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 10 day Discover Buddhism courses to more topic orientated short courses, which give you an deeper insight into one particular topic.

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. Also offered are some 5-day courses for those who only have a short time available.

The 5, 7 or 10-day Discovering Buddhism courses are the first stepping stone towards attending intermediate and advanced course.

Find more introductory courses in our Course Calendar.









Kopan Monastery
Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa

Kopan Monastery FPMT pending affiliation
Foundation for the preservation of the Mahayana Tradition