Hi all!


I am currently in Vietnam, but am planning to take a trip to India soon to find a monastery to study at for a while.  I was wondering if anyone knows anywhere to start.  I don't have much of a plan at the moment.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.


I am planning to fly into India and start checking out monasteries.  I want to find one that fits me.  I don't know much about the geography of India or anything, but I am considering starting in Bodh Gaia and going from there.  I will be taking some time off of work and committing several months to this expedition.  

Hopefully I can find a place where I feel comfortable and I can explore what needs to be explored.  That's the plan at the moment, but I am completely open to suggestions and ideas.  Thanks,


Peace, love, and pho,


fredburks's picture

Hey Nick,

I spent 10 weeks in India and five weeks in Nepal back in 1994. In Nepal (which I highly recommend), I loved Kopan, which is less than an hour outside of Kathmandu. In India, I didn't find any great monastaries, though I spent some excellent time at Mother Theresa's place in Calcutta, and I've heard RIshikesh is great for spiritual journeys. Have an awesome time!

With much love and warm wishes,

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