TEACHING AT BUDDHIST MONASTERIES 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 245€ for 2 weeks (min duration), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 175€
- Code : G/NEP/TBM2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
During this program, you will teach different subjects including English and have one on one English conversation class to the monks at the monasteries. You will also get a chance to learn about Buddhism while doing this. You will be teaching to novice monks, both adults and children! You will be staying either in the monastery or in an accommodation nearby, this will allow for fully immersing into the lifestyle of the monks! After your introduction week at Kathmandu, During the monastery teaching phase at the Monastery, you will be accommodated at the monastery itself. You will be sharing room with other participants. We have monastery in different locations – Kathmandu, Pharping, Namobuddha, and Serlo – Everest region. In Kathmandu, the monastery is in Tinchuli, Boudha. When you are teaching at Tinchuli, Boudha monastery, you will be staying at the house in Kathmandu because this monastery is damaged by the earthquake so there is no space to stay at the monastery. But for other monasteries (Pharping, Namobuddha and Serlo) you will be staying at monastery. Serlo monastery is the one furthest one which takes about 12 hours of jeep drive and stay overnight in Phaplu and then the next day of about 4 hours hike to the Serlo Monastery. Monastery in Namobuddha is about 4 hours drive from Kathmandu. Pharping is about 2 hours driving from Kathmandu. To help teach monks English and reversely, to get our participants immersed into the lifestyle in a monastery and to help them learn about Buddhism.
About the Accommodation : You will be accommodated at one of the monasteries itself, sharing a room with other participants. Food Arrangements : The meals are a mix of Western and Nepalese food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about once per week. You can chose to eat out at any of the local restaurants.
Your new home will be an authentic buddhist monastery. According to availability you can chose between different monasteries in or around Kathmandu. While the nearest one is just within Kathmandu, the furthest takes a 12 hour (overnight) bus ride and 4 hours of hiking to get to. Did we already say it’s authentic? We take care of the (public) transport to the monastery and back at the beginning and end of your program.
Additional Equipment : Casual dress is appropriate during your time at the school. However, no-see through clothes or low cut tops are permitted.