Accommodation and Fees at Nalanda Monastery

Nalanda being a Monastery has accommodation on the premises only for men. Accommodation is limited and as a result, new residents (under the age of 35) are asked to share a room.

Female students usually rent accommodation in the town of Lavaur (4.5km away) or near the monastery. If you need help with finding accommodation, feel free to contact us.

Meals only (all vegetarian)

 
  3 MEALS
BREAKFAST ONLY
LUNCH ONLY
DINNER ONLY
Guests 20 € 4 € 10 € 6 €
Students 13 € 3 € 6 € 4 €

Teachings only

  PER MONTH PER DAY PER QUIZZ
Guests 90 € 6 € 5 €
Resident students 130 € N/A N/A
Online students 50 € N/A N/A
Nuns

Donation based (75 € per month is advised if you're not a volunteer and have the financial means)

Teachings with meals only

3 MEALS PER MONTH
Nuns 150 €
Students 280 €
DINNER ONLY
PER MONTH
Students 200 €

Teachings, meals and accommodation

  PER MONTH PER DAY
Monks 200 € N/A
Nuns (accommodation at the Wisdom House) 300 € N/A
Aspiring monks 250 € N/A
Residents - Single room 690 € * N/A
Residents - Double room (shared) 480 € ** N/A
Single room for visiting online students NA 30 €
Double room for visiting online students (shared) NA 25 €

* If you decide to keep your single room while you are away, you pay only 400 € per month

** If you decide to keep your double room while you are away, you pay only 280 € per month

Accommodation and meals package (for retreaters & visitors)

  PER MONTH PER DAY PER NIGHT ONLY - NO MEALS
FAMILY MEMBERS OF MONKS - PER DAY
Single room / retreat hut 750 € 38 € 18 € 19 €
Double room (shared) 550 € 32 € 12 € 16 €
Camping 450 € 25 € 5 € 12.50 €

 

The fees cover the rent of the room, three meals a day, tea/coffee, and access to the teachings. Fees do not cover printing study materials, internet access, self-study materials, laundry, local travel costs and any telephone costs.

It is the responsibility of all the students to make appropriate arrangements to fulfil any requirements regarding their visas, residency permits or health insurance during their stay at Nalanda. Nalanda will be able to help with advice and invitation letters once you have been accepted as a student.

For more information please contact-us

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