Learn about Tibetan Buddhism in the shadow of one of the most important Buddhist monuments, and go on retreat in a Hindu ashram.
We will have a four-night urban homestay with the Newari community in the ancient town of Patan.
Focus Of Inquiry
Explore how Nepal balances the needs of development and modernization with a rich cultural heritage.
Dragons participants are travelers not tourists. We respect cultural norms by staying in family-owned accommodations and taking local transportation when possible. The most profound learning moments often arise in the spaces in between, and traveling alongside locals creates space for un-orchestrated moments of engagement.
Learn about the development issues facing remote mountain communities and meet some of the people taking action to help.
Independent Study Project (ISP)
Take an apprenticeship with a traditional artisan or spiritual practitioner.
Get the basics of Nepali language down to bond with your homestay family.
Explore the concept of service and engage in conversation about the impacts on local communities.
On any program you choose, you can expect that Dragons instructors will guide you into the wilderness, exposing you to the pristine beauty of nature, undisturbed by the advances of modern development.