Discover Buddhism in our Introductory Courses





Discover Buddhism at Kopan Monastery, and change your view on life and your fellow beings. Get in touch with an ancient tradition that has brought peace and happiness to numberless people throughout the centuries. Learn meditation techniques that will help you to be more calm and focused when engaged in your day to day activities. Meet new friends - people from all over the world come to these courses, and life long friendships have started here.

Introductory courses are scheduled throughout the year, ranging from the Discover Buddhism courses to more topic orientated short courses, which give you an deeper insight into one particular topic.

Choose from these courses:

The Discover Buddhism courses give you an overview over Tibetan Buddhist principles and meditations in the form of the Lam Rim,  the complete path to Enlightenment.  They are offered as a ten-day or seven-day course. The ten day course includes a two day silent retreat, perfect to get experience in meditation in a supportive, conducive environment. Or choose the 7-day course which might suit your time frame better.

The Discovering Buddhism courses are the first stepping stone towards attending intermediate and advanced course.

How to Meditate courses introduce you to various types of meditation, and visualisations, and let you experiencence meditation directly in a simple and fresh way

These courses are offered again in 2017. Find more courses in our course calendar









Kopan Monastery
(Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa)

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