30 JAN - 6 FEB 2023



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The Heart Sutra stands among the classic Buddhist scriptures and is a translation of the Sanskrit term Prajnaparamitahidraya, which more fully translates to “The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra.” These teachings focus mainly on the wisdom side pf the path and on the emptiness of all phenomena. In this sutra, Avalokiteshvara addresses Shariputra stating the famous saying, “form is emptiness, emptiness is form, emptiness is not other than form, form is not other than emptiness". Through this course students will gain a good understanding of reality, of themselves and of all phenomena. This wisdom will bring clarity, meaning, inner peace in our daily lives and the ability to reduce our negative emotions. 
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: 30 Jan - 6 Feb 2023

COURSE TEACHER: Ven. Losang Jamyang


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

Check-in for the course is at 3.00 pm on 30 January. The first session is at 5.30 pm, please make sure to be here at that time.

You are welcome to come one or two days earlier, and leave one or two days later.

Our reception opens at 9 am and closes at 5.30 pm, arrivals are due to be done only within these times. Please bare this in mind and the necesarry PCR test for your travel arrangements.

The course concludes on 6 February 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.

Silence is kept from 9 pm till after lunch the next day.

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.


Covid Policy 

- You do not need to be vaccinated. 

- Please get a PCR test done in Nepal before coming to Kopan. PCR results in Nepal take 6hrs. We will send more information two weeks before the course starts with further details.

- Bring a rapid test (RAT) with you in case of necesary future testing.

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

- We recommend medical insurance - Medical services in Nepal if required are expensive for foreigners.


Kopan Monastery
Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa

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