a taste of buddhism

A Short Introduction
26 to 31 May 2024 


The world we live in is experiencing great changes. Dissatisfaction seems to be at an all-time high. Fear and anger drives much of our decision making. Greed, intolerance and self-interest seem to be more prevalent than ever.

If you are interested in Buddhism and the tools it offers for a more peaceful and happy live, but don't have time for a full course, then this is the course for you.


Over five days, Tenzin Choden will introduce the 'Graded Path to Enlightenment', one of the foundational texts of Tibetan Buddhsm. Buddhism in general provides tools to understand our mind, how the  negative thoughts and feelings arise, and how to counter them. She will introduce methods that help you to let go of these habits. By developing a more positive, kind and patient attitude in your daily life, you can be of the most benefit to those around you, and make your life more meaningful.


Details of the course

COURSE DATE: 26 to 31 May 2024

COURSE TEACHER: Ven Tenzin Choden


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 based on this list. 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 on 26 of May from 9 am to 3.00 pm 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 31 of May 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.




Kopan Monastery
Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa

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