Open year round. Choose between a beautiful chalet, a magical yurt, a tranquility dome, cozy lodge room, tipi, or a campsite. Cabot Shores is the perfect base camp to explore Cape Breton and the Cabot Trial. But first, explore our great packages.
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 interested in visiting the Abbey, we are delighted to take our guests to one of the daily tours offered every July and August. You can also visit the Abbey on-line: