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 2020


Lojong - Training the mind in Bodhicitta -  this course has been cancelled

Course leader: Geshe Losang Sherab

Course date: March 25 - April 1

Read more here  on this course : Lojong - Mindtraining


A Buddhist Approach to Disturbing Emotions  - This course has been cancelled

Course Leader:

Course Date: date to be announced

Read  more on this course here   A Buddhist Approach


Meditation and Mind Training - this course has been cancelled

Couurse Leader:

Course Date: date to be announced

Read  more on this course here: Meditation and Mind training


Kopan Monastery
(Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa)

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