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.
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Cabot Shores is the first and only 4 season wilderness resort on the Cabot Trail of Cape Breton Island
Located on the Cabot Trail, Cabot Shores was founded in 2004, when Dr. Paul and Barbara created a gathering place including a geobarn lodge and four chalets on 55 acres bordering Indian Brook, Church Pond and the Atlantic. Cabot Shores is the first and only 4 star, 4 season Wilderness Resort which is at once an adventure destination, gathering place for couples and families and groups, and a jump-off point for the Cabot Trail and other iconic spots around Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.