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Program Reviews

See what some of our amazing guests have to say regarding their experiences during our programs.

Danielle Wong

Spiti Valley India

I took part in the monk for a month.program in India 2015. This journey was beyond anything i imagined it to be. For a whole month you are led to some of the worlds most energetic places and cross paths with wise learned Buddhists for an.exchange of.culture and philosophy. Whether you are looking for a religious or spiritual or merely just a unique cultural.experience this program gives it all. Personally this program changed my life in so many ways i cant believe it. From the wonderful host to the amazing home stays, it is a personal journey within a shared community experience.

Jaymi Lee

Spiti Valley India

Monk for a Month experience has somehow altered the way I interact with the world because it was an important part in altering the way I interact with myself. In learning & unlearning, in silent awareness & conscious conversation, in stripping back layers of 'Self & other', in living another lifestyle completely removed from my own, in welcoming strangers & warm-hearted devotees, on the highest place, on the tallest mountain I've ever stood. In everything I experienced in the valley, little facets of my disposition would surface, or disappear, or bend, or break. You know that old cliche, 'all suffused in truth still', 'To change the world we must first change ourselves'. Well Monk for a Month was an enlightening adventure in the way it aided me with this.

Kobby

Cambodia

Peace fellow traveller; I enrolled in the monk for a month program on in September 2015. It was, we were informed, the pioneering trip into Cambodia, and I have to say it was quite an adventure. I do not have enough superlatives in my vocabulary to describe the experience, but that’s not going to stop me from trying. Extraordinary, captivating, educational, life changing. I was mesmerised by the raw beauty of the surrounding of the monastery we stayed at in Oudong. Overwhelmed by the openness and friendliness of our Cambodian hosts. Delighted at the amazing cuisine (I went from an ardent carnivore to card carrying vegetarian after this trip). And to top it all, I was blessed to be accompanied on this journey with so many other interesting pilgrims who I now count among my friends.

Miriam Luyt

Cambodia

I booked for Cambodia's Monk for a Month pilot program, presented by Ayana Journeys and World Weavers in September 2015. I had very few expectations but I suspect that even if I had many, the trip would still have surpassed them all. It was a truly meaningful journey through Cambodia by our 'then tour guide', 'now friend, Yut'. We learnt about Cambodia's history and its present state while being immersed in Buddhist teachings and conversation. I made lifelong friends on the journey, which was really inevitable considering the type of personality that one would expect to be drawn to this kind of program. This was not a holiday, it was not glitz and glamour all the time, it was a real journey of discovery of the country, the daily lives of the Cambodian people, Buddhism and myself. At times this was a little inconvenient but I loved it!! #highlyrecommended

Lyndall Baum

Cambodia

Amazing. Absolutely amazing on so many levels, on so many planes. Spiritually, emotionally.. personal development. I have just learnt so much about myself and Cambodia. It's a beautiful country, everybody should come here! Everybody needs this experience, it's just too good.

Renard 'Ras I Ray' Shy

Ethiopia

Ethiopia cointinues to unfold in such a beautiful and mystical way, in the most natural sense you can feel the vibrations and take hold of something really in this really sacred place, You need come taste this, cause seeing is believing but feeling is even better.

Linda McLeod

Ethiopia

Rasta Roots.........words to describe it, Vibes, so cool, encompassing. One Love, completely authentic. Soul Stuff, challenging, inspiring, discovering. Blessings, absolutely privileged to have been invited to experience such an astounding, life-changing event! The people, places, worship. Ethiopia I am returning, cradle of humanity, Jah bless! Rastafariei

Doris Smith

Ethiopia

This was an entirely amazing trip. Under the guidance of our knowledgeable facilitators, we were able to meet with Rastafarian elders and musicians and participate in their worship. We traveled through the lush countryside and lunched beside beautiful lakes and atop mountaintops commanding breathtaking views. Ethiopia has a deeply spiritual culture and incredibly friendly, joyous people, and I'm delighted to have made their acquaintance.

Danielle Wong

Spiti Valley India

I took part in the monk for a month.program in India 2015. This journey was beyond anything i imagined it to be. For a whole month you are led to some of the worlds most energetic places and cross paths with wise learned Buddhists for an.exchange of.culture and philosophy. Whether you are looking for a religious or spiritual or merely just a unique cultural.experience this program gives it all. Personally this program changed my life in so many ways i cant believe it. From the wonderful host to the amazing home stays, it is a personal journey within a shared community experience.

Jaymi Lee

Spiti Valley India

Monk for a Month experience has somehow altered the way I interact with the world because it was an important part in altering the way I interact with myself. In learning & unlearning, in silent awareness & conscious conversation, in stripping back layers of 'Self & other', in living another lifestyle completely removed from my own, in welcoming strangers & warm-hearted devotees, on the highest place, on the tallest mountain I've ever stood. In everything I experienced in the valley, little facets of my disposition would surface, or disappear, or bend, or break. You know that old cliche, 'all suffused in truth still', 'To change the world we must first change ourselves'. Well Monk for a Month was an enlightening adventure in the way it aided me with this.

Kobby

Cambodia

Peace fellow traveller; I enrolled in the monk for a month program on in September 2015. It was, we were informed, the pioneering trip into Cambodia, and I have to say it was quite an adventure. I do not have enough superlatives in my vocabulary to describe the experience, but that’s not going to stop me from trying. Extraordinary, captivating, educational, life changing. I was mesmerised by the raw beauty of the surrounding of the monastery we stayed at in Oudong. Overwhelmed by the openness and friendliness of our Cambodian hosts. Delighted at the amazing cuisine (I went from an ardent carnivore to card carrying vegetarian after this trip). And to top it all, I was blessed to be accompanied on this journey with so many other interesting pilgrims who I now count among my friends.

Miriam Luyt

Cambodia

I booked for Cambodia's Monk for a Month pilot program, presented by Ayana Journeys and World Weavers in September 2015. I had very few expectations but I suspect that even if I had many, the trip would still have surpassed them all. It was a truly meaningful journey through Cambodia by our 'then tour guide', 'now friend, Yut'. We learnt about Cambodia's history and its present state while being immersed in Buddhist teachings and conversation. I made lifelong friends on the journey, which was really inevitable considering the type of personality that one would expect to be drawn to this kind of program. This was not a holiday, it was not glitz and glamour all the time, it was a real journey of discovery of the country, the daily lives of the Cambodian people, Buddhism and myself. At times this was a little inconvenient but I loved it!! #highlyrecommended

Lyndall Baum

Cambodia

Amazing. Absolutely amazing on so many levels, on so many planes. Spiritually, emotionally.. personal development. I have just learnt so much about myself and Cambodia. It's a beautiful country, everybody should come here! Everybody needs this experience, it's just too good.

Renard 'Ras I Ray' Shy

Ethiopia

Ethiopia cointinues to unfold in such a beautiful and mystical way, in the most natural sense you can feel the vibrations and take hold of something really in this really sacred place, You need come taste this, cause seeing is believing but feeling is even better.

Linda McLeod

Ethiopia

Rasta Roots.........words to describe it, Vibes, so cool, encompassing. One Love, completely authentic. Soul Stuff, challenging, inspiring, discovering. Blessings, absolutely privileged to have been invited to experience such an astounding, life-changing event! The people, places, worship. Ethiopia I am returning, cradle of humanity, Jah bless! Rastafariei

Doris Smith

Ethiopia

This was an entirely amazing trip. Under the guidance of our knowledgeable facilitators, we were able to meet with Rastafarian elders and musicians and participate in their worship. We traveled through the lush countryside and lunched beside beautiful lakes and atop mountaintops commanding breathtaking views. Ethiopia has a deeply spiritual culture and incredibly friendly, joyous people, and I'm delighted to have made their acquaintance.

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