A Buddhist Approach to Disturbing Emotions

May 23 - 28 (5 days)


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How often have you been caught in a trap because your emotions got the better of you? We want to be happy, to have just the good emotions, but over and over again, disturbing emotions get in the way. Why does this happen and what does Buddhism have to say about this that can help you to be a happy, constructive person in your community.

From the Buddhist perspective, we are not victims of our world. Buddhism teaches that the world is something created by our own thoughts, beliefs and actions. To be aware of our pattern of thinking and acting, we need to understand that our actions, emotions and beliefs can be recognized and that we can actually make choices about them. Once we understand this, we can start to change our perception of the world and our reactions to whatever we experience.

Usually we put the root of our problems outside ourselves, onto others - now we are asked to turn that idea upside down to give us new ways to find inner peace and quality relationships.

Some of the topics covered will be:

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 

The course will include teachings, discussion and meditation. It will focus on applying Buddhist principles to find ways to deal with our everyday problems.

This course is open to everyone.

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Course Date: May 23 - 28 (5 days)

Course Leader: Tenzin Choden

Course Cost: 120 US$

The Course fee includes all meals, accommodation in single rooms/priv bath course material.

The course starts at 5.30 pm on May 23 , and finishes at lunchtime on the 28th.

Please note:

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. 

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 here.

Please note: To avoid close contact of the participants, accommodation is available in single rooms/private bath only. (No dormitory)

To make your stay safe, please take note of our requirenments :

- You need to be fully vaccinated. Please bring relevant documentation with you. (Sorry, if you are not vaccinated, you are not able to attend the course.)

- If you are coming directly from the airport to Kopan, please take a Rapid test at the airport and bring the result with you.

- If you are already in Kathmandu, please get a PCR test done before coming to Kopan.

- Facemasks need to be worn at all times, except meals.

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

- Extend your visa if necessary befor coming to kopan

- Social distancing ruless apply everywhere.

- We do recommend medical insurance for elderly people.


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)