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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Animal Liberation Practice

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. The animals are then given Dharma blessing by participants reciting special mantras and circumambulating around holy objects with them. This practice is different from an animal blessing for pets. 


INTRODUCTION TO THE a.r.t. OF FULFILLMENT with visiting guest speaker and teacher Don Handrick

The a.r.t. of Fulfillment (action, reflection, transformation) This public talk is for anyone looking to lead a more fulfilling, meaningful and happier life. Learn effective exercises and practical techniques to enhance and enrich daily life through the three interconnected themes:

Why Wisdom? With Don Handrick

Lama Yeshe Ling welcomes visiting teacher, Don Handrick with much grattitude. We are very fortunate that Don will be giving two public talks and a weekend workshop.

Wisdom calms dissatisfaction, resolves problems, and brings suffering to an end. Such wisdom is very useful in ordinary day to day troubles and this is the subject of this public talk. We will examine how wisdom can be used to solve all our problems, and explore how to apply wisdom in everyday living.

Buddha’s Wisdom for Improving Our Lives

Many of life’s difficulties and complications are products of our own negative habitual or compulsive thoughts and actions, but these patterns need not control our lives. In this weekend course, we will examine a variety of these persistent and destructive patterns in order to learn how to disempower them and activate new behaviors rooted in truth and genuine well-being. Buddha’s unique profound wisdom brings to an end even the suffering of old age, sickness and death. The workshop will end with an introduction to, and a practice for cultivating this profound wisdom.

Please register here

Dharma Programs

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Discovering Buddhism - Establishing a Daily Practice

 

Assemble the tools you need to develop a successful daily practice and find out the elements necessary to generate realizations. Get some tips for making every action meaningful.

 

Discovering Buddhism - Establishing a Daily Practice

 

Assemble the tools you need to develop a successful daily practice and find out the elements necessary to generate realizations. Get some tips for making every action meaningful.

 

Discovering Buddhism - Establishing a Daily Practice

 

Assemble the tools you need to develop a successful daily practice and find out the elements necessary to generate realizations. Get some tips for making every action meaningful.

 

Discovering Buddhism - Establishing a Daily Practice

 

Assemble the tools you need to develop a successful daily practice and find out the elements necessary to generate realizations. Get some tips for making every action meaningful.

Chenrezig - Compassion Buddha

Every other month we are offering Chenrezig meditation practice on compassion, inspired by the Dalai Lama and the mantra OM MANI PADME HUM.

The Dalai Lama is an emanation of Chenrezig, the personification of the compassion of all Buddhas. We will do the Compassion Buddha meditation written by the current Dalai Lama when he was nineteen years old called "The Inseparability of the Spiritual Master and Avalokiteshvara: A Source of All Powerful Attainments". Because of the close connection, this practice makes both compassion, and the wisdom of the Dalai very accessible. All are welcome.

Chenrezig Mantra with Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Donations are welcome.

 

News Stories

Group Practice Dates- click on the links for more information and descriptions of the practices

 

Join us this fall, for beneficial Puja practice. ‘Puja’ means gathering – together as a group of practitioners, the gathering of offerings and the gathering of merit that comes from engaging in such virtuous activities.

 

Chenresig- Compassion Buddha Puja

Date: Monday, Oct 23, 2017

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: 1455 Reynolds Ave, Burlington

 

 

 


Lama Tsongkhapa Puja

Date: October 28, 2017

Time:11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Mindful Solutions for Change Studio, 501 Templemead Drive, Hamilton

 

 

 

 

 


Link to Mandala article on the practice of Medicine Buddha.The Medicine Buddha Puja

Date: November 11, 2017

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Mindful Solutions for Change Studio, 501 Templemead Drive, Hamilton,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tsenshap Serkong Rinpoche

will be coming to Lama Yeshe Ling in the next few months. We are very fortunate! Details are still to be determined as he awaits his Visa...

Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche is the reincarnation of Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche, a highly accomplished lama born in Tibet in 1914. in 1948, having received his geshe lharampa degree, Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche was appointed one of the seven tsenshab or master debate partners to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche, who passed away in 1983, served His Holiness in this capacity for the rest of his life and imparted to His Holiness many lineages, initiations and oral transmissions. Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche was born in the Spiti Valley in India in 1984. 

For more, visit the Berzin Archive’s “Portrait of Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche.”

 

 

Please stay tuned for a new date for the Open Heart Book Club in January.

The Book of J0Y: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Carlton Abrams

We will be delving into "The Book of Joy" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Carlton Abrams. Along with discussion, we will also be practicing some of the exercises from the book that were crafted to cultivate greater well-being using "the eight pillars of joy" as a framework.

"The Book of Joy lives up to its title and goes much further. It highlights the many ways in which we can all bring greater joy, fulfillment and purpose into our lives, and illuminates the nature of the interconnected relationship between painful emotions and deep happiness. The book not only reaffirms this truth with great clarity, but through the magic of Abrams’ skillful facilitation shows the many ways in which these two great spiritual leaders, both of whom are also great teachers of peace and reconciliation, embody the totality of what it means to be both ordinary and simultaneously outrageous, mischievous, and completely unpredictable!
An unexpected delight of this book is the frequency and ease with which these two men bring forth their playfulness, wit, wisdom, and laugh-out-loud humor, even when they are immersed in profoundly deep discourse."

Here is a Promotional video