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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Save The Date!

Guest Teacher Geshe Thubten Sherab

Date: March 2-4, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Address: Native Women's Centre, 21 Rosedene Ave. Hamilton

Please stay tuned for more information

Save The Date!

Guest Teacher Venerable Robina Courtin

Date: April 13-15, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Address: Native Women's Centre, 21 Rosedene Ave. Hamilton


Please stay tuned for more information

Dharma Programs

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Toronto Dharma Teaching with Geshe Samdup

Tuesdays Dec 19, Jan 9, Jan 23


Date Change!

Teachings in Toronto for December 12th have been postponed until Tuesday December 19th.

Practical Buddhism - How to Deal with Upsetting or Difficult Thoughts and Emotions

Geshe Samdup has agreed to our request from the Lama Yeshe Ling community, to continue with an ongoing series of teachings every other Tuesday evening. Geshe-la has started with teaching very practical Buddha Dharma - how to deal with upsetting or difficult thoughts and emotions. His English is excellent. All are welcome; by donation.

Ganden Lha Gyama Mini Reatreat (Lama Tsong Khapa meditation)

Please note the date change!

December 29, 30

This winter break, we are offering the opportunity for intensive group meditation practice.  Each day will be broken into several sessions. You are welcome to attend any or all days and the full day or as many sessions as you are able to. Please bring your own meals or something to share.

New Years Day Purification Practice with Geshe Samdup

January 1, 2018 (Native Women's Centre)

Geshe Samdup has kindly agreed to join us and will offer instruction in Vajrasattva and the 35 Confession Buddhas. Geshe-la will also be giving refuge precepts for anyone wishing to stay and take refuge.

Time: 1:00-4:00 Purification instruction and practice

4:00-5:00 Refuge precepts for those who wish to take them for the first time or renew them

Bring in the New Year by purifying old, negative actions and habits, and reflecting upon what you would like to change in the coming year. On new years day, please join us to do the two powerful purification practices of the 35 confession Buddhas and Vajrasattva, the Buddha of Purification. We will also make positive aspirations and intentions for the benifit of ourselves and others.

By practicing Vajrasattva Puja and the 35 confession Buddhas we eliminate or neutralise karmic seeds and imprints created through our past negative actions, speech and thought patterns. We engage in these purification practices not only to help ourselves but with the altruistic motivation of purifying our karma in order to attain enlightenment quickly so as to benefit sentient beings. This intent strengthens our practice and propels us forward in our spiritual quest. This event is by donation.

The Power of the Names of the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas


Refuge: Refuge in Buddhism is a ceremony, a commitment, and a statement of faith.  The rituals of the ceremony may vary slightly according to the teacher, but the core element is the practitioner’s commitment to seeking liberation from suffering. The triple gem in which one takes refuge is the Buddha, the Dharma (the teachings/path), and the Sangha (the Sangha jewel one takes refuge in is strictly the community of monks and nuns; in the West, the term sangha has also become common parlance for a community of practitioners).  

More information on taking refuge and the 5 Lay vows