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Gampo Abbey is a Buddhist abbey located in Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia.

It was founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1984 as a centre of North American Buddhism in the Vajrayana tradition of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. The Abbey is associated with the Vajradhatu Buddhist Church of Canada and Shambhala International. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche now serves as abbot.

Gampo Abbey's resident teacher is the well-known Buddhist nun and teacher Pema Chödrön. There are twelve monks and nuns at the abbey as of March 2009, a small number of whom are bhikṣus, with four more expected by May 2009.[1] All are ordained in the Mulasarvastivadin lineages of vinaya, or in the case of the bhikṣuṇīs, a combination of the Mulasarvastivadin and Dharmaguptaka lineages.

On August 26, 2001, Nova Scotia's first stupa was consecrated at Gampo Abbey. It is a Stupa of Enlightenment dedicated to world peace, and contains relics of the abbey's founder Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

See also


  1. ^ Lion's Roar:Gampo Abbey newsletter, Winter 2009, pg 7[1]

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