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In the Himalayan foothills, Kopan Monastery allows you to learn more about the Buddhist faith and culture as you attend a prayer, meditate, stroll the lush gardens, or enjoy a simple meal at the onsite cafe. As you admire the main temple's vibrant and detailed architecture, pay special attention to the numerous statues and paintings. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Kopan Monastery and many more Kathmandu attractions: make an itinerary online using Klarna Trips Kathmandu travel route planner.
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Kopan Monastery reviews
They did not let us in. Indians are definitely not welcomed here. It was brimming with white people. Guard said only booked people are allowed, you can not go there as day attraction.
They did not let us in. Indians are definitely not welcomed here. It was brimming with white people. Guard said only booked people are allowed, you can not go there as day attraction. more »
Whether you have any interest in Buddhism or not, Kopan Monastery is well worth a visit. Its location high above Kathmandu offers spectacular views of the whole valley, but it is the garden that is..... more
Whether you have any interest in Buddhism or not, Kopan Monastery is well worth a visit. Its location high above Kathmandu offers spectacular views of the whole valley, but it is the garden that is..... more »
Been here for meditation and had wonderful time at Kapan monastery. Easy access to the city and it’s on the top can see beauty of Kathmandu city from quiet place.
Been here for meditation and had wonderful time at Kapan monastery. Easy access to the city and it’s on the top can see beauty of Kathmandu city from quiet place. more »
My friend and I walked for about an hour to get there at around 3.50 pm but the security guy didn't let us come in. He just used the body language and Nepali, didn't speak English so we couldn't understand the reason. A waiter of a nearby restaurants told us to come in the early to be able to get inside that was helpful to know. The view from this place was great. The road to get here also has some beautiful view point. But quite dusty and many rubbish...
My experience at Kopan was life changing. My boyfriend and I did the 5 day Mind and Meditation training course in October 2022 and for both of us, it has fundamentally changed the way we think about ourselves, relationships, love, and life in general. This place is incredibly special, from the buildings and setting, to the monks and nuns (big shout out to Khadro, the most amazing nun that was patient, compassionate and kind with all of her teachings and guided meditations - explaining why we meditate, how we meditate and picking apart concepts such as love and death), to the people that you meet during the course. I loved not having my phone for 5 days (shocking). I loved the silence we observed from after dinner until lunch the next day. I loved the group discussions. All I can say is wow. If you show up with an open mind and an open heart, you have the potential to heal yourself in ways that you may never have thought were possible. I’ll see you again soon Kopan ❤️
Such a special place! Would recommend the 10-day Introduction to Buddhism course to anyone seeking to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life, to understand their own minds or just to learn a bit more about Tibetan Buddhism (see their website for schedule). The teachers were very good and the fully vegetarian meals we had were amazing, I’m already missing the peanut/almond butter :)
Great place to study Buddhism. Great staff and overall good place to be at. My room had great views and was light and clean. All the teachers are well educated within the lineage educational system. The monks are humorous and clever and the people I met during the courses were kind and great people to be around. I had one of the best Buddhist experiences.
Great place for Buddhism study & retreat! Visit Kopan library for in-depth knowledge & understanding. Do visit early to avoid disappointment. Kopan store has an amazing variety of stuffs from tibetan table brocade, door brocade, singing bowls, Buddhism books, mala etc. All are carefully chosen & prepared by the Geshes (Monks) hence these are of the best quality.
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