Volunteering in a Monastery: an Encounter with the Buddhist religion

Volunteering in a Monastery: an Encounter with the Buddhist religion

Volunteering in a monastery is a great way to experience Nepal. Nepal is a center of attraction for many tourists and volunteers because of its richness in culture, religions, and traditions. Volunteering in a monastery is the best choice to experience Buddhism. A monastery serves as the home for monks who have devoted their lives for the sake of learning religious preaching. To be a pure monk, one has to abide by strict discipline and make a lot of sacrifices.

Chad from the USA is volunteering with us now in one of our monasteries at Boudha. This is his first volunteer. He is very happy to volunteer at this monastery and teach the Monks. Chad teaches approximately 50 monks for 2 hours daily. He says, “I am very excited to work with the monks and to teach them.” Teaching English at the monastery is a great way to learn about Buddhist culture. You can also ask the monks about their lifestyle and meditation techniques. As a result, both the volunteers and monk’s have a good experience

Chad’s opinion about Nepal and Volunteer Society Nepal

“I am really thankful to the entire team of EFN for giving me an opportunity to volunteer in the monastery”. Chad is very pleased with the host family managed by EFN. He says, “the host family is very caring, cheerful and helpful at the same time”. Chad is impressed with the Nepali food served during his home-stay. He also enjoyed a trek to Poon Hill to enjoy the mountain views and villages. The natural beauty is fascinating and the scenery is beautiful. Chad also mentioned the excellent hospitality and kindness of the locals.

Recommendations for Volunteering in a Monastery

Chad recommends volunteers wishing to have a great time to join a monastery and teach the little monks. One does not need to make any preparations. The monks will welcome you and your open mind. If you have questions, feel free to ask the team of Everest Foundation Nepal. For more details, one can visit our page about volunteering in monasteries.