.00
5 weeks
$805.00
6 weeks
$915.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,445.00
Average fees
$147.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kathmandu/Nepal between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Indra Foundation 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 Indra Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Nepal

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Nepal. Please check the visa regulations for Nepal.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Nepal and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Nepal.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Nepal.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Nepal while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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