Karmapa Center of Education (KCE), a Buddhist model school founded by Thaye Dorje, H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Are you interested in teaching at KCE and spend a few weeks or months in Kalimpong?

Working and living with children is truly rewarding. And even more so within the setting of a Dharma center, and beautiful surroundings of the Himalayas. KCE, the new educational project of Gyalwa Karmapa  combines traditional Buddhist content usually taught in monasteries and modern education.

We are continuously looking for volunteers working with children in the age group of 5 to 9 years with any skills in the following fields:

  • Kindergarten / Primary School / or Special Needs Teacher
  • Maths / English / Art / Science / Occupational Therapist 

Experiences in Montessori or other alternative pedagogical methods are most welcome!

Educational Therapy
To cater for students with learning difficulties, we are also looking for people with expertise in remedial teaching and special education. Alongside the regular classes, we will provide for small student groups with special learning needs.

Medical and Health Care
We are looking for volunteers experienced in healthcare: doctors, practitioners of complementary medicine, physical therapists, as well as from other therapeutic or nursing sectors. Besides providing medical supplies for school residents, we would like to offer courses in First Aid and preventive measures. Simultaneously, we are planning provide our staff with training in these areas.

Living at KCE

Our full-time volunteers receive free room and board at KCE.

Preparations for travel abroad and a long-term stay take some time and of course raise many questions. We are happy to support you in your decision-making process and in completing all the necessary formalities.

We look forward receiving your information request at

“Education is invaluable,
because it helps us to cultivate
the innate pure qualities that
we as human beings possess.”

Gyalwa Karmapa about the importance of education