Kopan Monastery In Kathmandu

Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal

Visit the Tibetan Buddhist Monastery to experience calm
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About Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu

Kopan Monastery is an educational and spiritual institution, located on the outskirts of Kathmandu city near the Boudhanath Stupa in the valley region. Although it looks quite antique, its foundation was laid only in the last century. Lamas Thubten Yeshe and Thubten Zopa Rinpoche bought the land on which Kopan Monastery stands from Nepal’s royal astrologer and set up this institution. Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu is a member of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, or in short FPMT. It is an international network of dharma centres based on Gelugpa faith, introduced into Tibetan Buddhism by Je Tsongkhapa in the late 14th century. Kopan Monastery once used to be the headquarters for FPMT. Now it is a nunnery, a study centre and a monastic shrine which draws a crowd considerably. Kopan Monastery Kathmandu Nepal has become quite a popular destination for foreigners, who are looking for a spiritual retreat and want to explore the famous Oriental faith of mystique lands of Tibet.

Spiritual Courses and Retreats:

FPMT students can stay here and explore the depths of Buddhism with the help of the different courses and retreats available. ‘Discover Buddhism’ is the all year-long course, while ‘The Next Step’ is a more in-depth, intense study of the religion and Kopan Monastery meditation. There is a daily 90-min Dharma talk session scheduled from Monday to Friday at 10:30 am. The Group and Private Kopan Monastery Retreat options are preferred by many for a peaceful week, delving deep into their own consciousness. The courses here are taught mostly based on the traditional Lam Rim – the holy text of Tibetan Buddhism showing the path towards enlightenment as told by Buddha. The texts are accompanied by informal conversations and guided meditation.

Kopan Monastery Shop:

There is a Kopan Monastery shop which sells a range of handicraft and other souvenir items, meditation equipment, audio CDs and spiritual books for you to take home. There are provisions for custom-made gift items as well. All the proceeds from this shop go to the monastery, the nunnery and the education of the monks.


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    Kopan Monastery provides lodging for all its students. But one has to enrol themselves first. Only upon the availability of seat and advance room payment can one get to stay.

    Kopan Monastery follows the Gelug school of Mahayana Buddhism.

    It depends on the course you choose. There is a one-year one, a five-year FPMT basic course, a one-month crash course and daily 90 minute lectures.

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