“The trip to the monastery near Kathmandu was very touching. Rarely before have I had the feeling to be in the here and now. Taking part in the prayers and talking with the nuns provided a wonderful insight into Tibetan Buddhism.”
There are countless, primarily tibetan buddhist, monasteries in Nepal. The monks and nuns, many of them children study the teachings of Lord Buddha. Their daily schedule includes lessons, puja (ceremony in Tibetan), meals and community work which is strictly organised. There are only basic English lessons, so they will be looking to you to improve their English.
Life in a monastery is simple and you will be expected to share this life with them, but it offers great rewards and is also a lot of fun.
Experience the monastic life in a remote and peaceful setting, get to know the joyful and cordial monks and nuns and take part in the puja, a profound and unique experience.
You will have an amazing view across the valley and – on clear days – the snow-peaked mountains far behind. For shopping or other day trips there is a bus connecting the monastery to Kathmandu city or you can share a cab with the nuns and monks.
We also request that you comply with the monastery rules such as no alcohol, smoking and inappropriate clothes. In regards to teaching you can arrange classes according to your English level.