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Sangha Day Celebration Drive-Thru Sangha Offering and Blessing Event

On August 29, to celebrate Sangha Day while adhering to Covid-19 safety measures, Buddha’s Light International Association organized the Sangha Offering and Blessing Drive-Thru event again this year.

 

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Food Offering to All Sentient Beings Donation to Eden Food for Change

Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto held its 2021 Emperor Liang’s Repentance Service online from August 14th to the 21st, completing all ten scrolls of the Repentance Ritual. The entire Service ended on the 22nd. There were over 4000 participants who joined the online Service.

 

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Ventures' First Outing in a Very Long Time

It was a gorgeous day on Sunday, August the 15th with perfect hiking weather, just in time for the Ventures to go on their hike at Hilton Falls Conservation Area. The nice weather consisted of being less humid than usual and the large canopy of the trees decreased the strength of the sun rays, creating nicer conditions for our hike.

 

Being the Venture's first outing in a very long time, everyone was eager to...

2021 FGS Toronto Summer 3G Kids Camp – An Illuminating Journey of Wisdom

By Angel Hsieh

 

Instead of going on camping trips, 21 campers from Canada and the US gathered for Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto’s very first “virtual” children’s summe...

Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto Chinese School 2020-2021 Graduation Ceremony

On the morning of June 27, Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto (FGS Toronto) Chinese School held the “2020-2021 Graduation Ceremony” online. Over 50 participants attended, including students, parents, and teachers. A special short clip was presented to all participants to recap the wonderful moments in this school year...

2021 Virtual Vesak Festival 10th Anniversary of the Largest Annual Buddhist Festival in Canada

Due to the pandemic, the annual Vesak Festival and Buddha’s Birthday Celebration jointly held by Buddhist temples in the GTA was held virtually on May 22, 2021. Around 500 participants joined through social platforms such as Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook simultaneously. During the celebration, Prime Minister of Canad...

Hope in the Era of COVID – The Interfaith Community Breakfast

The Interfaith Community Breakfast was held in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada on May 19 through Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook. For the first time, it was held virtually due to the pandemic. The Abbess of Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto, Venerable Chueh Fan, attended the event. She discussed Buddhist principles and shared...

Faith and Legacy Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday at Home

To celebrate Buddha’s birthday and to implement faith inheritance, BLIA-Toronto specially held the “Faith and Legacy - Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday at Home” event. Members were encouraged to set up a Buddha bathing pool at home and bathing Buddha with the whole family on this special day. Furthermore, members also...

The Warmth and Joyful Mobile Bathing Buddha Event Arranged by the BLIA Toronto North York Subchapter

To celebrate Fo Guang Shan 55th Anniversary, BLIA-Toronto North York Subchapter promoted the Global Simultaneous Sutra Transcription. For the sake of serving elderly members, the subchapter not only distributed the transcripts of the Heart Sutra to members by a self-owned SUV, but the SUV also brought nicely decora...

Sharing the Origination of the Buddha’s Precept At Islamic Virtual Ramadan Online Event

Venerable Chueh Fan, the Abbess of Fo Guan Shan Temple of Toronto, was invited by the Muslim organization, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Mississauga to attend the Virtual Ramadan event on May 11. As the representative of Buddhism, the Abbess introduced the origination of the Buddha’s precept of not eating after...

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