Buddhism: the Next Step

Buddhism:The Next Step is a program of intermediary courses that has been specifically designed to look at topics covered in the standard ten-day introductory courses in more detail. It is suitable for anyone who would like to deepen his/her understanding of the essential topics contained in the Buddha’s teachings and, in particular, in the teachings on the lam-rim, the stages of the path to enlightenment, as set out in the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.

Each course of the series is designed as a stand-alone course - you are free to do however many of the courses interest you. You can also do them in whatever order you prefer. In this way you can return to Kopan year after year to deepen both your knowledge and practice of the Buddha’s teachings.

Generally three of the seven modules are taught each year. Each module lasts 7 - 10 days and includes daily sessions of teachings, meditations, and group discussion, as well as various evening activities such as mantra recitation, light offerings, sutra reading, etc.

Conditions of attendance

You should have completed one ten-day introductory course at Kopan Monastery or Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India, or have completed the discover Buddhism online course with the FPMT, or several shorter introductory courses at another Tibetan Buddhist center.


Next Step Courses in 2018


Understanding Karma

Course Leader: Geshe Lobsang Sherab

Course date: April 10 - 16 (5 DAYS)

Read more here  on this course : Understanding Karma

Mind Training And Meditation

Course leader: Ven Kabir

Course Date: May 9-16 (7 days)

Read more here  on this course : Mind Training and Meditation

Cultivating the Good Heart

Course Leader: Emily Hsu

Course Date: June 14 - 21

Read more here  on this course : Culticating theGood Heart


 Death and Dying: The Buddhist approach

Course Leader:  Ven. Robina Courtin

Course Date: 23 - 30 September 2018

Read more here  on this course  Death And Dying


Kopan Monastery
(Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa)

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