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Kopan Monastery Collection

Located in Bhaktapur, Nepal, the Kopan Monastery stands as a serene sanctuary of spiritual enlightenment

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara), Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara), Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara), Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara), Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Painting of Green Tara, Buddhist symbol of prosperity, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Painting of Green Tara, Buddhist symbol of prosperity, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Green Tara, Buddhist symbol of prosperity, Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Green Tara, Buddhist symbol of prosperity, Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Manjushri, divinity of knowledge, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Manjushri, divinity of knowledge, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: White elephant tale at Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

White elephant tale at Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Painting of lotus flower, sword of knowledge and sacred text, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu

Painting of lotus flower, sword of knowledge and sacred text, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Tibetan tantric goddess, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Tibetan tantric goddess, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Painting of Garuda, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Painting of Garuda, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Temple guardian guarding the South, named Virudhaka, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Temple guardian guarding the South, named Virudhaka, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Painting of Buddhas, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Painting of Buddhas, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Dragon wall painting, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Dragon wall painting, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Monks at puja (prayers) at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Monks at puja (prayers) at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Nuns at puja (prayers) at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nuns at puja (prayers) at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Buddhas kingdom, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Buddhas kingdom, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Painting of a Tibetan deity, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Painting of a Tibetan deity, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: The Myth of Shangri La, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

The Myth of Shangri La, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: White elephant tale at Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

White elephant tale at Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Tibetan goddess, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Tibetan goddess, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Temple guardian guarding the South, named Virudhaka, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Temple guardian guarding the South, named Virudhaka, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Temple guardian guarding the East and spring, named Dhritarashtra, Kopan monastery

Temple guardian guarding the East and spring, named Dhritarashtra, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Animal friendship tale at Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Animal friendship tale at Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Buddhist ceremony, Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Buddhist ceremony, Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Old man and prayer wheel, Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Old man and prayer wheel, Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Buddhist ceremony, Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Buddhist ceremony, Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara) depicting Hell, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara) depicting Hell, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKopan Monastery Collection: Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara) showing rooster, snake and pig, Kopan monastery

Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara) showing rooster, snake and pig, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia



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Located in Bhaktapur, Nepal, the Kopan Monastery stands as a serene sanctuary of spiritual enlightenment. As you enter its sacred grounds, you are immediately captivated by the mesmerizing Wheel of Life (wheel of Samsara) painting that adorns its walls. This intricate depiction symbolizes the cycle of birth and rebirth, reminding visitors of the impermanence and interconnectedness of all beings. Within the monastery's tranquil halls, a vibrant painting of Green Tara catches your eye. Representing prosperity and abundance in Buddhist culture, this divine figure exudes an aura of tranquility and hope. The presence of such symbolism serves as a constant reminder to cultivate inner peace and embrace life's blessings. Further exploration leads you to Manjushri, the deity embodying knowledge and wisdom. Adorned with colorful Tibetan tantric goddess paintings surrounding it, this sacred space invites devotees to seek enlightenment through deep contemplation and self-reflection. As you continue your journey through Kopan Monastery's artistic treasures, a striking painting depicting Garuda captures your attention. Symbolizing power and protection against evil forces in Nepalese folklore, this mythical creature instills a sense of awe within those who behold it. A harmonious blend between spirituality and artistry is evident in another masterpiece – an exquisite portrayal featuring lotus flowers alongside swords representing knowledge and sacred texts. This fusion encapsulates the monastery's commitment to nurturing both intellectual growth and spiritual development among its residents. Legend has it that at Kopan Monastery resides an enchanting tale about a white elephant whose arrival brought great fortune to its inhabitants. This story serves as a testament to their unwavering faith in Buddhism's teachings on compassion and karma. The walls adorned with paintings showcasing Buddhas from various traditions further emphasize unity amidst diversity within this holy place. Each image radiates serenity while inviting visitors into deeper introspection on their own paths towards enlightenment.