Exploring the Nature of our mind

Learn about the boundless potential of our mind

May 1 - 5


This is an intermediate level course and you are expected to have an understanding of basic Buddhist principles such as the  karma, rebirth, precious human life, ,  to be able to follow this course.

Although the lifestyle of humans has changed since the time of Buddha Shakyamuni, the fundamental functioning of the human mind has not: we all fall under the control of negative emotions, such as anger, and yet have the potential to develop unlimited love, compassion, and kindness.

 In this course you will learn about the nature of the mind, its boundless potential, and its various functions and activities. You will also study the Buddhist presentation of karma and reincarnation in the context of understanding the continuity of the mind and how we are responsible for creating our own and others’ happiness and suffering.


Course Teacher           Ven. Tenzin Choden

Course Date                 May 1 - 5   2019

Course Fee                   US$ 60

The course fee includes food, accommodation in dormitory, and a free book.

Details of the course

Check-in for the course is 5 pm pm on May 1 - you are welcome to arrive a day earlier.

The course concludes with lunch on the May 5

All courses are residential with accommodation and food provided.

Participants are required to attend all sessions. Silence is kept from 10 pm till after lunch the next day to help to keep the mind focused on the course. 

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 here.

During your stay at Kopan, please follow our strict dress code  and check if you are dressed appropriately for a monastic environment.

Please note: if you choose accommodation other than dormitory, an additional charge will apply for the room of your choice.

Check the accommodation prices here


Kopan Monastery
(Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa)

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