Meditation and MIND TRAINING

Practices for Daily Life 

21 - 26 Oct 2022


How can I become a happier and better person? What can help me deal with the problems of everyday life, such as destructive thoughts and emotions, especially anger? How can i deal in a better way with people that I find 'difficult'?  How can I make my life more meaningful?Buddhism offers two interconnected techniques – mind training, (lo-jong), and meditation. When used correctly and consistently, they result in healthier and more effective ways of dealing with everyday difficulties and problems, while at the same time developing our inner strengths and qualities.

The mind-training techniques are designed to develop new strategies to solve our problems and difficulties. By learning to recognize our negative emotions we can deal with them with more serenity, and gradually become able to use them as an aid to our personal development. Meditation is the tool that enables us to understand our mistaken ways of reacting to ourselves and the world in order to bring about a potentially lasting change in the way we think about ourselves and the world we live in.

This course will alternate teachings on mind training and meditation with actual meditation sessions. The focus will be on giving students a taste of how the Buddhist mind training and meditation techniques can be used in real life situations.

Topics such as these will be covered in the course:
  • The nature of the mind and its unlimited potential
  • Destructive and constructive minds and emotions

  • How destructive minds can be abandoned and constructive minds developed.

Details of the course

COURSE DATE: 21 - 26 Oct 2022

COURSE TEACHERS: Geshe Tengyur and Geshe Sherab


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

Check-in for the course is from 9 am to 3.00 pm on 21 Oct  -  you are welcome to arrive a day earlier.

The course concludes on 26 Oct 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.


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)