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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. Hundreds of his followers relocated from the United States to Nova Scotia in their pursuit of Enlightenment. Many returned to the United States because of the lack of available work in the Maritimes, but over one thousand followers still live in the province. The Abbey is associated with the Vajradhatu Buddhist Church of Canada and Shambhala International. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche now serves as abbot. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Statues of Buddha such as this, the Tian Tan Buddha statue in Hong Kong, remind followers to practice right living. ... The cultural elements of Buddhism vary by region and include: Buddhist cuisine Buddhist art Buddharupa Art and architecture of Japan Greco-Buddhism Tibetan Buddhist sacred art Buddhist music Buddhist chant Shomyo Categories: Buddhism-related stubs ... The history of Buddhism spans from the 6th century BCE to the present, starting with the birth of the Buddha Siddharta Gautama. ... Contents: Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z The following is a List of Buddhist topics: A Abhidharma Ahimsa Ajahn Ajahn Chah Ajanta Aksobhya Alexandra David-Néel Amara Sinha B... Buddhist beliefs and practices vary according to region. ... The percentage of Buddhist population of each country was taken from the US State Departments International Religious Freedom Report 2004 [1]. Other sources used were CIA Factbook [2] and adherents. ... An image of Gautama Buddha with a swastika, traditionally a Buddhist symbol of good luck, on his chest. ... The Buddhist temple Wat Chiang Man, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, which dates from the late 13th century Buddhist temples and monasteries, sorted by location. ... Contents: Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Several Buddhist terms and concepts lack direct translations into English that cover the breadth of the original term. ... There is great variety in Buddhist texts. ... Before Common Era Trad. ... Statues of Buddha such as this, the Tian Tan Buddha statue in Hong Kong, remind followers to practice right living. ... Chögyam Trungpa ( 1939 - April 4, 1987) was a Buddhist meditation master, scholar, teacher and artist. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Political highlights of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and the fourth ranked in population. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (One defends and the other conquers) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant Governor Myra A. Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Area 55,284 km² (12th)  - Land 53,338 km²  - Water 1,946 km² (3. ... For the period in European history, The Age of Enlightenment For the corresponding movement in the European Jewish community, see Haskalah. ... The Maritimes or Maritime provinces are a region of Canada on the Atlantic coast, consisting of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. ... Thrangu Rinpoche (pronounced TRONG-goo RIN-poh-chay) was born in 1933 in Kham, Tibet. ...


On August 26, 2001, Nova Scotia's first stupa was consecrated at Gampo Abbey. It is a Stupa of Enlightment dedicated to world peace. It contains relics of the Abbey's founder Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A stupa A stupa (from the Sanskrit) is a type of Buddhist structure found across the Indian subcontinent and Asia. ... The word relic comes from the Latin reliquiae (remains) and there are many pre-Christian instances of some bone or other part of the corpse, or some intimately associated object, carefully preserved with an air of veneration as a tangible memorial. ...


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There is a small, growing Buddhist community in Canada. ...

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Gampo Abbey (826 words)
The Abbey is associated with the Vajradhatu Buddhist Church of Canada and Shambhala International.
She served as director of Gampo Abbey in Canada for some years and is now retreat master for the present three-year retreat there.
Gampo Abbey has a slogan: "Projects are not important-people are." This reminds us that we are here to serve and to practice waking up, not to make an ideal abbey.
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