How to Meditate

An Introduction to Meditation

August 9 - 14    (5-Days) 

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Are you new to Buddhism? Want to see what it’s all about, or maybe just use the teachings to improve your daily life?

This 5-day course introduces you to meditations, mainly from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. They can be used by anyone to create more peace and happiness in daily life.

These are the topics you will learn about:

- What is meditation ?
- Meditation posture and its importance.
- Purpose and benefits of meditation
- Meditation versus relaxation
- Meditation techniques – focusing on analytical and stabilizing meditations
- Obstacles to meditation and their antidotes
- What is a meditation session and how do we do it.
- Different types of meditation – and why we do them. Eg:  using the breath/sensation, visualization, analysis.

The course consists of a a mixture of lectures, meditation and practice based on the buddhas teachings in Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Included in the course is one day of silence, giving you an opportunity to experience a glimpse of inner peace.

Please note that this is not a Vipassana Meditation course.

This course is taught by Ven Tsultrim, an experienced teacher and practitioner.


Details of the course

Check-in for the course is 3.30 pm on August 9 -  you are welcome to arrive earlier.

The course concludes with lunch on the 14 August

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 appropriatley for a monastic environment.

COURSE DATE: August 9 - 14

COURSE TEACHER: Ven Tsultrim (Carla Pearse)


The course fee includes food, accommodation in dormitory, and a free book.

Please note: if you choose accommodation other than dormitory, an additional charge will apply for the room of your choice.

Check the accommodation prices here



Kopan Monastery
(Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa)

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