Help at our Buddhist meditation centre near Yangon, Myanmar



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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    Our Buddhist meditation and education centre is one hour from the Yangon airport. The purpose of our Centre is to provide free education to the children and nuns, and a place for a meditators to practise meditation.

    We welcome people to join us in teaching, gardening, cleaning and helping around. We have a large variety of Dhamma and meditation books that will be suitable for people who want to do self-exploration and meditation. We welcome those who want to life beneficially and quiet life, or those who want to do own meditation retreat.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The advantage of volunteering with us is the volunteers can really experience Burmese and Buddhist culture. You will also gain a lot from your own meditation and reading books.

    We will teach you Basic Theravada Buddhism (Dhamma) and also meditations such as Insight meditation and loving-kindness meditation. You will have lots of time for self-exploration and be able to meditate on your own psychological phenomena.
    Here, volunteers will do physical help to cultivate strong physical body, and meditation to cultivate strong and compassionate mind. Volunteers will learn lots of positive Buddhist values such as respect, humbleness, gratitude, loving-kindness, cooperation, reducing ego and also harmony living with others.

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    There will two meditation sittings with chanting in the morning 5.00 am to 6.30am, and night time 7.00 to 9.00 pm. Basic Buddhism and meditation discussion is at 8 pm twice a week. Morning and night are self practice in meditation.

    Duty is from 8.00 am to 10.00am, and 3.00pm to 5.30pm. Duty time is about 5 hours, Duties include
    1. Cleaning the building, toilets and bathroom.
    2. Gardening,
    3. Teaching English
    4. Book editing and transcription if you are good in English.
    5. Drawing and painting.

    For vegetarian, vegetarian food will be provided. and Accommodation and 3 meals will be given.

    Conditions for volunteers to come to our centre.
    1. Interested in meditation AND Buddhism.
    2. Are able to do English teaching.
    3. Willing to stay for at least one month.
    4. We prefer non-smoker and non-drinking volunteers. You should abstain from smoking or drinking when staying with us.

    5. All volunteers must keep five main morality/precepts in our centre.
    a. Do not kill or harm sentient beings.
    b. Do not steal, or taking things not given.
    c. No sexual activities.
    d. No false speech including telling lies, slandering, harsh speech and gossiping.
    e. No intoxicant such as cigarette, drugs, alcohol, wine, beer.

    6. We prefer volunteers to "dress down" and have quiet behaviour, not to use perfume or make-up , and no singing and dancing as you are in a meditation centre, not a party or backpacker hostel.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Chinese, Burmese

  • Accommodation


    A hall-type/shared room for female. A share room for male.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our place is near to a village that volunteers can buy extra things.
    There are few pagodas nearby.

    Food and accommodation are given freely. There is no charge at all. However, since we are running on donation basis, volunteers can donate if they want.

    We only can accept volunteers who can stay for one month and who can follow our rules.

    Volunteers can apply for tourist visa with 28 days entry,
    If you are a real teacher, please show us some proof of your teaching experience. Then you can apply for a 70 days religious visa with the invitation letter from us.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day 5 days a week

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