Gampo Abbey Turns 30

Thirty years ago, in March of 1984, Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche founded Gampo Abbey, a place where Westerners can practice Shambhala Buddhism in a monastic setting. And it’s going strong still. On a blustery morning, after an overnight snowfall, we set out on the long drive to the other side of Cape Breton Island to join […]

Tour the Sacred Shambhala Sites on Cape Breton Island

  Have you always wanted to visit Gampo Abbey  or Kalapa Valley but don’t know how to get there and/or need a guide? This tour may be of particular interest to people doing Shambhala retreats at Dorje Denmaling near Tatamagouche or visiting Halifax. Cabot Shores is the ideal place to begin a tour of  Kalapa […]

Studying at Gampo Abbey

 
In March, Paul and Barbara were fortunate to be invited to take part in Shedra, or monastic college, at Gampo Abbey. For two weeks we traveled to Gampo Abbey several times a week. The journey itself, a drive on the Cabot Trail through the Cape Breton Highland National Park in winter is spectacular.

More than once, we observed a moose (the same one, we believe) in almost the same location, calmly chewing and regarding us with interest.
Gampo Abbey, North America’s only Tibetan monastery for Western students, is located off the Cabot Trail, high above the Gulf of St.Lawrence.

Under the […]