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Volunteering in Boudha

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One of the simplest ways to spend some time in Boudha without committing to full-time study (see Boudha’s dharma scene) is to volunteer with one of the many charities sponsored by the Tibetan monasteries. One of the biggest is Karuna Shechen (w karuna-shechen.org), run by French author and monk Mathieu Ricard and based at Shechen monastery, which operates clinics and schools in Nepal, Tibet and India. Another, Rokpa (w rokpa.org), runs a winter soup kitchen and a home for street children.

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