Buddha's light choir

To create a humanistic Pure Land of joy and happiness.

Adhering to the Fo Guang Shan Four Objectives and Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s vision of “Humanistic Buddhism,” the Toronto Buddha’s Light Choir was established in 2001 with the mission “To Propagate Dharma through Culture.” Over the years, it has been performed to many audiences in concerts to spread the Dharma, to let the audience experience the truth of living a Buddhist life through song. Through their performances, the Choir planted the Bodhi seeds of Truth, Virtue and Beauty into every listeners’ heart. The Choir held practices at Mississauga (Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto) and Markham (Buddha's Light Centre.) The choir members are not only grateful for learning skills to improve their singing but also the inspirational lyrics that written by Venerable Master Hsing Yun.  In addition, training as a group provides a great opportunity to practice Buddhism and to treat each other with respect. For over 20 years, the Choir has retained around 40 members. It participates in major shows, including the annual Overseas Chinese Choirs Festival and Toronto Fo Guang Shan events such as Volunteer Dinner and Vegetarian Food Fair. The Choir’s performance was part of the "Sounds of the Human World" concert held at Fo Guang Shan Headquarters. In recent years, it had the honour of leading the national anthem during the Toronto Vesak Festivals.