Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto is temporarily closed until further notice.

Children & Youth English Dharma Class Spring Program

Sun, May 16 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Global Simultaneous Sutra Transcription Event

Sun, May 16 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Celebration of Vesak (Buddha's Birthday) Dharma Service

Sun, May 16 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Buddha's Birthday Offering Service

Wed, May 19 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Virtual Vesak Festival 2021

Sat, May 22 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Main Shrine

   The Main Shrine is the heart of the Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto. All our Dharma services take place here and we have weekly services on Sunday mornings, which you are welcome to attend. At other times, the shrine is open for everyone who wishes to pay respect to the Buddha. The Main Shrine can be used as a space for meditation.
 
   As a brief introduction, the Buddhas of Five Directions are located at the front of the shrine. Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva's shrine is on the east side towards the entrance and Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva's shrine is on the west side.

 

When entering the main shrine, please take off your shoes and observe the following rules of respect:
 
  1. Sincerely pay respect to the Buddha with prostration or incense.
  2. Do not wear shorts, short skirts, or revealing outfits.
  3. Do not bring food, beverages, or pets into the main shrine.
  4. Please turn off cell phones and speak softly.
  5. Please do not photograph or film.