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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Lama Yeshe Ling and the Centre for Compassion and Wisdom present the Annual Family Picnic

 

Bring your family and friends for a day of outdoor fun and picnic potluck! There is an extensive play area with a small water park for young ones and beautiful forest with access to a wonderful hiking trail. The park also has an aviary with some exotic birds. Churchill Park Lawn Bowling Club has a spacious building equipped with washrooms and a full kitchen to prepare a pot luck meal.

Date: Saturday, August 12

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Potluck at noon)

Location: Churchill Fields Lawn Bowling Club

 

Dharma Programs

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The Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma

Chokhor Duchen is one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar. We will celebrate it on Wednesday, July 26th, instead of our regularly scheduled discussion group.

Chokhor Duchen commemorates the anniversary upon which Shakyamuni Buddha first began teaching the Dharma. For seven weeks after his enlightenment, the Buddha did not teach. After this period, Indra and Brahma offered a Dharmachakra and a conch shell, then requested Shakyamuni to teach. Accepting, Buddha Shakyamuni turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time at Sarnath by teaching on the four noble truths.

To commemorate this day, Lama Yeshe Ling will meet to recite together three short practices followed by a period of silent meditation.

 - The Shakyamuni Buddha Puja 
 - The Sutra Remembering the Three Jewels
 - Praise to the Seventeen Nalanda Masters

Tara - Dusk to Dawn

Come for as many sessions as you would like or stay till dawn!

This is special all-night practice similar to the regular Tara puja, but with additional prostrations and circumambulations. Come for the whole night or just one session (aproxamately 2 hours). This joyful and invigorating practice helps avert negativity and suffering, and promotes inner peace and thereby family community and world peace - occasionally with surprising effectiveness. Tara, the mother of all the Buddhas, is a manifestation of enlightened activity. She is particularly helpful in emergencies and difficult situations. We offer this all-night practice for the benefit of our local environment and neighbours, as well as for universal peace.

 

Discovering Buddhism - Introduction to Tantra

Exciting news! Our regular Wednesday evening Buddhist philosophy, discussion and meditation practice group will continue for the summer. We will study a module from the Discovering Buddhism program "Introduction to Tantra". Each Discovering Buddhism module consists of teachings, discussions, meditations practices and readings.

 Learn what is Vajrayana (Buddhist tantra) practice, which is one of the distinctive highlights of Tibetan Buddhism; how it works, and why it is a very effective form of meditation and self transformation practice. Get a broad overview of the four classes of tantra and learn to practice simple Kriya tantric methods. Learn how to integrate tantra with lam-rim meditation to use tantra to realize all aspects Buddha's teachings.  

 

Discovering Buddhism - Introduction to Tantra

Exciting news! Our regular Wednesday evening Buddhist philosophy, discussion and meditation practice group will continue for the summer. We will study a module from the Discovering Buddhism program "Introduction to Tantra". Each Discovering Buddhism module consists of teachings, discussions, meditations practices and readings.

 Learn what is Vajrayana (Buddhist tantra) practice, which is one of the distinctive highlights of Tibetan Buddhism; how it works, and why it is a very effective form of meditation and self transformation practice. Get a broad overview of the four classes of tantra and learn to practice simple Kriya tantric methods. Learn how to integrate tantra with lam-rim meditation to use tantra to realize all aspects Buddha's teachings.  

 

Discovering Buddhism - Introduction to Tantra

Exciting news! Our regular Wednesday evening Buddhist philosophy, discussion and meditation practice group will continue for the summer. We will study a module from the Discovering Buddhism program "Introduction to Tantra". Each Discovering Buddhism module consists of teachings, discussions, meditations practices and readings.

 Learn what is Vajrayana (Buddhist tantra) practice, which is one of the distinctive highlights of Tibetan Buddhism; how it works, and why it is a very effective form of meditation and self transformation practice. Get a broad overview of the four classes of tantra and learn to practice simple Kriya tantric methods. Learn how to integrate tantra with lam-rim meditation to use tantra to realize all aspects Buddha's teachings.  

News Stories

Tsenshap Serkong Rinpoche will be coming to Lama Yeshe Ling this summer. We are very fortunate! Details are still to be determined...

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.”

The Book Of Joy

In the fall, The Open Heart Book Club will discussing The Book Of Joy at the Burlington Public Library (Central)

More information to follow...