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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Guest Teacher Geshe Thubten Sherab

 

We are very excited to announce Geshe Sherab's visit next February. Geshe-la has agreed to come back each year to teach a chapter on Shantideva's Bodhisattva's Way of Life.

Please pencil these dates into your calendar and stay tuned for more inormation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dharma Programs

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Approaching the Buddhist Path

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Date: Ongoing Wednesday evenings starting September 12, 2018 The Oct 31 session is cancelled, we will met agin on Nov 07th.

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Road East, Burlington, ON L7T 2C7

Participants will be required to purchase the book before the first session.

By donation

The Seven-Point Mind Transformation (Lojong)

With Geshe Samdup

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Dates: Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 21, Dec 5

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

University of Toronto - The Multi-Faith Centre, Multi-Faith Quiet Room,

 569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 2J7 View Map

In our upcoming series of teachings, we will be studying The Seven-Point Mind Transformation (Lojong) which was written by Kadampa Geshe Chekhawa Yeshe Dorje in the 12th century in Tibet.

Approaching the Buddhist Path

Register here

Date: Ongoing Wednesday evenings starting September 12, 2018 The Oct 31 session is cancelled, we will met agin on Nov 07th.

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Road East, Burlington, ON L7T 2C7

Participants will be required to purchase the book before the first session.

By donation

Meditation and Lojong Discussion

Every other Wednesday

7:00-9:00

University of Toronto - Multi-Faith Centre

Multi-Faith Quiet Room, 3rd floor

569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 2J7

When we have a problem of any kind we can easily be overcome by negative emotions. Some of these emotions are quite destructive, they can cause us tremendous suffering and affect the quality of our lives; and also cause us to harm others, even our loved one. Through regular meditation practice, we can learn how to deal with these emotions.

 

Guru Puja and Potluck Gathering to Celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Sunday, Dec 2

Lama Tsongkhapa Day, or Ganden Ngamchoe, is a celebration of the anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana. It is celebrated on the 25th day of the 10th month in the Tibetan calendar. Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) is one of the most significant Tibetan Buddhist masters, whose studies and meditations in all the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism resulted in the founding of the Gelugpa lineage, which is lineage of the FPMT.

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Who was Lama Tsongkhapa ?

Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) was a Buddhist scholar and Mahasiddha who founded the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. His teachings emphasized study, morality and collected the best teachings from the existing schools of Buddhism in Tibet and from Indian Buddhist masters. He was a realized meditator and prolific writer and one of his works The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim Chenmo) is one of the great classics of Buddhism. This outlines the gradual path to enlightenment, laying out the steps a practitioner must take in order to progress to enlightenment. Je Rinpoche’s compositions are famous for being exquisitely clear and paid particular attention to the most difficult points such as the perfection of concentration and highest yoga tantra completion stage practice.

According to Prof. Robert Thurman, “Tsongkhapa attained full enlightenment in 1398 and then taught for twenty-one years in such an intelligent, energetic, and charismatic way that his movement transformed the whole of Tibet and brought it into a genuine renaissance regarding its embodiment of the Dharma.”