Vajrayana Buddhism Association


** Spring Schedule 2016 (Toronto) **

If you are in the Greater Toronto Area, our class is open to the public every Saturday 10:30am to noon.

We are closed on the following Saturdays:

March 26 (Easter weekend)

April 30 (Internal Group Event)

May 21 (Internal Group Event)…


Q&A with Master Tam on the Canadian Election

Why does he support the Liberals?

“Considering the history of the NDP, they have a tendency to overspend. The fear is if they rack up a huge deficit, tax increase is the inevitable outcome. Harper’s Conservatives have aligned themselves too close to the US.…


Summer News, 2015

This summer in Toronto seems to be on the cool side. That said, I hope everyone has a good summer so far.

For the past ten years, VBA’s general meditation class has run every Saturday, 10:30am to 12 noon, and it is open to the public.…


On Expedience

In discussing the Buddhist practice, the word “expedience” tends to go hand-in-hand with “wisdom.” One slant of expedience can be seen as “appropriate to the situation,” as in, there exists a way that works for you. For example, a scientist, may tend to look at things the scientific way.…


Below the Fold (Part 3 of 3)

In my line of work (education), an oft-cited sales pitch is the search query “acid rain.” The topic of “fish” is relevant. The topic on “sulfur” is relevant. So are “fossil fuel” and “carbon dioxide.” But what about “Scandinavia”?

So what about Scandinavia?…


Below the Fold (Part 2 of 3)

Knowing people working at Google, a typical discussion topic is how Google handles users from all walks of life from all over the world. Search queries tend to be short and therefore rife with ambiguities. Judging the popularity of a website according to the number and quality of websites that are linked to it, a beauty contest of sorts for websites, can be effective and propelled Google to the top of all search engines.…


Below the Fold (Part 1)

Since 2005, we have opened our centre to the local community who are interested in meditation. While accessible by car and by public transit, the centre is situated in a business/industrial complex on the edge of a residential community. There is no question that people are interested in exploring meditation.…


Can your mind walk the dog?

Can your mind walk the dog / Can a flying bird leave footprints?

Open to the local English-speaking community since 2005, we (Vajrayana Buddhism Association) offer meditation classes following the Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist teachings. We begin by introducing a seated meditation in which the participants are asked to keep their eyes open (same goes with all their senses).…


On Meditation

By Lam Ka Siu

It has been said that meditation is the way of letting go.  In meditation, one let go of the complexity of the outside world so as to reach a blissful tranquility within.  In many spiritual traditions, meditation is the path to achieve empowering insight that lead to spiritual fulfilment.…