The Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) of Toronto was established on July 20, 1991. For the over 30 years, under the cumulative efforts of its members and the guidance of the Venerables, BLIA of Toronto has planted the roots of Humanistic Buddhism in the multicultural city of Toronto by upholding the BLIA objectives. BLIA of Toronto has 24 subchapters, formed by the 7 cities within the Greater Toronto Area, they are: Mississauga, Markham, Richmond Hill, North York, Scarborough, Toronto, Waterloo and surrounding area, including the Young Adult Division, Scout Group, Radiance Group and the DaQi, the Dajue and the English subchapters, made especially for the Mandarin and non-Chinese speakers; there are over 3000 members in total. The Association promotes a wide variety of activities; they include those in arts and culture, to raise members' self-development; in education through talks and forums, to provide members' with lifelong learning opportunities, in charitable work to serve our communities. These activities become a form of cultivation that can purify the mind, while incorporating both Chinese and Western culture and creating a harmony among the traditional and modern.
Methods of payment for annual BLIA membership fee ($50):
1. Cheque, method as follows:
a. Make a cheque payable to “BLIA of Toronto”, and mail to:
Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto
6525 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 7K6
b. Please indicate the following in the mail for Secretarial Affair’s Office to verify and follow up: Both Chinese and English name of the member, member ID, contact number, member fee year etc.
2. Interac e-Transfer, method as follows (no password is needed):
a. Members can e-Transfer from their bank account to BLIA Toronto’s account email@example.com.
b. Please email your e-Transfer banking confirmation details to BLIA firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the following in the email for Secretarial Affair’s Office to verify and follow up: Both Chinese and English name of the member, member ID, contact number, member fee year etc.
3. Cash, method as follows:
a. Members to make appointment with Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto or Markham Buddha’s Light Center.
b. Please bring along your BLIA International Membership Card, pay at the front desk.
c. A Toronto Member ID sticker and membership fee year sticker will be placed on the Membership Card.