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    Teaching English at Buddhist Monastery

    Learn Buddhism and at the same time teach English to Buddhist monks & nuns by volunteering in Buddhist monastery & nunnery.

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    Early Childhood Development

    If you are child lover and enjoy teaching them through drama, arts, and social games then book your place at VIN established ECD centers.

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    Women Empowerment

    Support Nepalese disadvantaged women to become self sufficient by providing them life changing training and education.

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    Youth empowerment

    Teach life skill to Nepalese youth and stop huge brain drain of Nepal. Make them responsible for local community development.

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Volunteer Projects

Namaste and warm welcomes from all of us at Volunteers Initiative Nepal. Our volunteer work is dedicated to empowering the most marginalized communities within Nepal

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Internship Projects

Volunteers Initiative Nepal’s (VIN) is very happy to offer internship projects to those new comers of job market who want to learn their first job experience in social work

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Despite being a Hindu nation, you can find large number of Buddhists in Nepal. You will see a number of monasteries and schools all round the Nepal where Buddhism

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Welcome to Buddhist Monasteries


Perhaps you are a devoted Buddhist, or maybe you just want to know more about Buddhism and would like to come to one of the most spiritual places on the planet. Siddhartha Gautama, better known as Buddha, was born in Nepal! Whether you want to come to explore Nepal’s beautiful cultural history and let us take you to some of the many Buddhist temples and monasteries that are sprinkled along countryside or if you want to lend your time and teach English to the many beautiful monk children that live within these Buddhist monasteries – you’ve come to the right place!

Here at VIN we are dedicated to empowering the most marginalized communities within Nepal. We believe in equality, human rights, women’s rights and children’s rights. Our passion is to make sure that people in Nepal can have an equal chance at being empowered and have access to education and hygiene. Our programs range from orphanage work, teaching English in schools or in Buddhist monasteries, providing health care services and to construction work such as building toilets in villages. We are a non-government, non-religious organization and need volunteers from all corners of the world to share their skills and their time. Wonderful people like you.

So if you’ve had an inner desire or urge to travel, to experience something incredible and to be part of something bigger… then Nepal is calling you. This could be the sign you’ve been waiting for. And Nepal is waiting for you.


Monastery Projects

  • buddhist monasteriesTeaching English to Buddhist Monks

    VIN's volunteer teaching English at a Buddhist monastery or nunnery project offers volunteers a unique opportunity to gain insight into Buddhist culture and practice. The volunteering Buddhist monastery project aims

  • retreatRetreat and Meditation

    With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-worked. It often feels like there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. Our stress and

  • lumbiniBuddhist Pilgrimage Tour

    Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal is famous as a touristic hub in the world. This city carries own historical and cultural back ground. This city is also known as city of temples and monasteries. Nepal, a

Buddhist History

In 563 BC, Gautama Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal. A place of pilgrimage, Lumbini still remains one of the most sacred sites on Earth. Since this is a holy site, the borders may only contain monasteries. This means that there are no shops or restaurants to distract the mind. This is a site made solely for the practicing and appreciation of Buddhism.

Mayadevi Temple is identified as the exact spot in which the Buddha was born. Here live the most experienced practicing Buddhists, who are able to offer classes in Vipassana meditation and yoga. Outside of Lumbini lies Kathmandu Valley, the crossroads of Asian culture. Home to 7 world heritage sites, including Buddhist pilgrimage sites, it holds a wisdom spanning back thousands of years.

Why Nepal Is the Ideal Place to Practice Buddhism

While officially a Hindu Kingdom, 9% of Nepal’s residents are Buddhist, according to a 2011 census. This makes it the second most common religion in the country. As a result, there are many monasteries that aim to offer immersion in Buddhist practice and culture, with an intense focus on training in the tradition of the Buddha. Of course, Buddhism can be practiced from anywhere, but Nepal offers a unique spiritual atmosphere, which helps the student to concentrate on their growth within the religion.

Natural Scenery

There are spiritual vacation destinations the world over, but none of them can match the natural majesty of Nepal. Home to Mount Everest, the highest peak on Earth, there is a sense of transcendent mystery surrounding this country. Visiting this glorious area involves extensive preparation, including making sure you have adequate equipment for the unforgiving cold and perilous mountain paths.

The Himalayan mountains are purported to be the abode of gods. Their sheer size provides a humbling sublimity; they are imposing, yet awe-inspiring. There is no doubt that within these hidden valleys are truths that cannot be found elsewhere in the world. This may be why so many sages discovered their wisdom in the Himalayas. Monasteries located in the mountains are remote and hard to reach, but this means that the reward for finding them is even greater. They offer true solace from civilisation, creating the ideal atmosphere for Buddhist contemplation.

Nepal is the birthplace of the Buddha and his influence can still be felt today. It is the most authentic location for Buddhist spiritual practices. Visiting a Nepali Buddhist monastery is an intense experience like no other, ideal for those seeking wisdom and spirituality.