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Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto

Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto
International Buddhist Progress Society of Toronto – IBPS
6525 Millcreek Drive
Mississauga, ON
L5N 7K6

Markham Buddha’s Light Center

230 Denison Street
Markham, ON
L3R 1B6
(905) 944-8301


Resident teacher: Ven. Yungku, ordained nun

Non-resident teacher: Ven. Master Hsing Yun, ordained monk

Alternate contact: Ven. Tzu Jung

Lineage: Linji Lineage in Chan Buddhism

Practices: Chanting sutras, chanting prayers, discussion groups, flower arranging, meditation, music, physical labour, precepts/ordination, prostrations, retreats, short-term precepts, singing hymns, sutra study, vegetarian, dharma functions

Meditation: Breaths (counting), breaths (noticing), calming (shamatha), just sitting (shikantaza), visualization, walking, zazen, Fo Guang meditation

Public activities: Daily temple visit and offering of incense. Making prostration to the Buddha and Bodhisattvas. Counseling service to members and public, funeral ceremony, hospital caring, etc. Saturday English, Mandarin and Cantonese Humanistic Buddhism Dharma Classes, Saturday morning English meditation classes. Sunday Chinese Dharma Functions, evening Cantonese and Mandarin meditation classes. Saturday interest classes, Youth group, Scout group, Youth dharma class, Children’s Chinese class, Children’s dharma class, etc.

Other activities and initiatives: Chinese New Year celebration, Buddha’s birthday celebration, Bodhisattvas’ birthday dharma function, Repentance dharma functions, chan ting and meditation retreats, Liang Emperor dharma function, Buddhist examinations, radio dharma sessions, BLIA newsletter, Hospital caring, funeral service, etc.

Affiliated in Canada with: Fo Guang Shan branch temples in Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Edmonton, and Buddha’s Light International Association.

Affiliated internationally with: International Buddhist Progress Society, Fo Guang Shan Temple in Taiwan.

Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese)

Established: 1995

Charity number: 136720273RR0001 Registered 1993

Listing updated: March 2022