Buddhism, Values & Emotional Intelligence

17 TO 24 May 2023  



Our emotional responses shape our experience of the world. Emotions can feel profoundly enriching and painfully unbearable. For most of us, emotions are beyond our conscious control, we don't have a choice, they just happen to us.

Or do they? What about people that are looking for a greater understanding of their emotions and greater choice about their emotional responses? The first step towards choice is becoming more aware of and familiar with our emotional experiences. 

Drawing upon Tibetan Buddhist psychology, this course is designed to help participants increase their emotional awareness and balance, realign their values, and improve the relationship with self and others. It will include teachings on Tibetan Buddhism, meditations and group discussions. 


Details of the course

COURSE DATE: 17 to 24 May 2023

COURSE TEACHER: Ven Tenzin Choden 


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

Students can also choose staying in single, double and triple rooms with private or shared facilities. There is an extra charge for these type of rooms, please click here and use the red column to know the daily room charges, you will need to add these to the Flat Course Fee. When you do your booking, please choose your room preferences in accordance with your budget. We cannot guarantee you will be accommodated in your first room choice; rooms are allocated by order of booking and are confirmed upon arrival.


Check-in time is 3.00pm on 17 May, at the latest. 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. To check the extra cost of these days please click here.

Our reception opens at 9 am and closes at 5.30 pm, arrivals are due to be done only within these times. 

The course concludes on 24 May 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 until 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. 

- Even if you are vaccinated, please have a rapid test (RAT) done one hour before arriving to Kopan. If you test positive kindly refrain from coming.

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

- 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