Vajrayana Buddhism Association (VBA) is founded by Nyingma master Tam Shek-Wing, with branches in Toronto, Vancouver, Hong Kong and Hawaii. Tam became a disciple of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche in 1972, and he was ordained as Vajra Archarya by His Holiness in 1984, shouldering the responsibility to present Buddhism to the West.
In this website, you will learn about the Nyingma tradition. Dharma classes and group meditations at our local branches are held in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Recent painting (2022) by Master Tam.
秋聲 The Sound of Autumn
壬寅秋晚 An autumn night in year of Renyin
談錫永寫 By Tam Shek-Wing
Click on the image to see more recent paintings by Master Tam.
The latest English translation of Master Tam's commentary on The Dhāraṇī of Entering Non-conceptuality is out now (Dec. 2021). This text encompasses both the gradual and the sudden traditions. Tam examines the teaching, comparing Yogacara and Nyingma traditions, offering a non-sectarian approach to the dhāraṇī of entering non-conceptuality for practitioners and readers of Buddhism.
Master Tam's Fourfold Dependent Arising and the Profound Prajnaparamita is now available in English. Master Tam was first to present the Buddhist practice in terms of fourfold dependent arising, providing the stepping stone needed in following Buddha’s path to shed light on Prajnaparamita, or the perfection of wisdom.
Elucidating Tathagatagarbha by Master Tam, published by Sumeru Books (2018).