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English teacher for Buddhist Monks, Manju Chaudhary, Kathmandu, Nepal


Organization: Manju Chaudhary
Contact Name: Manju Chaudhary
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: Sano Bharyang, swayambhu
Kathmandu, 44600  
Nepal
Great For: Great for Groups, Great for Seniors, Great for Teens
Service Area(s): Teaching, Social Services, Orphanage, Language Instruction / ESL, Education, Discipleship / Spiritual Formation, Directly Serving People, Children and Youth Ministry, Babysitting / Childcare / Nursery, Adult Ministry
Hourly Commitment:
6.0 per: Day
Number of Positions:
9
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
17
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position
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Description

Volunteer to teach young monks and learn about their lifestyle in a fascinating monastery. Nepal has many spectacular Buddhist monasteries. Most of them are Tibetan monasteries opened by Tibetan refugees that fled the Chinese occupation. These monasteries house hundred of monks enrolled in the life of a monkhood from early in their lives. They study and live in the monastery. They mostly use Tibetan language only during their study and their chances of learning English are very limited. The tremendous Buddhist presence has lead to Buddhist monastery being established in all region of Nepal. Many of these historically significant monasteries are open to the public and located within the Kathmandu valley and surrounding area. In this project you will be educating Buddhist monks in the age range of approximately 5-16 years old. In the monastery at any given time there around 30 to 40 monks, of which there will be 2 classes, one for seniors Monasteryand one for junior students. A unique opportunities of this placement is the volunteer will have a rare opportunities to witness and participate in traditional Buddhist rituals. Recently, the Rinpoche or the high lama of the monastery have realized that the monks need to learn English if they are to spread the teaching of Buddhist and communicate effectively with outside people. Hence the monasteries are looking for volunteers to teach English to Buddhist monks. Teaching English to Buddhist monks is an excellent opportunity for volunteers who are interested in Buddhism and culture. In the monastery, volunteers will also have wonderful opportunity to learn vahrayana from of Buddhism and witness colorful rituals and prayers.


Short Term Mission Trip Details



References from people who have done Short Term Missions with this organization before are available upon request. Submit "Send Inquiry or Apply" to receive more information.

Additional Detail



Flexible

This cost includes:


The cost include, Transportation, Accommodation, Food, 24/7 local support, administration and project contribution

Length of Trip


1 to 2 months

Initially Posted: 01/20/2017
Last Updated: 11/25/2017