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The Stupa of Enlightenment

Pleasant Bay Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
+1 902-224-2752
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The Monastery

A beautiful place to visit. The monastery is open to tours twice a day in the afternoon. When... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2017
2107hn
,
Hinchinbrooke, Canada
via mobile
Peaceful Side Trip

You have to drive on a dirt road to find it but it is worth it for a stroll through the meditation... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2017
KennO555
,
Halifax, Canada
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Jun 5, 2017
“Peaceful Side Trip”
Jul 27, 2017
“The Monastery ”
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Pleasant Bay Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place to visit. The monastery is open to tours twice a day in the afternoon. When driving there be warned it is at the far end of a dirt road ! However so worth it when you arrive. A one hour tour of...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2017

You have to drive on a dirt road to find it but it is worth it for a stroll through the meditation garden and for the stunning views along the way.

Thank KennO555
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

Not only the Stupa but the whole place is very worth visiting if you have any curiosity about her work. Or even if you don't, one of the most beautiful places on Earth, with an ocean view equal to any on California's route 1.

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Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

The abbey grounds and buildings are dilapidated and, for some reason, felt creepy. I usually really enjoy this kind of site but I could not get away from this one fast enough. Tried the woodland walk. Do not do this unless you are a very...More

Thank Joanne M
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Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

The Stupa of Enlightenment is on the grounds of Gampo Abbey, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery and retreat. It's a 15-minute drive from the center of Pleasant Bay, much of it on a gravel road. The monks give tours a couple hours in the afternoon. I...More

Thank julia m
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

We went in September after Gambo Abby was closed for tours but they still allow you to walk the grounds and the Stupaof Enlightenment, which are beautiful. We were immediately greeted by this wonderful black and white cat from out of the woods, he proceeded...More

Thank Claire-Suezy N
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Reviewed June 17, 2016

Great place to visit, trails are challenging. It was not open but we were invited to do our own tour around. Very rustic area talked briefly to two of the monks who live there. They plant their own gardens .the stupa of enlightenment was very...More

Thank Pauline. M
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

We were told about this by the people where we were staying so decided on a visit. The Abbey its self was closed but the grounds were open. What a wonderful place so quiet and peaceful. All you could hear was the sound of the...More

1  Thank MaxineP1958
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Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I didn't take any pics of this thing. I'm assuming it has some sort of ties to budism since there is a budist colony nearby. Well, it is what it is, what you see in any pics someone else may have submitted here is that...More

Thank WJFraser
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Reviewed October 28, 2015

Enlightenment abounds at this shrine. Nice to see that it is being refurbished, it had fallen into disrepair over the years. A place that is well worth the extra effort to visit. You come away feeling refreshed. Have not visited the Monastery but it is...More

1  Thank THOMAS1440
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