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Vajrayogini Druppa
Sept 12 to 20th, 2015

Vajrakilaya Retreat

Oct 18 to Nov 21, 2015

6 Yogas of Naropa

Aug 15, 2016 to Jan 31, 2017

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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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August 4 to 11, August 11 to 18, August 18 to 25 and Sept 29 to Oct 6 (waiting list only)

We still have a few spaces available for the week of 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.


Gampo Abbey offers people the opportunity to spend time here through volunteering. Each summer, and occasionally at other times throughout the year, we need some extra help in the kitchen, garden, facilities department, or elsewhere.

One Volunteer is needed to help in the kitchen this August. For more information click here.


Ani Pema Chödrön's Yarne teachings on Exploring Selflessness will form the core of a unique online course which has been developed by Shambhala Publications.

In addition to videos of Ani Pema's Yarne talks at the Abbey, the course includes two live calls with Ani Pema, faciliated discussion groups as well as guided readings and practices.

For more information and to register for this unique course click here.

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Gampo Abbey
Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton,  NS B0E 2P0
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