understanding karma

29 May to 3 june 2023



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Karma isn’t about fate or destiny. Karma is the law of cause and effect within the mind. Positive mental states and actions bring about happiness, negative mental states and actions bring about suffering. Thus the Buddha taught that our own mind is the creator of our happiness and suffering.

By understanding how the law of actions and their results works and applying these insights in our lives, we can learn to change our habitual patterns and our often self-destructive and self-centered ways of thinking and behaving.

In this course we will look at karma in the context of the Buddhist path to enlightenment. The course will include several sessions of meditation a day as well as time for discussion with fellow students and the teacher.

This is an intermediate course and you are expected to be familar with Buddist terms and concepts. 


Details of the course

COURSE DATE: 29 May to 03 June 2023

COURSE TEACHER: Ven Geshe Tengyur


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

Students can also choose staying in single, double and triple rooms with private or shared facilities. There is an extra charge for these type of rooms, please click here and use the red column to know the daily room charges, you will need to add these to the Flat Course Fee. When you do your booking, please choose your room preferences in accordance with your budget. We cannot guarantee you will be accommodated in your first room choice; rooms are allocated by order of booking and are confirmed upon arrival.


Check-in time is 3.00pm on 29 May, at the latest. The first session is at 5.30 pm, please make sure to be here at that time.

You are welcome to come one or two days earlier, and leave one or two days later. To check the extra cost of these days please click here.

Our reception opens at 9 am and closes at 5.30 pm, arrivals are due to be done only within these times. 

The course concludes on 3 June with lunch.


Your daily schedule begins at 6.45 am and finishes at 9 pm. Participants are required to attend all session, attendance to all sessions is compulsory. Silence is kept from 9 pm until after lunch the next day.

Mobile phones and other internet connectable gadgets need to be checked in at the reception for the duration of the course. Read more on course discipline.

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


Covid Policy 

- You do not need to be vaccinated. 

- Even if you are vaccinated, please have a rapid test (RAT) done one hour before arriving to Kopan. If you test positive kindly refrain from coming.

- Bring a rapid test (RAT) with you in case of necessary future testing.

- You will not be allowed to leave the monastery during your stay.

- We recommend medical insurance - Medical services in Nepal if required are expensive for foreigners.

Kopan Monastery
Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa

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