Compassion in every day life

26 - 31 AUGUST 2022


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“When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves or some immediate convenience. When we are able to recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain strength to constructively solve the problems of the present.”

 The Dalai Lama



How to develop more compassion and love for others

As we read or watch the news, it is only too evident that what the world needs is more kindness, more compassion, and more tolerance to counter the rise of fear of and violence toward the other—those who are different from us. But how will “the world” develop these qualities if those of us who make up this world don’t play our part? Buddhism encourages each of us to take responsibility for bringing peace into our own lives and in this way to the entire world. How do we do this? By working on understanding our habitual ways of thinking and reacting, and working to replace our bad “mental habits” with kinder and wiser ones.

In this course, we will look at the harmful states of mind, such as selfishness and anger, which prevent us from becoming more caring and compassionate. At the same time we will discuss and practice meditations and other techniques for training our mind that will enable us to gradually open our hearts more and more to others. We will learn ways to embody compassion in our daily lives in all our actions and with everyone we meet.


Details of the course

COURSE DATE: 26 - 31 August 2022



The course fee includes food, accommodation in single rooms/private bath, and a free book.

Check-in for the course is 3.30 pm on 26 August  -  you are welcome to arrive a day earlier.

The course concludes on 31 August 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 till 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.


Please note

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

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

- 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 get a Rapid test at the airport and bring the result with you.

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

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

- Extend your visa if necessary before coming to Kopan.

- We do recommend medical insurance for elderly people.


Kopan Monastery
(Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa)

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