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.

Dharma Programs

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Toronto Dharma Teaching with Geshe Gomde

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

Through the kindness of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Gomde Lharampa Geshe Thubten Samdup has agreed to teach the Dharma at Lama Yeshe Ling.  Geshe-la will be giving an initial Dharma talk on practical Buddhism - how to deal with upsetting or difficult thoughts and emotions, in English.

 

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.

Lama Tsongkhapa Puja

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.

Lama Tsongkhapa practice can effectively increases our compassion and wisdom while also healing unhealthy states of mind, purifying suffering karma, and creating the inner causes for happiness. It is very beneficial for all levels of meditation experience.

 

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.

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.

 

 

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