May 9 - 16 2018

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 Practices for Daily Life with Ven. Kabir

This is an intermediate course and you are expected to have an understanding of basic Buddhist principles such as the mind and its potential, karma, rebirth, precious human life to be able to floow this course.

How can I become a happier and better person? What can help me deal with the problems of everyday life, such as destructive thoughts and emotions, especially anger? How can i deal in a better way with people that I find 'difficult'?  How can I make my life more meaningful?

Buddhism offers two interconnected techniques – mind training, (lo-jong), and meditation. When used correctly and consistently, they result in healthier and more effective ways of dealing with everyday difficulties and problems, while at the same time developing our inner strengths and qualities.

The mind-training techniques are designed to develop new strategies to solve our problems and difficulties. By learning to recognize our negative emotions we can deal with them with more serenity, and gradually become able to use them as an aid to our personal development. Meditation is the tool that enables us to understand our mistaken ways of reacting to ourselves and the world in order to bring about a potentially lasting change in the way we think about ourselves and the world we live in.

This course will alternate teachings on mind training and meditation with actual meditation sessions. The focus will be on giving students a taste of how the Buddhist mind training and meditation techniques can be used in real life situations.

Topics such as these will be covered in the course:
  • The nature of the mind and its unlimited potential
  • Destructive and constructive minds and emotions

  • How destructive minds can be abandoned and constructive minds developed.

Course date: May 9-16

The course starts on May 9 at 5.30 pm. Check in latest at 3.30 pm. It finishes after lunch on May 16.

Course leader: Ven.Kabir Saxena

Ven Kabir Saxena has been a student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and an ordained monk for more than 40 years.

He brings a vast store of experience with him, making his instructions profound and at the same time helpful for your every day life.

Course cost:  120US$

The Course fee includes all meals, accommodation in dormitory and course material.

Please note: accommodation other than dormitory is charged according to the price advertised.

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Course details

The course fee includes all meals, accommodation in dormitory and course material.

All courses are residential with accommodation and food provided. Your daily schedule begins at 6.45 am and finishes at 9 pm with the evening meditation.

Participants are required to attend all sessions. Silence is kept from 10 pm till after lunch the next day to help to keep the mind focused on the course. 

Please note that attendance at all sessions is compulsory. Mobile phones and other internet conectable gadgets need to be checked in at the reception for the duration of the course.  Read more on Course Discipline here.

During your stay at Kopan, please follows our strict dress code. Check if you are dressed appropriatly for a monastic environment.


Kopan Monastery
(Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa)

Kopan Monastery is affiliated with FPMT
(Foundation for the preservation of the Mahayana Tradition)