Welcome to the Lama Yeshe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Community

 Visit the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archives - photo by Merry ColonyLama Yeshe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Group is an open-hearted community that empowers people to discover and develop their inherent potential for compassion, wisdom and inner peace. Here you can get in touch with what is happening in our community, meet friends, learn about Buddhist Philosophy, and most importantly discover methods that may help you to overcome suffering, develop compassion and gain insight. We meet in Burlington, Hamilton, Toronto, and Kitchener/Waterloo.

Lama Yeshe Ling is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition ('FPMT'), which is based on the Gelugpa tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught by Founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe, and Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The FPMT creates opportunities to listen, reflect, meditate, practice and actualize the unmistaken teachings of the Buddha and based on that experience spreading the Dharma to sentient beings. Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the FPMT is dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, understanding this to be the quickest and most vast way of benefiting sentient beings.

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The Sutra of Golden Light Recitation from Home

On Sunday February 23 Losar (Tibetan New year) marks the beginning the 15 days of miracles, a period when the Buddha performed many miracles to benefit others. This is a highly auspicious time and any merit incurred on these days is said to be magnified by 100 million times. Merit is imprints of positive actions, which will result in happiness in the future.

Please join us from your home to recite sections of The Golden Light Sutra for each of the 15 days of Miracles.

Here is the Sutra

Here is the transmition from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

You may wish to receive the oral transmission before reciting the sutra. Receiving the Oral Transmission of the Sutra makes the recitation of the Sutra much more powerful, and in future lives we will realize this meaning of the Sutra very easily. The transmission is quite long so we reccomend listening to it in several segments a few days before you commence the recitation on Feb 4th.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, urges us to recite the Sutra of Golden Light for these reasons:

Here is a set of pages to read per day. (The time you read it is up to you.) If you follow the shedual you will have finished on the 14th day. This leaves the15th to catch up if needed.

“The holy Golden Light Sutra is the king of the sutras. It is extremely powerful and fulfills all one’s wishes, as well as bringing peace and happiness for all sentient beings, up to enlightenment. It is also extremely powerful for world peace, for your own protection, and for the protection of the country and the world. Also, it has great healing power for people in the country.  … Anyone can read this text, Buddhists and even non-Buddhists who desire world peace. This also protects individuals and the country from what are labeled natural disasters of the wind element, fire element, earth element, and water element, such as earthquakes, floods, cyclones, fires, tornadoes, etc. They are not natural because they come from causes and conditions that make dangers happen. They come from past inner negative thoughts and actions of people, and from external conditions. The benefits of reading this sutra are immeasurable … reciting just a few lines of  the Sutra of Golden Light creates more merit than making … immeasurable offerings to the Buddha. Reciting this sutra directs one’s life towards enlightenment. There is so much merit … one’s life becomes so easy, whatever one wishes for one receives … there is unbelievable purification … one liberates numberless sentient beings from the oceans of samsaric suffering and brings them to enlightenment.”
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You are a part of the Festival of Lights and Merit
Lama Yeshe Ling has made a contribution to this on behalf of us all.

Pause and connect with the Mahabodhi Stupa, the place where Buddha became the fully awakened one in Bodhgaya India, on the occasion of the four great annual festivals of the Buddhist calendar when virtue is greatly multiplied; imagine tens of thousands of electrical light offerings creating the illusion of a starry sky surrounding the stupa itself, together with extensive flowers arrangements, and prayer flags. These offering and prayers are offered and dedicated each evening by Root Institute on behalf of sponsors.


We rejoice that we are now able to offer all our programs and pujas at our new location, 1287 Coric Ave.