SABA, a Charitable Trust founded by Thaye Dorje, H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, South Asia Buddhist Association

Teaching at the Karmapa Center of Education

October 28, 2017

We are looking for volunteer teachers who have experience with children of primary school age, and would like to spend several months or a sabbatical year at the Karmapa Center of Education in Kalimpong, India.

This is a unique opportunity to live and teach at an innovative educational center in the Himalayan region of India. Our guest teachers must have pedagogical experience, be prepared to work enthusiastically as part of a team of local and foreign teachers, to help implement an innovative concept.

The children at KCE will learn across age groups. We will therefore be happy to hear about your experience with reform-pedagogical teaching methods.

Preparations for travel abroad and a long-term stay take some time and of course raise many questions. To be well prepared, we would appreciate you contacting us early, so we can help and support you in your decision-making process and in completing all the necessary formalities.

Our full-time volunteer teachers receive free room and board. Additional financial aid to help with the cost of airfare and other support are available. Please note in your application if you would like to apply for a bursary.

Please send us your info request to, we are happy to receive your email!

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