Visiting and STAYING AT KOPAN

Whether you want to attend one of our courses, do a retreat, or stay privately for a while for self study or reflection, Kopan is the right place.  You are welcome to extend your course or retreat course by a day or two at the beginning or end. Kopan also welcomes groups to participate in our courses.  We accept group bookings and need ample notice. You are also welcome for a day visit

For more information on the different types of stay that are offered, please click the boxes below.

Day visit

Visiting hours are from 9 am - 5 pm. You are welcome to attend the Daily Dharma Talk at 10.30 am, (Mo - Fri) and stay for lunch in the Kopan cafe. Call our reception first to check if the Dharma talk is happening. We request you to dress suitable for a monastic environment. 

Local Group Visits

Kopan welcomes groups from local schools, organizations, overseas visitors. Please inform our reception (phone 4821 268) of your planned visit a few days in advance. Visiting hours are from 9 – 5 pm every day. Groups wishing to have lunch at the Kopan Cafe, please book in advance by calling our Cafe on 4820 915.

Travel agents

 Please note that large groups and tourist buses for day-visits are only accepted after making an appointment with the reception office. Without appointment, your bus will not be able to enter the monastery. We request you to kindly remind your guests to dress suitable for a monastery - please check Dress Guidelines here.   We appreciate your cooperation.

Kopan Monastery
(Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa)

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