Buddhist Monestery Sikkim

Imagine living with Monks in an authentic Buddhist Monastery. If you're interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy and culture and enjoy the idea of some solitude, spending time with monks and teaching vital English skills, this could be the perfect placement

Buddhist Monastery Teaching Sikkim


Project Type

Standard Placement – Volunteer Center accommodation shared rooms


1 Week

Start Dates

1st & 3rd Monday of every month (Cultural orientation week)


Sikkim, India

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India Program Fees USD

Standard Placements

1 Week 235
2 Weeks 425
3 Weeks 635
1 Month 795
2 Months 1575
3 Months 2355
*One off application fee of US$275 applies in addition to the above program fees plus a 1% credit card surcharge *Application fee covers unlimited placements and/or countries at time of booking!!!

Whats Included

  • Arrival  Airport Transfer
  • Domestic Airfares as per itinerary
  • Touring & excursions as per itinerary
  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays, 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Accommodation (Volunteer Centers – shared dorm style rooms)
  • Training & Supervision as required
  • Use of necessary equipment incl program materials
  • 24/7 emergency assistance, volunteer support, local guiding and advice
  • Touring & excursions as per itinerary
  • Certificate of Completion

Whats Not Included

  • Travel Insurance (Mandatory)
  • International airfares & Visa fees
  • Additional Tours, Souvenirs, Spending Money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)

Background Information

You will stay either at the monastery or close by. You’ll teach novice monks (mostly children and some adults) for approx 2 hours each day. An additional 2-4 hours will be spent teaching in a local primary school where necessary.

Sikkim is a small state in northwest India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal.  Spectacular scenery coupled with Buddhist monasteries are the highlight of this fascinating region.  Here you’ll be interacting with monks on a regular basis, learning about their way of life and exchanging ideas and intercultural learning.  This is a project in it’s early days of development so those looking for off the beaten track should choose this option.