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 Shambhala Canada Society.

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 Fearless


The participants in our current Nine-Month Residency with the Shambhala Monastic Order which began January 4, 2017.

Program highlights, as well as the experience of the participants will be featured on our Blog and website. 


In the vision of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the Shambhala Monastic Order joins the monastic lineage of the Buddha with the Shambhala terma teachings to offer an embodied expression of the dignity of enlightened society. We invite you to join this sacred training ground, deepen your practice of warriorship, and discover how immersion in monastic life enriches your practice and brings out the awakened energy of society.

Warriors Who Are fearless To learn more about this residential program →

Gelongma Migme Chödrön

Passing away of Gelongma Migme Chödrön

On October 11th at 9 pm Gelongma Migme Chödrön passed away at Karma Changchub Ling (KCCL) in Fall River Nova Scotia.  Gelongma Migme Chödrön was one of the four founding Elders of Gampo Abbey.

Notice from Gelong Lodro Sangpo from KCCL
Dear Friends
Not only with sadness but also with great joy I would like to let you know that a very meritorious life has come to an end and is bound to move on to do something very meritorious again in the near future in a different form.
It was last night, on Heruka day, October 11, at 9pm sharp, that our dearest friend and companion, Gelongma Migme Chödron, passed away with a firm in-breath instead of the expected long drawn out out-breath, nearly as if inviting us to “hold our breath below the navel” one more time.
We are featuring photos and tributes to Gelongma Migme Chödrön on this website.

Tributes and photos →

Video on the Shambhala Monastic Order


A video of Gampo Acharya, Pema Chödrön and Monastic Shastri, Loden Nyima speaking on the inspiration, history and place of the Shambhala Monastic order at Gampo Abbey and in the wider Shambhala Buddhist community. To view the video →