Cabot Shores Wins “2011 Bicycle Friendly Award” at VELO Cape Breton Awards Banquet

On January 20th, members, volunteers and friends gathered at the Dobson Yaught Club in Sydney to celebrate Velo Cape Breton’s 9th annual potluck & awards banquet.
A delicious spread was laid out for guests to enjoy while events from the past year were reviewed along with a look at the upcoming rides and events that are in the plans for 2012.
Fun games took place throughout the evening with the announcement of the 2011 awards winners following. Some of the awards handed out during the evening included Most Improved Cyclist, Most Motivating Cyclist & Community Spirit Awards. Cabot Shores took home the […]

Service Learning at Cabot Shores 2012

Having reflected in gratitude on the amazing learning and accomplishments of our 2011  Volunteers, we now set forth our vision for 2012.
We are inviting people interested in Service-Learning at Cabot Shores who…

* Wish to live in a community of  people who enjoy working, serving,  learning and growing together
  * Aspire tol bring their kindness, generosity, an open mind, curiosity, skill, willingness, and full participation to everything they are asked to do
 
* Wish to learn about & expeirence Healing Arts such as meditation, Qi Gong, Morning Yoga with the intention of developing or deepening a daily body-mind practice

 
* Will do their […]

Atlanta Guest Sees Cape Breton Moose

Tom and his wife Judith are from Atlanta, Georgia and they’d never seen a moose before.
The first night, upon arrival, they were standing on the deck of Whiff’s lodge, facing the
ocean and hearing that they might see an eagle or moose, from the Lodge or from their chalet.
Just then an eagle flew overhead and it made Dr. Paul look like a prophet…
The next morning, Tom, an artist and writer, came into the lodge for breakfast and had an
even better story to tell…
You’ll see it in this short video.
 
 

A Heartfelt Thank You to our 2011 Interns, Wwoofers, Helpx-ers and other Volunteers!

Our heartfelt Thank You to all the Interns, Wwoofers, Helpx-ers and other Volunteers that helped out at Cabot Shores in 2011. What an amazing team! Well done, we could not have made it without you!!
Here are some of the projects you did for Cabot Shores:
In March, when our firewood supply ran low, an arborist from BC, spent 2 days cutting wood along Indian Brook.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  In May, during the few sunny days that month, two of us put in the seeds for the entire early garden crop; the tipi and yurt were put up, set up and decorated; a new […]

Gampo Abbey: Tibetan Shambhala Buddhist Monastery located in Nova Scotia

Gampo Abbey is the only Tibetan Buddhist monastery for Westerners. Founded in 1984 by renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher and meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, it is located near Pleasant Bay on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Approximately 30 monastics, both men and women, live in community and practice traditional monastic discipline under the guidance of the Abbot, Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche and principal teacher Acharya Pema Chodron.
Life at the Abbey for the monastics is inspired by the view and practice intended to wake oneself up fully, to help others to also wake up, and to create an enlightened society.
If you are […]

Halifax Chronicle Herald Article on Cabot Shores

Bruce Erskine called yesterday from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, where he covers the Nova Scotia business scene.  He wanted my to get my reaction:    Cabot Shores  being rated one of the top 3 lodgings in Nova Scotia by USA Today Travel…
It was a good way to start the New Year, seeing Cabot Shores in the business section  of Nova Scotia’s largest newspaper
and  getting calls for interviews from Cape Breton radio stations…
Late this morning, Barbara was about to demonstrate Shambhala meditation at a “Senior’s Lunch” in
St. Ann’s and before she could get started people were coming up to us and […]