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.

Special Dharma Events

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Look for Lama Yeshe Ling's Booth at the Vesak Festival

Sunday, May 27th

Volunteers Needed! (905)-296-3728

"Mississauga’s Celebration Square will be hosting Vesak: Buddha’s Birthday Celebration on Sunday, May 28, 2017. This event will be held outdoors joint by all the Buddhist Temples in the Greater Toronto Area. The event includes: exhibitions by local Buddhist temples, blessings chanting ceremonies by Buddhist monks and nuns, the Bathing Buddha ritual, traditional music and dance, martial arts and much more! Free Event

 

Shakyamuni Buddha Puja

Tuesday, May 29th

Join us to celebrate Saka Dawa with the Shakyamuni Buddha practice. Saka Dawa is one of the most important festival days of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, celebrating Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. Any actions done during Saka Dawa, both auspicious and harmful, are multiplied in their power. Karmic results are multiplied by one hundred million, as cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic. It is a very powerful time to practice and increase one’s commitment to both practice and study.

 Animal Liberation Practice in the Country

Sunday, June 10th

Lama Yeshe Ling will be hosting an afternoon in the country to do animal liberation practice.  A member of the community has kindly offered her farm to do this beneficial practice.

What is Animal Liberation? Animal liberation is rescuing animals from impending death, such as worms being skewered on a fish hook, or lobsters being boiled alive, and then giving them freedom. (We will purchase worms intened for fishing bate and then release them.) The animals are then given Dharma blessing by participants reciting special mantras and circumambulating around holy objects with them. These imprints will ripen in future lives enabling them to take rebirth in a pure land or as a human being with the circumstance that support Dharma practice. This practice is different from an animal blessing for pets.

Birthday Party for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Friday, July 6th

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will turn 83 on July 7th (July 6th in India). Everyone is welcome to join us and celebrate with cake, refreshments and the recitation of the mantra of compassion OM MANI PADME HUM. The Dalai Lama is believed to be an emanation of Chenrezig, the personification of the compassion of all Buddhas. We will also recite a long life prayer for his holiness.

Summer Program

Ongoing Wednesday starting in July

Stay tuned for more information on our summer program

Dates: Ongoing Wednesdays starting in July

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dharma Programs

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Discovering Buddhism- How to Develop the Compassionate Mind of Awakening

May 16th and 23rd
There are 2 more weeks left in this module. If you have not been attending you are welcome to join in.

May 16- The six perfections

May 23- An evening of meditation on Bodhichitta and compassion. We will be practicing Sutra and tantra method of meditating on bodhichitta.  We will do the 11 stages of the sutra path and the practice of Chenresig (Avalokiteshvara)- the Buddha of compassion.

Discovering Buddhism- All About Karma

Ongoing-Wednesday evenings starting June 6th

This weekly discussion group will introduce you to the Buddhist concept of karma, the law of cause and effect, and what it means to take personal responsibility. Using examples from everyday life, we will analyze how actions determine their results and cause us to experience either happiness or suffering. We will explore purification practices and establish a daily meditation on karma.

Heart Sutra Series

Ongoing- every other Tuesday (kind of) in Toronto

Please note: The next class will be on Tuesday, June 5th.

There will be no classes on May 15 and May 29.

 

Geshe Thubten Samdup is giving a series of bi-weekly teachings on Hear Sutra. The Heart Sutra is the most widely known sutra of the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It is part of the Prajnaparamita Sutras, which is a collection of about 40 sutras composed between 100 BCE and 500 CE. The Heart Sutra is a presentation of profound wisdom on the nature of emptiness.

Discovering Buddhism- All About Karma

Ongoing-Wednesday evenings starting June 6th

This weekly discussion group will introduce you to the Buddhist concept of karma, the law of cause and effect, and what it means to take personal responsibility. Using examples from everyday life, we will analyze how actions determine their results and cause us to experience either happiness or suffering. We will explore purification practices and establish a daily meditation on karma.

Discovering Buddhism- All About Karma

Ongoing-Wednesday evenings starting June 6th

This weekly discussion group will introduce you to the Buddhist concept of karma, the law of cause and effect, and what it means to take personal responsibility. Using examples from everyday life, we will analyze how actions determine their results and cause us to experience either happiness or suffering. We will explore purification practices and establish a daily meditation on karma.

News Stories

FPMT Events This Summer in the U.S.

 

FPMT Foundation Service Seminar

July 19 - 23, 2018 at Milarepa Center in Barnet, Vermont

Attention student offering service in the FPMT organization: Opportunities for developing your skills and deepening your Dharma practice await when you attend an FPMT Foundation Service Seminar!

 

 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Boston

From August Friday August 17th – Sunday August 19 Lama Zopa Rinpoche will be teaching and giving initiations in Boston at the Kurukulla Center. A group of members will be driving down together. If you are interested in driving or need a drive, Please let us know. Please call (905)-296-3728

August 17 Teaching on the Seven Point Mind Training
August 18 Teaching continues, and Red Tara initiation
August 19 Teaching continues, and Vajrasattva initiation

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