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Kopan Monastery

Kathmandu, Nepal
977 1481 268
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Hundreds of monks and nuns live at this monastery, which offers meditation courses year round.
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  • Average6%
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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"young monks"
in 10 reviews
"tibetan buddhism"
in 18 reviews
"meditation retreat"
in 8 reviews
"kathmandu valley"
in 28 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 13 reviews
"daily life"
in 7 reviews
"peace of mind"
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"great place to visit"
in 7 reviews
"life changing"
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"an oasis"
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"main temple"
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"library"
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"intro"
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"nun"
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"study"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kopan Monastery is a quite and nice place to spend some time. Well maintained with neat and clean surroundings

Thank Sumitkumar_13
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

, 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...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a taxi from Thamel which is 600NRP. The monastery is open for visitors from 9am. We were early and there was a very long an intense praying from the monks (we were on a special day) which took a few hours. After this...More

1  Thank Nasitrassi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful and peaceful place, even just walking around its garden and be amazed about the great view over the countryside. Worth visiting.

1  Thank Gyorgyi S
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

The Monastery sits atop a hill with a 180 degree view and its worth the hair-raising taxi ride for this reason alone. The garden was interesting but not outstanding and much of the site was under (re)construction. We had hoped to hear a Dharma talk...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Literally, I had no words to express my feelings about my experience in Kopan. I think I can say it was the most beautiful experience, not only in the spiritual path, also in terms of the atmosphere, the amazing vegetarian food...so beautiful. I loved Kopan...More

2  Thank Marcela R
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

One of a wonderful & most beautiful place in Kathmandu. This monastery basically teaches the visitors how to live the life & it's value. This place is little far from the main city but worth going. Fully recommended. Beautiful!!

Thank Sony_Mamgai
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

A monastery in a small hill. Asking for the class for the meditation, short time visit just ok. A bit away from city.

Thank howesonalex
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Nice guard let me in for a look around. Felt the peace and tranquility the minute i stepped in. No noise and people were moving around slowly and relaxed. Could probably hear a pin drop. The place had a few blocks that were not too...More

Thank Dennis Q
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Mark Emmanuel Y
20 November 2017|
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Response from billsue95 | Reviewed this property |
Approx 1000RS
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rashmimanandhar24
8 June 2017|
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Response from 53Maryd123 | Reviewed this property |
The monastery is open every day to the public. Their courses and retreats are on a schedule that can be found on their website.
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Thorshof
1 January 2017|
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Response from Alexandra K | Reviewed this property |
i was at the monastery in sept this year and it was still looking inceedible. we talked to an american that was doing a course there, and i believe the reperations to have come even further by now.
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