Meditate and help others in a Buddhist meditation center close to Yangon, Myanmar

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The Exchange

Some of the activities are helping patients with general care, washing and physiotherapy. Also volunteers can help in the maintenance and building activities at the center. Teaching English to locals, making art projects, cooking, gardening and taking care of children is also something that we do.


Title

18 hours of help per week

Child Care: Get a new purpose in life educating and caring for children

Arts: Professional painting, sculpting or drawing.

Teaching Languages: Give language lessons to guests or local community.

Social Work: Help the local community.


What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Yoga classes: Namaste! Join our yoga classes and transform your health.

Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.

Holistic Therapies: Join activities related to self-knowledge and meditation.


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

We are a meditation center located in Thanlyin. This is also a non-profit humanitarian organization. It is a place where volunteers can practice meditation and donate their time, effort and energy to help others and do unlimited good deeds.

The center was established in 2008 by a local monk for the general benefit and it is taking care of the most crucial needs of the local community. It has grown to a small village offering refuge 24 hours a day, seven days a week without restrictions. It is a sanctuary for people from all class and regions who seek refuge or care and attention and/or the desire to practice meditation.
The center provides sanctuary for more than 3400 people including the aged, sick, disabled, homeless and helpless. It provides help without discrimination or restrictions.

Volunteers here in the center will have the unique opportunity to live, work and learn alongside m


Activities & Shift

As international volunteers we can help the center in several ways.

Some of the activities are helping patients with general care, washing and physiotherapy. Also volunteers can help in the maintenance and building activities at the center. Teaching English to locals, making art projects, cooking, gardening and taking care of children is also something that we do.

Basically each volunteer is free to participate in every activity as they like or to learn a new skill. Volunteers can also propose and discuss new projects if they have any skills that can be useful for the benefit of the center and its residents.

There is the opportunity to follow guided meditation, learn more about Buddhism or practice on their own. Meditation and yoga teachers are always welcome to join and organize lessons for all volunteers.

Volunteers here in the center have the rare chance to join the monks collecti


Rules

We request people who come here, even for a short time, to follow the monastic code of morality which includes:

Not harming any living being.
Not taking what is not given.
Not sexual misconduct.
Not harmful, harsh or false speech.
Not taking drugs or alcohol during your stay here.

Please pay attention that cats, dogs and even cows are walking freely around the center. Don’t worry the cows don’t bite.

Disclaimer:
In the center there are patients with HIV or tuberculosis; they are in a closed off area witch his showed to the volunteers during the welcome tour. The volunteers will never be asked to be in contact with these patients. They have qualified caretakers.

The center provides gloves, face masks, disinfectant solutions, etc. to protect the volunteers and the patients. A volunteer coordinator is always present to show the right procedure and to answer any questions the volunteer m