Compassion in everyday life

11 - 16 august 2024


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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 and violence towards others. 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 one of us to take responsibility for cultivating inner peace and in this way influence our communities. 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, we will discuss, practice meditations & other techniques to learn how to open our hearts and embody compassion in our lives and in all our actions.



Details of the course

COURSE DATE: 11 to 16 August 2024

COURSE TEACHER: Ven Tenzin Gendun


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 starts at 9 am on 11 of August. 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 16 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.



Kopan Monastery
Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa

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