"Nepal provides the solitude and environment for meditation, which is unparalleled in this part of the world. Nepal has much to offer to those interested in meditation, yoga and Ayurveda. There are guided and residential course for mediation and yoga. Kopan Monastery offers short courses for residential/non-residential in Buddhist meditation and practice throughout the year. These courses give a theoretical and practical introduction to Buddhist philosophy of the Tibetan Mahayana Tradition. They are based on one of the principal teachings of this tradition called 'The Graded Path to Enlightenment' (Lam Rim). The courses combine lectures and teachings with meditation practice and discussion of relevant topics in a more informal way. A three-day retreat with intensive guided meditation on the Graded Path to Enlightenment follows the course."