Volunteer program to teach English to Buddhist mon

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Price: $180
14 Days / 13 Nights
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Description

We offer a variety of NEW AND EXCITING WAYS TO volunteer.
Volunteer in Amarbayasgalant monastery in Mongolia for the experience of a lifetime and teach English. 

Benefits of volunteering at the Amarbayasgalant one of biggest monastery of Mongolia  
There are opportunities to make a difference
  • Life-changing experiences
  • feel and see the real lifestyle of monks
  • Buddhist philosophy and nomadic lifestyle of Mongolia. 
  • Thrilling adventures
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Learn new skills 
  • Discover Mongolian culture
  • It feels good to give back and help others
  • Enhance creativity 
You will teach English to monks these days and also
You can
  • Study Buddhist philosophy
  • Trekking surrounding wild beautiful nature
  • Do yoga
  • Write a book or blog
  • Have fun time

Only one chance a year. This project is announced only once a year from Monastery.
You will teach English to the monks. At the present moment, 30 monks live here within the age range of 7-80. There is the big number of young monks (13) between the age of 7 and 13, who have for a great part been picked up from orphanages around Mongolia.
We hope our program is unforgettable and can unlock the mysterious world you are looking for.
No matter what project you choose, our friendly Projects Abroad staff will be available to help 24/7. 

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Fare

Price:  ECONOMY CLASS
Your donation must be over 180 $-per day
(For the monks get food, clothes, vitamins and more)

Duration
1 –2 (months) between 01 November to 30 April every year.   // min 14 Days //

Accommodation:  
Dormitory of monks or Host house

Gender:
Male

Age range:
19 to 90

Relation:
Buddhist

Operated in:
English

Included
  • Meal
  • Accommodation
  • Transfer (Ulaanbaatar –Amarabayasgalan-Ulaanbaatar)
  • Guide (from Monastery)
  • Horse riding
  • Visit herders family

Not Included:
  • Personal shopping
  • Insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Additional activities
  • Ets

 

Highlights

  • Amarbayasgalant monastery is one of the three largest Buddhist monastic centers in Mongolia.
  • The monastery complex is located in the Iven Valley near the Selenge River, at the foot of Mount Büren-Khaan in Baruunbüren sum of Selenge Province in northern Mongolia. 
  • The monastery was established and funded by order of Manchu Yongzheng Emperor (and completed under his successor the Qianlong Emperor) to serve as a final resting place for Zanabazar (1635–1723)
  • Construction took place between 1727 and 1736 and Zanabazar's remains were transferred there in 1779.
  • Amarbayasgalant was one of the very few monasteries to have partly escaped destruction during the Stalinist purges of 1937, after which only the buildings of the central section remained. Many of the monks were executed by the country's Communist regime and the monastery's artifacts, including thangkas, statues, and manuscripts were looted, although some were hidden until more fortunate times.
  • Today, only 28 temples remain. Restoration work began in 1988 with funds provided by UNESCO and private sources and some of the new statuary was commissioned in New Delhi, India.

 

Itinerary

DAY 1 Welcome to Mongolia. You will leave Ulaanbaatar in the morning and drive to Darkhan city. You will eat lunch in the city and take a short sightseeing tour. Next drive further, to the Iven Valley, where Amarbaysgalant Monastery is located. During the evening, tour the monastery and its facilities.


Approximately : 350 km
Stay overnight: host house
Meal: breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 

 
DAY 2

Exploring Day 
Today you will meet monks and visit temples of Amarbayasgalant monastery. You will also explore the beautiful places around the monastery biggest stupa of Mongolia at top of mountain, Temple of Buddha at mountain and Stone Green Tara.

 

Stay overnight: host house
Meal: breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 
DAY 3 Today you will visit local herder family of Even river. Take a short trip on horseback.

 

Stay overnight: host house
Meal: breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 
DAY 4

A volunteer program to teach English to monks begins today. Before, We have to plan your program in advance together.

Stay overnight: host house
Meal: breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

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