It’s one thing to receive meditative training from a Buddhist monk. How about turning the tables? Instead of the monk training you, how about you teaching English in Nepal at a Buddhist monastery? Exiled Tibetans comprise about 20% of Nepal’s population.

Monasteries abound in the mountainous remote regions of Kathmandu. Although Buddhist monks devote their lives to their spiritual practices, they also appreciate fluency in English is a vital skill. Teach English in Nepal and have the opportunity to enrich the lives of these unfortunate exiles. An opportunity to empower those who are lost to their homeland is a noble aspiration for teaching in Nepal.

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Here are 10 interesting facts and curious trivia about Nepal:

  1. Population: More than 27 million people
  2. Capital city: Kathmandu
  3. Currency:  Nepalese rupee
  4. Common languages:  Nepali, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang, Newari/Nepal Bhas, Magar, Awadhi, Rai, Limbu, & Bajjika
  5. Slang: “Haatti” refers to a 1000 rupee note
  6. Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Kirant, Christianity, Bon & many others
  7. National drink: Raksi, a millet or rice based alcoholic beverage
  8. UNESCO World Heritage Site: Pashupati nath temple, the name means “Lord of animals”
  9. National dance: Dozens of traditional folk dances such as deuda, maruni, sorathi. Many, like the Kumari, are religious dances named after the god or goddess they are dedicated to
  10. National bird: Himalayan monal, also called impeyan monal, impeyan pheasant, or danphe

I was not a qualified teacher, just someone who wanted to experience another culture and contribute to a really worthwhile project and I have received so much from this experience that has encouraged me to keep volunteering, teaching and get involved in many charities in Nepal.

Jasmin White, Kathmandu, Nepal


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