Lotus mornings

Buddha's Light Lotus Mornings is a casual online meditation and Dharma study club presented by BLIA English Subchapter and supported by Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto.

For the Winter/Spring 2022 session, we will be listening to a different Dharma story each week, followed by a guided meditation and discussion. All are welcome and no knowledge of Buddhism is necessary.

“Clear Vision, Peaceful Heart”

An Introduction to Buddhist Teaching, Meditation and Living

Time & Dates
Saturdays from February 26 to May 14, 2022
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM via Zoom

Class Schedule

10:30-10:35 -Intro/Silent Meditation (Facilitator)
10:35-10:45 - Dharma Story (Video/Audio)
10:45-11:00 - Guided Meditation (Ven. Ru An)
11:00-11:05 - Explanation and Reflection (Facilitator)
11:05-11:20 - Sharing (Group)
11:20-11:30 - Closing Words and Transfer of Merits (Ven. Ru An)
11:30-onwards - Optional Q&A/Discussion (Group)

In this Winter/Spring Session:

A) Feb 26 ~ March 26
In the first section, we will discuss some of the most common ways the Five Hindrances manifest in our daily lives. And, through mindfulness and compassion, letus transform these hindrances into a clear vision.

B) April 16-May 14

One sees sea wavesraging during a typhoon, but in the Buddha’s eyes, the sea is always peacefuland calm. In the second section, we will base on the Seven Factors ofEnlightenment to learn more about the wisdom that leads to discovering thepeaceful heart.

Weekly Topics

Feb 26: Puffin the Cat
Mar 5: The Two Headed Bird
Mar 12: Laziness is Your Downfall
Mar 19: My Head
Mar 26: Embracing Nidhi
Break from Mar 27 - Apr 15
Apr 16: Cultivation Starts from the Mind
Apr 23: Nudist Country
Apr 30: Tailor Made
May 7: Returning his Worries
May 14: Peaceful Orchids