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Podcast Episode 7

This week on Vinaya Speaks with Tsultrim Pawo, Tsultrim talks with Takseng who speaks about his experience living as a monastic at Gampo Abbey, the schedule and the diet. *The views & opinions expressed in this interview are that of the persons speaking and are not directly endorsed by Gampo Abbey. Gampo Abbey podcasts are … Continue 

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Tribute to the life of Gelongma Migme Chödrön

Over the many years that Ani Migme, more formally known as Gelongma Migme Chödrön lived at Gampo Abbey she touched 100s of different peoples’ lives.  If you have a personal story or photo of your time with Ani Migme that you would like to share please post them here in this blog.  We want to … Continue 

Supporting Gampo Abbey

How you can help Gampo Abbey, by Tsultrim Pawo

WHO: Anybody that wants to donate to Gampo Abbey WHAT: Donations to support sustain Gampo Abbey WHERE: 1533 Pleasant Road Pleasant Bay Nova Scotia NS B0E2P0 (902) 224-2752 WHEN: Now   Are you an object of generosity? Of course you are. Now what are you going to do about it? You could donate to Gampo … Continue 

photo by Scott Munn 2016

A Guide for Your Life at Gampo Abbey

An open letter to all future nuns and monks by Trime Chosang Dear New Virtuous Sangha Member, You are about to enter a very magical place. The door to this Monastery is the next step on your path to enlightenment. Please honor that by being open to it. On the doorstep, try to leave all … Continue 

BlackLivesMatter

Editorial: This Precious Black Life

by Associate Editor jigme chönying My people are suffering. Black people in America, along with First Nations people, are enduring a tremendous amount of suffering in America. We suffer because our people are routinely shot dead in interactions with police. I feel the pain and suffering of my people. Before becoming a Buddhist monk, i … Continue 

2016

Podcast Episode 06

This week on Vinaya Speaks: British born monastic Jayasiddhi answers some of your questions in a segment called “Ask A Monk”. *The views & opinions expressed in this interview are that of the persons speaking and are not directly endorsed by Gampo Abbey. Gampo Abbey podcasts are not formal dharma talks, but rather conversations between … Continue 

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Podcast Episode 05

In this episode of Vinaya Speaks, Tsultrim sits down with Tingdzen* for an in depth exploration of the meaning of monastic vows. Ting, who serves in the Practice & Education Department at Gampo Abbey, is also our Geko in charge of upholding the standards of monastic discipline (Vinaya) for the sangha. *Editor’s Note: Since the … Continue 

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Podcast Episode 04

In this episode of Vinaya Speaks with Tsultrim Pawo, life-ordained nun Ani Karma Lodro Chödrön talks about her time as a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, often referred to as the Vidyadhara, or “Knowledge Holder”. Ani Chödrön is resident Shrine Mistress at Gampo Abbey, Head of Culture & Decorum, and flower garden Landscape Architect. *The … Continue 

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A Meditation on Pulse

by Karma Lodro Gyedon Walking through the lush green trail in Nova Scotia, it is easy to lose myself in the idyllic surroundings of my home monastery. The soft rain doesn’t detract from the beauty of spring here; the earth is lush and growing. However, my mind is contemplating the recent news of the shootings … Continue 

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Podcast Episode 03

In this episode of Vinaya Speaks with Tsultrim Pawo, Tsultrim talks with educator, scholar, musician, and life monastic Loden Nyima about what led him to seek ordination. The conversation delves into what the experience of temporary monasticism has to offer Millennials who may be considering a nonconventional path. *The views & opinions expressed in this … Continue 

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