From:                                   Global Service Corps []

Sent:                                    Wednesday, May 09, 2012 3:00 AM


Subject:                                Cambodia Buddhist Immersion Program Available Starting this Summer!


Immerse Yourself in Buddhist Culture this Summer



GSC’s Popular Buddhist Immersion Program Now Available this August in Cambodia!


Experience life at a Buddhist wat (monastery) and the essence of Cambodia by living, working, and learning among Khmer people in our Buddhist Immersion Program. For the majority of Cambodians, wats have long been the symbolic centers of villages, used not only for spiritual practice, but also as educational, cultural, and social hubs. Through the GSC Buddhist Immersion Program, volunteers experience the rich culture of Khmer Buddhism firsthand as guests, students, and teachers at a Khmer wat. After a successful three years in Thailand, GSC is excited to move its Buddhist Immersion Program to Cambodia, with a pilot project set to launch on August 13, 2012 and programs continuing throughout the year.

GSC’s Buddhist Immersion Program offers volunteer program participants a chance to be both the teacher and the student. Participants learn about the Khmer culture on social, spiritual and intellectual levels while giving something to their new community through teaching English at a wat and other service-learning projects.

Enroll in the Buddhist Immersion program today and look forward to:

• Meditating daily in the Khmer style with monks at our host wat with guidance and translation provided
• Chanting, alms giving, and daily rituals at the temple
• Providing English training to novices, nuns, and monks of the wat
• Enjoying the beautiful and peaceful setting of the wat
• Experiencing the Khmer culture by touring historic temples and stupas, sampling local foods, and visiting nearby craft markets
• Enjoying and exploring Phnom Penh in the orientation before traveling to the wat and on weekends
• Relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville during a weekend excursion provided by GSC

Additionally, if you enroll in an Integrated Program, you will have the opportunity to work with other Khmer community groups on projects such as public health workshops or volunteering with Khmer youth at a center for children affected by HIV/AIDS.

With programs beginning each month of the year and ranging from two weeks to six months or longer, participants can choose the experience that best fits their needs and schedule. Check out our 2012 start dates and plan your ideal immersion program at

To find out more about the new Buddhist Immersion Program, click on the photos to the left or visit

We look forward to welcoming you to Cambodia!


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