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The Shambhala Monastic Order, part 2

The Shambhala Monastic Order, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part 2 of an Interview with Ani Pema Chodron about the new Shambhala Monastic Order by Acharya Adam Lobel edited by Loden Nyima Last May, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche established the Shambhala Monastic Order as a means of further developing the monastic path within Shambhala while preserving the lineage of ... continue
Posted May 14, 2014 by
The Shambhala Monastic Order

The Shambhala Monastic Order – HIGHLIGHT

Part 1 of an Interview with Ani Pema Chodron about the Shambhala Monastic Order by Acharya Adam Lobel edited by Loden Nyima Cheerful Year of the Wood Horse from the Shambhala Monastic Order! Last May, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche established the Shambhala Monastic Order as a means of further developing ... continue
Posted May 12, 2014 by
Shining, Radiant Tenderness

Shining, Radiant Tenderness – HIGHLIGHT

On Loneliness and Society by Dawa Lhatso, Gampo Abbey I recently read a newspaper article entitled, Why Are We So Lonely? In it were statistics about the growing reports of loneliness and isolation within all age groups from surveys conducted in Canada and the U.S. It pointed to ... continue
Posted December 30, 2013 by
Warrior Tribute to Bob Sonne

Warrior Tribute to Bob Sonne – HIGHLIGHT

on his 2008 trip to Nepal and India Life-long sangha brother and Kusung, Bob Sonne died in his sleep on December 2, 2013 in Boston. Bob Sonne was a dedicated dharma practitioner, a devoted student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, and a loyal member of ... continue
Posted December 9, 2013 by
Gampo Abbey: A Year in Reflection

Gampo Abbey: A Year in Reflection – HIGHLIGHT

by Stacey Mitchell photos by Michelle Nordmeyer and Kalsung I was at the dining room table recently, having a cup of tea with Dawa, a nun at Gampo Abbey, when we started discussing her motivation to be at the Abbey. She has been one of the monastics at ... continue
Posted January 7, 2013 by
Empowering our Lives with Meaning

Empowering our Lives with Meaning – HIGHLIGHT

A Monastic Youth Dathun at Gampo Abbey by Getsul Loden Nyima In ancient India, at the age of 29, Prince Siddhartha left his life of transient material occupations in search of liberation from the endless cycle of unease and dissatisfaction which no amount of distraction nor ... continue
Posted December 3, 2012 by
It Was Never About Us

It Was Never About Us – HIGHLIGHT

lobster releaseCollege Students study Meditation and Buddhism and make a Visit to Gampo Abbey by Stacey Mitchell, Finance Manager, Gampo Abbey photos by Heather Schmidt It’s Saturday morning at Gampo Abbey and something different is happening. Instead of the daily morning ritual of oatmeal and plain yogurt being prepared ... continue
Posted November 21, 2012 by
Coach Dot and the Nuns at Bat

Coach Dot and the Nuns at Bat – HIGHLIGHT

Dawa and Nancy approach the diamond, Pleasant Bay,by Stacey Mitchell, Gampo Abbey photos by Mel Sweetnam and Peter Gross From grades one through twelve, I was the one who was always picked last on any team sport in P.E. class. I couldn’t catch a ball, I couldn’t swing ... continue
Posted July 27, 2012 by
No Turning Back

No Turning Back – HIGHLIGHT

Revealing the Life at Gampo Abbey by Dawa Lhatso (Jade Meunier) “I am so lucky to be here!” and “Get me outta here!” are my two most common thoughts at Gampo Abbey. Such is the nature of this place: a magically vast and open world in which there ... continue
Posted February 11, 2012 by
Royal Couple Visits Gampo Abbey

Royal Couple Visits Gampo Abbey – HIGHLIGHT

On an exceptionally warm and brilliant May day the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo visited Gampo Abbey for an overnight stay following their retreats at the Kalapa Valley. About an hour apart by road, the Kalapa Valley and Gampo Abbey are separated by Cape Breton Highlands National Park. ... continue
Posted July 8, 2009 by
Treasury of Oral Instructions

Treasury of Oral Instructions – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Gampo Abbey It was the heartfelt wish of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche that the monastic tradition be developed and nurtured in the West. Gampo Abbey is therefore delighted that in 2009 they are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the abbey’s founding. ... continue
Posted June 18, 2009 by
Announcing the Gampo Abbey Blog Spot

Announcing the Gampo Abbey Blog Spot

Gampo Abbey announced today the launch of their new blog, The Gampo Abbey Blog Spot. They invite all Shambhala members and the extended sangha family, along with the local community and friends of the Abbey, to visit. “Our new blog will serve as a place to share important ... continue
Posted April 28, 2009 by
Gampo Abbey Announces Monastic Youth Dathun

Gampo Abbey Announces Monastic Youth Dathun

Gampo Abbey is once again hosting a Monastic Youth Dathun – June 15th to July 15th 2009 – a rare opportunity to experience a taste of Shambhala monastic life in an intensive retreat environment. The first Youth Dathun at Gampo Abbey was held in 1997, and ... continue
Posted March 15, 2009 by
The Pema Chodron Foundation

The Pema Chodron Foundation – HIGHLIGHT

I think the concept of the monastery is always up to date whether it is in medieval times or the 20th century. The monastic tradition has a particular kind of discipline and it displays a natural dignity. Monastic discipline embodies the principals of shila, samadhi and ... continue
Posted March 10, 2009 by
Sopa Choling Retreat Center at Gampo Abbey

Sopa Choling Retreat Center at Gampo Abbey

Sopa Choling offers the Seventh Three-year Retreat Cycle in the Wisdom Tradition of the Karma Kagyu Lineage “…vajrayana practice is about recognizing, understanding, and having confidence in wisdom. We are cultivating confidence that wisdom already exists in our mind and body.” The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, “Adhishthana” [caption ... continue
Posted March 5, 2009 by


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