20 - 26 SEP 2022



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Mahamudra is the practice of realizing the nature of our mind. And by realizing the nature of our mind we can overcome all our mental afflictions and suffering. This retreat will emphasize two core practices: shamatha and vipashyana. First the shamatha practice of cultivating a calm, clear and focussed mind through focussing on the mind itself and then the vipashyana practice of emptiness and in particular how to gain insight into the ultimate nature of our mind. Also included will be how to integrate Mahamudra practice into our daily life. Each session will include explanation, guided meditations and an opportunity to ask questions. This retreat will be based on the classic Mahamudra text from the great 17th century Tibetan master Panchen Losang Chogyi Gyeltsen.
This is an intermediate course and you are expected to be familar with Buddist terms and concepts. Having completed a ten day or seven day introductory course at Kopan Monastery, Tushita Dharamsala or any other Tibetan Buddhist Center will fully qualify you for this course.

Details of the course

COURSE DATE: 20 - 26 Sep 2022



The course fee includes food, accommodation in single rooms/private bath, and a free book.

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Check-in for the course is 3.30 pm on 20 Sep  -  you are welcome to arrive a day earlier.

The course concludes on 26 Sep with lunch.

Your daily schedule begins at 6.45 am and finishes at 9 pm.

Participants are required to attend all session, attendance to all sessions is compulsory.

Apart from asking questions and discussing during the class this course will be run in complete silence.

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.

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


Please note

To avoid close contact of the participants, accommodation is only available in single rooms/private bath (no dormitory).

To make your stay safe, please take note of our requirements:

- You need to be fully vaccinated. Please bring relevant documentation with you. (Sorry, if you are not vaccinated, you are not able to attend the course.)

- If you are coming directly from the airport to Kopan, please get a Rapid test at the airport and bring the result with you.

- If you are already in Kathmandu/Nepal, please get a PCR test done before coming to Kopan.

- You will not be allowed to leave the monastery during your stay.

- Extend your visa if necessary before coming to Kopan.

- We do recommend medical insurance for elderly people.


Kopan Monastery
(Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa)

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