Following is a list of the educational institutes and nonprofit organisations (NGOs) based in the greater Bir area. All of these organisations welcome public donations, and some also offer service opportunities for volunteers. See their respective websites for details.
Deer Park Institute
Centre for the study of classical Indian wisdom traditions, with courses on philosophy and meditation as well as a variety of creative and ecological programmes. (In Bir Tibetan Colony) Go ›
Eco-campus for sustainable and compassionate living, offering service-learning programmes, meditation/work retreats, volunteer opportunities, internships in eco-architecture and earthen building, organic gardening, and more. (In Ghornala, just west of Bir) Go ›
Monastic Institutions in the Bir Area
There are a number of Buddhist monasteries and shedras (monastic colleges) in the greater Bir area. See our Monastic Institutions page.