Newsletters

We publish a quarterly email newsletter with news about the Abbey. You can subscribe to it (and to our blog) on our home page.

From this page, you can view our previous email newsletters, plus a selection of our earlier print newsletters.

View our Winter 2014 email newsletter, which includes the following:

1. 30th Anniversary Slideshow
2. Cheerful Year of the Wood Horse
3. Reflections on Yarne 2014 by Anraku Sensei
4. Six Month Basic Goodness Program at Gampo Abbey
5. Ani Pema Chödrön and Acharya Adam Lobel discuss the Shambhala Monastic order
6. Four Month Mahamudra Program begins
7. 2014 In-House retreat Dates July 29th to August 19th
8. 3rd Annual Vajrayogini Druppa July 12th to 20th
9. Support Received from the Tsadra Foundation and the Pema Chödrön Foundation in 2013

View our Spring 2013 email newsletter, which includes the following:

1. Greetings from Gampo Abbey
2. 2012-13 Yarne Retreat
3. Monastic Youth Dathün, Summer 2013
4. Openings for Residents in 2013
5. Opportunities for Solitary Retreat
6. Take a Tour This Summer

View our Winter 2012 email newsletter, which includes the following:

1. Greetings from Gampo Abbey
2. Monastic Youth Dathün, Summer 2013
3. Openings for Residents in 2013
4. Opportunities for Solitary Retreat
5. Supporting the Abbey

View our Summer 2012 email newsletter, which includes the following:

1. Greetings from Gampo Abbey
2. Yarne 2012-13 Applications Now Being Accepted
3. Lobster Release
4. Canada Day at the Abbey
5. Vajrayogini Druppa
6. Openings for Residents in 2013

View our Spring 2012 email newsletter, which includes the following:

1. Greetings from Gampo Abbey
2. Openings for Residents in 2012
3. In-House Retreats
4. Summer Service Week
5. Vajrayogini Druppa

View our Winter 2011 email newsletter, which includes the following:

1. Greetings from Gampo Abbey
2. Fall Shedra Classes
3. Openings for Residents in 2012
4. Supporting the Abbey
5. Join Us for Spring Shedra!

View our Summer 2011 email newsletter, which includes the following:

1. Greetings from Gampo Abbey
2. Completion of Shedra Cycle
3. Lobster Release 2011
4. Monastics at Bat!
5. Personal Reflections

View our Spring 2011 email newsletter, which includes the following:

1. Greetings from Gampo Abbey
2. Yarne 2011
3. Wisdom in Everyday Life
4. New Translation Available

View our Winter 2010 email newsletter, which includes the following:

1. Greetings from Gampo Abbey
2. The Passing of Ani Tsultrim Palmo
3. Fall Shedra Classes
4. Ocean of Dharma Retreat
5. Fearlessness in Everyday Life
6. Talks by Judith Simmer-Brown
7. Openings for Residents in 2011
8. Supporting Shambhala Monasticism

View our Summer 2010 email newsletter, which includes the following:

1. Lobster Liberation 2010!
2. From the Director: Supporting the Future of Shambhala Monasticism
3. First Book by Chökyi Gyatso Translation Committee
4. Completion of Groups 'E' and 'F' Three-Year Retreat
5. Monks (and Nuns!) at Bat!
6. Come Take a Guided Tour of Gampo Abbey This Summer
7. A Talk by Pema Chödrön
8. Find Us on Facebook

View our Spring 2010 email newsletter, which includes the following:

1. Something Old, Something New
2. In-House Retreats in 2010
3. Extended Retreats at Sopa Choling
4. A Talk by Pema Chodron
5. Gampo Abbey Offers Maitri Bhavana and Sukhavati Services

Archive: The Lion's Roar Newsletter

For many years Gampo Abbey produced a printed newsletter entitled The Lion's Roar, which was mailed out to friends of the Abbey. From our archives, we offer PDF editions from 2009, 2007, and 2006.

View the Winter 2009 issue, which includes:

  1. A teaching by Ani Pema Chodron "On Commitment"
  2. The Sakyong creates title Gampo Acharya
  3. Sopa Choling News
  4. Kier Craig Annual Scholarship
  5. The Fortunate Life of Ani Migme
  6. An Interview with Ani Migme
  7. Lucky Man - A Blues Song by Ngedon Sangpo
  8. Shambhala's Monastic Community Grows
  9. Coming to the Abbey, 2009 Schedule
  10. Supporting Gampo Abbey

View the Fall 2007 issue, which includes:

  1. A teaching by Ani Pema Chodron entitled "Karma Stops Here"
  2. News on events including the Sakyong's Memorial on the role of Gampo Abbey and an update on the three year retreatants
  3. Article on Monastic Life: Venerable Tsultrim Palmo's 25th Anniversary of her Ordination
  4. Offerings: Listen to the Trees, plus Four Contemplations on Art

View the Fall 2006 issue, which includes:

  1. A teaching by Ani Pema entitled "Center of Your Mandala"
  2. News on the following events: New Director, Parting Notice (by former Interim Director Patrick Suhrbier), Bhikshu Ordination, Gate Opening Ceremony, Buddhist Funeral
  3. Articles on Monastic Life: Yarne 2005-2006, Gagye Talks
  4. Offerings: Blessings, Foxes, 3 Offerings

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