Kalapa Valley is a Shambhala pilgrimage site and sacred park. In 1979 the Druk Sakyong, Trungpa Rinpoche, recognized the valley as Kalapa, Shambhala's capital. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has proclaimed Kalapa Valley the Sacred Centre of Shambhala.
This sacred park is a forested river valley with waterfalls and meadows, adjacent to Cape Breton Highlands National Park, on Cape Breton island, Nova Scotia. Pilgrimages to Kalapa Valley are most encouraged, nourishing both visitors and the Shambhala community worldwide.
Kalapa Valley is open to all Shambhala community members and friends. A comfortable house, camping sites, and hiking trails invite overnight, weeklong and day visitors to enjoy the peaceful and powerful simplicity of this woodland valley.
With appreciation to Gary Brown, James Hoagland and
Terry Rudderham for photos shown on this site.