Group Retreats

 Kopan Monastery offers group retreats as part of its yearly course program.  These retreats are usually for more advanced practitioners only and lead by experienced teachers. 

Kopan also offers Medicine Buddha Retreat and Tara retreat during the year. Please check the course calendar occasionally for updates. 

Depending on the type of retreat, students might be accepted by application only and special conditions may apply.

Please find out more on the requirements as well as application forms for these retreats below by clicking on the title of the retreat.


FPMT Centers are welcome to use the Kopan facilities for group retreats. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us with your request.


Group Retreats in 2020


Vajra sattva retreat

January  2020             3 - Month Vajrasattva Retreat 

This retreat iis now fully booked

Check here in September for dates in 2021

Nyung Ne Fasting retreat

23 May to 6 June       Nyung ne Retreat at the nunnery ( 8 sets of day days of retreat)

3 - 6  June                   Nyung ne retreat at Kopan Monastery (one set of two days)

Check for more information here

Medicine Buddha Retreat

May 18 - 18 A Medicine Buddha retreat is offered. Conditions apply. Please check for more information here

3-Month Lam Rim retreat

From June 1 to August 30 2020, Kopan is offering a three month Lam Rim retreat

The Retreat

The retreat is part of the FPMT Basic Program. During the retreat we will meditate on all points of the Graduated Stages to Enlightenment, from Guru Devotion up to Emptiness. This three month Lam Rim Retreat is an opportunity to meditate with leisure on the complete graduated stages of the pathto enlightenment and also to fulfilthe retreat requirement of the FPMT Basic Program.

Click here for more information and the application form

Kopan Monastery
(Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa)

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