Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu

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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 Inspirock's Kathmandu travel route planner .
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  • I have had a fantastic visit to Kopan Monastery. Literally, I have no words to express about this place. This place will mediate you in a second with its peaceful environment.  more »
  • Nice and sure must be open before you go. Once in a while some meditation classes, and not in public. Worth visiting are quite painful, but it is. Walk from Buda. I think it takes about an hour. Also cafes and views all while coffee was very good. Chai shop near me also had to shelter from the rain. All kind.
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  • Kopan Monastery is a quite and nice place to spend some time. Well maintained with neat and clean surroundings  more »
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  • Monastery is a place which is praised by the wise🙏 Because household life is full 🌝 of hassle, whereas a monastic life is full of peace ☮ In that, Kopan Monastery is a symbol of renunciation, peace and tranquility. Kopan Monastery is located in a beautiful location on top ⏫ of a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. Experience of enchanting nature will certainly gives joy 😁 to the visitors.
  • Situated on a hill, Kopan Monastery overlooks Kathmandu valley. Here monks are extensively trained on philosophical subjects. It offers great views of Kathmandu valley. With lovely grounds and nice ambience, it is a perfect place for retreat. Even if you are not inclined towards spiritualism, you will love the place for the environment. You feel energized once you are here. You also get great food for a very reasonable rate.
  • Overall was a great experience, great people, wonderful meditation sessions, comfortable facilities and friendly staff. Unfortunately, teachings were disappointing, they were very dull, repetitive and at time irrelevant to folks who are simply trying to improve themselves without seeking enlightenment, I honestly think there are much better places to learn about Buddhism than Kopan, which is a shame because they were doing their best. I would advise you to do your research before hand.
  • I spend a 10 Day retreat there and can't tell anything negative about this place, highly recommended if you want to find your inner peace!!
  • A great experience, share my retreat and learn from them during one month. I am so grateful to got the opportunity to be there. kopan will be always in my heart. This was definitely a defining moment for me.
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