buddhist mind science

18 to 26 July 2023  



The Buddha’s teachings may be considered a “science of mind” in that they provide a complete study of the mind, setting forth specific means for observing it, delineating the various types of consciousness and mental factors, making known the mind’s potential, and describing ways to transform the mind. — The XIV Dalai Lama


Course Structure

Welcome to this journey to unlock your potential and cultivate lasting happiness. Buddhism it is considered by some a “science of mind,” because it presents a comprehensive and deep description of the mind, it studies its various aspects and functions, and it provides methods to observe the mind directly. It does so with one intention, to overcome suffering and its causes and to cultivate true, lasting happiness.

The Buddhist Mind Science course introduces the Buddhist knowledge of the mind to provide practical techniques and insights on meditation, the mechanisms of suffering and happiness, finding purpose and mental balance, and how to discover and activate our inner potential for warmheartedness and wisdom, including a comparative modern scientific perspective with the aim to contribute to the welfare in this world.

The course follows a gradual approach, with a strong experiential component that invites students to reflect on how to transform their daily lives in meaningful ways, it provides both Buddhist and scientific perspectives. The course includes teachings, exercises, reflection, debate, and meditation.


Details of the course

COURSE DATE: 18 to 26 July 2023

COURSE TEACHER: Marina Brucet y Hans Burghardt


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 based on this list. 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 on 18 July from 9 am to 3pm 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 26 July 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.




Kopan Monastery
Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa

Kopan Monastery FPMT pending affiliation
Foundation for the preservation of the Mahayana Tradition