Gampo Abbey is a Western Buddhist monastery in the Shambhala tradition in Nova Scotia, Canada. Founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1983, it is a lineage institution of Shambhala and a corporate division of the Vajradhatu Buddhist Church of Canada.
Under the spiritual direction of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the spiritual head of Shambhala International, Gampo Abbey is guided by our abbot the Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and our principal teacher Acharya Pema Chödrön.
The Warriors Who Are Joyful
The Shambhala Monastic Order is delighted to accept applications for The Warriors Who are Joyful, a nine month monastic training residency at Gampo Abbey beginning 4 January 2016.
The training will be based on the teachings of the Snow Lion drawn from the Shambhala terma and related teachings of the Sakyong lineage with supplementary material from the tradition of sutra. Join us for an in-depth journey through these teachings on joyful discipline in the supportive container of monastic life.
Click here for more information on this program.
Nous célébrons notre 30ième anniversaire!
Un monastère bouddhiste occidental de la tradition Shambhala, situé en Nouvelle-Écosse au Canada. Fondé par Trungpa Rinpoche en 1983, l'abbaye est une institution de la lignée Shambhala et un membre de la corporation Vajradhatu Buddhist Church of Canada.
C'est sous la direction spirituelle du Sakyong Mipham Rinpoché, qui est aussi à la tête de Shambhala International, et sous le conseil spirituel de l'abbé du monastère, le vénérable Thrangu Rinpoché, qu'évolue l'Abbaye de Gampo. L'Acharya Pema Chödrön y est la principale enseignante.
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NOTICE ABOUT THIS YEAR'S IN-HOUSE RETREAT
August 4 to 11, August 11 to 18 and August 18 to 25 (waiting list only)
Additional new In-House Retreat dates Sept 29 to Oct 6 and Oct 6 to Oct 13.
In-house retreat is the only time in the Gampo Abbey year that people have the opportunity to participate in Abbey life for a week or two without having to make a one-year commitment.
For more information and to apply click here.
Stories from our Spring and Summer Newsletter
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to spend a winter at Gampo Abbey? The winter of 2014/2015 was particularly long and cold with lots of snow. Follow this link to see an album of winter photos taken by Abbey residents.
For more stories about life at the Abbey in the spring and early summer of 2015 see our latest newsletter.
VISIT THE ABBEY'S BLOG
Stay in touch with the Abbey community, its members and their stories of their experience in the one year monastic training program.
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