I have been debating over the last 2 years on whether to arrange this trip . More recent events in my life have finally pushed me on to go. I will be travelling to Nepal for 3 weeks to teach English to Monks and I will be travelling with a organisation called Plan My Gap Year. PMGY Support monasteries in Kathmandu and Chitwan. Volunteers stay at the monastery in separate living quarters. Expect to be woken early each morning as the gong is sounded and morning prayers commence! What an opportunity to get immersed in the Buddhist way of life! The monastery in Kathmandu is relatively close to the city centre whereas the Chitwan monastery placement is very rural. The unique aspect of the monastery in Chitwan is that volunteers will work with both male and female monks.
It is very important that monks receive a formal education as well as religious training. It is not totally uncommon for monks to leave the monastery when they get older, therefore it is important for them to learn English in order to boost their career prospects in mainstream society.
The money donated will cover the cost of my flights to and from Nepal and my accommodation fees.