In a new place, in a foreign country, in an unfamiliar environment, it can be difficult to know how to behave without giving offense.  We have put together a few guidelines that will help you to find your way around.

For any type of stay, we recommend you to familiarize yourself with our General Guidelines, with particular attention to the dress code. 

 Have you booked for a course?  In this case please look at the section on Course discipline  to find out about the does and don'ts for course participants. 

There are special rules for those planning to do retreat. Please read this section to decide if the retreat you have in mind fits in with these Retreat Guidelines.

Kopan Monastery
Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa

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