FGS Toronto Dharma Study Group

Fri, September 25 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Humanistic Living Meditation

Sat, September 26 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Online Dharma Service

Sun, September 27 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Dharma class

  True to its roots in the traditions of Mayahana Buddism, Fo Guang Shan Temple acts as an important cultural and spiritual centre, bridging people of different backgrounds in the local community to promote overall well-being and harmony. This English language class introduces core ideas of Buddhist training and philosophy. It is designed for learners of all kinds of cultural and religious backgrounds.

    The class includes stress reduction meditation to help improve quality of life, which is useful to those in any walk of life and any profession. Meditation helps to develop inner peace, wisdom and a more positive attitude. It teaches us to overcome difficulties with the right attitude and mindset, thereby reducing unnecessary pain and suffering.

   The class also offers instruction in core Buddhist teachings by one of our Venerables, providing knowledge and insight on how to apply Buddhist ideas to daily life. Buddhism is not taught as a religion, but as a method of training the mind in ways that improve our ability to handle situations, overcome obstacles and find the happiness all beings deserve and can attain.