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Vajrayana School was founded in 1991 but only became officially registered in 2000 by brothers Chhewang and Tsering Sherpa. As a tutorial center serving the Tibetan and Nepali communities living in Boudha, the school soon grew and now teaches a diverse body of students that include Tibetan refugees and Himalayan Sherpas from throughout Nepal, Tibet, and India. The students come from all walks of life. There are urban businessmen and women, rural villagers, Buddhist monks and nuns, and older students. Many students have had little exposure to formal schooling. Their ages range from young children to adults and while most students come to Boudha between November and March, the school is open and in need of volunteer teachers, year-round.

Located only a two to three minute walk away from the famous Boudhnath Stupa, the school is in an ideal location given the cultural significance the area possesses for its inhabitants. For the school’s foreign volunteers the area, and legendary generosity of those who live there, provides a wonderful opportunity to immerse themselves in the cultures of many nearby monasteries, to attend numerous lectures on Buddhist practices and philosophy, as well as language lessons in Tibetan and Nepali.

Vajrayana School prides itself on seeking only the talents of the teachers themselves, rather than expensive fees that many volunteer agencies in Nepal charge. While school supplies and any other forms of donation are always gratefully received, Principal Chhewang Sherpa is happy to welcome any and all volunteer teachers in order to give his students maximum exposure to the English language.

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Fax No.+977-1-4471902
Opening daysSun-Fri

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