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Hundreds of monks and nuns live at this monastery, which offers meditation courses year round.
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I attended a meditation retreat here 13 years ago, and it wa nice to return for a few hours as I was in the area. The main thing, if you are visiting, is to phone ahead and ask for permission to visit. There is security...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can walk about 20 min from stupa but there is cab going I took cab I was wearing short sleeve shirt they didn't let me in gate was close a security at gate he told me cover all body when u entry luckily I...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were blessed to meet with one of the head Lamas at Kopan Monastery when we visited this beautiful monastery. The building is beautiful, and the surrounding gardens are peaceful and also quite lovely.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lauren K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you wanna go cheap and local-style you can reach Kopan by bus (20 rupees). The busses depart from the other side of Ratna Park. If you cannot be sure, simply ask any traffic police and they're gonna show you the right bus station. Be...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dogadogu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quite place from the caos of the city. Is a bite far from Kathmandu sightseeing, the best option to go is by taxi two ways. The price from thamel neighbourhood it could be 1000-1500 rupees two ways. I recommend you not to come back...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank alexanderpujol
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A friend of ours has been a Buddhist monk here for around 30 years so had great time just a Beautiful spiritual place a must see then we took our friend out for lunch down town to this rooftop restaurant fantastic place & food do...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jeffrey h
Reviewed 30 August 2019

The monastery is placed high in the hills overlooking Kathmandu. The builds and gardens were well kept. I experienced a deep sense of serenity as I walked around the gardens. It was lovely to see lots of young trainees walking and playing in the gardens....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 19 August 2019

For people wanting to study Buddhism this is a beautiful and peaceful environment. The teachers are wonderful, vegetarian food served, rooms are clean, single and dorms. Reasonably priced

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank claire c
Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

I loved it, it's not my first time visiting a FPMT center, I loved how it is away from the chaios of the city, really beautiful gardens well, unfortunately I couldn't go into the Gumpa since there was a silent course going on, I really...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank camper019
Reviewed 9 August 2019

I wanted to visit the monks because I know it is an important tradition in Asia. I've heard a lot about them and now it was the time to visit. I was impressed with the beauty of the monastery and how these monks live. I...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Harini R
8 May 2019|
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Response from AdamS2078 | Reviewed this property |
The quick answer is no. But possibly also yes. No, there are only organized dharma talks during organized classes. The November class for example, or shorter ten day sessions. You can see their schedule online Yes, because... More
5 December 2018|
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Response from Marybart | Reviewed this property |
You can easily arrange a taxi while at the monastery so you don’t need to do it ahead of time. A few days before you leave Kopan ask at their office how much time they need to book you a taxi.
Mark Emmanuel Y
20 November 2017|
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Response from billsue95 | Reviewed this property |
Approx 1000RS