Bright Light Chanting Service

Tue, December 10 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Various Interest Classes

Sat, December 7 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Yoga Class

Wed, December 11 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Enlightenment Day Chanting Service

Sun, December 8 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

2019 FGS Buddhist Examination

Sun, December 8 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Introduction to Buddhism And Meditation

Sat, December 7 - 10:00am to 11:30pm

English Children Dharma class

Sat, December 7 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

The Power Of Conversation

Sun, December 8 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Temple News

1st Milton Cub Pack Visit

The 1st Milton Cub Pack came to visit Fo Guang Shan Temple and had a join meeting with the 6th Meadowvale Cub Pack on March 12.  Pack leaders Joanna and David gave them a tour of the main shrine, memorial hall, library, museum, conference room, dining hall and an introduction of Buddhism, Chinese culture and Master Hsin Yun's "One Stroke Calligraphy". 
After touring the building's facilities, the two cub p...

Reflections of a First Time Participant

From December 30 to 31 of 2016, the Young Adult Division (YAD) of Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) held its annual Winter Retreat at the Fo Guang Shan (FGS) temple in Mississauga. With 32 participants ranging from 13 years to over 30 years old, the BLIA-YAD group had diversity in life experiences and needs, while all members had common goals of being part of a Buddhist community.

This type of retreat i...

2016 Fo Guang Temple of Toronto's Chinese School

December 18th was the last class of 2016 for the Fo Guang Temple of Toronto's Chinese School. All students and teachers spent this special day to create a thank you card together. The purpose of this card was to present gratitude to the Temple and Venerables for providing a high-quality learning environment, to present appreciation to the volunteers in the kitchen for kindly proving lunch for everyone after schoo...


Toronto BLIA-YAD and the English Subchapter jointly organized the annual “Out of the Cold” project to collect socks & toiletries for homeless people in Toronto from November 19th through December 11th. On the morning of December 17th, Venerable Miao Rang, Toronto BLIA-YAD, and English Subchapter members packed and delivered 23 boxes of socks and toiletries in addition to other donated and purchased winter wea...

Canadian Police Force visit Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto to understand Buddhism

On December 15, 2016, 34 new police cadets who will be joining the police force of Peel Region in Ontario, Canada in January of 2017 were led by three Peel Regional police officers Tony Tai, Wade Moore and Victor of Peel and visited Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto.  Abbess Venerable Yung Ku instructed the reception and public relations unit to give the guests a warm welcome.

Abbess Venerable Yung Ku gave the guests a...

2016 BLIA of Toronto Annual General Meeting

Despite a severe first snow fall in the Great Toronto Area this winter, members from the Fo Guang Shan (FGS) family were enthusiastic to participate in the “2016 BLIA of Toronto Annual General Meeting & FGS Temple of Toronto Humanistic College Commencement Ceremony”. Over 300 participants gathered together to celebrate their individual growth over the year of 2016.


The event began with Lai Wah Ng the sec...

Outstanding Results at the 2016 Toronto FGS Buddhist Examinations

Toronto FGS saw a record number of participants writing the 2016 Buddhist exams. The results were released on December 11 and students with outstanding results were recognized at the 2016 Humanistic Buddhist College Commencement Ceremony on the same day. The participants’ excellent results for each category of the exam are a reflection of their strong understanding of Humanistic Buddhism.


The Chinese Buddhis...

2016 Toronto Buddhist Examination

In the afternoon of December 4, Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto and Markham Buddha’s Light Centre simultaneously held the 2016 Toronto Buddhist Examination. There were 465 peoples registered to take the exam, the highest record over the years.  This year’s Buddhist exam questions were based on "Humanistic Buddhism, Holding True to the Original Intents of Buddha".  The purpose was to test everyone’s understanding of Humanist...

2016 Annual Dinner with our Abbess and Venerables

2016 Annual Dinner with our Abbess and Venerables

In the evening of Saturday, December 03, 2016,

at the Lotus Tea House of Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto


The ESC (English Sub-chapter) members together with the Facilitators team of the English Dharma class as well as the English Children Dharma Class, were invited to attend the annual dinner with our Abbess-Ven. Yung Ku, the Guiding Venerable-V...

2016 DharmaClass with our Abbess

In my journey to learn and experience the true goals of life I consider myself blessed to have found Fo Guang Shan Temple that offers English Dharma and Meditation classes to people of different religious backgrounds under the guidance of Venerable Man Yee and other teachers. This Dharma class has given me a renewed enthusiasm towards Buddhism. It is truly a privilege to be a part of this educational program with such an am...