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Enlightening Minds: A Volunteer English Teaching Experience with Buddhist Monks in Nepal

As a career professional, you’ve navigated the pressures and demands of the corporate world, often sacrificing your personal wellbeing in the pursuit of success. Now, it’s time to step back and prioritize your work-life balance, rediscovering the passions and purpose that may have been overshadowed by the daily grind.

We invite you to join us on a transformative journey to the awe-inspiring Himalayas, where you’ll have the chance to teach English to young Buddhist monks. This unique experience will allow you to form meaningful connections, immerse yourself in a rich culture, and contribute positively to the lives of others.

Alongside the fulfillment of giving back, this opportunity offers a range of benefits for your personal and professional development. As you adapt to teaching in a foreign setting, you’ll enhance your communication, adaptability, and problem-solving skills, while rediscovering your passion for learning and growth. The Himalayan landscape provides the perfect backdrop for self-reflection and relaxation, allowing you to return home with a rejuvenated sense of purpose and balance.

Don’t miss this life-changing chance to recalibrate your work-life balance, reconnect with your passions, and make a lasting impact in the lives of others. Join us on this unforgettable adventure and return home with newfound energy, focus, and a renewed sense of purpose in your career and personal life.


The Experience

As a participant in this unique outreach program, you will engage in one-on-one conversational classes with young and adult Buddhist monks at the monastery. You’ll have the opportunity to share your language skills by teaching in both English and Chinese, fostering understanding and connection with diverse age groups. In return, you’ll be invited to deepen your knowledge of Buddhism and spirituality, enriching your personal growth and cultural awareness.

Following an introductory week in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, you’ll be warmly welcomed into the monastery’s accommodations. Here, you’ll share a comfortable room with fellow participants, creating a close-knit community of like-minded individuals. Situated in the serene Tinchuli neighborhood of Boudha, the monastery boasts a harmonious and well-designed campus, providing an ideal environment for both study and practice.
As you immerse yourself in this tranquil setting, you’ll find the perfect balance between focused teaching and personal reflection, allowing you to make the most of this life-changing experience.


Your journey begins with a warm welcome at the Kathmandu International Airport, where a project representative will greet you and guide you to our headquarters in Kathmandu. During a week-long orientation, you’ll participate in cultural immersion activities and a basic language course, ensuring a smooth transition into your new environment. Once you’re fully prepared, we’ll transport you to the chosen monastery where you’ll commence your teaching placement.

Your new home will be nestled within the serene environment of a Buddhist monastery, with several options available in and around the captivating city of Kathmandu. Depending on your preference and availability, you may choose to stay at the nearest monastery within Kathmandu or embark on an exciting journey to a more remote location. Be prepared for a possible 12-hour overnight bus ride and a scenic 4-hour hike to reach the furthest monastery, adding an adventurous twist to your experience.

As you immerse yourself in the daily life of the monastery, you’ll also have the opportunity to savor authentic Nepalese cuisine. The traditional meal, known as ‘daal, bhaat, tarkaari,’ consists of flavorful lentil soup, rice, and vegetables, providing a delicious and wholesome dining experience. In addition, you’ll sample a variety of local dishes such as noodles and ‘roti,’ a delectable flatbread that pairs perfectly with the seasonal fruits and vegetables available. Embrace the chance to indulge in the same meals as your hosts, forging a deeper connection with the community and culture.

The cost of the programme is £700 per week, with a minimum 4 week booking.

This includes;

  • Private Accommodation (depending upon availability)
  • All meals
  • Airport Pickup & transfer to project
  • All project-related activities
  • Premium Support Package with 24/7 Support

This does not include;

  • Flights
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending and any extra activities


Meditation is a good way for us to improve our mind and stay peaceful. Through several times meditation, I get knowledge about how to do the meditation correctly and help some people finish their meditation and Buddhism manners impression. I spent my time chatting with different monks in English for up to 6 hours per day, that let me know more about Buddhism. There are many foreign monks studying in Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Chiang Mai Campus, for example, come from Lao and Myanmar. All of monks have different majors in the university, have to learn many things, such as English, to communicate with foreign visitors frequently. Some little monks are very shy to speak English and have been studying to become a Buddhist monk for more than 10 years.


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