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多倫多佛光山是佛光山寺遍佈全球近300所道場之一。
近 25 年來,多倫多佛光山已成為本地社會大眾修身養性、增長智慧、藝術文化交流、善友共聚、廣結善緣,提昇性靈的安心之處。

弘法緣起

多倫多佛光山弘法緣起始自1991年7月27日,佛光山開山星雲大師應信眾之邀,法駕加拿大多倫多,於士嘉堡一所中學Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute,舉行佛學講座、皈依三寶典禮及成立佛光會,並指派依宏法師留下,在多倫多弘法建寺,此為佛光山于加拿大開展弘法重要的里程碑。 

80年代起,華人移民與日俱增,面對新環境、新制度的衝擊與壓力,亟需心靈及精神支柱,而佛法是華人心中的力量泉源,第一個禪淨中心 (多倫多佛光山的前身) 即在此因緣下得以成立。由於信徒人數增加,遂應眾多信徒敦求,積極於密西沙加市 (City of Mississauga)購地建寺。歷經多年的籌備規劃及興建,於1996年底竣工,1997年8月10日,恭請星雲大師親臨主持開光典禮,多倫多佛光山正式啟用。 

多倫多佛光山是佛光山寺遍佈全球近300所道場之一。 20多年來,多倫多佛光山已成為本地社會大眾修身養性、增長智慧、文化交流、善友共聚、廣結善緣等多功能,提昇性靈的安心之處。

四大宗旨

佛光山開山星雲大師以「佛說的,人要的,淨化的,善美的」人間佛教,積極面向人間,倡導菩薩行,重視家庭的信仰,實際的服務,以及人間社會的淨化。

多倫多佛光山秉持佛光山四大宗旨「以文化弘揚佛法,以教育培養人才,以慈善福利社會,以共修淨化人心」積極推廣各項弘法利生的事業,弘揚人間佛教。寺院設計融和中西建築,內有大雄寶殿、禪堂、五觀堂、功德堂、圖書館、寶藏館、會議室、佛光書局、滴水坊、結合傳統與現代,提供全人教育,舉辦佛學講座、佛學班、禪修班、讀書會、兒童佛學班、青少年佛學班、才藝班、婦女法座會等,並且成立中文學校、佛光青年團、佛光童軍團、佛光龍獅團等,推動做好事、說好話、存好心「三好」、給人信心、給人歡喜、給人希望、給人方便「四給」,在多元文化的加拿大,提供各類提升生活品質的活動,促進中、西文化交流。。

以文化弘揚佛法

以教育培養人才

以慈善福利社會

以共修淨化人心

Activities

Culture

The temple holds cultural events to help bring the East and West together in peace and understanding.  These include participation in many local events, as well as annual celebrations of Chinese New Year, Vesak (Buddha’s Birthday), and a vegetarian food fair.  The temple also offers a traditional Chinese tea house, public tours, and a cultural museum with Buddhist art, sculpture, and calligraphy.

Education

The temple offers regular courses in English, Mandarin and Cantonese on Buddhism and meditation.  It also offers a wide variety of special interest classes in music, cooking, art, crafts, exercise and more.  It also provides extensive youth and children’s programs.  There is also a large library with both English and Chinese resources.

Charity

The temple raises funds and provides volunteers for many worthwhile causes in the local community, as well as supporting worldwide initiatives coordinated by the global Fo Guang Shan organization.  Thousands of donors and volunteers give generously of their time and money every year to provide assistance where it is most needed.

Practice

The temple is a spiritual centre, providing devotees with a facility for meditation and holding weekly Buddhist chanting services, regular ceremonies, meditation retreats and other special events.  The temple maintains a number of resident monastics who provide constant teaching, guidance and coordination to lay members.

佛說的,人要的,淨化的,善美的

文 化

秉承「給人信心,給人歡喜,給人希望,給人方便」的理念,致力佛法人間化、生活化、藝文化,藉由藝術文化促進中、西文化交流,傳達真善美,並帶動佛法的弘傳。

教 育

開辦成人佛學、禪修、才藝等課程,推動兒童、青少年、青年教育,藉由教育開發潛能、長養智慧、培育人才,展現人性的真善美。

慈 善

稟持佛陀的教法,用慈悲的心關懷眾生,用慈悲的手廣做好事,希望為堪忍的娑婆世間,注入一股温暖,為芸芸眾生,結一份得度因緣。

共 修

解與行,是佛教徒一生的功課。集會共修、共學可以增長個人內心的力量。多倫多佛光山定期舉辦法會、拜懺、講座、念佛、禪修、讀書會等弘法活動,為淨化人心的重要一環。

多倫多佛光山歷史

The establishment of the temple embodied the efforts of many dedicated devotees from the immigrant community. The initial idea of building a temple can be traced back to July 1991, when Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the founder of Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order, visited Toronto to officially inaugurate the Toronto Chapter of Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA).

During his visit, the Toronto devotees desperately requested a Buddhist centre, expressed the need for continuing spiritual support. Under these conditions, the I.B.P.S. Toronto (later renamed Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto) was found.

It quickly became an important resource in Eastern Canada, holding Dharma classes in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English, as well as reading clubs, interest classes, and chanting services. With the rapid development of the centre and many devotees’ sincere requests, searching for a more suitable location for the temple’s long-term development was inevitable.

After years of planning and construction, the consecration ceremony of the Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto was held in August 1997.

1991

1991年佛光山開山星雲大師法駕多倫多,舉行佛學講座暨國際佛光會多倫多協會的成立大會。(1991年7月)

1994

多倫多佛光山(前稱「佛光寺」)於1994年舉行動土典禮。星雲大師親臨主持。 (1994年8月19日)

1996

1996年年底,星雲大師法駕多倫多,在甫竣工的多倫多佛光山,傳授三皈五戒。這也是多倫多地區第一場的三皈五戒典禮。(1996年12月)

1997


1997年8月10日,恭請佛光山開山星雲大師親臨主持開光典禮,多倫多佛光山正式啟用。 寺院佔地 50,000 平方英尺。

1991

Inauguration of Buddha's Light International Association, Toronto Chapter

1994

Groundbreaking of Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto

1996

Triple Gem Refuge led by Venerable Master Hsing Yun

1997

Fo Guang Shan Tempe of Toronto Grand Opening Ceremony

1997

Fo Guang Shan Tempe of Toronto Grand Opening Ceremony

1997

Fo Guang Shan Tempe of Toronto Grand Opening Ceremony

星雲大師

心懷度眾慈悲願,身似法海不繫舟;
問我平生何功德,平安幸福照五洲。

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