Photo by Alice Haspray
This moose could be the vanguard of the coming Year of the Horse!
News and Information About Gampo Abbey and Our Monastic Community
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|This rainbow auspiciously appeared behind Sopa Chöling on the departure day|
"Even though I was raised within Shambhala, it was only during the monastic youth dathün that I realized that this meditation path was my own. I fully credit my time at Gampo Abbey as the foundation for my entire spiritual journey. It made me the man and practitioner I am today."Shortly after their arrival, participants will be given temporary monastic ordination which will last for the duration of the program. This includes shaving one's head, wearing monastic robes, and holding the five basic precepts of conduct for monastics: refraining from taking life, stealing, sexual activity, false speech, and intoxicants.