buddha's light
international association

To create a humanistic Pure Land of joy and happiness.

The Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) of Toronto was established on July 20, 1991. For the past 25 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.