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Area (ha): Gardening / teaching
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Category: Other
Host ID: 47037
Country: Sri Lanka

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Last Updated: September 23, 2019

Our place is a small Buddhist Temple, with big projects in mind and we are looking for volunteers to be part of it eagerly.

We are located close to the Bandaranaike International Airport, in a rural area with some medium cities nearby. Transportation to major cities is easy, catching the train in Veyangoda.

At the moment we have a very nice Bodhi tree, a classroom (outside) and a small house, where several monks are living. In a very close future we will expand the accommodations and give more monks struggling with bad conditions and zero education, a place to grow up and develop.

We are looking for a volunteer who would like to help us with this project any way possible. We are looking for mansions/Teachers/skill workers/house designers who have to work a few hours a day, anything of your area of expertise or you find yourself comfortable in. Our main goal is to maintain a relationship with people from other countries, so that our resident monks grow broad-minded and with wisdom, influenced positively by the cultural exchange.( Please kindly notice that we welcome only male volunteers as we are therawada buddhist monks)

In exchange we offer a room, 3 meals a day and if interested we can give you Buddhist classes 1 hour a day and introduce you to meditation techniques. Also if you are willing to explore Sri Lanka we can help you planning your journey and maybe get some local discounts.

If you want to work some hours with kids, learn about Buddhism, either theory or practice, this is the place for you.

It's important to keep in mind this is a temple, so certain rules do apply. No alcohol or drugs are allowed, and nudity in presence of clergy is not encouraged. Also we care very much about our children, and if you are interested in coming we would like to have a small interview with you. We also help bag packers to stay one or two nights with food till you wait your flight as we are very close to the air port, (Conditions do apply.)

Communication is everything, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask either on phone or email.

Looking forward to hear from you soon.

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