Nyingma Palyul Buddhist Monastery

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Nyingma Palyul Buddhist Monastery

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  • DescriptionNamaste!

    We welcome you to join our family of students and teachers living at a Buddhist School/Monastery in a national park. We are located just 10 ten km from Kathmandu in a very peaceful forest with no traffic sounds, just birds chirping! We have 23 kids between the ages of 7 and 18 years old, all of whom live and study here. With the intention to help underprivileged children and to provide modern and Buddhist education, we serve kids from very poor areas, some without parents, and/or families struggling to survive so the school is a special place for them because it provides them with a family and an opportunity for a better future. Our students are very loving and kind to volunteers so you will very quickly be absorbed into our big family!

    We do not have any external financial support which we need to feed the kids and pay for teachers, so we must get creative in order to sustain our special school. The biggest help would be through teaching the kids but contributions in any of these areas will be helpful...

    We have a lot to offer volunteers including: Loving kids, a majestic mountain in our backyard, rich Nepali and Buddhist culture, private rooms with views of a jungle and stream, football games, hiking to a nearby waterfall, dogs and cats, unlimited water and tea, 3 Nepali meals/day, and wifi. There is also the opportunity to join our prayer and workout classes if you wish.

    Any help you bring whether teaching, special skills, or just a loving friend to the students will serve to make this School a better place. We also hope to have a positive influence on you!

    How to get here:
    The cheapest way is to take a bus to Sundarijal and walk 15 minutes to us. We can meet you at the bus so you don't get lost. They leave from multiple locations including Ratna Park Bus Station in Kathmandu. It should cost around 50 rupees. Alternatively, you could take a taxi but it will be much more expensive.

    If you have any questions please message me or check out our website. Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you soon!
  • LocationNepal, Central Development Region, Bagmati, Kageshwari Manohara

  • Work
  • Type of work -Teaching - English, Science, Math, and/or Arts (No experience needed, only to be excited about teaching and to enjoy being around kids!)
    -Farming - We want to plant some food and vegetables in the fields next to our school so we can save money and give our students better nutrition.
    -Marketing/Business - We would like to show the world just how special this place is to help with getting future volunteers and financial support. Any experience with photography, film, marketing, websites, or fundraising would be helpful.
    -Special Skills - We welcome all skills so please share a part of you with us. Volunteers have helped in many different ways in the past so there are no limitations to the impact you can have!
  • Hours per day Full working hours are approx. 3 hours per day - 1pm - 4pm
    Volunteers are free to help the younger student with arts and crafts at this time or even play educational games.
    The is a small amount of lesson planning / lesson write ups that need to be done
  • Work requirements: Have fun whilst adhering to a few rules of the school !!!
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: As long as you would like but please advise in advance to facilitate space availability
  • Maximum number of helpers: 3
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English
  • Has pets? 2 beautiful dogs and 1 lovely cat
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: We have one room with 2 beds and 1 room with a single bed. Bathroom is a shared bathroom
  • Additional info
  • Whilst in future we wish to become a totally free volunteer host at the moment we ask for a small donation from the volunteers. This amount goes towards food for yourselves and the kids. The cost we ask is $100/month ($50/week if staying less than a month).