introduction to BUDDHISM 

 17 to 27 January 2023

10 day course


This course is perfect for beginners, it introduces the fundamental Buddhist principles based on the Lam Rim -The Graduated Path to Enlightenment.

Learning how to apply these principles to your daily life makes the teachings very meaningful.

The course includes teachings, different types of meditations and discussion group sessions. 

A special feature of the ten day course is the two day silent retreat at the end. This is a great opportunity to gain practical experience of a meditation retreat.  

This course forms the foundation for other, more advanced programs and is a requirement for the intermediate courses and some retreats. During the course you will receive guidance on setting up your own daily practice.

If you are interested in Buddhism, or experience problems in your life such as uncontrolled emotions, or dissatisfaction, this course will give you some skills to address these issues and make your life more fulfilling and meaningful. In the process you will meet like minded people and make new friends - friends that have shared your experience, and will provide support on the path.


Details of the course

COURSE DATE: 17 - 27 Jan 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 17 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 27 January 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.


Register here


Kopan Monastery
Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa

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