TEACHING MONKS - HANGURANKETHA 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245€
- Code : G/LK/TM2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
This project will be based at a Buddhist temple in a rural area named Hanguranketha where young monks are preparing to propagate Buddhism throughout the world for which they need to learn English. The main goal is to improve the proficiency of spoken and written English among them. You will spend most of your time teaching monks to read and write in English. The project was started with the intention of increasing proficiency in written and spoken English among Buddhist monks. Over time, we have noticed a vast improvement in the communication skills of the monks. The monks also really enjoy being a part of the program. This project will take place at a Buddhist temple in Hanguranketha, where young monks are preparing to propagate Buddhism throughout the world for which they need to learn English. The main goal is to improve the proficiency of spoken and written English among Buddhist monks. You will spend most of their time teaching monks to read and write in English. The main goal is to improve the proficiency of spoken and written English among young Buddhist monks.
About the Accommodation : You will be accommodated in our center which is located few kilometers away from the town center. There is a beautiful garden to relax in and dining and lounge areas where you can hang out with fellow participants. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are available to store your belongings. Food Arrangements : You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Sri lankan food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables.
Hanguranketha is an ancient city had been a thriving paddy field in the ancient time and it was named “Sangaruwan ketha”, later the name changed to the present name Hanguranketha. The city was very useful for the kings of Sri Lanka, especially during the Kandyan period. It was used as the camp city during the troubled period for the kings and the country, due to the south Indian invasions. Many kings had abandoned the royal capital of Kandy in the past and used Hanguranketha as the temporary capital of the island. The city came to being mainly due to temporary occupation of kings in the past. The city was also known as “Diyatilaka” in the past.
As the program is set inside a temple, you are required to wear modest clothing that covers your entire body and does not expose any part of their body. Clothing should be preferably white. Light coloured clothing of a single colour is also acceptable. You will not be allowed to wear footwear inside the temple. Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.