Supporting Gampo Abbey
Gampo Abbey is supported primarily by individual donations. The cost of maintaining and repairing the Abbey is high. You can assist the Abbey at any time by making a monetary gift in Canadian or U.S. funds as a one-time, yearly, monthly or periodic donation. All donations are sincerely appreciated and are tax deductible.
We welcome donations for specific projects, including:
Fees paid by residents only cover a small portion of the operating costs of the Abbey. We will use these funds to assist with day to day operating costs of running the Abbey including on-going maintenance and renovations of our buildings.
SUPPORT FOR LIFE MONASTICS
The Abbey provides support for those who make a commitment to become life monastics. This support includes providing a place to live, a community dedicated to meditation practice and study of the dharma. It also includes providing a set of robes for all life monastics.
ANNUAL LOBSTER RELEASE
Following a long tradition of releasing animals from captivity, our annual lobster release pays the cost to purchase and release the last catch of lobsters from one of the local Pleasant Bay, NS lobster fishermen.
- Gampo Abbey Scholarship Fund– provides support for: temporary monastics who need financial assistance to cover the costs of the monthly resident’s fees and general living expenses; Abbey residents in financial need to participate in the Abbey’s Shedra (advanced Buddhist study program); assistance for non-residents to participate in In-House retreats, Monastic Youth dathun and other programs open to the public offered at Gampo Abbey.
- Sopa Choling Scholarship Fund – provides financial support for those wishing to attend programs offered at Sopa Choling. Eligible retreat programs include, but are not limited to: Three Year Retreat, 6 Yogas retreat and other retreats not yet scheduled.
SOPA CHOLING OPERATING FUND
Sopa Choling Long Term retreat center hosts a variety of specialized retreat programs. This fund assists with costs associated with maintaining and upgrading the practice environment as well as the basic operating facilities.
We hope the Abbey continues to inspire those who have supported us in the past and those who are newly taking an interest in our desire to build a Western Buddhist monastic tradition based upon the Shambhala teachings.
Canadian residents may make a donation to Gampo Abbey using your Canadian credit card, you can phone the Finance Office at 902-224-1358 between 1:30 and 4:30 Atlantic Time. Please note, we are unable to offer tax receipts to US donors who make their donations using their US credit card if that information is provided by phone. For US residents wishing tax receipts we recommend making a donation online using your credit card via the link below or through a cheque sent by mail to the Abbey, details below.
Gampo Abbey has partnered with Network for Good, a US not-for-profit company that specializes in securely processing online donations. Click the button below to go to a form where you can make a donation and pay with your US credit card. All donations are tax deductible. Tax receipts will be issued by Network for Good, not by Shambhala International or Gampo Abbey. To make a donation click the link below:
Gampo Abbey has partnered with Canada Helps, a Canadian not-for-profit company that specializes in securely processing online donations. Click the button below to go to a form where you can make a donation and pay with your Canadian credit card. All donations are tax deductible. Tax receipts will be issued by Canada Helps, not by Shambhala International or Gampo Abbey. To make a donation click the link below:
US residents should make their cheques payable to Gampo Abbey USA. Canadian and international residents should make their cheques payable to Gampo Abbey. Be sure to identify which project you would like your donation to support by including that information in the memo line of your cheque.
If you are donating by cheque or from outside of the US or Canada, you can mail it to us at:
Attn: Finance Office
1533 Pleasant Bay Rd
Pleasant Bay, NS
B0E 2P0, Canada
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: All donations given for a specific fund will be used only for that fund’s activities. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt for all donations given during a particular year will be provided at the conclusion of that year. It is understood that no goods or services are provided for these donations.
RETURN/REFUND POLICY: With donations, there is no expectation for refunds. However, if we have made a mistake, please contact us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, calling us at 902-224-1358, or writing to us at Gampo Abbey, Attn: Development Office, 1533 Pleasant Bay Rd., Pleasant Bay, NS B0E 2P0 Canada.
On behalf of Ani Pema Chödrön and the entire Gampo Abbey community,
we thank you for your generosity.