Would you like to live during three months in a Buddhist temple? Would you like to know how is the daily life of a Buddhist monk? Learn about their culture and actively participate in the community? Try a simple lifestyle and meditate daily?
Hala program offers this and much more. We are very happy to collaborate on a new edition of this fabulous program that has meant so much to us.
HALA (Humanistic Academy of Life and Arts) is a temple stay and study program open to those who want to learn a new way of life. It is perfect to take a break from the world, and to cultivate spiritually whatever religious background you are from. HALA aims to create the right environment for those who are seeking to gain spiritual experience through living a simple life.
Humanistic Academy of Life and Arts is being organized by the Education Council of Fo Guang Shan (FGS), a international Buddhist order established by Venerable Master Hsing Yun in 1967. One of FGS objectives is fostering talents through education. Since 2010 Hala program gave the opportunity to discover Buddhism, through 12 editions, to many students from around the world.
The programm will last 3 months, from 1 st May 2018 until 31 st July 2018 in FGS Mabuhay Temple in Manila. The batch will be formed of up to 20 applicants who are entitled to a full scholarship covering vegetarian meals, accommodation, lessons, study material and transport to the temple from the airport. The sole responsibility of the participants is to cover their expenses incurred by the trip to Manila and the expenses related to visa.
We do not discriminate against any kind of people, however, we have set few general requirements in order to ensure the wellbeing of other participants and proper learning atmosphere in the Academy. Those are:
- Age range, approximately 20 to 35 years old
- No marital or parental obligations.
- Educational attainment (college or higher).
- Physical and emotional fitness.
IMPORTANT: these requirements are only a guide. If you think you qualify for the program we invite you to submit your application regardless of the requirements. For any additional questions not forget leave a coment at the end of this post and we will answer as soon as possible.
To participate, send an email to the address email@example.com with the following documents (all documents must be submitted in ENGLISH):
- Curriculum Vitae
- Motivation letter
Experience Buddhism, be part of HALA 13, Omituofo! 阿彌陀佛！
Those who follow the blog already familiar with how was our experience living in the temple, something that marked a before and after for us. It was a decision that changed our life and meant the beginning of our asian adventure..
If you are new in the blog here you have some of the articles talking about our experience as HALA students:
- Life in the Buddhist temple
- Inner Peace, Healthy Environment
- The meals in the temple: another way to meditate
- Life after the Buddhist temple