Welcome to the Lama Yeshe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Group 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 are a collection of FPMT study groups in Central Ontario, meeting in Kitchener/Waterloo, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and Toronto.

The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition ('FPMT') transmits the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through Tibetan Buddhist teachings, meditation, community service, retreat centers, and projects that support the Inspiration and Guide of the FPMT His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The FPMT is based on the Gelugpa tradition of Lama Tsong Khapa of Tibet as taught by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and spiritual director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

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What's New at Lama Yeshe Ling

Final details are yet to be worked out, but here is what we are planning. Please subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

  • Gather with us to practice meditation and discuss Venerable Robina's teachings from last November, based on the editorial work she completed last year: "How to Help Your Loved Ones Enjoy Death and Go Happily to Their Next Rebirth" A Handbook by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche.  January/February

  • Venerable Geshe Sonam Ngodrup has very kindly agreed to confer the initiation into the practice of Avalokiteshvara Tantra (Tib. Chenrezig), and to giving a commentary on the practice "The Inseparability of Avalokiteshvara and the Guru" - a Guru Yoga practice seeing His Holiness the Dalai Lama as Avalokiteshvara (written several decades ago by the Dalai Lama about himself). This practice is an incredible shower of compassionate energy directly from the Dalai Lama. Late February.

  • Venerable Geshe Sonam Ngodrup is returning to Lama Yeshe Ling to teach on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Sutra, which is Buddha's own teaching on cultivating mindfulness. March

  • We will ask Venerable Geshe Sherab to give an explanation and background to Lama Zopa Rinpoche's updated text "The Method to Transform a Suffering Life Into Happiness (Including Enlightenment)" (the text mentioned above).  This text focuses on cultivating the awakening mind of Bodhicitta from a Lam Rim perspective - a perfect complement to the tantric practice of Avalokiteshvara. Download it here with this direct link. April

  • We have asked Paula Chichester to lead a Retreat on "The Inseparability of Avalokiteshvara and the Guru".  Paula is a dear old friend who has, among other things, seven years of intense solitary retreat experience - she is a very down to earth treasure of experience, advice and example. June

  • Venerable Amy Miller will be leading us in a weekend workshop on Buddha's practical wisdom for personal relationships. September.

  • Venerable Jhado Rinpooche - now has a five year Canadian visa - we are praying and waiting to hear the plan for his visit to Lama Yeshe Ling, tentatively this spring or summer. 

  • Pujas: we look forward to the return of Venerable Geshe Ngawang Tharchin, to resume our practices of Tara, Medicine Buddha and Guru Puja. We will set this up when he returns from his long trip to India and the Far East. Looks like we will soon add a regular practice of "The Inseparability of Avalokiteshvara and the Guru" to our schedule also.